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Indie Tarot Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: VC-0001

Scope and Contents

The collection includes artist-made tarot card decks at the file level, each containing visual cards as well as accompanying materials in various formats. Some include bags, cases, guidebooks, stones, and other materials. There are almost 400 decks ranging from 1992-2019, and cover themes of radical feminism, queerness, and POC. The collection contains decks with spirtually and religiously diverse revisions on traditional tarot narratives and archetypes.


  • Creation: 1992 - 2019

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open.

Conditions Governing Use

Access to collections in the Department of Distinctive Collections is not authorization to publish. Please see the MIT Libraries Permissions Policy for permission information. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection or MIT.


50 box(es)

Language of Materials



This collection includes more than 400 independently produced tarot decks from 1992-2019. The decks are mainly contemporary and artist-made and are spiritually and religiously diverse. The collection focuses on radical feminist, POC, and queer themes in particular.


This collection is arranged at the file level, with each deck as a seperate file. They are organized by container.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.

Guide to the Indie Tarot Collection
Ashley Tooke, Greta Kuriger Suiter, extended item level scope and content notes by Nicole Araya (2019)
2021 May
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries
Building 14N-118
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Cambridge MA 02139-4307 US