Guide to the Darrell Bertness Postcard Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1190
Creators:
Bertness, Darrell
Dates:
mid-20th century
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic feet
1 box, 371 items
Repository:
This is a small group of picture postcards.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection of postcards consists primarily of birth announcements and birth congratulations, birthday greetings, and Valentine's Day cards. Also included are July 4th and Memorial Day greetings, postcards featuring George Washington and a group of Norwegian scenes. The postcards were manufactured in the United States, Germany and Norway; the texts are in English, with the exception of the Norwegian cards. The cards are printed in color, with the exception of the Norwegian cards.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The postcards are arranged by type and subject matter as follows: birth announcements, birth congratulations, birthday greetings, friendship and good wishes, various holiday cards, Memorial Day and 4th of July, George Washington, and Norwegian scenes.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Jones (volunteer), 2010
Author
Anne Jones
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated by Darrell L. Bertness to the Archives Center in 2009.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Darrell L. Bertness Postcard Collection, mid-20th 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Holidays Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greeting cards Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Picture postcards -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
April Fools' Day Topic 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
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives