From Wikipedia: Ephemera is transitory written and printed matter, not intended to be retained or preserved.
From Wictionary: Pronunciation IPA: ɪˈfemərə Noun ephemera plural
Plural form of ephemeron.
If ephemera is such, then do the collected boxes of ephemera cease to be ephemera and become something else?
The Ephemera Society of America
The key to your quandary lies in the words, "intended and designed." One can use things for which they were not intended, e.g. movie tickets one may keep things neither 'intended or designed' to be retained or preserved.
Mr. Anonymous, if that is your real name: But if ephemera is in fact things not intended to be preserved, the fact of preserving it in a collection changes that. I know what you mean, it was just something to stimulate my brain awhile. And I'll get your PowerAde to you when I feel like it.
Mr. Anonymous is right. Did you notice how full the trash can was now that I have learned what ephemera is?
I'll meet you on the poop deck and we'll talk ephemera, Capn.
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