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Rare Books and Special Collections Greeting Card Collection
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Manufactured Cards

The Manufactured Cards sub-subseries 33 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...

Christmas cards, 1960s

Subseries consists of 175 greetings cards mostly for Christmas with some for New Years. Cards date from the 1960s. Many feature scenes of families, people, mothers, Santa Claus characters, or animals.

Ephemera

The Ephemera sub-subseries consists of miscellaneous, non-greeting card items, composed of 5 printed documents and 1 physical object. In it are writers, small pamphlets destined to provide the reader with tips on how to write letters and messages ...

Christmas cards, 1970s

Subseries consists of 175 greeting cards chiefly for Christmas. Cards date from the 1970s. Many cards featuring winter scenes or traditional Christian religious and nativity scenes, as well as scenes of mothers and children.

Miscellaneous Greeting Cards

The Miscellaneous Greeting Cards sub-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...

Christmas cards, 1980s

Subseries consists of 246 greeting cards mostly for Christmas with some for New Year's dating sometime during the 1980s. Many include winter scene and traditional Christmas scenes, including Santa Claus. Cards produced by major greeting card ...

Rebus Valentines

The Rebus Valentines sub-subseries consists of printed valentines that contain puzzles or cryptographic messages that the recipient must decipher. This can include messages written in hieroglyphics or hidden in endless knots.

Scrapbooks

The Scrapbooks sub-subseries contains a full scrapbook of publisher’s samples, as well as individual scrapbook pages with multiple attached cards that have been extracted from a book. The cards in these scrapbook pages usually include a bulk price...

Sentimental Valentines

The Sentimental Valentines sub-subseries consists of cards, handmade or manufactured, in which a long, sentimental poem is the main feature. The cards range in terms of format and style. They may be elaborately decorated by hand with several mater...

Greeting Card Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 1190
  • Collection
  • [1790?]-1980s

Collections consists of holiday greeting cards. Description is forthcoming and will be published as it becomes available.

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