Lillian Pease Card Company Records

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1251
Creators:
Gruppo, Barbara Pease
Rodney W. Pease, III
Piotrowicz, Elizabeth Pease
Pease, L.F.
Leers, Katherine Pease
Dates:
1908-1936; undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.33 cubic feet
7 boxes
Repository:
The collection consists of samples of primarily greeting cards designed and created by the Lillian Pease Card Company.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists primarily of samples of cards designed and created by the Lillian Pease Card Company. Although most of the materials are greeting cards, there are also some postcards. Most of the cards have stock numbers and only a few of them are dated. Copyright applications and information pertaining to copyright registration are also found among these materials. In addition, there are two catalogues that list favorite message cards and a list of publications of the Sandford, Pease and Prince companies. The Sandford and Prince Card Companies were owned by Mary Elizabeth Sandford and Georgina Prince, sisters of Lillian Pease.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into two series.
Series 1: Greeting Cards and Postcards, 1910-1936; undated
Series 2: Copyright Materials, 1908-1912; undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lillian Frances Kennedy Pease was born February 3, 1855 in New York. She worked as a teacher until her marriage to Alvah W. Pease, a jeweler from Buffalo, New York (1855-1925) in 1883. Shortly after her marriage she started a greeting card company on Laurel Street in Buffalo. Her sister, Mary Elizabeth Kennedy Sandford, also created a greeting card company in Danville, New York in 1907. Pease used the Sandford Card Company as a distributor for some of her greeting cards. Aside from her greeting card business Lillian was very involved in the Temperance Movement. On one occasion Pease went to Ireland to take part in the Women's Christian Temperance Union convention. Mementoes of this trip are in the Sandford Card Company Collection. Pease died in 1933 and the company closed shortly after her death.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist, January 2012.
Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2011 to the Archives Center by the great-grandchildren of Lillian F. Pease: Katherine Pease Leers, Barbara Pease Gruppo, Rodney W. Pease III, and Elizabeth Pease Piotrowicz.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Lillian Pease Card Company Records, 1908-1936; undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff. Potential users must receive written permission from appropriate rights holders prior to obtaining high quality copies.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Related Materials
The Archives Center holds the records of the Sandford Greeting Card Company and Family Papers (AC1252).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Greeting cards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Gruppo, Barbara Pease Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rodney W. Pease, III Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piotrowicz, Elizabeth Pease Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's Christian Temperance Union Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leers, Katherine Pease Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives