Finding Aid for the Llewellyn Morgan Buell postcard collection, ca. 1900-1955

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Llewellyn Morgan Buell postcard collection
Date (inclusive): ca. 1900-1955
Collection number: 1202
Creator: Buell, Llewellyn M. (Llewellyn Morgan), collector.
Extent: 3 shoeboxes.
Abstract: Llewellyn Morgan Buell was a founding faculty member at UCLA in the English department. His collection consists of approximately 2,300 postcards of landmarks and art in the United States (especially New Hampshire), Europe, Mexico, and North Africa.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. L.M. Buell, 1977.

Processing Note

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Llewellyn Morgan Buell postcard collection (Collection 1202). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230427 

Biography/History

Llewellyn Morgan Buell was born in Jamesville, New York in 1888. In 1910, he received his bachelor's degree from Cornell. He earned a master's degree at Harvard in 1911 and a PhD in 1917. During World War I he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Service. Buell taught at Yale, University of Missouri, and was a founding faculty member of the English department at UCLA. Aside from a year long leave of absence from 1925-1926, Professor Buell taught at UCLA from 1922 until his retirement in 1955. Llewellyn Morgan Buell died in 1975, at the age of 86.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of approximately 2,300 black and white and color postcards of landmarks and art in the United States (primarily the east coast, including numerous views of New Hampshire), Mexico, Europe (primarily Italy) and North Africa. The majority of the postcards have not been used; some have messages written on the back. This collection dates from 1900 to 1955.

Indexing Terms

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

Genres and Forms of Material

Postcards


Container List

Box 1

New Hampshire. ca. 1900-1955.

Scope and Content Note

Black and white and color postcards of landmarks in New Hampshire.
Box 2

United States, Mexico, Europe, and North Africa. ca. 1900-1955.

Scope and Content Note

First half of box contains postcards from the United States, primarily the East coast. The second half of the box contains postcards from Europe, the majority of which are from Italy. There are a few of postcards from Egypt and around 15 from Mexico. The last thirty postcards within this box are from Llewellyn Buell's friends to him; see blue handwritten note which denotes beginning of this section.
Box 3

United States and Europe. ca 1900-1955.

Scope and Content Note

The majority of the postcards in this box depict European art. Handwritten notes within the box denote different themes such as: secular painting, mosaics, and the female form within painting and sculpture. There are some postcards of United States national parks and monuments.