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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.

The work of many of these artists can be found in our Mail Art Imagebase, where you can search by title, artist, or collection. Save records to the Favorites folder to export 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:
September 30, 2014