Mail Art @ Oberlin
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.