The following are societies dealing with ephemera (which material can be used variously in local history and related topics).
- The Ephemera Society  - UK based body. Details of other bodies can be found at .
- The Ephemera Society of America 
- The Ephemera Society of Australia Inc. 
- The Printed Railway Ephemera Society was at 
There are also societies and bodies dealing with specific areas of ephemera, such as stamps and postcards.
The Wikipedia article on ephemera is .