Mail Art @ Oberlin
The Oberlin College Mail Art Collection (housed in the Clarence Ward Art Library) consists of two large archives collected by Oberlin Artists:
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 Oberlin Mail Art archive is largely unknown so thumbnails are important to identifying mail artists and using the crucial to understanding and using our two archives. This website contains only a very small sample of the items in this hidden collection. These sample works and the rest of the collection are available for viewing in the Art Library by appointment.
See also the Art Library's 2008 Exhibition Envelope Art: Poster Stamps & Artistamps, 1890-1990.