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Finding Aid to the Philatelic Collection MS.518
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  • Processing history
  • Preferred citation
  • Use
  • Access
  • Acquisition

  • Title: Philatelic Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.518
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.3 Linear feet (3 albums, 1 box)
    Date (inclusive): 1861-1983
    Abstract: Items in this collection date from 1861-1983 and include stamps, covers or envelopes, newspaper clippings, typed articles, and correspondence. Materials include an envelope collection of covers from 1861 that mostly deal with politics, race relations, and the Civil War; stamps, covers, articles, and clippings spanning 1961-1969 and regarding mostly the American West, Native Americans, and Mexico. Materials in this binder originate from the Czech Republic, Mexico, and the United States.
    creator: Tufts, Charlotte

    Scope and Contents

    This collection of stamps, envelopes, and related items was started by Southwest Museum librarian Charlotte Tufts in 1966. Items in the collection were accessioned between 1954 and 1983. Items in the collection date from 1861-1983 and include stamps, covers or envelopes, newspaper clippings, typed articles, and correspondence. The collection consists of four loose-leaf binders and one separate vertical file. Three of the binders hold an envelope collection of covers from 1861 that mostly deal with politics, race relations, and the Civil War. One binder contains stamps, covers, articles, and clippings spanning 1961-1969 and regarding mostly the American West, Native Americans, and Mexico. Materials in this binder originate from the Czech Republic, Mexico, and the United States. The vertical file contains one stamp produced in 1953 depicting the 1853 Gadsden Purchase, and was donated to the Southwest Museum by Dr. B. Sacks, 1954 June.

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 September 28, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Preferred citation

    Philatelic Collection, 1861-1983, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.518; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level list is available from Library Staff.

    Acquisition

    Donations from Dr. B. Sacks, 1954 June; Dr. V. S. Karpenko, 1966 June; Dr. Emil Holub; E. St. Vraz; and Southwest Museum Librarian Charlotte Tufts.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Envelopes
    Indians of North America
    Indians of North America -- History
    Mexico -- History -- Collectibles
    Stamp collections
    Stamps
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Collectibles
    United States -- Politics and government