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Leaflet collection

The leaflet collection consists of materials such as trade union material, political publications and programmes of theatre, music and movies. This material come to the library via the deliveries of legal deposits.

About the leaflet collection

The Law for Legal Deposits

Everyone who copies or publishes a work for general distribution in Sweden is obliged by law to send one copy each to seven specific libraries. Umeå University Library is one of these libraries. The Law for Legal Deposits encompasses printed books, newspapers, brochures, maps, posters, postcards etc.

The library makes a selection of the material. Some of the material is saved in the leaflet collection.

What can you find in the leaflet collection?

The leaflet collection reflects the development of the Swedish society. This material constitutes the original sources particularly for researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

The leaflet collection consists of material such as:

  • Trade union material
  • Society documents
  • Business catalogues
  • Art catalogues
  • Registers
  • Political publications
  • Programs of theatre, music, and movies

The collection consists mainly of material ranging from 1975 and onwards. Note that there are considerably older documents in some of the sections.

The leaflet collection is for reference only.

As it is only available in Swedish, please contact the staff if you need any help in this matter.