SpColl 11: Greeting Card Collection

More than 14,000 greeting cards comprise a major portion of the graphic arts collections of The Browne Popular Culture Library, including cards commemorating Valentine's Day, Christmas, New Year's and other holidays, and birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations and life events. The collection below is arranged by occasion and date.

Feel free to contact the Library directly for research assistance.

Note: bullet point * = box

Anniversary

  • 1920s - 1950s
  • 1960s - 1970s
  • 1980s - 2000s

Special Occasions

  • Baby Congratulations, Baptism, Christening, Bas Mitzvah, Confirmation, Feast Day, First Communion

Easter

  • Late 1800s - 1940s
  • 1950s - 1960s
  • 1970s - 1980s
  • 1990s - 2020s

Erotica (All Occasions)

  • Dates vary

Father's Day

  • 1920s - 1960s
  • 1970s - 2000s

Get Well Soon

  • 1930s - 1960s
  • 1970s - 2000s
  • No Date

Thank You, Thanksgiving, Travel, Wedding

  • Dates vary

Graduation, Grandparent's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Sweetest Day

  • Dates vary

Halloween

  • Dates vary

Mother's Day

  • 1900s - 1950s
  • 1960s - 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s - 2010s

Miscellaneous

  • Dates and themes vary
  • No Date (Box 1/2)
  • No Date (Box 2/2)

Military, New Home, New Year, Retirement

  • Dates vary

Sympathy

  • Dates vary

Thinking of You

  • No Date - 2000

Valentine's Day

  • 1800s - 1920s (Box 1)
  • 1800s - 1920s (Box 2)
  • 1800s - 1920s (Box 3)
  • 1800s - 1920s (Box 4)
  • 1930s - 1940s (Box 5)
  • 1930s - 1940s (Box 6)
  • 1950s - 1980s (Box 7)
  • 1950s - 1980s (Box 8)
  • 1950s - 1980s (Box 9)
  • 1950s - 1980s (Box 10)
  • 1990s - 2000s (Box 11)
  • No Date (Box 12)
  • No Date (Box 13)
  • No Date (Box 14)
  • No Date (Box 15)
  • No Date (Box 16)
  • No Date (Box 17)
  • No Date (Box 18)
  • No Date (Box 19)
  • All Dates - Oversize (Box 20)
  • All Dates - Oversize (Box 21)

Birthday

  • 1940s (Box 1/2)
  • 1940s (Box 2/2)
  • 1950s (Box 1/2)
  • 1950s (Box 2/2)
  • 1960s (Box 1/2)
  • 1960s (Box 2/2)
  • 1960s - 1970s
  • 1970s (Box 1/2)
  • 1970s (Box 2/2)
  • 1970s - 1980s
  • 1980s (Box 1/2)
  • 1980s (Box 2/2)
  • 1990s
  • 2000s (Box 1/2)
  • 2000s (Box 2/2)

Christmas

  • 1940s (Box 1/2)
  • 1940s (Box 2/2)
  • 1950s (Box 1/4)
  • 1950s (Box 2/4)
  • 1950s (Box 3/4)
  • 1950s (Box 4/4)
  • 1960s (Box 1/3)
  • 1960s (Box 2/3)
  • 1960s (Box 3/3)
  • 1970s (Box 1/3)
  • 1970s (Box 2/3)
  • 1970s (Box 3/3)
  • 1980s (Box 1/2)
  • 1980s (Box 2/2)
  • 1990s (Box 1/5)
  • 1990s (Box 2/5)
  • 1990s (Box 3/5)
  • 1990s (Box 4/5)
  • 1990s (Box 5/5)
  • 1880s - 1930s (1/2)
  • 1880s - 1930s (2/2)
  • 2000s - No Date
  • No Date (1/6)
  • No Date (2/6)
  • No Date (3/6)
  • No Date (4/6)
  • No Date (5/6)
  • No Date (6/6)
  • Dates vary (Box 1/5)
  • Dates vary (Box 2/5)
  • Dates vary (Box 3/5)
  • Dates vary (Box 4/5)
  • Dates vary (Box 5/5)
  • No Date [Box 2] (A265 - A77) {1/3}
  • No Date [Box 2] (A265 - A77) {2/3}
  • No Date [Box 2] (A265 - A77) {3/3}
  • No Date [Box 3] (A756 - A2134)

Oversize Cards - All Holidays and Dates

  • Box 1