Miscellaneous Postcard Collection

I have posted a finding aid to our Non-Textual Finding Aids page today:

Miscellaneous Postcard Collection – The Miscellaneous Postcard Collection is a collection of 1101 postcards collected from a variety of sources. The postcards are divided into five series: individual postcards, addressed individual postcards, postcard packets, oversize and miscellaneous postcards and cards. The heyday of postcards was between 1900 and the outbreak of World War I. Most of the postcards in Series 2: Addressed Individual Postcards, reflect this trend. While later postcards depict places, many of these early postcards convey simple birthday or holiday greetings and were seemingly used in effort to facilitate community events, agricultural pursuits, illnesses and courtships.