Broadsides Collection: Browse

At present, this Broadsides Collection database contains information and images for approximately 1,400 broadsides, broadsheets, circulars (of 1 to 4 pages) and printed forms.

Its strength is 19th century American materials, drawn from such manuscript collections in the Department as the William Henry Seward Papers, the Thurlow Weed Papers, and the Amy and Isaac Post Family Papers. This database grows as more material is added to it.

The following information has been entered for each item. Any word in these fields can be searched:

  • Title/First line(s)
  • Date
  • City
  • State
  • Collection
  • One or more broad subject headings

Although the items in this database have been digitized, their printed text is not yet searchable.

The database does not contain the Poetry Broadside Collection, which has its own database; nor does it contain similar University of Rochester materials. These materials, 1851 to date, are filed year-by-year in the Department and the University Archivist would be glad to help you with any questions regarding them.

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Elections Tourism
Ward, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1834-1906 Yorkshire (England)
.The Index.Abolition
Abraham LincolnAcademy of Art
Adams, JohnAdvertising
African AmericansAgriculture
American Anti-Slavery SocietyAmerican Institute
American RevolutionAmerican Union Commission
AnimalsAnnexation of Canada
Antes LyceumAnthony, Susan B.
Anti-RentAnti-Tobacco Trust Depository
Arthur, Chester A.Arts
AssassinationAssassination Attempt
AssociationsAttucks, Crispus
Baptist Social Union (Rochester, NY)Barnum, P.T.
Benton, Thomas H.Billings, Josh
BooksBooth, John Wilkes
Boston (Mass.)Boston Athenaeum
Bradish, Luther, 1783-1863Brazil
BridgesBrockport (N.Y.)
Buchanan, JamesBuildings
BusinessBusiness Transactions
Canals - ErieCanals - Slip
Canals - SodusCapital Punishment
Capture of TiconderogaCarpet Hooks
Carrier AddressCatalogs
Cayuga AcademyCelebrations
Central Publishing HouseChanning, Wm. E
Charities and ReliefsChurch, Sanford E.
City OrdinancesCivil Disobedience
Civil Service Reform AssociationCivil War
Civil War - NorthClay, Henry
Clinton, DeWittClothing
ClubsClubs and Fraternities
ColoradoColumbia Institution (Gallaudet)
Commencement ExercisesCommerce
Commercial CardsConventions
Cooke, Capt. JamesCooking
Corinthian HallCornell, Ezra
CottonCrimean War
Dakota TerritoryDay of Fasting and Prayer
Daylight Saving TimeDeaf Institutions
Death NoticesDebates
Declaration of Independence (Facsimilie)Declaration of Paris
DentistryDickens, Charles
Douglass, FrederickDrama
Dry GoodsEast Avenue Collegiate Institute
EducationEllwanger and Barry
Expense AccountsFairs and Exhibitions
Farragut, Adm. David GFeminism
Fillmore, MillardFisheries
FloodsFlowers and Plants
Friends of Human ProgressFriends of Spiritual Progress
Gardner, GeorgeGarfield, James A.
Genesee CollegeGenesee Valley Club
GeographyGilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935
GovernmentGrant, U.S.
Great BritainGreeley, Horace
HardwareHarrison, William Henry
Health CareHistory
History of Western New YorkHomeless
Homes, Oliver WendellHorse Racing
HotelsHuman Magnetism
Human RightsHungary
ImmigrationImprisonment for Debt
Indentured servantsIndependent Worker
Indians of North AmericaIndustrial School of Rochester
International PolicyInventions
James, HenryJewelers
Johnson, AndrewJohnson, Andrew (President)
Johnson, William Cost, 1806-1860Kansas
KodakLa Fayette, Gen.
Land - PropertyLand - Property
Land Grants and WarrantsLanguage
Lesbian SocietyLiberia
Liberty BellLiberty Party
Lincoln, AbrahamLines, M.A.
Literary ProgramsLodge
Manufacturing industries--New York (State)Map of 4th Ward Election District
Mappa, JohnMaps and Globes
Mariner's JournalMarkham, Edwin
MarriageMcNaughton, Donald
Meeke, W.H.Memory
Mill RaceMillinery
MiningMissing Persons - Reward
Mississippi RiverMonroe Doctrine
MonumentsMount Vernon
Mt. Hope CemeteryMuseums
Music and DanceMusic and Drama
N.Y. State LegislatureNational Debt
National Liberal LeagueNative Americans
NebraskaNew England Emigrant Aid Co.
New JerseyNew York
New York (State)New York (State). Legislature. Assembly
New York (State). Legislature. SenateNew York City (N.Y.)
New York LegislatureNewspapers and Magazines
Niagara FallsNurseries
Oneida Indians--HistoryOpera House
Paine Drug CompanyPassports
Patch, SamPatents
Payne, HowardPeace Organizations
Petition for JusticePhotography
Pianos and OrgansPilgrims
Poetry African AmericansPoetry
Police and FirearmsPolice and Firemen
PoliticsPost Office
PostcardPotomac River
Present AgePrinting
Progressive FriendsProhibition
ProspectusPublic Debt
Public SpeakingPublications
Queen VictoriaRadio
RailroadsReal Estate
Reconstruction (Civil War)Religion
Republican CircularResorts
Reunion: Royal Templar's ReunionReunions (.Old School Boys.)
Revolutionary WarRochester (N.Y.)
Rochester Agricultural WorksRochester Chamber of Commerce
Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery SocietyRochester Real Estate Exchange (of Real Estate)
Rochester, Nathaniel ThriftSatire
School ProgramsSchools
Secret SocietiesSecretary of State N.Y.
Seward, William HenrySeward, William Henry, 1801-1872
Sewing MachinesSherman, Gen. William. T.
Sign languageSlavery
Smith, GerritSmithsonian Institution
Snow RemovalSoap
SocietiesSociety of Friends
Society of the Friends of ProgressSodus Bay
Soldier's Home FairSolicitations
SpiritualismSporting Events
Stage LinesStanford, Leland
Stanton, Elizabeth CadyStatehood
Stocks and BondsSuffrage
Tableau ExhibitorTammany Society
Taxes and AssessmentsTaylor, Zachary
TexasThanksgiving Day
The NationTrade
TreesTurkish Baths
TuscaloosaU. S. Treasury
U.S. CapitolU.S. Congress
U.S. Internal RevenueU.S. Legislation
U.S. LegislatureU.S. Naval Academy
U.S. TreasuryUnion
UnionsUniversity of Rochester
ValentinesVan Buren, Martin
Volunteer ArmyVoting
W.H. Comstock Co.--HistoryWadsworth, W. A.
War of 1812Weddings
Weed, ThurlowWestern Union Telegraph Co.
Whig PartyWhigs
White Sulphur Springs (W. Va.)Wild Schemes
Wilkie, Wendell W.Williams and Orvis
Wines and SpiritsWoman's Christian Association
Woman's SuffrageWoman's Suffrage - Anti
Woman's Suffrage - ProWomen--Suffrage--United States--History--20th century

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