Broadsides

Broadsides

Broadsides are scattered throughout the collections, with examples ranging in date from the 16th to the 20th Centuries. We have many examples of broadside ballads.

Subjects covered are diverse, including:

  • accounts of executions
  • advertisements for trade ventures
  • calls for political agitation

Scottish interest is particularly well represented in the holdings:

A highlight of the broadside holdings is the major collection of broadside ballads gathered together by William Euing. This important resource consists of some 408 black-letter ballads, many of which are illustrated by woodcuts.

 

How to find material from the Broadsides collection