Archives Center Postcard Collection
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Eudaily, Daniel
Flautt Antiques. Calvin R.
Fogel, Byron J.
Franklin, Sue
Fry, Robert E.
Groves, Ruth Ann Empie
Johnson, Marjorie
Otto, Carlin, Ms.
Ravnitzky, Michael
Rupp, Gloria
20th-21st centuries
Physical Description:
3 Cubic feet
11 boxes

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Postcards, arranged by geographical area or by the subjects. Collection includes two boxes of "GoCards" (freely distributed commercial postcards) as well.

The collection is arraned into three series.
Series 1: Subjects
Series 2: Geographical, United States
Series 3: Geographical, Foreign
Series 4: Advertising Postcards

Archives Center Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
The collection consists of materials found in collections, gifts from museum staff, and unsolicited gifts from the public.
Donated by Gloria A. Rupp (1980); purchased from Calvin R. Flautt Antiques (1987); donated by Marjorie Johnson (1990); donated by Susan elsass (1993); donated by Dolores Scott (1994); donated by Morrill B. Donnald (1999); donated by Claire Reilly (1999) donated by Michael Ravnitzky (2007); Gretchen Redd (2007); Ruth Ann Empie Groves (2008); Robert E. Fry (2008); Daniel Eudaily (2008); Byron Jeffrey Fogel (2008); Sue Franklin (2009); and Carlin Otto (2013)
Custodial History
An artificial collection created to accommodate miscellaneous small acquisitions of postcards from various sources.
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, undated

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Archives Center Postcard Collection, twentieth century, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
GoCards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Picture postcards -- 20th century -- United States Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade advertisements Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
advertising Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012