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 Collection
Identifier: NJ006

E. H. Tepper Collection of Greeting Cards

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1910-1966 and undated

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes various types of greeting cards, including holiday, birthday, get well soon, graduation, and confirmation cards. One card is an invitation. One card is just a handwritten birthday greeting. Very few are handmade. One is a pamphlet for a book rental store, and shouldn’t be considered a card. Some cards are in the form of a postcard. Some include the original addressed and stamped envelope it came in. Others come with a small business like card that tells who sent the greeting card; these are from the earlier dates. Most cards are in English, but a few are in German or an undetermined Asian language. The dates on these cards range from the early 1910s to the mid to late 1960s. Some cards are undated.

Extent

1 cubic foot (3 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection includes various types of greeting cards, including holiday, birthday, get well soon, graduation, and confirmation cards. Most cards are in English, but a few are in German or an undetermined Asian language. The dates on these cards range from the early 1910s to the mid to late 1960s. Some cards are undated.

Biographical Sketch

This collection belonged to Edith Helen Tepper and was donated by her niece, Janet Riemer. Edith Tepper was born on April 1, 1900 in New York City, New York, and died June 29, 1999. She was the daughter of Charles Conrad Tepper and Anna Helen Wulff. She resided most of her life in Teaneck, New Jersey, where she taught social studies at Teaneck High School. After she retired, she traveled extensively, and eventually moved to North Carolina to live near her nephew, Jim, when she could no longer live alone.

Title
Inventory to the E. H. Tepper Collection of Greeting Cards
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Special Collections and University Archives
Date
April 2013
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Sponsor
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.