There are about one million postcards in the Department of Archives and Special Collections. The collection is open by appointment to all interested researchers. Photographic or digital prints of some cards are available.Contact us for the current fee schedule. For information on making an appointment, please refer to the hours and rules of the Department. The core of the collection is the Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection.
A selection of the department's postcard collection concerning Southern California has been digitized to document our region's history. To view this digital collection, select this link: The Changing Face of Southern California: A History in Postcards.
Other postcard collections include:
001 PIK-NIK. Media Nationwide Advertising Postcard Collection
012 Eliza R. Barchus Postcard Collection
017 Needles Postcard Scrapbook
018 Postcard Albums
053 Emma Wilhelmi Postcard Collection
055 Postcard Views of Europe, 1917-1919
058 World War I Postcard and Photograph Collection
059 Stumpf Family Postcard Album
060 Jack Logan Scrapbook Collection
068 Philip Schmansky World War I Collection
070 Dr. Mary Neighbor Parent Japanese Architectural Postcard Collection
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