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Historical Postcard Collection | University Archives

By Ashley Rankin

Collection Overview

Title: Historical Postcard CollectionAdd to your cart.
ID: 02/20/U0462
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Subjects: College campuses -- Texas -- Denton -- Photographs

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the polices of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault. The UNT Archives and Rare Book department request a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from vault and ready the materials for use. Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.
Acquisition Source: Variety of Donors
Acquisition Method: Gift

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Box 1: Post Cards # 2, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box contains 10 acid free folders (labeled folders 1-10) and 5 acid free envelopes (labeled folders 11-15). The numbering is from the original numbering from the Historical Collection.
Barcode: 704036
Folder 1: 813.5-.6 (2) Post cards, No # (3) Post cards, 7, undated, October 27, 1932Add to your cart.

This folder contains four postcards.

The first postcard is titled Chilton Hall, North Texas State College, Denton, Texas-16. On the back the following is hand-written: "Devn Harold Dopey si fine waiter Lee Played with me yesterday. We had fun. How are you? Love Bleey. Mr. H.R. Brenhoff. 308 U. Sixth Ave., Corsicana, Texas.

The second postcard has no title.

The third postcard is titled Your Flag an My Flag and there is a poem type-written on the front. On the back the following is hand-written: "Mary. Teach this to your School Children. If the Principal does not object. N.N. Jaeane "papa". Miss Mary & Joelean Belivce Tex.

The fourth postcard has no title. On the back the following is hand-written: "no. 879. 8-27-32 Dear Dr.,  Took your tip about the Humanity. Sure enjoyed it. Your friend, Jon Bolton. Dr. Kingabury To N. T. S. T. C. Denton, Texas

Folder 2: 9, ST. 650.10-.13 4 Postcard FoldersAdd to your cart.

This folder contains four postcard folders.

The first postcard folder is titled "Souvenir from Dallas "The City of the Hour'." On the front the following is hand-written "ST. 650.10" and "Mr. John E. Wilson. McKinney. Texas." This postcard folder contains twenty postcards from around Dallas.

The second postcard folder is titled "Souvenir of San Antonio, Texas" on the front the following is in hand-written text: "ST 650.11." This postcard folder contains sixteen postcards from around the San Antonio area.

The third postcard folder is titled "Souvenir Folder of San Antonio Texas 'The Community of Opportunity'," on the front the following is hand-written: "ST 650.12." This postcard folder contains eighteen postcards from the San Antonio area.

The fourth postcard folder is titled "Houston Souvenir Folder." On the front, the following is hand-written: "ST 650.13" and "Mr. J.E. Wilson, Jr. McKinney Texas." This postcard folder contains twenty postcards from around the Houston area.

Folder 3: 1017, 878.2, 2024.5, 2024.3, 2024.4, 1019.Add to your cart.

This folder contains one postcard folder and five postcards .

The first postcard folder is titled "Louisiana State Capitol Baton Rouge." On the front the following was hand-written: "1019." This postcard folder contains eighteen postcards from around the Baton Rouge area.

The first postcard has no title. On the back the following is hand-written: "2024.4" and "With best wishes is you and little Byrdie for a Happy Christmas. Lovingly, Ethel. Dec. 25, 1908. Mrs. N.E. Leach Denton, Texas."

The second postcard is titled "Easter Greetings." On the back the following is hand-written: "2024.3" and "Address Mrs. Maud Miller Sh avenue akla 923 East North St. Hello Auntie, How are you and Birdie. We are will we are living in town Time is at work in a second hand store gets 9 dollars a week rite soon from maud. Mrs. N.E. leach Denton LCenton Co Texas."

The third postcard is titled "A Happy Birthday." On the back the following is hand-written: "2024.5" and "From a friend 'you know who.' M.R. Mr. A.B. Cochron Shaunmee Oh. Route No. 1."

The fourth postcard is titled "727 Boulder Country Court House." On the back the following is hand-written: "1017."

The fifth postcard is titled "Interior of Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay- on Lake Geneve-.Wis." On the back the following is hand-written: "no.878.2" and "Mrs Rosa Wilion Per-Mary S. Wilson."

Folder 4: 985, 986, Y954. 21-.35, Y954.3-.19, Y954.1, 318, 2, undated, January 13, 1925, May 18, 1911Add to your cart.

This folder contains 36 postcards.

The first postcard is titled "Kentucky Day at Gallatin Fair, Gallatin, Tenn." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.3."

The second postcard is titled "J.S. Myers Premont Texas. To New York City 1931." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.4."

The third postcard is titled "Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Sterenson's Grave. Samoa. AJ.T. Photo. Copyright 35." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.5" and "Jan 13, 1925 In Memory of Father. W.H.W. Mrs. John E. Wilson 5168 Anthony st.  McKinney. Texas."

The fourth postcard is titled "6840. 800 Bales of Cotton at Compress, Fort Worth, Texas." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.1."

The fifth postcard is titled "Burns Monument, Domain, Auekland, N.Z." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y.954.6" and Mrs Wilson."

The sixth postcard is titled "Late A.L.Stevenson. AJ.T.126." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.7" and "Everything OK. and things are about the same as usual. W.H.W. Mrs John E. Wilson 516 8. anthony st. McKinney. Tex. U.S.A."

The seventh postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.8" and "Mrs Wilson. A view of Pagr Pagr bay, with the Rain Makers in the distance.

The eighth postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.10."

The ninth postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.9."

The tenth postcard is titled "Eagle Nest Lake." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.13."

The eleventh postcard is titled "Switzerland, The City of Lugan." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.12" and "I will ons, your card ande send u letter to I guess you are still hovering a ground time I might come down there if you would stay down there for I know ever when you come home Lenord will take the date by bye R. Miss Alice Fraulkenr. Kemp. Tex."

The twelfth postcard is titled "Pond Lilies and Royal Palms. Hawiian Islands." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.11" and "Seeing the World W.H.W. Mrs. John E. Wilson 718 &. Anthony st. McKinney. Texas. U.S.A."

The thirteenth postcard is titled "Salida Ferro Carril para occidente, Leon." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.16."

The fourteenth postcard is titled "Parque de Jeréz, Leon." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.15" and "Miss Alice F."

The fifteenth postcard is titled "The Pali Scenic Battle Ground, Honolulu, T. H." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.14" and "Everything Ok. W.H.W. Mrs. John E. Wilson 718 & Anthony. McKinney. Texas. U.S.A."

The sixteenth postcard is titled "Bird's-Eye View, Cleburne, Texas." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.19" and a letter.

The seventeenth postcard is titled "Central Christian Church Greenville, Tex." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.17" and "Hello: Mouldin here how are you. I guess you will be surprised when you see this from Greenville, but how was it was me I came up here last, Monday will go home in a few days I came with sister Josie you know they had moved us here, how is your school?  Yes I am going to be at home X-mas are you going to be with "Mollis." I don't know whether you will get this or not you didn't tell me where to add. you at. I am having the time of my life since I saw you. Well good bye. from Myrt.D. Mr. Mouldrn Faulknur Roser Texas."

The eighteenth postcard is titled "Carnegie Library, Cleburne, Texas." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.18" and a letter.

The nineteenth postcard is titled "Terrell, Texas." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.22" and "Terrell, 24 4/12 I arrived home this evening. I suppose I will go to Kemp tomorrow will begin work Monday. Morilden. Miss Alice Faulkner Alvord, Texas"

The twentieth postcard is titled "The Test by Busch." On the back the following is hand-written: "I read your card was real glad to hear from you this leaves us will but colds hope you are well I would of Ans sooner but one of our neighbors was sick and died one the ... Miss Alica Faulkner Alvord, Tex. R.L.D. No. 2."

The twenty-first postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.23"

The twenty-second postcard is titled "Carnegie Library, Cleburne, Tex." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.24" and "Hello miss Alice how are you? I'm not felling so well, I've had the old hluics all day. The rest office folks are doing very well now. The Odd follows are trying to have affairs but its about rain out Hase meat market   tues. wed, this cue so by by Alice . Miss Alice Faulkner Alvord Rante L. Texas.

The twenty-third postcard is titled "Birds' Eye View of West Tennessee Normal College, Memphis, Tenn." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.26" and math problems.

The twenty-fourth postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.25" and "Mrs. Wilson."

The twenty-fifth postcard is titled "Court Square, Memphis, Tenn." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.28" and a letter.

The twenty-sixth postcard is titled "Confederate Park and Post Office, showing. Arkansas in Distance, Memphis, Tenn." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.27" and "Dear Sister how are you all by this time. I am getting so pusry am about first the buttons off my pants. I had the blues sat. Wished I was back on a farm where no-one goued bother your Bro Ed 1942 Scooper. Miss Alice Faulkner Alvord,Tex."

The twenty-seventh postcard is titled "The Sigler, Hot Springs, Ark." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.31"

The twenty-eighth postcard is titled "1789 Georgetown Loop and Gray's Peak." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.29" and "Helen Calez Rocky hard Colo."

The twenty-ninth postcard is titled "California Oil Wells." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.30" amd Miss A Faulkner Alvard, Tex."

The thirtieth postcard is titled "Memphis, Tenn. Lycem Theatre." On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.32." and "Wallonia Ry 5 18 11. Hillow Cousin I found Ed in Mimphis and was with him all day. Had to my by over these shint the day very Pleasantly these with Ed he seems to be getting along all OK. nosts me as soon as you get this let know how you all are I was completely couve out. When I got here last night was the first time him had pulled off our shoes since saturday night -will send Eda card today Ben Alica, Faulkner Alvord, Texas."

The thirty-first postcard is titled "High School, Altus, Okla. On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.33" and "Just recieved ur letter was glad to hear from u. I'm Very fusy now with amp soon. This is a beautiful morning I must go home and try to sleep some good bye. J.S. Miss Alice Faulkner Alvard, TX."

The thirty-second postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.35" and "22"

The thirty-third postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "Photo of the body of Floyd Collins after removal. Edna Wilkins Edft Edna Wilkins."

The thirty-fourth postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "Y954.34"

The thirty-fifty postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "986."

The thirty-sixth postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "985."

Folder 5: 3Add to your cart.

This folder contains eleven postcards.

The first postcard is titled Cheap Cash Store. On the back the following is hand-written: "2024.1."

The second postcard is titled Campanario, Stone Church and Garden. On the back the following is hand-written: "SY 657.7."

The third postcard is titled "Conner of Patio with Ivy Columns." On the back the following is hand-written: "ST 657.6."

The fourth postcard is titled "Front View Showing Serra Monument." On the back the following is hand-written: "ST 657.5."

The fifth postcard is titled "Arches, with Serra Church." On the back the following is hand-written: "ST 657.1."

The sixth postcard is titled "Fountain and Doorway." On the back the following is hand-written: "ST 657.4."

The seventh postcard is titled "Front Corridor." On the back the following is hand-written: "ST 657.3."

The eighth postcard is titled "Rear Corridor." On the back the following is hand-written: "ST 657.2."

The ninth postcard is titled "Front View Showing Garden." On the back the following is hand-written: "ST 657.9."

The tenth postcard is titled "Campanario and Sacred Garden." On the back the following is hand-written: "ST 657.10."

The eleventh postcard is titled "The Chapel." On the back the following is hand-written: "ST 657.8."

Folder 6: 4, undatedAdd to your cart.

This folder contains nine cards.

The first card is untitled.

The second card is titled "With Love." On the back the following is hand-written: "1148.4"

The third card is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "1148.3."

The fourth card is titled "Forget me not." On the back the following is hand-written: "1148.6."

The fifth card is titled  "Walter L. Doyle." On the back the following is hand-written: "1148.5"

The sixth card is titled "Emma G Doyle." On the back the following is hand-written: "1148.7."

The seventh card is titled "Hearty Christmas Wishes." On the back the following is hand-written: "1148.2."

The eighth card is titled "No. 317; 12 for 22 CTS." On the front the following is hand-written: "1148.3."

The ninth card is untitled.  On the back the following is hand-written: "1148.5."

Folder 7: 5, 1757.1, 1757.2, ST 658.1-.3, ST 656.2-.8, undated, 1915Add to your cart.

This folder contains ten postcards, a wedding announcement, and a wedding invitation.

The first postcard is titled "Ruins in the Business District, San Francisco, Cal."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 656.5."

The second postcard is titled "In Burned District, San Francisco, Cal."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 656.2" and "San Francisco, Cal. Monday, Mch 18-19087, Ur-Sr: O came here to San Francisco today. Came up from ...Expect to go farther north: may take ship to one. This is a busy city, many wonderful buildings are yet to be seen. I will write again when I find a storing place. Pleasant weather here, everything shows of green no more at bayfront grove. H.S.C. Miss Bettie. Criddle. Jackson. Mo."

The third postcard is titled "From Lafayette Square Frisco. Noon April 18th 06."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 656.4."

The fourth postcard is titled "Looking Down California ST. - After Fire April 18th 06."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 656.3."

The fifth postcard is titled "Court House, Greensburg, Ky, Build 1799."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 658.1."

The sixth postcard is titled "Arcadia Drive on the Assembly Grounds, Arcadia Heights, Ironton, Mo."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 656.7."

The seventh postcard is titled "8167. Lower Falls of the Yellowstone."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 656.6" and "Am enjoying the Park thoroughly and have met lovely people. M.B.U. Miss Bettie Criddle Jackson Mo."

The eighth postcard is titled "Flowing near. Pendleton. Or."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 656.8."

The ninth postcard is titled "558-Fish Hatchery."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 658.3."

The tenth postcard is titled "1140. Horseshoe Falls, Estes Park Colo."  On the back the following is hand-written: "ST. 658.2"

The first wedding announcement is for Miss Lenora McDonough in 1915."  On the front the following is hand-written: "1757.1."

The first wedding invitation is for Lenora.  On the front the following is hand-written: "1757.2 J.L. Kingsbury."

Folder 8: 6, NO# (10) Assorted CardsAdd to your cart.

This folder contains nine cards.

The first card is titled "A Christmas Message to a Dear Son."

The second card is titled "A Happy Birthday to a Dear Little Boy."

The third card is titled "Happy Birthday 2 years old." There is an envelope that goes with it.

The fourth card is titled "A Valentine for my Sweetheart." There is an envelope that goes with it.

The fifth card is titled "For Your 2nd Birthday." There is an envelope that goes with it.

The sixth card is titled "Easter Greetings." The following is hand-written on the front: "Aunt Tat."

The seventh card is untitled. There is an envelope that goes with it.

The eighth card is untitled. The following is hand-written on the back: "2/5"

The  ninth card is titled "A Song of Love, Sweetheart."  The following is hand-written inside" Love Christine."

Folder 9: 8, 1725.1-.8(8), 77.26.3-.5, No #  (3) PostcardsAdd to your cart.

This folder contains one envelope and nine postcards.

The first envlope is titled "Japan #1725."

The first postcard is titled "The Twilight Hour." On the back the following is hand-written: "Hello Alice. How are you all tonight were all OK. hope you all ok too same say what writer you let U iota Treat you and many I heard that will is and small wood why Mannirel I guess you and Dr Ewrin will As next I hope you all had a marry xmcx and a happy New Years so by by as were ... Miss Alice Faulkner Alvord Tex."

The second postcard is titled "Bertha Nelson." On the back the following is hand-written: "June 4, 1900. Well Alice, We are on our way back to the good old U.S.A. old more,  I am ... over you bro. Merritt F. Miss Alice Faulkner Alvord R.T. D. 2 Texas."

The third postcard is titled "B 3392. Group of Residences and Bank; Somerville, Texas." On the back the following is hand-written: "Your card to hand was real glad to hear from you this leaves some ok but tomorrow hope you are O.K. an here with me as soon Amie box 202. Miss Alice Faulkner, Alvord Tex. Rorte D."

The fourth postcard is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "77.26.4."

The fifth card is untitled. On the back the following is hand-written: "77.26.5."

The sixth card is titled "Soapine." On the back the following is hand-written: "77.26.3."

The first envelope is titled in Japanese. On the front the following is hand-written: "1725.1."

The seventh post card is titled in Japanese. On the front the following is hand-written: "1725.7."

The eighth postcard is titled in Japanese. On the front the following is hand-written: "1725.3."

The ninth postcard is titled in Japanese. On the front the following is hand-written: "1725.6."

The tenth postcard is titled in Japanese. On the front the following is hand-written: "1725.8."

The eleventh postcard is titled in Japanese. On the front the following is hand-written: "1725.2."

The twelfth postcard is titled in Japanese. On the front the following is hand-written: "1725.9."

The thirteenth postcard is titled in Japanese. On the front the following is hand-written: "1725.5."

The fourteenth postcard is titled in Japanese. On the front the following is hand-written: "1725.4."

Folder 10: 10, ST 650.3-.8 Postcard FoldersAdd to your cart.

This folder contains seven postcard folders.

The first postcard folder is titled "Souvenir from St. Paul." It is addressed to "Mr. John E. Willson. McKinney. Tex."  The following is hand-written on the front: "ST.650.7." This postcard folder contains twenty-two postcards.

The second postcard folder is titled "San Francisco The Queen City. "The following is hand-written on the front: "ST.650.8." This postcard folder contains eighteen postcards.

The third postcard folder is titled "Souvenir of Commercial Seattle." It is addressed to "Mr. John E. Willson. 718 E. Anthony H. McKinney Tex." The following is hand-written on the front: "ST.650.6." This postcard folder contains sixteen postcards.

The fourth postcard folder is titled "Souvenir from Rochester, Minn." It is addressed to "Mr. J. E. Willson Jr. McKinney. Tex." The following is hand-written on the front: "ST.650.5." This postcard folder contains twenty-two postcards.

The fifth postcard folder is titled "Souvenir views of Kansas City, Mo." It is addressed to "Mr. John E. Willson. McKinney. Tex." The following is hand-written on the front: "ST.650." This postcard folder contains twenty-two postcards.

The sixth postcard folder is titled "Souvenir from Minneapolis." It is addressed to "Mr. John E. Willson. McKinney. Tex." The following is hand-written on the front: "ST.650.3." This postcard folder contains twenty-two postcards.

The seventh postcard folder is titled "Souvenir Folding Card of Des Moines, Iowa." It is addressed to "Mr. J. E. Willson Jr. McKinney. Tex." The following is hand-written on the front: "ST.650.4." This postcard folder contains twenty postcards.

Folder 11: Wash. StateAdd to your cart.
This folder contains two postcards. The first one is an illustration of a log cabin and two men, printed on the front is "Big Cedar Stump used as a Log Cabin, in the Northwest." The second postcard is of a mountain scene at night, printed on the front is "Mt. Baker, Wash., by moonlight from Chain Lake."
Folder 12: Charlie Chaplin, Sea Wall, Juarez Mexico, 1929Add to your cart.

This folder contains three postcards. The first postcard is of a building printed on the front is "Custom House, Juarez, Mexico" addressed to Bert L. Lovette with a note on the back "July 22/29 Do wish you and the dear children were with us out of the heat. we will go on trains now. Love Mother."

The second postcard is an illustration of a large house on a hill printed on the front is "Residence of Charlie Chaplin, Beverly Hills, Califonia" addressed to Bert L. Lovette with a note on the back.

The third postcard is an illustration of a beach scene with hotels printed on the front is "The Sea-Wall and Hotel Virginia, Long Beach, California" addressed to Bert Lovette with a note on the back.

Folder 13: Souvenir folder of HoustonAdd to your cart.
This folder contains a souvenir folder of Houston "Texas' largest city" addressed to Bert L. Lovette Jr.
Folder 14: Mt. RainierAdd to your cart.
This folder contains a postcard of an illustration of a mountain and camp Tahoma printed on the front is "Mt. Rainier 'In the heart of the charmed land' - Camp Tahoma on Pacific Highway in Tacoma, Wash. 'You'll Like It.' "
Folder 15: RedwoodAdd to your cart.
This folder contains a postcard of a redwood and automobiles in the background printed on the front is "This tree is dedicated to the American Green Cross. At Lanes Redwood Flat."

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