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Finding Aid to the Herman-Green Postcard Collection 695
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Description
Black-and-white and tinted postcards dating from 1906 to 1969 (bulk 1920 to 1939). The bulk of the collection is arranged geographically. The materials for Europe are particularly extensive, in particular for England, France, Italy, and Spain; there are also postcards for North Africa and the Middle East. The number of postcards for the United States is small, and relates primarily to national parks. A relatively small number of postcards is organized by person (primarily artists) or subject. Other materials include prints, engraved and photographic plates removed from printed books (often cut down to 4" x 6"), business cards, guidebooks, information on various hotels and restaurants, and wrappers from postcard sets.
Background
The origins of this collection cannot be determined with absolute certainty. However, approximately 150 postcards in the collection were posted, and all but a handful of these can be traced to two families.
Extent
9 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
Availability
Collection open for research.