A Guide to the Postcards from Appalachia, c.1900-1950s Postcards from Appalachia Ms2015-032

A Guide to the Postcards from Appalachia, c.1900-1950s

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2015-032


Special Collections, Virginia Tech

Special Collections, University Libraries (0434)
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Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
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Processed by: Ryan Mair, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Postcards from Appalachia, c.1900-1950s
Physical Characteristics
0.4 Cubic Feet 1 box
Selections from this collection have been digitized and are available online
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

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

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

Alternate Form Available

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

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.


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.

Index Terms

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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Contents List

Box-Folder 1 folder: 1
Box-Folder 1 folder: 2
North Carolina
Box-Folder 1 folder: 3
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