This collection comprises thousands of postcards collected by William McPherson. The geographic focus of the collection is
Southern California, although postcards from other U.S. states and other countries are also included. These materials feature
a wealth of images from California including most of the California missions. Many of these postcards were used for correspondence,
providing insights into early 20th century living.
William McPherson, a prominent Southern California collector, was born in 1885 in Orange County, California. He was raised
in a ranching environment, near the city of Orange, where his family grew numerous crops.
4.1 Linear feet
(10 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
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.