Uncommon Ephemera

is creating a collection of forgotten multimedia

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About Uncommon Ephemera

Uncommon Ephemera is a project that preserves forgotten middle-class American multimedia ephemera from the 40s through the 90s. For better or for worse, these LPs, cassettes, films, filmstrips, videocassettes, and other cultural ephemera are being forgotten. While it's become trendy to drone on and on about a handful of nostalgia from the period, it doesn't tell the whole story. I seek to preserve the rest.

Why am I on Patreon? Because despite the demand of most internet users, nothing is free. When time passes after the release of ephemeral media, one of two things happens: it either becomes more expensive to acquire, or it becomes more difficult to acquire. Filmstrips from the 70s and 80s, for example, are still being used in the homeschooling market. That makes it more likely to find them, but at a much higher price. Your patronage helps keep me digging for these largely-forgotten treasures and helps preserve them, even if all you do is marvel at how much things have changed.
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