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Guide to the Postcard collection, 1893-2000s

Abstract

Collection contains postcards acquired at various times by the Rubenstein Library at Duke. Collection is organized into three main categories--International, United States, and Miscellaneous. The International postcards are arranged by country and include cards from France, Italy, Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Russia. The United States postcards cover many states, with large numbers from North Carolina and Virginia. Subjects represented include ships, food, African-Americans, agriculture, heads of state, flowers and plants, advertising, love and friendship, Confederate memorials, poetry, and animals. There are also many cards of a humorous nature.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Title
Postcard collection 1893-2000s
Language of Material
English
Extent
85.0 Linear Feet, 65,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains postcards acquired at various times by the Rubenstein Library at Duke. Collection is organized into three main categories--International, United States, and Miscellaneous. The International postcards are arranged by country and include cards from France, Italy, Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Russia. The United States postcards cover many states, with large numbers from North Carolina and Virginia. Subjects represented include ships, food, African-Americans, agriculture, heads of state, flowers and plants, advertising, love and friendship, Confederate memorials, poetry, and animals. There are also many cards of a humorous nature. Also included is a series of postcards with images relating to European artists.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Aden - Australia (A-B)
Box Foreign 1
Australia (C-Z) - Barbados
Box Foreign 2
Belgium -Bermuda
Box Foreign 3
Bolivia - Cambodia
Box Foreign 4
Canada (A-M)
Box Foreign 5
Canada (N-Q)
Box Foreign 6
Canada (R-Z)
Box Foreign 7
Canary Island - Colombia
Box Foreign 8
Congo - Curacao
Box Foreign 9
Czechoslovakia - Ecuador
Box Foreign 10
Egypt
Box Foreign 11
England (A-B)
Box Foreign 12
England ( C )
Box Foreign 13
England (D-H)
Box Foreign 14
England (I - Llandudno)
Box Foreign 15
England (London - London B)
Box Foreign 16
England (London C-Z)
Box Foreign 17
England (Loo-O)
Box Foreign 18
England (P-So)
Box Foreign 19
England (St-V)
Box Foreign 20
England (W-Z)
Box Foreign 21
Austria - Vienna - Azores
Box Foreign 22
Estonia - France (Am)
Box Foreign 23
France (An-Az)
Box Foreign 24
France (B)
Box Foreign 25
France (C-Ch)
Box Foreign 26
France (Ci-D)
Box Foreign 27
France (E-J)
Box Foreign 28
France (K-L)
Box Foreign 29
France (M-O)
Box Foreign 30
France (P- Paris A)
Box Foreign 31
France (Paris B-M)
Box Foreign 32
France (Paris N-Z)
Box Foreign 33
France (Pau -R)
Box Foreign 34
France (S)
Box Foreign 35
France (T-Z)
Box Foreign 36
Germany (A-B)
Box Foreign 37
Germany (C-I)
Box Foreign 38
Germany (J-N)
Box Foreign 39
Germany (O-Z)
Box Foreign 40
Gabon - Greece (A)
Box Foreign 41
Greece (B-Z)
Box Foreign 42
Greenland - Indonesia
Box Foreign 43
Iran - Isle of Man
Box Foreign 44
Israel
Box Foreign 45
Italy (A-C)
Box Foreign 46
Italy (D-F)
Box Foreign 47
Italy (G-M)
Box Foreign 48
Italy (N-Ri)
Box Foreign 49
Italy (Rome A-E)
Box Foreign 50
Italy (Rome F-Z)
Box Foreign 51
Italy (S-Z)
Box Foreign 52
Ivory Coast- Japan (M)
Box Foreign 53
Japan (N-Z)
Box Foreign 54
Jordan - Mauritius
Box Foreign 55
Mexico (A-H)
Box Foreign 56
Mexico (I-Z)
Box Foreign 57
Monaco - New Hebrides
Box Foreign 58
New Zealand - Panama
Box Foreign 59
Peru -Puerto Rico
Box Foreign 60
Rhodesia - Scotland (E)
Box Foreign 61
Scotland (G-Z) - South Africa
Box Foreign 62
Spain (A-H)
Box Foreign 63
Spain (I-R)
Box Foreign 64
Spain (S-Z)
Box Foreign 65
Sudan - Switzerland (A-B)
Box Foreign 66
Switzerland (C-K)
Box Foreign 67
Switzerland (L-Z)
Box Foreign 68
Syria - Uganda
Box Foreign 69
Uruguay - Zimbabwe
Box Foreign 70
Alabama
Box USA 1
Alaska - Arizona
Box USA 2
Arkansas - California (D)
Box USA 3
California (J-R)
Box USA 4
California (S - San Francisco)
Box USA 5
California (San Gabriel - Z)
Box USA 6
Colorado
Box USA 7
Colorado cont. - Connecticut
Box USA 8
Delaware - District of Columbia (A-I)
Box USA 9
DC (J-S)
Box USA 10
DC (T-Z)
Box USA 11
Florida (A-D)
Box USA 12
Florida (F-L)
Box USA 13
Florida (M-R)
Box USA 14
Florida (S-Z)
Box USA 15
Georgia (A)
Box USA 16
Georgia (B-Z)
Box USA 17
Hawaii - Idaho
Box USA 18
Illinois (A-C)
Box USA 19
Illinois (D-Z) - Iowa
Box USA 20
Kansas - Kentucky
Box USA 21
Louisiana
Box USA 22
Maine
Box USA 23
Maryland
Box USA 24
Massachusetts (A-B)
Box USA 25
Massachusetts (C-L)
Box USA 26
Massachusetts (M-Z)
Box USA 27
Michigan - Minnesota
Box USA 28
Mississippi - Missouri
Box USA 29
Montana - New Hampshire (A-K)
Box USA 30
New Hampshire (L-Z)
Box USA 31
New Jersey
Box USA 32
New Mexico - New York (A-B)
Box USA 33
New York (C-M)
Box USA 34
New York (N NYC[B])
Box USA 35
New York (NYC C-M)
Box USA 36
New York (NYC N-W)
Box USA 37
New York (N-Q)
Box USA 38
New York (R-Z)
Box USA 39
North Carolina (A)
Box USA 40
North Carolina (B)
Box USA 41
North Carolina (C)
Box USA 42
North Carolina (D)
Box USA 43
North Carolina (E-F)
Box USA 44
North Carolina (G)
Box USA 45
North Carolina (H-K)
Box USA 46
North Carolina (L)
Box USA 47
North Carolina (M)
Box USA 48
North Carolina (N-Q)
Box USA 49
North Carolina (R)
Box USA 50
North Carolina (S-T)
Box USA 51
North Carolina (V-Wilmington)
Box USA 52
North Carolina (Wilson-Z)
Box USA 53
North Dakota- Ohio
Box USA 54
Oklahoma - Oregon
Box USA 55
Pennsylvania (A-O)
Box USA 56
Pennsylvania (P-Z)
Box USA 57
Puerto Rico - Rhodes Island
Box USA 58
South Carolina (A-Charleston)
Box USA 59
South Carolina (Cheraw-L)
Box USA 60
South Carolina (M-Z) - South Dakota
Box USA 61
Tennessee (A-L)
Box USA 62
Tennessee (M-Z)
Box USA 63
Texas (A-G)
Box USA 64
Texas (H-Z)
Box USA 65
Utah - Virgin Islands
Box USA 66
Virginia (A-B)
Box USA 67
Virginia (C-F)
Box USA 68
Virginia (G-L)
Box USA 69
Virginia (M-P)
Box USA 70
Virginia ( R )
Box USA 71
Virginia (S-Z)
Box USA 72
Washington - West Virginia
Box USA 73
Wisconsin
Box USA 74
Wyoming
Box USA 75
Misc. (A)

Advertising; Agriculture; Airplanes; Animals; Art; Automobiles.

Box Misc. 1
Misc. (B-Fl)

Birds; Buses; Causes; Circus+Animal Acts; Coat of Arms; Confederate Memorial; Dirigibles; Drawings; Embossed; Fire and fire fighting; Flowers.

Box Misc. 2
Misc. (Fo-H)

Food; Friendship; Historical events; Humor.

Box Misc. 3
Misc. (I-M)

Indians; Lakes/seas; Machinery/Road/Street; Maps; Men; Military Uniforms; Mills; Miscellany; Monuments/statues; Motorcycles; Mountains; Museums; Music.

Box Misc. 4
Misc. (N-P)

Nature; Negroes; Panoramic scenes; Patriotism; People; Famous People; Pharmacy; Plants, Poems; Political.

Box Misc. 5
Misc. (Q Ships and Boats)

Quotations; Ships+Boats.

Box Misc. 6
Misc. (Ships and boats)

Ships+boats military; Ships+boats sailing; Sports; Stamps; Streets; Trains; US Postal Card Varieties.

Box Misc. 7
Misc. (W-Z)

Western scenes, Women, World War I, World War II; Writers; Unidentified and Misc..

Box Misc. 8
Greeting cards (A-Christmas)

Anniversary; Birth Announcement; Birthday; Christmas

Box Misc. 9
Greeting cards (Christmas)

Christmas

Box Misc. 10
Greeting cards (E-M)

Graduation; Easter; Fourth of July; Halloween; Military greeting cards; Mother's day

Box Misc. 11
Greeting cards (N-Z)

New Year's day; St Patrick's day; Sympathy; Thanksgiving; Valentines; Washington's birthday.

Box Misc. 12
People

A-Z

Box Misc. 13
Special types: Cloth, Feathers, Leather, Mechanical, wood.

Cloth; Cloth with silk flowers; Feathers; Feathers - Turkey; Leather; Mechanical; Mechanical postcard; Wood; 3 Dimensional

Box Misc. 14
European artists: A-Pu
Box Artists 1
European artists: R-Ho
Box Artists 2
European artists: Ho-G
Box Artists 3
Oversized postcards
Box Ovsz. 1
Oversized postcards
Box Ovsz. 2
Oversized postcards
Box Ovsz. 3

Additions

(3 box)
Accession 2000-0223; 2002-0166; 2002-0167
Box 1
Accession 2002-0352
Box 1
Accession 1998-0133
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Postcard collection was assembled by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library through gifts and purchases from 1939 to 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Staff

Encoded by Noah Huffman, October 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 1939, 1998-0133; 2000-0223; 2002-0166; 2002-0167

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.