Medium Rare but Not Well Done


Presentation from the Spring 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in Newark, NJ, on April 22, 2017. Session 3: Medium Rare but Not Well Done


Often neglected, yet an important part of cultural heritage, “medium rare” materials such as popular press books, newspapers, periodicals, and ephemera present unique challenges in rare book and archival collections. Created for mass consumption at a low cost of production, the few surviving representatives present problems for description, preservation, and collection development policies alike.