This page provides some overview information about our Mail Art
In 1995 the Art Library acquired a substantial Mail
Art collection, The Harley Terra Candella Mail Art Archive, consisting of original
Mail Art from almost 1300 artists and organizations around the world. "The
material in the Archive represents 20 years of intense and extensive
involvement in the Mail Art Movement. There is a broad representation
of various media, with a special emphasis on Artistamps. Intact,
the Archive provides an invaluable study source for the movement
as a whole
in addition to in-depth collections of work by key artists. The
combination of works in the collection provides a rich survey of
philatelic and political history of Mail Art and Artistamps."
We are currently in the process of taking inventory of this collection
so we can make it available to students, artists and researchers. To
do this we will be scanning in pieces individually to provide one high
resolution digital image for archival purposes and one medium resolution
digital image for viewing on our database, and we will include a detailed
description for each piece.
can I see mail art pieces in from the Oberlin College collection
First find the Mail Art piece(s) you'd like to see in our digital
catalog and copy down the artist and title. Then, make an
appointment with Barbara
Prior to see the mail art.
About the Contributing Artists
Below is a list of artists who have contributed Mail Art pieces
to our collection. Click on their name to see a biography
of the artist, some publications in which their work has appeared,
and where to find more work by that artist.
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