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Daniel J. Evans Library - MS: LIB2300 - 2700 Evergreen Parkway, NE. Olympia, WA 98501 - 360-867-6250
Locating Broadsides in the Rare Books Room
Most of our broadsides are framed and hung on the walls, above the general collection. You may also find them in our oversize flat shelves next to the side door. To search for broadsides in the catalog, select Evergreen Rare Books from the drop-down menu on the right. Then, search for "broadside."
What is a Broadside?
Traditionally, a broadside is a large sheet of paper with print exclusively on one side. Historically, broadsides have been used as posters with information announcing events, proclamations, or advertisements. Many of the broadsides in the Rare Books Room are literary in nature and feature poetry or narratives accompanied by illustration.