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Helaine Victoria Press ephemera collection

Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z232-H433 H45-1973

Scope and Content of the Collection

The collection consists of 102 postcards and other ephemera designed, printed and published by Helaine Victoria Press, with a focus on women’s history. Materials include postcards, bookmarks, holiday cards, keepsakes, advertisements, promotional materials, catalogs, newsletters, sample portfolios, letterpress broadsides, and posters.


  • Creation: 1973-1995
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1973 - 1989



Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The Helaine Victoria Press ephemera collection is open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Helaine Victoria Press ephemera collection is the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

History of Helaine Victoria Press

Jocelyn Helaine Cohen and Nancy Victoria Taylor Poore co-founded Helaine Victoria Press, an educational non-profit organization, in Los Angeles in 1973. Cohen and Poore designed, printed, published, and distributed postcards and other ephemera on women’s history and culture. Their products were distributed nationwide through mail-order and retail. HVP relocated to Martinsville, Indiana, in the 1970s, and then to Bloomington, Indiana, in the 1980s. The press ceased publishing in 1990. In 1995, the press was transferred to the Suffrage Print Shop of The Women’s Rights National History Park in Seneca Falls, New York.


2.4 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize box)


102 items created by Helaine Victoria Press between 1973 and 1995. Includes postcards, bookmarks, catalogs, newsletters, promotional materials, broadsides, and other printed ephemera.


Organized in two series

Series 1: Printed ephemera, 1973-1990
Box 1
Series 2: Oversize, 1973-1989
Box 2

Collection Stack Location

3a 29


Purchased by the Newberry Library in 2015.

Processed by

Joy Orillo-Dotson, 2016.


This inventory was created with the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Services, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Inventory of the Helaine Victoria Press ephemera collection, 1973-1995, bulk 1973-1989
Finding aid prepared by Joy Orillo-Dotson, 2016.
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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Chicago Illinois 60610 United States