Stephen Grant postcards, EEPA 2001-001

Collection ID:
Physical Description:
2 Photographic prints
6,859 Postcards
10 x 15 cm. or smaller
Picture postcards collected by Stephen Grant, Education Official, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), while serving in Africa.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Postcards are organized in 22 volumes and one box by country and topic, arranged numerically according to collector's original sequence; prints are organized in one box.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Son of a book publisher, Stephen Grant was born in Boston in 1941. After attending Noble and Greenough School and graduating from Amherst College, he earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts. His first experiences abroad were as an exchange student in Germany with the American Field Service, earning a Middlebury College Master's Degree in French at the Sorbonne in Paris, and teaching as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ivory Coast, Africa.
Grant served for twenty years as Education Officer for the United States Agency for International Development, USAID. His job led him and his family to live in Ivory Coast, Guinea, Egypt, Indonesia, and El Salvador. He is married to Annick Pasquet, a teacher with the French government. They have two children, and one grandchild.
Stephen Grant is a D3elteologist, a specialist in studying and collecting postcards. Some of Grant's publications include
"Images de Guinée
Former Points of View: Postcards and Literary Passages from Pre-Independence Indonesia
(1995); and
Early Salvadoran Postcards
Grant now works in the Washington, D.C. headquarters of USAID in the Africa Bureau, with special focus on the economic development programs in the countries of West Africa. He is also currently conducting research on the first American Consul to French West Africa, Captain Peter Strickland.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Conditions Governing Access note
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Africa Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Côte d'Ivoire Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guinea-Bissau Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egypt Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 708
Washington, DC 20013-7012