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What is PostSecret?

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.

Check it out:

On November 14, 2012, there will be a "PostSecret Live" with Frank Warren at Aalfs Auditorium, sponsored by USD Student Services. Check out their Facebook page!



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What is PostSecret@USD?


The University Libraries is hosting their own version of PostSecret in an art exhibit called: "PostSecret@USD" during the fall 2012 semester.

How do I submit my postcard to PostSecret@USD?

1. Send it online! Attach an an image file or scan of your postcard.

2. Drop off your postcard in the PostSecret@USD dropbox in the lobby of the Libraries or across from the MUC Info desk.

3. Send it in the mail to the University Libraries.

Stay tuned for more info about the Libraries' "PostSecret@USD" exhibit!


What is the purpose of this project?

The two main goals for the University Libraries PostSecret@USD community art project are:

  1. Get people to think creatively by creating a piece of original artwork or reworking a previously published picture to create something entirely their own. 
  2. To provide an outlet for USD community members to share a secret anonymously.

As Warren himself has described, the process of putting one’s secret to paper is “therapeutic”.   Additionally, after seeing other secrets, community members may see that there are others whose secrets are very much like their own and feel less like they are the only one who has a particular secret or issue. 

Can I get my secret back?

Unfortunately, we cannot give postcards back to people that have submitted them.  Because the secrets are sent in anonymously, we have no way of knowing the author/illustrator of a given postcard.  Therefore, all postcards become property of the University Libraries PostSecret@USD community art project after being submitted. 

Policies and other stuff

*Please keep your posts "PG" because your secret/s may be posted in the Libraries' 2nd floor exhibition cases.  So, yes! Kids and Grandparents will see these.  

*FYI, this art exhibit which will be on display in the Libraries fall 2012 is not affiliated with 

*Still don't get the idea?  Visit


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