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Author Stevens, Norman D.

Title Postcards in the Library : Invaluable Visual Resources
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014


Description 1 online resource (397 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; About the Contributors; Introduction; Welcome to the World of Postcards; Two Primary Postcard Collections; The Curt Teich Postcard Archives: Dedicated to the Postcard as a Document Type; Collections; Intellectual Control; Use; Summary; Notes; The Institute of American Deltiology: An Emerging Resource; Purpose and Functions; Background and Origins of the IAD; The Contents and Arrangement of the IAD Collections; A Dream Coming True; Appendix; Representative Library Collections
Pacific Northwest and Other Postcard Treasures in the University of Washington LibrariesOrigin of Collection; Content, Scope, and Size; Current Collecting Patterns and Sources; Location, Organization, and Arrangement; Research Value and Use; Why Libraries Collect Postcards: Two Case Studies; Introduction; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; The Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township; Conclusion; Notes; Postcards from the Marguerite Archer Collection: A Treasure Trove for the Study of Childhood; Introduction
Historic Children's Materials at San Francisco State UniversityPostcards in the Marguerite Archer Collection of Historic Children's Materials; Highlights from the Archer Collection; Illustrators and the Art of the Postcard; Greetings and Other Messages; Research Value and Use; Images of Children; References; California Here We Come: The Adams Postcard Collection at San Diego State University; The Setting; California; Postcards of Other States; Postcards from Abroad; Mexico; Publishers; Postcard Types; Topical and Other Postcards; Additions to the Collection; Use of the Collection
The "Historic Picture Postcard Collection" at the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, University of VirginiaIntroduction; Collection Development; Collection Scope; Organization; Use of the Collection; Plans; Appendix; Why Aren't You Here? Postcards in the Popular Culture Library; Notes; The Use of Postcards; Sites Abroad: Picture Postcards and a Late Nineteenth Century Woman's Sketchbook of the Grand Tour; Notes; Researching the View Cards of Mount Vernon; "Patriotic and Profitable": The World War I Postcards in the Hoover Institution Archives; Notes; Select Bibliography
Learning from Medical PostcardsTreatment of Common Illnesses; Frustrations with the Medical Setting; Physician-Patient Communication; Conclusion; Notes; Graphic Images and Publisher Exploitation of Yellowstone Park in Postcards: "Viewing the Marvelous Scenes in Wonderland"; Pre-Card Souvenirs; Postcard Business Before 1917; Yellowstone Postcard Publishing Outside of Yellowstone; Postcards After 1916; Some Conclusions; Demographics of Postcard Mailing; Changing Scope of Postcard Sales; Social Expectations Reflected in Postcard Images; Notes
Summary Postcards, individually and collectively, contain a great deal of information that can be of real value to students and researchers. Postcards in the Library gives compelling reasons why libraries should take a far more active and serious interest in establishing and maintaining postcard collections and in encouraging the use of these collections. It explains the nature and accessibility of existing postcard collections; techniques for acquiring, arranging, preserving, and handling collections; and ways to make researchers and patrons aware of these collections. Postcards in the Libra
Notes A View of Main Street: The Use of Postcards in Historic Preservation
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Subject Libraries -- Special collections -- United States -- Postcards
Libraries and pictures -- United States
Postcards -- United States
Libraries and pictures.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- Archives & Special Libraries.
Libraries and pictures
Libraries -- Special collections
United States
Genre/Form Postcards
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317939238