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Johns Hopkins University Russian postcards collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0690
This is an artifically assembled collection of Russian-made postcards, with materials selected by the curators of Special Collections. The postcards date from approximately 1900 to the 1930s.

Dates

  • approximately 1900-1930s

Creator

Physical Description

Three envelopes of postcards, one series each envelope, exist in this boundwith folder.

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

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal-sized folder)

Biographical / Historical

Biographical or historical information can be found at the relevant series-level descriptions.

Scope and Contents

This is an artifically assembled collection of Russian-made postcards, with materials selected by the curators of Special Collections. Most of the postcards include full-color illustrations, predominantly of Russian folk tale scenes, traditional dress, or a reproduction of artwork from the era. A large number of the cards were published or sold by the Russian Society of the Red Cross (also known as the Russian Red Cross Society and similar variations), as the insignia of the organization is printed on them. Many others were also likely published by the Rishar Publishing Company.

The postcards date from approximately 1900 to the 1930s. Some information on the individual cards, titles, and original artists is available offline.

Physical Location

There is more information regarding physical location in the staff-only view of this guide.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Vendor information can be found at the relevant series-level descriptions.

Accruals

Accessions: 2014-15.MS.052, 2015-16.MS.073, 2016-17.MS.034, 2017-18.MS.062

Physical Description

Three envelopes of postcards, one series each envelope, exist in this boundwith folder.

Processing Information

Processed by Jordon Steele, March 2015. Additional processing by Annie Tang in June 2016, April 2017, and March 2018. The most common English-translations of names and titles were chosen for increased discoverability.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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