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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted by Library Blog on 02/10/2017 at 11:51 AM

While our library’s collection is primarily designed to meet the needs of the faculty and students of the School of Law and also serve the broader academic and legal community, there are other libraries which have an even broader collection policy which includes old love letters and old Valentine’s Day cards. Some of these libraries have put artifacts from their collection online for our viewing pleasure. 

The Houghton Library of Harvard University has one collection of 40 hand-drawn valentines probably created in the UK between 1850 and 1860. (http://blogs.harvard.edu/houghtonmodern/2011/02/14/be-mine-you-nasty-and...)
The New York Public Library allows you view almost 90 vintage Valentine cards (https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/holiday-postcards#/?tab=...) and even allows you to send e-cards of old Valentine’s to your loved one(s). (http://pages.email.nypl.org/valentinecard/
The Library of Birmingham has a collection of traditional vintage Valentine’s Day cards (http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/bemyvalentine) as well as a collection of so-called comic Valentine’s Day cards (http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/comicvalentines). These comic cards were sent to insult and/or mock the recipient. (http://libraryofbirmingham.com/article/comicvalentines/comicvalentines)
Finally, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County have a digitized collection of color lithographed cards from the 1830s to the 1920s. (http://digital.cincinnatilibrary.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16998co...)
Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Houghton Library of Harvard University has one collection of 40 hand-drawn valentines probably created in the UK between 1850 and 1860.

The New York Public Library allows you view almost 90 vintage Valentine cards and even allows you to send e-cards of old Valentine’s to your loved one(s).

The Library of Birmingham has a collection of traditional vintage Valentine’s Day cards as well as a collection of so-called comic Valentine’s Day cards. These comic cards were sent to insult and/or mock the recipient.

Finally, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County have a digitized collection of color lithographed cards from the 1830s to the 1920s.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine coffee and card. Photo credit: Freddy Castro