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Postcard collection

Identifier: P071

Scope and Contents

This collection includes postcards and souvenir postcard packets, both blank and used as correspondence, from Indiana and other locations in the United States in ranging from circa 1880 to circa 2010 regarding historic sites, buildings, scenes, people, and topics, mostly in Indiana. Most of the postcards are paper, but there is also a leather postcard.

Postcards in postcard boxes are separated by dividers labeled with subject headings, rather than in folders as is indicated in the collection organization.


  • circa 1880-circa 2010

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.


6.1 Cubic Feet (10 postcard boxes, 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as multiple donations.


The repository continues to add materials to this collection on a regular basis.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OB130: Oversize postcard collection, circa 1880-2010

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/12/28 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/01/02 by Brittany Kropf.
Postcard collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.