Guide to the Postcard Collection MS.467

Maureen Carey, Kate Dundon
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Postcard Collection
source: Sawyer, Preston, 1899-1968
Identifier/Call Number: MS.467
Physical Description: 21.6 Linear Feet 61 boxes
Date (inclusive): circa 1870-1990

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Preferred Citation

Postcard Collection. MS 467. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Much of this collection originates from the Preston Sawyer Collection, which was purchased by the UCSC Library in 1965. The collection has been supplemented by donations of postcards from local historian Esther Rice, and others.

Biographical / Historical

Preston Sawyer (1899-1968) was a collector, writer, and photographer who lived in Santa Cruz, CA in the first half of the 20th century.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains postcards and postcard packets from the Santa Cruz area, California counties, the United States, and some international locations.

Additional Collection Guide

An inventory to the collection is available: MS 467 inventory 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sawyer, Preston, 1899-1968