John and Jane Adams Postcard Periodicals Collection
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.
- Creation: 1947-1986
- Creation: Majority of material found in 1970-1985
- Adams Postcard Collection (Person)
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.
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.
2.29 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Gift from John R. and Jane Adams.
- John and Jane Adams Postcard Periodicals Collection
- Lucas Buresch
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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