Greeting Card Collection

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Greeting Card Collection
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Call Number: D.504
Dates: 1940s-1960s
Physical Description: .75 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Arrangement
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1 A-D
Box 1 E-M
Box 1 N-So
Box 1 Sp-Z
Collection Overview
Title: Greeting Card Collection
Call Number: D.504
Dates: 1940s-1960s
Physical Description: .75 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of greeting cards that celebrate a variety of holidays, including birthdays, Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day. Using the dealer's description of this collection, the greeting cards are categorized into sections, which include "Women at Work," "Ogling," "Space and Military," "Animals," and "Occupations," among many others.

Arrangement
The greeting cards have been arranged in alphabetical order using the categories created by the dealer. They have been grouped into four sections in Box 1, with a separate box for oversized cards, which are also arranged in alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was purchased in 2016.Access
The Greeting Card Collection is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Greeting Card Collection, D.504, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Lori Birrell and Ren Fernald.
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
URL:

Finding aid publication date: 2016.
Content List
Box 1A-D
The Doehla greeting card company operated from the 1930s through the 1960s.
Housed in Section 1 of this box contains topics including: All in one (1); Animals (17); Aprons (7); Children in Adult Roles (5); Cleaning (5); Cooking and Baking (13); Coquettes (16); Couples (1); Cowboys (11); Doehla Card Company (4).

The themes listed above celebrate the following occassions: Best wishes to the Bride (1); Birthday (509); Christmas (8); Congratulations (1); Easter (6); Halloween (1); Mother's Day (1); Thanksgiving (1); Valentine's Day (9).

Box 1E-M
Section 2 of this box contains topics including: Entertainment (3); Flowers (6); Girls with carriages (10); Hats (21); Ironing (2); Just like Mom (2); Looking Who's Driving (11); Manly Men (9); Military (5); Mirrors (5); Mom (2).

The themes listed above celebrate the following occassions: Birthday (39); Christmas (14); Easter (7); Mother's Day (1); Thanksgiving (1); Valentine's Day (13).

Box 1N-So
Section 3 of this box contains topics including: Nurses (9); Nurturing (12); Occupations (17); Ogling (2); Role Reversal (10); Romanticism (6); Serving (5); Sewing (4); Sex Appeal (17); Softer Side (4); Snowmen (4).

The themes listed above celebrate the following occassions: Anniversary (2); Birthday (26); Christmas (19); Easter (4); Father's Day (2); Get Well (6); Invitation (1); New Baby (3); St. Patrick's Day (1); Thanksgiving (1); Valentine (23).

Box 1Sp-Z
Section 4 of this box contains topics including: Space and Military (9), Spice and Sugarplums (8), Sports (11); Trains and Racers (4), Under the Lens and in the Office (5); Washing (6); What Little Boys Do (12); What Women Do (5); Women Working (7).

The themes listed above celebrate the following occassions: Anniversary (4); Birthday (29); Christmas (18); Easter (2); Get Well (1); Graduation (1); Greeting (2); Mother's Day (1); New Baby (1); Valentine (20).
One of the birthday cards in the "What women do" category is a pop-up card.

Box 2, Folder 1Oversized: A-H
This folder contains: Animals (3); Carriage (1); Cowboy (1); Flowers (1); Hats (2).

The themes listed above celebrate the following occassions: Birthday (1); Christmas (3); Easter (1); Valentine's Day (3).

Box 2, Folder 2Oversized: O-Z
This folder contains: Occupations (1); Ogling (1); Serving (1); Sex appeal (1); Softer side (1); Space and military (1); Spice and sugarplums (1); Trains and racers (4).

The themes listed above celebrate the following occassions: Christmas (2); Easter (2); Farewell (1); Valentine's Day (6).



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