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Charlotte Tufts library and book postcard collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0689
A collection of about 1,000 20th century postcards, chiefly depicting libraries but also featuring about 100 postcards depicting scenes related to book reading, bookselling, and book collecting. The collection was named in honor of Charlotte Tufts, the librarian and deltiologist who created the collection.

Dates

  • 20th century

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.36 Cubic Feet (1 custom box (7.75 x 4.5 x 6 inches), 1 custom box (7.75 x 4.5 x 6 inches), 1 custom box (7.75 x 4.5 x 6 inches))

Biographical / Historical

Charlotte Tufts was a librarian for many years, and also worked with a dealer in rare manuscripts.

Scope and Contents

A collection of about 1,000 20th century postcards, chiefly depicting libraries but also featuring about 100 postcards depicting scenes related to book reading, bookselling, and book collecting. The collection was named in honor of Charlotte Tufts, the librarian and deltiologist who created the collection.

Arrangement

There is no arrangement to this collection. Portions of the collection are grouped according to state in which a given set of libraries are located, but these groupings repeat themselves throughout the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in June 2014 by Lee Kirk, who purchased the collection from Charlotte Tufts's daughter upon her mother's death.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordon Steele, April 2015.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA