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The Oberlin College Mail Art Collection, housed in the Clarence Ward Art Library, consists of two archives:

  • Reid Wood's State of Being Archive
  • Harley Francis' Terra-Candella Achive

Together these archives contain over 25,000 works from the mid-1970's to 2004, produced by more than 1,800 mail artists from around the world.   Of that number, 275 artists are available for viewing by appointment.  See "Available Artists" ( to the right) for a list of their names. A few representative pieces by some of these artists can also be found in our Mail Art Imagebase. 

Records can be saved to the Favorites Folder and exported as a .cvs or PowerPoint file.  

Contact us with questions or to report a problem with the Mail Art Imagebase.



The Art Library's 2008 exhibition Envelope Art: Poster Stamps & Artistamps, 1890-1990.

The Exhibition Initiative's 2010 Mail Art Show.


Last updated:
February 02, 2015