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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Here are entered works both on cards sold by post offices with stamps already printed on them, usually mailable at rates lower than those for letters in envelopes, as well as on commercially printed cards, usually having a picture printed on one side, to which a stamp must be affixed for mailing.

Found in 55 Collections and/or Records:

William Helfand collection of medical ephemera

Call Number: Pam Coll 8
Abstract: The collection contains printed ephemera related to medicine and pharmacy either arranged in albums by William Helfand or donated in loose form. These include trade cards (some on marijuana and street drugs), postcards, advertisements in various formats for patent medicines and devices, advertisements for cancer cures, playing cards, cards of famous scientists and physicians, stock certificates for pharmaceutical companies, photographs of old pharmacies, pharmacy prescription envelopes,...
Dates: 1817-2007

Historical postcard collection

Call Number: MS 1101

An artificial collection of postcards, totaling approximately 6,000 items, transferred from the Schneelock-Bacon family, Gilman family, Beecher-Scoville family, and Pforzheimer papers, and miscellaneous additions.

Dates: 1862-1980

Langston Hughes papers

Call Number: JWJ MSS 26

The Langston Hughes Papers contain letters, manuscripts, personal items, photographs, clippings, artworks, and objects that document the life of the well-known African-American poet.

Dates: 1862-1980

E. Hamilton Lee papers

Call Number: WA MSS S-3699
Abstract: Letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings pertaining to air pilot E. Hamilton Lee, 1912-1994. Includes a photograph album containing 380 black-and-white photographs, 132 loose photographs, and 14 negatives of Lee, aircrafts, air pilots, and aerial views, 1912-1974, undated. Photographs are accompanied by manuscript notes on envelopes or versos. Also present are a scrapbook and loose newspaper clippings documenting Lee's career, 1920-1971, undated. Clippings focus primarily on Lee's time...
Dates: 1912-1994

Letter to Eva Whyte, 1887 November 5

 Item — 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 39002100397224], Folder: 18
Call Number: MSS 19 , Series I
Scope and Contents:

Letter from Franny Lyne (signed with only her initials), addressed from Dublin. Thanks Eva for sending the comforter for the table "all the more as you have a sale of your own on hand" and requests that she write with the results of her sale.

Dates: 1887 November 5

Letter to Eva Whyte, 1888 February 13

 Item — 1: Series 1 [Barcode: 39002100397224], Folder: 25
Call Number: MSS 19 , Series I
Scope and Contents:

From Franny Lyne, stamped in Dublin and signed "F.C.H.L." Thanks Eva for sending a note about March 19 and asks if anyone has given her "[illegible] La. I" since last September, and if not, "please prevent their doing so and read word in any case next time you are writing to your mother."

Dates: 1888 February 13

"Mammoth Post Card" showing Christ Church College, Oxford , circa 1900

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 3, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 12, Series III
Scope and Contents:

The postcard is not addressed.

Dates: circa 1900

Carl Mautz collection of Peter Britt photographs

Call Number: WA Photos 865
Abstract: 171 carte-de-visite photographs; 53 cabinet photographs; 61 tintypes, including 1 cased double portrait; 1 cased ambrotype; 20 stereographs; 10 mounted prints; 4 photographic postcards; 5 photographs; and printed material by or relating to photographer Peter Britt, circa 1850s-circa 2000. Collected by Carl Mautz. Photographs are chiefly studio portraits of men, women, and children, including Peter Britt, Amalia Grobb Britt, Amalia Britt, and Emil Britt. Stereographs in the collection depict...
Dates: circa 1850s-circa 2000, bulk circa 1850s-circa 1880s

Miscellaneous Postcard Collection

Call Number: VRC 170

Collection consists of postcards, some commercially produced, some original photos printed on postcard stock, that have been donated to the Visual Resources Collection throughout its history.

Dates: ca. 1890-1990

Eugene O'Neill papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 123
Abstract: The Eugene O'Neill Papers document the life of dramatist Eugene O'Neill, especially his life with Carlotta Monterey O'Neill after 1928. Correspondents include O'Neill's lawyers, Harry Weinberger and Winfield E. Aronberg; his agent, the Richard J. Madden Play Company, Inc.; friends and colleagues; and family members, including his daughter, Oona, his sons, Shane and Eugene, Jr., his third wife, Carlotta, and her daughter, Cynthia Chapman Stram.The collection also contains Carlotta's...
Dates: 1872-1970, bulk 1930-1959

Photographic Postcards of Kansas

Call Number: WA Photos 594

Collection of photographic postcards collected by Michael D. Heaston and created by professional, itinerant, and amateur photographers that document more than 600 cities, towns, and communities in Kansas, 1901-1953. Significant quantities of postcards exist for Concordia, Hutchinson, Larned, Wichita, and Winfield.

Dates: 1901-1953

David Plante papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 308

The collection contains correspondence, writings, artwork, and other papers by or relating to the writer David Plante. The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Plante from authors, artists, critics, editors, and film directors, as well as correspondence with Plante's partner, Nikos Stangos, and family members.

Dates: 1927-2014

Postcard from Katharine Middleton to Clare Leighton, 1952 July 5

 Item — 1: Series 3; Series 4; Series 5, Folder: 34
Call Number: MSS 7, Series IV
Scope and Contents:

Postmarked: Denver, Colo. Jul 5, 1952.

Middleton writes from Colorado, where she is vacationing. Will order plates upon her return. Postcard depicts photograph of a Navaho weaver.

Dates: 1952 July 5

Postcard: Sir Roy Strong, the Laskett., 2006

 Item — Box 1: Series 3; Series 4; Series 5, Folder: 55
Call Number: MSS 17 , Series V

Postcard to Barbara Wilk, 1972 September 7

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8, Folder: 11
Call Number: MSS 14 , Series II
Scope and Contents:

Addressed to Mrs. Barbara Wilk, 14 Eton Villas, London, N.W.3. "Thursday Have brought my telescope to Wolver-Hampton for a new view. Wish you were here, Sam."

Postcard with four pictures of Wolverhampton, including Town Hall, West Park, St. Peter's Collegiate Church, and Victoria Street.

Dates: 1972 September 7

Postcard to Max and Barbara Wilk , 1974 September 21

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4; Series 6; Series 7; Series 8, Folder: 39
Call Number: MSS 14 , Series VII
Scope and Contents:

Describes personal experiences in France.

The postcard image depicts Les Eyzies-de-Tayac (Dordogne).

Dates: 1974 September 21

Postcards and printed ephemera documenting the Italian occupation of Ethiopia

Call Number: MS 1898
Abstract: The collection comprises primarily postcards, most of a racist propaganda nature; several press photographs; and printed ephemera depicting the Italian wars in Ethiopia, as well as present day Somalia and Eritrea. Included are materials relating to the First Italo-Ethiopian War (1895 to 1896) and the Second Italo-Abyssinian War or the Second Italo-Ethiopian War which lasted from October 1935 to May 1936, with the occupation lasting until 1941. The result was the annexation of Ethiopia into...
Dates: 1895-1950

Postcards of the British royal family

Call Number: MSS 51

The collection comprises approximately 1000 postcards depicting members of the British royal family.

Dates: ca. 1897-ca. 2013

Quiller-Couch family papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 551
Abstract: Writings by J. M. Barrie, postcards, scrapbooks, photographs, and a toy theater version of Peter Pan related to the family of Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch. J. M. Barrie writings consist of a photograph album and manuscript storybook by Barrie, "The Pippa and Porthos," telling the story of Bevil Quiller-Couch and Barrie's dog Porthos on a walk in Fowey, Cornwall. Postcards consist of postcard albums and loose postcards, probably collected by Foy Felicia Quiller-Couch. Postcard...
Dates: 1878-1954