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A container of assorted items that are not easily shelved in the stacks. Often used in archives and special collections.

A collection of clippings, pictures, illustrations, pamphlets, correspondence, or other papers, which because of their size and format, or ephemeral nature, are filed on their edges in drawers or in a box. Such materials may be organized into folders by subject or according to some other system. Also refers to the case of drawers in which such materials are filed.