Browne Popular Culture Library

Ann & Billy Wilkinson Ice Cream Card Collection

Scope and Content

This collection of ice cream themed greeting cards was donated by Ann Wilkinson and varies in topics ranging from Birthday to Get Well and even Valentine's Day. The collection also includes some iconic characters such as Snoopy and the characters of Peanuts, Cathy from the comic strip of the same name, Barbie, and the ever lovable Garfield. The cards span the late 1980s through 1990s and are comprised of publishers such as Portal, Hallmark, and Tenderness as well as some homemade cards. The collection is arranged by topic and overall theme.

Contents complied by Jasmine Carter, July 2012. Scope and Content description by Amber Bryan, January 2013.

Box 1
SubjectDescription
BirthdayGeneral Birthday Cards with an Ice Cream Theme (40 bags, #1 — 40)
Box 2
SubjectDescription
BirthdayGeneral Birthday Cards with an Ice Cream Theme (31 bags, #41 — 71)
Box 3
SubjectDescription
BirthdayGeneral Birthday Cards with an Ice Cream Theme (26 bags, #72 – 97)
Box 4
SubjectDescription
Diet/GuiltDiet Reward & Diet Guilt Cards (21 bags, #220 — 240)
BlankBlank Cards with an Ice Cream Theme (29 bags, #241 — 269)
Pop-UpBlank Pop-Up Card with an Ice Cream Theme (1 bag, #270)
Box 5
SubjectDescription
Mother's DayMother's Day, Best Aunt, Grandmother's Day, & Mother-To-Be Cards (5 bags, #128 - 132)
AnniversaryWedding anniversary cards (7 bags, # 133-140)
Father's DayFather's Day & Grandfather's Day Cards (5 bags, #141 — 145)
HolidayMerry Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, & New Year's Cards (9 bags, #146 — 154)
Invitation/PostcardsInvitations Cards & Invitation Cards with Postcard Backs (3 bags, #192 -194)
Greeting CardsWhat's the Scoop? & General Greeting Cards (7 Bags, #195 — 201)
Thank YouGeneral Thank You Cards (3 Bags, #202-204)
CongratulationsGood Luck, & Graduation Congratulation Cards (3 bags, #205 — 207)
Get WellTonsils and General Get Well Cards (7 bags, #208 — 214)
Thinking of YouGeneral Thinking of You Cards (4 bags, #215 — 218)
Box 6
SubjectDescription
Valentine's DayValentine's Day (Husbands/Wives/Fathers/Mothers/Etc.) (29 bags, #98-126)
FriendshipGeneral Friendship Cards (13 bags, #155 — 167)
LoveLove & Endearing Cards (24 bags, # 168 — 191)