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Guide to the University Archives Postcard Collection, 1905-ongoing

Abstract

The University Archives Postcard Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.

The collection consists of approximately 500 black and white and color postcards depicting various buildings and campus scenes of Duke University and Trinity College. Dates of the postcards range from 1905 to the present, but many are undated.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. University Archives
Title
University Archives Postcard collection 1905-ongoing
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.75 Linear Feet, 500 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The University Archives Postcard Collection spans the years 1905 to the present, but many of the postcards are undated. The approximately 500 black and white and color postcards depict various buildings and campus scenes of Duke University (East and West Campuses) and Trinity College including the Duke Chapel, Sarah P. Duke Gardens, dormitories, statues and administration buildings. Also included are a few postcards of the Duke Homestead and various Duke residences. The collection is arranged alphabetically, with the exception of Box 2 which consists entirely of loose oversized postcards and souvenir folders. Selected images from the collection have been digitized and are available in the Duke Yearlook photoset on Flickr.

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

Art
Box 1
Blue Devil
Box 1
Bridge Painting Day
Box 1
Campus Views
Box 1
Duke Marine Lab - Beaufort, N.C.
Box 1
Durham - Duke Homestead
Box 1
Durham Residences
Box 1
East Campus - Baldwin Auditorium
Box 1
East Campus - Entrance
Box 1
East Campus - Library
Box 1
East Campus - Southgate Hall
Box 1
East Campus - Union
Box 1
East Campus - Various Scenes
Box 1
East Campus - Washington Duke Statue
Box 1
Miscellaneous
Box 1
Old Trinity - Randolph County
Box 1
Other (Trumbauer)
Box 1
Postcard Souvenir Folders
Box 1
Primate Center
Box 1
Sanford Institute
Box 1
Students
Box 1
Trinity College - Alspaugh
Box 1
Trinity College - Aycock Hall
Box 1
Trinity College - Craven Memorial Hall
Box 1
Trinity College - East Duke Building
Box 1
Trinity College - Entrance
Box 1
Trinity College - Jarvis Hall
Box 1
Trinity College - Library
Box 1
Trinity College - Trinity Bell
Box 1
Trinity College - Various Scenes
Box 1
Trinity College - Washington Duke Building
Box 1
Trinity College - West Duke Building
Box 1
Trinity Park High School
Box 1
West Campus - Admissions
Box 1
West Campus - Aerial Views
Box 1
West Campus - Allen Building
Box 1
West Campus - Bryan Center
Box 1
West Campus - Cameron Indoor Stadium
Box 1
West Campus - Chapel (Exterior)
Box 1
West Campus - Chapel (Interior)
Box 1
West Campus - Chapel (Renderings)
Box 1
West Campus - Chemistry Building
Box 1
West Campus - Clock Tower
Box 1
West Campus - Detail Arch
Box 1
West Campus - Divinity School
Box 1
West Campus - Dormitories
Box 1
West Campus - Duke (Sarah P.) Gardens
Box 1
West Campus - Fuqua
Box 1
West Campus - Hospital
Box 1
West Campus - Hudson Hall (Engineering)
Box 1
West Campus - Law School
Box 1
West Campus - Library
Box 1
West Campus - Medical School
Box 1
West Campus - Old Chemistry
Box 1
West Campus - Stadium
Box 1
West Campus - Union
Box 1
Woman's College
Box 1
Oversized Postcard Souvenir Folders (2)
Box 2
Oversized Postcards of Various Duke University Campus Scenes
Box 2

Historical Note

The University Archives Postcard Collection was compiled by University Archives staff from a variety of sources.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • University Archives Photograph Collection, 1861-ongoing. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Duke University Archives Photographic Negative Collection, 1855-1995. (University Archives, Duke University.)

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The University Archives Photograph Collection received by the University Archives from a variety of sources.

Processing Information

Processed by Mary Samouelian, March 2008

Encoded by Mary Samouelian, March 2008

The University Archives Postcard Collection received by the University Archives from a variety of sources. Accessions were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.