A Guide to Postcards from Appalachia, c.1900-19570s Ms.2015.032 A Collection in Special Collections

A Guide to Postcards from Appalachia, c.1900-19570s Ms.2015.032

A Collection in Special Collections


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Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
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Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
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Ryan Mair

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2015.032
Title
Postcards from Appalachia,c.1900-1970s
Quantity
0.4 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Digital Content
Selections from this collection have been digitized and are available online
Language
English .
Abstract
Postcards from Appalachia contains postcards depicting various landmarks, locations, and scenery in the Appalachian region during the first half of the 20th century.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Postcards from Appalachia must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Alternate Form Available

Selections from this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Postcards from Appalachia, Ms2015-032, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Postcards from Appalachia were purchased by Special Collections in 1991. Additional materials were acquired in multiple accruals after 1991.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Postcards from Appalachia was completed in July 2015. Additional items were added and the collection was organized by location depicted on the front the card in February 2017.


Scope and Content

This collection contains postcards depicting various locations in the Appalachian region. Postcards show scenery from locations in Tennessee and Kentucky as well as Abington, Bristol, Harrisonburg, Radford, Roanoke, and Tazewell, Virginia. Campus quadrangles of Roanoke College are shown on a few postcards. Other postcards depict historic landmarks such as Excelsior Pocahontas Smokeless Coal Mines No 1. and 2, The Hotel Roanoke, Hotel Patrick Henry, The Old Forge of Clifton Forge, and The Barter Theatre.

Arrangement

This collection is organized in folders by state depicted on the front of the postcards. Since the majority of the collection relates to Virginia, items relating to Virginia are further subdivided by location and arranged alphabetically by town/city (when given) or county, depending on how the postcard image is identified.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Giles County (Va.)
  • Hotel Roanoke
  • Kentucky
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Marion (Va.)
  • North Carolina
  • Pulaski County (Va.)
  • Railroad
  • Roanoke (Va.)
  • Roanoke County (Va.)
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wythe County (Va.)

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Giles County (Va.)
  • Marion (Va.)
  • Pulaski County (Va.)
  • Roanoke (Va.)
  • Roanoke County (Va.)
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wythe County (Va.)

Container List

box-folder 1 folder: 1
Kentucky
box-folder 1 folder: 2
North Carolina
box-folder 1 folder: 3
Tennessee
box-folder 1 folder: 4
Virginia, by location, A-F
box-folder 1 folder: 5
Virginia, by location, G-N
box-folder 1 folder: 6
Virginia, by location, O-R
box-folder 1 folder: 7
Virginia, by location, S-Z
box-folder 1 folder: 8
Virginia, general/no location given
box-folder 1 folder: 9
West Virginia