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Historical Postcard Collection, 1900-[ongoing]
2 boxes (.9 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 10

Abstract:
Postcards depicting various campus buildings and grounds and local scenes. Images of the Grecourt gates, Paradise Pond, campus houses and administrative and teaching buildings.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the College Archives. The Archives has no information on the literary rights of the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

The materials in this collection have been accumulated over the years from various sources.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Postcard Collection contains cancelled and unmarked postcards dating from the college's early years to the present with the bulk of the collection falling between 1900 and 1950. The postcards are black and white, monochrome and color; some of them contain written messages. The postcards depict various campus and local scenes including most of the campus buildings and landmarks; local landmarks, including private homes and public areas in the pioneer valley; and various events, people and places important to the college. Included in the collection are sets and a booklet of postcards picturing the campus and Northampton. Of special interest are images of the WAVES, Grecourt gates (France) and President Calvin Coolidge's house. One item of particular interest is a special issue postcard of Northampton scenes, filed under "Northampton environs," that features an accordion style, pop-out section.

The postcards are arranged alphabetically by subject.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the College Archives. The Archives has no information on the literary rights of the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Historical Postcard Collection, Box #, Smith College Archives.

Additional Formats

Images from this collection are also available online as part of the Five College Archives Digital Access Project.

History of the Collection

The materials in this collection have been accumulated over the years from various sources.

Accruals:

Additions to these records arrive in the College Archives on a regular basis. Please contact the College Archives for the most up-to-date information.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives

Language
English.