Whether you are single, happily attached, or somewhere in between, we in Digital Library Services offer you a historical perspective of that sometimes treacherous holiday lurking just around the corner: St. Valentine’s Day.
The February 14, 1961 Daily Iowan reminds readers to send a card to their favorite boy or girl because “Valentine’s Day does make for that special feeling.”
A Vidette-Reporter article from 1891 tells a freshman student’s cautionary tale about the last valentine he ever sent. (Spoiler alert! After choosing the wrong card, he finds himself hiding in the mud under his intended sweetheart’s front porch.)
And who wouldn’t love a slice of Pink February Pie?
Enjoy more romantic artifacts: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/valentines
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