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Adams (John and Jane) Postcard Periodicals Collection
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Custodial History
  • Related Materials
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Historical Note
  • Accruals

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: John and Jane Adams Postcard Periodicals Collection
    Creator: Adams Postcard Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0057
    Physical Description: 2.29 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1986
    Date (bulk): 1970-1985
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    The John and Jane Adams Postcard Periodicals Collection consists of magazines, newsletters, bulletins, gazzettes, collectors' guides, auction catalogs, and ephemera related to deltiology, the study and collection of postcards.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Custodial History

    Gift from John R. and Jane Adams.

    Related Materials

    John and Jane Adams Autograph Album Collection
    John and Jane Adams Greeting Card Collection
    John and Jane Adams Postcard Collection
    John and Jane Adams Trade Card Collection

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, John and Jane Adams Postcard Periodicals Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Processing Information

    In processing, August 2019, Lucas Buresch.

    Historical Note

    Postcards began circulation as a convenient means of quick and often colorful communication in the mid-to-late 19th century. Both American and European publishers took advantages of the postcard craze of the early 20th Century as millions of postcards of a variety of subjects and topics were produced, circulated, and collected. The popularity of postcard collecting diminished during World War I and postcards have never achieved quite the popularity they initially held, but postcards are still widely produced, circulated, and collected worldwide for various reasons and occasions.



    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Postcards--Private collections--California--San Diego
    Adams, Jane Ford--Art collections
    Adams, John R., 1900-1994--Art collections