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John and Jane Adams Postcard Periodicals Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0057

Scope and Contents

The John and Jane Adams Postcard Periodicals Collection consists of magazines, newsletters, bulletins, gazzettes, collectors’ guides, auction catalogs, and ephemera related to deltiology, the study and collection of postcards.

Dates

  • 1947-1986
  • Majority of material found in 1970-1985

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Historical Note

Postcards began circulation as a convenient means of quick and often colorful communication in the mid-to-late 19th century. Both American and European publishers took advantages of the postcard craze of the early 20th Century as millions of postcards of a variety of subjects and topics were produced, circulated, and collected. The popularity of postcard collecting diminished during World War I and postcards have never achieved quite the popularity they initially held, but postcards are still widely produced, circulated, and collected worldwide for various reasons and occasions.

Extent

2.29 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

Gift from John R. and Jane Adams.

Accruals

1989-009

Related Materials

John and Jane Adams Autograph Album Collection

John and Jane Adams Greeting Card Collection

John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection

John and Jane Adams Trade Card Collection

Processing Information

In processing, August 2019, Lucas Buresch.

Title
John and Jane Adams Postcard Periodicals Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Lucas Buresch
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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