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Author: Norman D Stevens
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Postcards
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stevens, Norman D.
Postcards in the Library : Invaluable Visual Resources.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman D Stevens
ISBN: 9781317939238 1317939239 9781317939245 1317939247
OCLC Number: 867932425
Notes: A View of Main Street: The Use of Postcards in Historic Preservation.
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.

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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.

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