Guide to the Archives Center Scrapbook Collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0468
Creators:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
Dates:
circa 1880s-2002
1880-2002
Languages:
Some materials in
German
.
Physical Description:
13 Cubic feet
51 boxes
Repository:
Collection consists of miscellaneous late nineteenth/early twentieth century scrapbooks containing postcards, trade cards, greeting cards, decals, and other ephemera.

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Miscellaneous late nineteenth/early twentieth century scrapbooks containing postcards, trade cards, greeting cards, decals, and other ephemera. Included are: (1) trade cards for thread, tobacco, barbers, sewing machines, toiletries and shaving products, tobacco, undertakers and patent medicine; (2) images of women, children, pets, and flowers; (3) greeting cards celebrating Christmas, birthdays, Halloween, and St. Patrick's Day; and (4) postcards from the United States and around the world. Some of the items in the scrapbooks are comical or picturesque. Most of the scrapbooks were created by women. Also included are several twentieth century diaries, including two travel diaries written by women.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into one series.

Administration
Author
Anne Jones and Alison Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Scarpbook donated by Mike Blakeslee on September 19, 1997. The collection continues to add accruals.
Accruals
Additonal scrapbooks were donated by Patricia A. Moddow (2002); Dennis K. Doane (2006); Noelle B. Beatty (2011); John R. Anderson (2013); and Eric and Deanna Hartley (2013).
Processing Information
Collection processed by Anne Jones, volunteer.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Archives Center Scrapbook Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Washington (D.C.) Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Women -- Social life and customs -- 19th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives