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International collection of picture postcards (6500 items, ca. 1900-1982), almost all of which date from 1920 or earlier. Arranged by country and filed in 28 albums. Almost all European countries are represented, and there are many rare postcards from Russia. (96-0135) (7 lf)

The addition to this collection (18000 items, from ca. 1900-1950) also is international in scope, but focuses on the United States. The collection comprises fifty, three-ring binders that hold picture postcards in pocketed mylar sleeves. About two-thirds of the cards show scenes in the United States, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico; state capitols; worlds fairs; and other tourist destinations. Thirteen of the fifty binders document Atlantic City, N.J., and are subdivided by the images shown, including boardwalks, beaches, and hotels. The rest of the collection comprises postcards from other countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America are also represented. A small group of postcards depicts costumes from around the world. (00-422) (12 lf)

Formerly cataloged as the International Postcard Collection.

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Postcard collection, 1893-2010s 87.5 Linear Feet — 65,750 Items

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Collection contains postcards acquired at various times by the Rubenstein Library at Duke. Collection is organized into three main categories--International, United States, and Miscellaneous. The International postcards are arranged by country and include cards from France, Italy, Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Russia. The collection includes a set of early 20th century postcards from Thessaloniki (also known as Salonica and Selanik), Greece. The United States postcards cover many states, with large numbers from North Carolina and Virginia. The Miscellaneous category contains postcards with different subjects, including modes of transportation, food, tourism, agriculture, wars and battles, heads of state, flowers and plants, advertising, love and friendship, Confederate memorials, poetry, and animals. There are cards intended to be humorous, as well as cards depicting racist stereotypes and caricatures of African American and Native American people. Also included is a series of postcards with images relating to European artists.
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The McIvers lived in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the early and mid-20th century. This collection contains postcard albums with examples of tourism postcards and seasonal or holiday cards collected by William McIver's family in the 1910s-1920s, as well as letters sent to Marjorie McIver from elected officials responding to her opinions on pending legislation, like the Bardon Education Bill. The collection contains examples of anti-Communist and anti-Catholic pamphlets and printed materials from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as a Pickrick Drumstick autographed by Lester Maddox. These drumsticks were wooden pick ax handles were used to threaten Black Georgia Tech students seeking to integrate the Pickrick Cafeteria restaurant in Atlanta in 1964, and later used as segregationist symbols sold as souvenirs during Maddox's 1966 gubanatorial campaign.

This collection contains 3 postcard albums with examples of tourism postcards and seasonal or holiday cards collected by William McIver's family, largely his sister, Mattie McIver, during the 1910s. There is a folder of letters sent to Marjorie McIver from elected officials responding to her opinions on pending legislation. Topics include Congressman Graham A. Barden's Federal Aid to Education Bill, prayer in public schools, President Kennedy's tax proposal, and the Vietnam War. The collection contains examples of anti-Communist and anti-Catholic pamphlets and printed materials from the 1950s and 1960s, as well as a Pickrick Drumstick autographed by Lester Maddox. These drumsticks were wooden pick ax handles were used to threaten Black Georgia Tech students seeking to integrate the Pickrick Cafeteria restaurant in Atlanta in 1964, and later used as segregationist symbols sold as souvenirs during Maddox's 1966 Georgia gubanatorial campaign.