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Rare Books and Special Collections Subseries
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Comic Valentines

The Comic Valentines subseries consists of single-page greeting cards with woodcut images representing several stereotypes, usually poking fun at someone’s profession or appearance. They typically contain a woodcut caricature of the recipient and ...

Fold-out Valentines

The Fold-out Valentines subseries consists of cards that feature some sort of interactive component. This may include flaps that open to reveal hidden messages, or pop-up cards that can be folded out to make a free-standing three-dimensional image.

Food research subject files

The second subseries contains research materials, notes, correspondence, conference presentations, ephemeral publications, etc. on specific topics, such as "Maple Syrup Pie" and "Cheese" or from particular conferences or events...

Handmade Valentines

The Handmade Valentines subseries consists of cards that have been collaged together by someone and include hand-finished details. They are typically made with a melange of lace-paper, embossed paper, cut-out pictures and paper shapes. They might ...

Introduction to the literature of vertebrate zoology

This subseries consists of 11 volumes, correspondence files, and a box of notecards dated from 1921-1956 relating to Wood's publication “An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology” published in 1931 and collection development wit...

Manufactured Cards

The Manufactured Cards subseries consists of Valentines that have been cut and printed by machine. They are typically a single-fold card or may be printed on a single piece of cardstock. These cards have no evidence of human manipulation in its ma...

Misc. Ephemera

The Misc. Ephemera subseries consists of non-greeting card items. In it are writers, small pamphlets destined to provide the reader with tips on how to write letters and messages to all sorts of people, as well as greeting card catalogs and press....

Misc. Greeting Cards

The Misc. Greeting Cards subseries contains all cards that are not Valentines. They were either found within the same seller’s scrapbooks as the Valentine cards or were found mixed with the fonds, possibly belonging to a same recipient as the some...

Other research and writing projects for publication.

This subseries consists of many of Wood's major publications in various iterations such as manuscripts, typescripts, page proofs, and galley proofs. Additionally, this subseries contains other manuscripts, research notes, photographs, prints ...

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