Finding aid of the Guttridge Postcard Collection

Processed by Olivier Muth.
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding aid of the Guttridge Postcard Collection

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries

University of California

Irvine, California
Processed by:
Olivier Muth
Date Completed:
2003
Encoded by:
Andre Ambrus
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Guttridge postcard collection,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1932
Collection number: MS-SEA011
Creator: Guttridge, Denis Christian
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library.Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises more than two hundred postcards collected by Dr. Denis C. Guttridge. It contains a wide range of images of places, people, events, and activities pertaining to Southeast Asia, and particularly to the former French colonies of Indochina (Annam, Cochin China, Tonkin, and Cambodia). Other countries are also included, such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. The collection features postcards from a multitude of publishers, based in cities throughout France and Indochina. Some of these postcards have been used for correspondence, almost universally in French, at times with insights into the subject depicted on the postcards as well as into the lives of the colonists. Unfortunately, due to the bad quality of the paper, many postcards have lost their versos. Only the versos including messages have been preserved
Language: French

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

Preferred Citation

Guttridge postcard collection. MS-SEA11. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Denis C. Guttridge, 1995.

Processing Information

Processed by Olivier Muth in 2003.

Biography

Dr. Denis Christian Guttridge holds a B.A. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (University of California, San Diego, 1986), a M.S. in Biochemistry (California State University, Long Beach, 1988), and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (University of California, Irvine, 1996). From 1996 to 2001, he served as a postdoctoral associate at the Lineberger Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His laboratory studied "the role of Nf-kB in cell growth and differentiation." Since 2001, he has been an assistant professor at the Division of Human Cancer Genetics at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He was honored with the Regents Fellow Award (UC Irvine) in 1990-1991, the Joseph S. Pagano Lineberger Award in 2001, and the V Foundation Award in 2002.
The postcards have been collected by Guttridge's parents who left Vietnam in 1954.
For further information, a biographical article is available online through "The Ohio State University" (http://www.cancergenetics.med.ohio-state.edu).

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection comprises more than two hundred postcards collected by Dr. Denis C. Guttridge. It contains a wide range of images of places, people, events, and activities pertaining to Southeast Asia, and particularly to the former French colonies of Indochina (Annam, Cochin China, Tonkin, and Cambodia). Other countries are also included, such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. The collection features postcards from a multitude of publishers, based in cities throughout France and Indochina. Some of these postcards have been used for correspondence, almost universally in French, at times with insights into the subject depicted on the postcards as well as into the lives of the colonists. Unfortunately, due to the bad quality of the paper, many postcards have lost their versos. Only the versos including messages have been preserved.

Arrangement

The collection is organized geographically, beginning with Indochinese cities and sites, followed by Indochinese occupations and people, ending with other Asian countries' cities and sites. Unless otherwise indicated, the geographical divisions are inhabited places. The French name is followed by the Vietnamese one, if different, in square brackets. Geographical or terminological clarifications are given in parentheses. The subject depicted on the postcards is described thoroughly according to the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus. Blank postcards are undated and are filed separately from those including messages. Unless otherwise indicated, all postcards are blank.
This collection is arranged into 2 series. Series 1. Indochine [Indochina], circa 1900-1932. 0.3 linear ft. Series 2. Other Asian countries, 1927. 0.1 linear ft.

Related Material

The following collections contain related materials:
  • The Getty Research Library, Special Collections, ACHAC collection.
  • Archives nationales, Centre des archives d'Outre-Mer (Aix-en-Provence, France), Fonds iconographique. See the online catalogue "BORA" through the website of the Archives nationales (http://www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr).
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France), Département des estampes et photographies. See the online catalogue "BN-Opaline" through the website of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (http://www.bnf.fr).
  • Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet (Paris, France), Archives photographiques. See a sample of these photographs through the website of the Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet (http://museeguimet.fr).
Some of these photographs have been published in:
  • Charles Daney, Indochine (Paris, Flammarion, 1992)
  • Jean Noury, L'Indochine en cartes postales ([Cahors], Publi-Fusion, 1992)
  • Michel Igout, Phnom Pemh, then and now (Bangkok, White Lotus, 1993)
  • Michel Germain, Le Viêt-Nam autrefois (Lyon, Horvath, 1994)
  • Jacques Borgé and Nicolas Viasnoff, Archives de l'Indochine ([Paris], M. Trinckvel, 1995)
  • Thierry Vincent, Pierre Dieulefils, photographe-éditeur de cartes postales d'Indochine: plus de 4800 références sur le Tonkin, Annam, Cochinchine, Cambodge, Yunnan, Chine (Aix-en-Provence, T. Vincent, 1997)

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Buildings--Indochina--Pictorial works.
Cities and towns--Indochina--Pictorial works.
Landscape--Indochina--Pictorial works.
Indigenous peoples--Indochina--Social life and customs--Pictorial works.
Indochina--Pictorial works.
Vietnam--Pictorial works.
Cambodia--Pictorial works.
Southeast Asia--Pictorial works.
France--Colonies--Indochina--Pictorial works.

Genres and Forms of Material

Postcards--20th century.

Index Terms Related to this Collection

Online Archive of California.
Southeast Asian Archive.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Indochine [Indochina], , circa 1900-1932

Physical Description: 0.3 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains a wide range of images of places, people, events, and activities pertaining to the former French colonies of Indochina (Annam, Cochin China, Tonkin, and Cambodia).

Arrangement

The series is arranged in 2 subseries:
Subseries 1.1. Geographical divisions, cities and sites, circa 1900-1932
 

Subseries 1.1.  Geographical divisions: cities and sites., circa 1900-1932

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The postcards in this subseries show the buildings, monuments, streets, landscapes, and environs of various geographical regions.

Arrangement

Postcards are arranged alphabetically, first by region, then by province, cities or sites, and finally by the subject they depict.
Box 1 : 1

Annam [Trung Phan (region)]

Box 1 : 1

Dalat [Đà Lat].

Physical Description: 6 postcards.
Box 1 : 1

Natural landscapes, includes messages, 1930.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 1

Palaces.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 1

Public buildings.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 1

Cards including messages, 1926.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 1

Blank.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 1

Schools.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 1

Tunnels.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 1

Hué.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 1

Funerary structures, includes stamps, undated.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 1

Quang Nam (province).

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 1

Towers, includes stamps, circa 1900-1910.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 2-3

Cambodge [Cambodia (nation)]

Box 1 : 2

Angkor (deserted settlement).

Physical Description: 40 postcards.
Box 1 : 2

Ruins.

Physical Description: 40 postcards.
Box 1 : 3

Banam [Phumi Banam].

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 3

Natural landscapes, includes messages, 1932.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 3

Pnom Penh [Phnum Pénh].

Physical Description: 18 postcards.
Box 1 : 3

Bridges (built works).

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 3

Gardens.

Physical Description: 4 postcards.
Box 1 : 3

Judicial buildings.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 3

Museums.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 3

Palaces.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 3

Religious structures.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 3

Cards including messages, 1925.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 3

Blank.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 3

Roads.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 3

Schools.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 3

Works of art.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 3

Le Tomles-Sap [Sab, Tônlé (lake)].

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 3

Natural landscapes, includes messages, undated.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 4-8

Cochinchine [Nam Phan (region)]

Box 1 : 4

Baria [Bà Ria].

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Social and civic buildings.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Bien-Hoa [Biên Hòa].

Physical Description: 16 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Bridges (built works).

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Gardens.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Marketplaces.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 4

Natural landscapes.

Physical Description: 5 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Public buildings.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Religious structures.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 4

Schools.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 4

Trains.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 4

Cantho [Can Tho].

Physical Description: 6 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Houses.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Natural landscapes.

Physical Description: 4 postcards.
Box 1 : 4

Cards including messages, undated.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 4

Blank.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Cap Saint-Jacques [Vung Tàu].

Physical Description: 40 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Boats.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Cards including messages, 1911.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 5

Blank.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Hotels (public accommodations).

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 5

Marketplaces.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 5

Military buildings.

Physical Description: 2 postcard.
Box 1 : 5

Natural lanscapes.

Physical Description: 24 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Cards including messages, 1909-circa 1932.

Physical Description: 5 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Blank.

Physical Description: 19 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Posts offices.

Physical Description: 4 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Cards including messages, 1925.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 5

Blank.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Public buildings.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 5

Roads.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 6

Cholon [Cho Lon].

Physical Description: 9 postcards.

Note

See also Saïgon [Thành Pho Ho Chí Minh]. Originally a settlement of overseas Chinese, Cho Lon was distinct and separate from Saïgon. Recently, however, the two communities have fused together due to the rapid urbanization and population growth.
Box 1 : 6

Bridges (built works).

Physical Description: 1 postcards.
Box 1 : 6

Natural landscapes.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Religious structures.

Physical Description: 7 postcards.
Box 1 : 6

Giadinh [Gia Đinh].

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 6

Gardens.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Natural landscapes, includes messages, 1916.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Railroad stations.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Go-Vap [Gò Vap].

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Natural landscape.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Hon-Quan [An Lôc].

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Social and civic buildings.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Lai Thieu [Lái Thiêu (gardens)].

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Natural landscapes.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Mytho [My Tho].

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Religious structures.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Pinh-Loi.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Bridges (built works).

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Sadec [Sa, Đéc].

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 6

Public buildings.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Saïgon [Thành Pho Ho Chí Minh].

Physical Description: 57 postcards.

Note

See also Cholon [Cho Lon].
Box 1 : 7

Boats.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Bridges (built works).

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Funerary structures.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Gardens.

Physical Description: 26 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Horse racetracks.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Hotels (public accommodations).

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Laboratories.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Military buildings.

Physical Description: 4 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Cards including messages, undated.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Blank.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Museums.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Ports.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Public buildings.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Religious structures.

Physical Description: 7 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Includes stamps, undated.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 7

Blank.

Physical Description: 6 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Restaurants.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Rivers.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Social and civic buildings.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Schools.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 7

Theaters, includes messages, 1928.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Tayninh [Tây Ninh].

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Natural landscapes.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Villages.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Thudaumot [Phú Cuong].

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Gardens, includes messages, 1921.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Natural landscapes.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Thu-Duc [Thu Đuc].

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Funerary structures, includes stamps, undated.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Villages.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Tourane [Đà Nang].

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Bridges (built works), includes messages, undated.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Natural landscapes, includes stamps, circa 1900-1910.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Tunnels, includes stamps, 1908.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Trian (river).

Physical Description: 4 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Natural landscapes.

Physical Description: 4 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Cards including messages, circa 1900-1910.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 8

Blank.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Vinhlong [Vinh Long].

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Natural landscapes.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 8

Ports.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 9

Versos of postcards, if separated from the rectos, includes messages, undated.

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

Subseries 1.2. Occupations and people, circa 1900-1932

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

The postcards in this subseries depict occupations and people of all origins and ages present within the Indochinese colonies in the first third of the twentieth century. The depictions range in documentary and ethonographic tone, but the postcards might have been sent for colonist and exotic purposes.

Arrangement

The postcards are arranged alphabetically, first by geographical divisions, then by the subject they depict.
Box 1 : 10

Annam [Trung Phan (region)].

Physical Description: 13 postcards.
Box 1 : 10

Ethnic groups.

Physical Description: 12 postcards.
Box 1 : 10

People in religion.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 10

Cambodge [Cambodia (nation)].

Physical Description: 5 postcards.
Box 1 : 10

Dancers.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 10

Musicians.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 10

Women.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Cochinchine [Nam Phan (region)].

Physical Description: 54 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Celebrations.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Poulo-Condore [Côn Đao (island)].

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 11

Saïgon [Thành Pho Ho Chí Minh].

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Colonists.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 11

Ethnic groups.

Physical Description: 29 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Annamese.

Physical Description: 7 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Chinese.

Physical Description: 5 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Includes stamps, circa 1900-1910.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 11

Blank.

Physical Description: 4 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Indigenous peoples.

Physical Description: 17 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Farmers.

Physical Description: 5 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Houses.

Physical Description: 5 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Hunters.

Physical Description: 4 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Camps (temporary settlements).

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

With animals.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Musicians.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 11

People in religion.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 11

Smokers.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 11

Textile workers.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 11

Transportation vehicles.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 11

Tonkin [Bac Phan (region)].

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 11

Woodworkers.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
 

Series 2. Other Asian countries, 1927

Physical Description: 0.1 feet.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains a small range of images of buildings, monuments, streets, landscapes, and environs pertaining to other Asian countries.

Arrangement

The postcards are arranged alphabetically, first by geographical divisions, then by the subject they depict.
Box 1 : 12

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Physical Description: 4 postcards.
Box 1 : 12

Gardens.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Plants.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 12

Religious structures.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Singapore.

Physical Description: 8 postcards.
Box 1 : 12

Funerary structures.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Museums.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Ports.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 12

Public buildings.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Roads.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Transportation vehicles.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Colombo (Sri Lanka).

Physical Description: 9 postcards.
Box 1 : 12

Animals.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Boats.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Ports.

Physical Description: 2 postcards.
Box 1 : 12

Religious structures, includes messages, 1927.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.
Box 1 : 12

Roads.

Physical Description: 3 postcards.
Box 1 : 12

Transportation vehicles.

Physical Description: 1 postcard.