Johns Hopkins University Russian postcards collection
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.
- approximately 1900-1930s
- Obshchestvo Krasnogo kresta RSFSR (Organization)
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.
Biographical / Historical
Biographical or historical information can be found at the relevant series-level descriptions.
0.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal-sized folder)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
Accessions: 2014-15.MS.052, 2015-16.MS.073, 2016-17.MS.034, 2017-18.MS.062
Three envelopes of postcards, one series each envelope, exist in this boundwith folder.
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.
- Guide to the Johns Hopkins University Russian postcards collection
- Annie Tang
- April 2017
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA