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Finding Aid to Postcards of California, Oregon, and Washington, circa 1898-circa 1939
BANC PIC 1999.011--PIC  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Postcards of California, Oregon, and Washington
    Date (inclusive): circa 1898-circa 1939
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1999.011--PIC
    Extent: 270 items (postcards). 270 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Postcards of scenes in various California, Oregon, and Washington locales. Scenic landscapes and tourist attractions predominate.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Postcards of California, Oregon, and Washington, circa 1898-circa 1939, BANC PIC 1999.011--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of all images are available.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    California--Pictorial works
    Oregon--Pictorial works
    Washington (State)--Pictorial works

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Postcards of California, Oregon, and Washington were purchased by The Bancroft Library in September, 1998. They were assembled by a dealer and do not share significant common provenance.


    No additions are expected.


    Items were grouped by state and geographical region before being assigned item numbers. These geographic groupings were made be the dealer who compiled the collection.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2006.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Postcards of attractions, landscapes, and buildings in various locales in California, Oregon, and Washington states. Included are the University of California at Berkeley, the Panama Pacific International Exposition, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, giant sequoia groves including Kings Canyon National Park, Lake County views, Humboldt County views, Mount Shasta, and Southern California views from Ventura to Los Angeles, Riverside, Death Valley, and San Juan Capistrano. Among the Oregon views, Columbia River and Mount Hood vicinity predominate. Washington views are also miscellaneous, and include Seattle, Mount Rainier, Prosser, Long Beach, Grand Coulee Dam, and other locales. Collection chiefly consists of black and white photographic prints on postcard stock (real photo postcards), but also includes several photomechanical prints.