The Library History Buff
Promoting the appreciation, enjoyment, and preservation of library history
Collecting picture postcards of libraries is one of the most common and most popular librariana collecting areas. With the assistance of Norman D. Stevens I have compiled a list of people who have previously collected library postcards. I also maintain a list of active library postcard collectors and collections. If you are interested in being included on the active list or know of previous library postcard collectors contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Links to library postcard collections on the Internet and to some postcard collecting resources are provided below.
The Library Postcard site of Judy Aulik
This is a great library postcard site which is expanding. I'm envious.
The Library Postcard site of Sharon McQueen and Richard
This is a sophisticated site with great ambitions. Contributions in the form of library postcards or money is being solicited to support the site. Contact Richard Douglas to contribute. You can also mail contributions to Postcards, 1101 Moline Street, Stoughton, WI 53589.
Library Postcard Blog of Mark Jackson
The Booth Library Postcard Collection (Eastern Illinois
American Library Association Library War Service
Library History Buff Blog - Posts with library postcards
Library Postcards at
American Library Association Archives
Library Postcard Collection of Sjoerd Koopman (This
collection is located at the ALA Archives site above)
Koopman gave the presentation "Libraries on postcards: historical trends, modern applications and potential" at IFLA 2008. A link to his presentation is below.
Library Postcard Collection of J. Stewart Roberts
Associates - Architects
Library postcard group on Flickr
established by Elizabeth Thomsen
Bookmobile postcards and photos group on Flickr
established by Benjamin Clark
Library Postcards on the Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Website
The Detroit Publishing Co. Collection at the Library of
Search using the word "library".
Postcard images provided by Bernadette A. Lear on the
Libraries & the Cultural Record website
Lear wrote the article "Wishing They Were There: Old Postcards and Library History" for the 2008 Vol. 43, No. 1 issue of Libraries & the Cultural Record.
Postcard Collecting Resources
Jack D. Mount's Postcard Resources Site
The San Francisco Bay Area Postcard Club site.
Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City
The Postcard Listserv
This listserv is the oldest postcard listserv on the Internet. It was originally established by Dan Lester and was located at Boise State University for many years. It is now located at the University of Indiana.
A list of active library postcard collectors and collections.
A list of former library postcard collectors and collections compiled by Norman D. Stevens.
This site created and maintained
Larry T. Nix
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Last updated: 01-17-12 © 2005-2012 Larry T. Nix
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