This fall, Art-i-facts looks at ephemera, those fragile, inexpensively manufactured paper objects—such as greeting cards, pamphlets, brochures, tickets, postcards, advertisements, comics, and catalogs—produced for a specific use or event and intended to be thrown away.
The fall issue focuses on preservation, with articles on emergency planning, a new program to preserve artifacts in collecting institutions across Pennsylvania, and Heritage Preservation's Alliance for Response.
The spring issue features the flash art, drawings, and stencils of tattoo artist Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins and 19th-century bandboxes from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. We also remember Glen Ruzicka, a colleague, mentor, and friend.
This issue features M. Louise Baker's scientific illustrations, Hermann Schwarzmann's architectural drawings for the Centennial Exposition of 1876, and the Lutheran Archives Center's work to raise the match for treatment of Henry Mühlenberg's journals.
Click here to read about treatment of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School photograph album and about CCAHA's special project to preserve at-risk photographic collections at ten of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities.