Postcard collection

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Postcard collection



0.25 Linear Feet, 1.00 Box

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This artificial collection includes postcards of subjects that include Kansas State University, Fort Riley, Manhattan, and Kansas.  Some cards are addressed and others are blank.

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Alphabetically by building at Kansas State University, followed by Fort Riley, Manhattan, and Kansas postcards.

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No access restriction: All materials are open for research.

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The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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  • English

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    Acqusition Source: Various

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    General note

    The following postcards, marked U2015.13, were donated in loving memory of Janet Lee Rees by devoted husband Richard:
    KSAC Postcards:
    1.  Anderson Hall: real photo card, postally used with student message about mid-term exams, stamp cancellation but no postmark, divided back; library does not have this view.

    1. College Battalion: real photo card, postmarked 3/26/1909 with student message about final exams; library has a battalion card with a closer view but of military band, not postmarked.
      3.  Physical Science Hall: postmarked 9/6/1918; library has same view, not postmarked.
    2. Physical Science Hall: real photo card, different view than #3, postmarked 3/14/1910; library does not have this view.
    3. Horticultural Hall: color card postmarked 10/17/1910 with student message about studies; library does not have this view.
      6.  Horticultural Hall: real photo card, postmarked 6/30/1909 with student message about being busy until finish course; library does not have this view.
    4. Agricultural Building: real photo card, postmarked 9/22/1914 with student message has classes in this building; library does not have this view.
    5. Agricultural Hall: not postally used, divided back, published by Duckwall Bros. Manhattan, Kas; library does not have this view.
    6. Women's Gymnasium (Holtz Hall): postmarked 6/8/year missing, undivided back with brief message on front; library has same card with pinholes in each corner, not postally used.
    7. Kedzie (Domestic Science Hall): color view of 2-story building, postmarked 2/29/?8, student message discusses much larger building being built; library has same view but not color, different label, undivided back, not postally used, pinholes in each corner.
    8. Domestic Science & Art Bldg: view of 3-story building, postmarked 2/27/1909, student message spends most of her time in this building; library does not have a 3-story view.
      12.  Domestic Science & Art Bldg: color view of 3-story building, postmarked 6/1/1913, message that person went through this building; library does not have this card.
    9. Veterinary Science Building: color view of 3-story building, not postmarked, divided back, published by The Fleming Pharmacy, Manhattan, Kan; library does not have this view.
    10. Nichols Gymnasium: color card, postmarked June but rest of date illegible; library does not have this view.
    11. Van Zile Hall: color card, photo by Max Wolf Manhattan, Kansas; library has same card with different cloud formation and damaged back.
    12. General View of Campus: color card, postmarked 12/16/?8, published by H.S. Willard & Co. Manhattan, Kans; library has this view, not color, different back. 
    13. Lover's Lane: color card, the image of lane is enhanced; library has similar view with different label and back.
    14. Lover's Lane: divided back, postmark 6/7/1910, message discusses climbing Blue Mount Hill and writing card on shady  & cool Lover's Lane; library has similar view with different label and back.
    15. New Agronomy Building: color card, postmarked 11/26/no year; library does not have this card.
    16. KSAC Football Team 1909: real photo card, divided back; library does not have this card.
    17. Military Band: color card, divided back, published by H.S. Willard & Co. Manhattan, Kans; library does not have this card.
    18. Memorial Chapel: green ink etching by Charlotte H. Morton, divided back; library does not have this card.
    19. YMCA: real photo, divided back, the building became Saint Mary Hospital in 1936 and is where donor Richard D. Rees was born on 12/29/1938, mother's room was on main floor 1st window to the right of 11th Street entrance; this building is now the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house, the library does not have this card.
    20. YMCA: postmarked 6/30/13, divided back; library does not have this card.
      Manhattan Postcards:
      1.  Poyntz Avenue: color card, postmarked 9/11/1936, photo by Max Wolf, Manhattan, Kansas, view looking east from 4th Street.
      2.  Poyntz Avenue: not postally used, divided back, early 1900's view of unpaved Poyntz looking west from 1st Street.
      3.  Poyntz Avenue: postmarked 9/25/1912, early 1900's view of Poyntz with streetcar in center of street and horse & buggies along both curbs, student message about book costs and room & board.
      4.  Riley County Court House & Wareham Hotel: color card, postmarked 9/7/1938.
    21. Riley County Court House: earlier view of the court house, postmarked 9/8/no year, student message that school just started.
      6.  Riley County Court House: vertical color card, divided back.
      7.  Hotel Gillett: color card, divided back.
    22. Manhattan City High School: undivided back, postmarked 6/7/no year, brief message on front by girl attending some kind of instruction in the building.
    23. Rebekah Home: real photo card, divided back, postmarked 9/24/?0, message by person starting work apparently at KSAC since gave address as KSAC, Manhattan.
    24. I.O.O.F. Home Eureka Lake: color card, divided back, appears that a child started scribbling an address.
    25. Dripping Springs: color card, divided back.
    26. Union Pacific Depot: sepia tone card, postmarked 9/23/1910.
    27. Episcopal Church: divided back card.
    28. First Methodist Church: color card, postmarked 3/15/15,
    29. Post Office: color card, postmarked 6/5/52.
    30. Castle Kimble: color card, divided back.
    31. Union Bus Depot: color card, divided back, distributed by Wolf Studio, Manhattan, Kansas.
    32. Old Military Crossing on Blue River: color card, postmark 1/24/1910, message by student studying gas engines.
    33. Drive in City Park: real photo card, postmarked 11/17/1910, unpaved street in park with many trees, bench, and obelisk monument.

    Specialized notes

    • Citation: Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Postcard collection, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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    Publication Date: 2014-01-28

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