Collection MS/MS 01.80 - Fleming Fraker Postcard Collection

Zone d'identification

Cote

US US-IaGG MS/MS 01.80

Nom et localisation du dépôt

Niveau de description

Collection

Titre

Fleming Fraker Postcard Collection

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Importance matérielle

9.00

Nom du producteur

Notice biographique

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

The Fraker collection of postcards consists of approximately 7,000 cards, depicting 501 Iowa cities and towns. The cancellation dates on the postcards range from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1960’s, although most cards date from circa 1910. The collection is arranged alphabetically. All towns with two or more cards are filed individually, while towns with only one card are filed at the beginning of their letter group. In box 17, there are several miscellaneous cards, including book cards, military cards, and unidentifiable cards. The book postcards of Iowa feature either towns or the state as a whole. There are also several postcards from military institutions across the United States. The unidentifiable cards are handmade, but were never sent through the mail and do not indicate their town. These cards depict a wide range of subjects, including people, homes, and businesses.

There are also approximately 1,200 postcards of Des Moines, as well as 1,000 views of Davenport. In addition, Ottumwa has three postcards of double length that portray panoramic views of the city. These are in box 14.

There are two scrapbooks in the manuscript collection; one is of the county courthouses of Iowa and the second is filled with postcards from Des Moines. These are both located at the end of the collection.

Mode de classement

Arranged alphabetically by town, with the exception of Des Moines and Davenport which are in the first five boxes

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Open for research

Accès physique

Accès technique

Conditions de reproduction

Langue des documents

Écriture des documents

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Éléments d'acquisition et d'évaluation

Historique de la conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Purchase

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

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Sources complémentaires

Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Sources complémentaires

Images of many postcards are available in the Historic Iowa Postcards Collection, available through PDID (Pioneer Digital Image Database).

Information about related materials is available at http://pdid.grinnell.edu/

Descriptions associées

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Note générale

Other Information:

Also acquired were a collection of books about Iowa and are available by searching the library catalog at http://grinnell.edu/library

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Mots-clés - Lieux

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Mots-clés - Genre

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