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Collection Number: P0052

Collection Title: North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010

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Size 5.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 7000 items)
Abstract This is an artificial collection created by the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from postcards donated over a period of decades. The collection consists of picture postcards dating from circa 1905 to the present arranged by North Carolina county name. Postcards of miscellaneous mountains and miscellaneous scenes of North Carolina are filed at the end. Within some counties additional subdivisions exist by city/town or topic. All 100 of North Carolina's counties are represented in the collection.
Creator North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
For copyright and use restrictions contact the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the North Carolina Postcard Collection #P0052, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Acquired primarily as gifts from multiple donors over a period of decades.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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This is an artificial collection created by the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from postcards donated over a period of decades. The collection consists of picture postcards dating from circa 1905 to the present arranged by North Carolina county name. Postcards of miscellaneous mountains and miscellaneous scenes of North Carolina are filed at the end. Within some counties additional subdivisions exist by city/town or topic. All 100 of North Carolina's counties are represented in the collection.

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7000 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by county.

Postcard Box 01

Alamance County through Buncombe County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 01

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 500 images

Counties include Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, and Buncombe.

Postcard Box 02

Buncombe County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 02

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Postcard Box 03

Burke County through Cumberland County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 03

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Counties include Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, and Cumberland.

Postcard Box 04

Currituck County through Edgecombe County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 04

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Counties include Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, and Edgecombe.

Postcard Box 05

Forsyth County through Harnett County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 05

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Counties include Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, and Harnett.

Postcard Box 06

Haywood County through Hoke County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 06

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 500 images

Counties include Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, and Hoke.

Postcard Box 07

Hyde County through Mecklenburg County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 07

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 500 images

Counties include Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Martin, and Mecklenburg.

Postcard Box 08

Mitchell County through Orange County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 08

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Counties include Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, and Orange.

Postcard Box 09

Orange County through Robeson County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 09

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Counties include Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, and Robeson.

Postcard Box 10

Rockingham County through Swain County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 10

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Counties include Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, and Swain.

Postcard Box 11

Swain County through Wake County #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 11

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Counties include Swain, Transylvania, Tyrell, Union, Vance, and Wake.

Postcard Box 12

Warren County through Yancey County and Miscellaneous Mountains #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 12

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Counties include Warren, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yancey, and Yadkin. Miscellaneous mountains include postcards from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Postcard Box 13

Miscellaneous Mountains and Miscellaneous Scenes of North Carolina #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 13

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Miscellaneous mountains include postcards from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Postcard Box 14

Oversized Postcards #P0052, Series: "North Carolina Postcard Collection, 1905-2010." 14

Black-and-White Postcards and Color Postcards

Approximately 450 images

Counties include Alamance, Alleghany, Avery, Beaufort, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Carteret, Cherokee, Chowan, Clay, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Guilford, Henderson, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Wake, Warren, Watauga, Yancey. Also includes miscellaneous scenes of North Carolina postcards.

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Processing Information

Processed by: North Carolina Collection, 1997

Encoded by: Tracy M. Jackson, August 2010, June 2011

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