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 Mail Art @ Oberlin

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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 well over 25,000 works created from mid-1970's to the present, by over 1,800 mail artists from 60 countries.  Of that number approximately 300 artists are available for viewing by appointment.

The Mail Art Imagebase contains a handful of images for most of the artists.

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 28, 2018