English Broadside Ballad Archive

Description: 

The English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA) was conceived in 2003 in order to fill a gap in scholarship and to bridge access to broadside ballads. The EBBA team’s priority is to digitize and "archive all of the surviving ballads published during the heyday of the black-letter ornamental broadside ballad of the 17th century—estimated to stand at some 10,000 extant works". EBBA has now archived several substantial ballad collections including Pepys Collection (approximately 1,800 ballads), Roxburghe's Ballads (approximately 1,500 ballads), Euring Collection (approximately 400 ballads), and approximately 600 ballads from the collection at the Huntington Library. EBBA is still actively seeking out, digitizing, and archiving collections.

Director(s): 
Dr. Patricia Fumerton
Contact: 
ebba.ucsb@gmail.com
period: 
Approx. 1600s
geographical region: 
England
funding bodies: 
National Endowment for the Humanities
Affiliation(s): 
University of California Santa Barbara
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Content Area: 
Archives
Databases