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Rosin (Nancy and Henry) Collection of Valentine, Friendship, and Devotional Ephemera
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The Nancy and Henry Rosin collection of valentine, friendship, and devotional ephemera contains materials from Europe and North America dating from 1493 to the late 2010s. The bulk of the collection ranges from approximately 1840 to 1930 and pertains to St. Valentine's Day, but subjects also include holidays such as Christmas, Jewish New Year, Leap Year, Easter, and other celebratory and commemorative events. A significant portion of the collection also contains materials relating to friendship, love and courtship, religious devotion, and education. Materials consist of greeting cards, stationery, scrapbooks, verse writers, rewards of merit, marriage certificates, friendship albums, periodicals, pictorials, prints, drawings, illustrations, almanacs, cutwork, postcards, sheet music, artifacts, and other three-dimensional items.
Nancy P. Rosin is a researcher and writer whose work focuses on valentines and other ephemera. She is president of the National Valentine Collectors Association, President Emerita of the Ephemera Society of America, Member of the Grolier Club, and the American Antiquarian Society. Rosin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing Education from The Teacher's College of Columbia University and was a registered nurse for more than four decades. She and her late husband, Dr. Henry D. Rosin, assembled the collection over a span of forty years.
226.25 Linear Feet (221 binders, 171 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
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