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Mouth and foot artists Christmas cards

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: ML-013

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Marian Christmas cards that represent work by artists who, due to disability that prohibits them from using their hands, use their mouth or foot to create original artwork. All of the cards are Christmas themed and include the Blessed Virgin Mary. Most of the collection is lithographs and various prints of original paintings or drawings.

The majority of cards were published by The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists and the Association of Handicapped Artists.


  • Creation: circa 1960-2012



This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission form the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

History of the Marian Library

The Marian Library was founded by the Marianists of the University of Dayton in 1943 to make the Blessed Virgin Mary better known, loved, and served. It is a special library whose presence on campus is a significant expression of the university's Catholic and Marianist identity. Its collections are developed and maintained to preserve and provide access to materials that support its mission of fostering Marian scholarship and sound Marian devotion.

The Marian Library is recognized both nationally and internationally as a center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary. It serves the research needs of faculty and students of the International Marian Research Institute and of the broader University of Dayton community, and of visitors throughout the world. It also documents the diverse expressions of popular devotion to Mary, and it provides public outreach through its exhibits, tours, and reference services.

For more information on the Marian Library, please see the website of the International Marian Research Institute.


1 Linear Feet (1 card box)

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This collection contains Marian Christmas cards that have been painted or drawn by artists who utilize brushes or drawing tools held in their mouths or feet as a result of a disability.


Cards are arranged alphabetically, by artist's last name.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Marian Library.


The Marian Library continues to selectively add materials to this collection.

Guide to the mouth and foot artists Christmas cards, circa 1960-2012
Jillian Slater
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Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

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