n.a single sheet with information printed on one side that is intended to be posted, publicly distributed, or soldChurch 1943, 148–149The printed document is, of course, not the only point where archival and library collections overlap in such a manner as to make their integration necessary. . . . These items comprise not only broadsides, but pamphlets, maps, newspapers and books, and, in some cases, are so extensive that where a library and an archival agency exist as part of the same institution it seems reasonable to allow the archives to have control of all material of a similar group regardless of its original archival character.Martin 1955, 319Usually also, maps, pictures, microfilm, and broadsides and other printed items, are, because of their form, automatically removed from the accession and accorded special treatment. For example, broadsides are arranged chronologically in a separate collection and probably are not cataloged individually.Henry 1980, 63Similarly, repositories should collect ephemera: leaflets, broadsides, programs, one chance (or last chance) newspapers, and newsletters.Armstrong 1982, 377So Whittlesey’s order, issued as a printed broadside, had a profound effect on the secretaries and on the conduct of their responsibilities for the public printing.Gray 1994, 213Textual documents, photographic records, and documentary art were used to enhance cartographic material: a real estate broadside was displayed adjacent to subdivision plans; photographs showing staff in the City Engineer’s Office and work in progress were exhibited beside maps relating to municipal projects; P.A. Gross’s 1870s birds-eye view of Toronto was accompanied by his letter to the City urging it to purchase copies of the view to promote Toronto overseas.Altermatt and Hilton 2012, 176Beginning in 1912, a year in which Eugene V. Debs was running for president of the United States, Scott Nearing and Charles Beard of the Rand School of Social Science in New York City asked their students to collect flyers, pamphlets, leaflets, handbills, manifestos, broadsides, palm cards, and posters that were being distributed on the picket lines so they could be discussed in classes on political economy and trade union administration.AAT 2017[broadsides (notices)] Sizeable single-sheet notices or advertisements printed on one or both sides, often chiefly textual rather than pictorial, and printed to be read unfolded.
Occasionally a broadside may be formed from a number of sheets assembled edge-to-edge to create a larger whole.