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Guide to the International Postcard Collection, ca. 1900-1982 and undated

Collection Overview

International collection of picture postcards (6500 items, ca. 1900-1982), almost all of which date from 1920 or earlier. Arranged by country and filed in 28 albums. Almost all European countries are represented, and there are many rare postcards from Russia. (96-0135) (7 lf)

The addition to this collection (18000 items, from ca. 1900-1950) also is international in scope, but focuses on the United States. The collection comprises fifty, three-ring binders that hold picture postcards in pocketed mylar sleeves. About two-thirds of the cards show scenes in the United States, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; state capitols; worlds fairs; and other tourist destinations. Thirteen of the fifty binders document Atlantic City, N.J., and are subdivided by the images shown, including boardwalks, beaches, and hotels. The rest of the collection comprises postcards from other countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America are also represented. A small group of postcards depicts costumes from around the world. (00-422) (12 lf)

Descriptive Summary

Title
International Postcard collection, ca. 1900-1982 and undated
Creator
Yoder, J. Russell
Extent
19.00 Linear Feet, circa 24,500 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Africa I and II
Box 1
Africa III and Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monte Carlo, San Marino, Vatican, Gibraltar, Fiume
Box 2
South-East Asia and Asia
Box 3
Austria, Hungary and Balkan
Box 4
Benelux and Caribbean
Box 5
Central American and China, Japan
Box 6
Northern Europe and Central Europe
Box 7
France and Germany
Box 8
Great Britain and Italy I
Box 9
Italy II and London, Paris
Box 10
Near East and North America
Box 11
Pacific and Scandinavia
Box 12
Schweiz (Switzerland) and South America
Box 13
South America II and Spain, Portugal
Box 14

Note: All boxes are oversize.

United States, AL-CO
Box 1
United States, CT-IA
Box 1
United States, KS-MA
Box 2
United States, MI-NH
Box 2
United States, NJ-OH
Box 3
United States, OK-VA; includes Puerto Rico
Box 3
United States, VT-WY, DC
Box 4
United States, 1900-1906,UND/BK, AL-CT
Box 4
United States, 1900-1906,UND/BK, DE-KY
Box 5
United States, 1900-1906,UND/BK, LA-MT
Box 5
United States, 1900-1906,UND/BK, NE-ND
Box 6
United States, 1900-1906,UND/BK, OH-UT
Box 6
United States, 1900-1906,UND/BK, UT-WY, DC
Box 7
New York, UND/BK, 1900-1906
Box 7
Asia, UND/BK; includes Near East, 1900-1906
Box 8
Africa, UND/BK, 1900-1906
Box 8
New York City
Box 9
New York City, UND/BK
Box 9
New York
Box 10
Costumes
Box 10
Expo [Various World Fairs]
Box 11
North America, UND/BK; includes Central America, 1900-1906
Box 12
Europe 1, UND/BK, 1900-1906, B-F
Box 12
Europe 2, G-M
Box 13
Europe 3, UND/BK, 1900-1906,N-S
Box 13
Europe 4, UND/BK, 1900-1906,S-Y
Box 14
Europe, UND/BK, 1900-1906,Austria
Box 14
Europe, UND/BK, 1900-1906,France
Box 15
Europe, UND/BK, 1900-1906,Germany 1, A-F
Box 15
Europe, UND/BK, 1900-1906,Germany 2
Box 16
Europe, UND/BK, 1900-1906,Germany 3
Box 16
Europe, UND/BK, 1900-1906,Italy 1
Box 17
Europe, UND/BK, 1900-1906,Italy 2
Box 17
Europe, UND/BK, 1900-1906,Spain
Box 18
Europe, UND/BK, 1900-1906,Netherlands
Box 18
Atlantic City, 1, Greetings
Box 19
Atlantic City, 2, Boardwalk
Box 19
Atlantic City, 3, Beach
Box 19
Atlantic City, 4, Streets-Restaurants
Box 19
Atlantic City, 5, Piers
Box 20
Atlantic City, 6, Hotels
Box 20
Atlantic City, 7, Hotels
Box 20
Atlantic City, 8, Hotels
Box 20
Atlantic City, 9, Hotels
Box 21
Atlantic City, 9a, Elephant-Sand Artists-Night Scenes-Inlet
Box 21
Atlantic City, 10, Buildings, Misc.
Box 21
Atlantic City, 11, Modern A.C.
Box 21
Atlantic City, 12, Booklets
Box 22
Capitols, DC
Box 22
Capitols, AL-MD
Box 22
Capitols, MA-OR
Box 22
Capitols, PA-WY
Box 23
Atlantic City, UND/BK
Box 23
South America, UND/BK; includes Caribbean 1900-1906
Box 24

Historical Note

Mr. Yoder is a postcard collector and Duke University alumnus (class of 1938).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], International Postcard Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The International Postcard Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library from J. Russell Yoder as a gift in 1996 and 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet and Ruth E. Bryan

Completed September 19, 1996 and December 1, 2000

Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan and Ann Langford

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.