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.
English Broadside Ballad Archive
Dr. Patricia Fumerton
National Endowment for the Humanities
University of California Santa Barbara