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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Guttridge postcard collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1932
    Collection number: MS-SEA011
    Creator: Guttridge, Denis Christian
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library.Special Collections and Archives.
    Irvine, California 92623-9557
    Abstract: This collection comprises more than two hundred postcards collected by Dr. Denis C. Guttridge. It contains a wide range of images of places, people, events, and activities pertaining to Southeast Asia, and particularly to the former French colonies of Indochina (Annam, Cochin China, Tonkin, and Cambodia). Other countries are also included, such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. The collection features postcards from a multitude of publishers, based in cities throughout France and Indochina. Some of these postcards have been used for correspondence, almost universally in French, at times with insights into the subject depicted on the postcards as well as into the lives of the colonists. Unfortunately, due to the bad quality of the paper, many postcards have lost their versos. Only the versos including messages have been preserved
    Language: French

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Guttridge postcard collection. MS-SEA11. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Denis C. Guttridge, 1995.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Olivier Muth in 2003.

    Biography

    Dr. Denis Christian Guttridge holds a B.A. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (University of California, San Diego, 1986), a M.S. in Biochemistry (California State University, Long Beach, 1988), and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (University of California, Irvine, 1996). From 1996 to 2001, he served as a postdoctoral associate at the Lineberger Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His laboratory studied "the role of Nf-kB in cell growth and differentiation." Since 2001, he has been an assistant professor at the Division of Human Cancer Genetics at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He was honored with the Regents Fellow Award (UC Irvine) in 1990-1991, the Joseph S. Pagano Lineberger Award in 2001, and the V Foundation Award in 2002.
    The postcards have been collected by Guttridge's parents who left Vietnam in 1954.
    For further information, a biographical article is available online through "The Ohio State University" (http://www.cancergenetics.med.ohio-state.edu).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection comprises more than two hundred postcards collected by Dr. Denis C. Guttridge. It contains a wide range of images of places, people, events, and activities pertaining to Southeast Asia, and particularly to the former French colonies of Indochina (Annam, Cochin China, Tonkin, and Cambodia). Other countries are also included, such as Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. The collection features postcards from a multitude of publishers, based in cities throughout France and Indochina. Some of these postcards have been used for correspondence, almost universally in French, at times with insights into the subject depicted on the postcards as well as into the lives of the colonists. Unfortunately, due to the bad quality of the paper, many postcards have lost their versos. Only the versos including messages have been preserved.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized geographically, beginning with Indochinese cities and sites, followed by Indochinese occupations and people, ending with other Asian countries' cities and sites. Unless otherwise indicated, the geographical divisions are inhabited places. The French name is followed by the Vietnamese one, if different, in square brackets. Geographical or terminological clarifications are given in parentheses. The subject depicted on the postcards is described thoroughly according to the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus. Blank postcards are undated and are filed separately from those including messages. Unless otherwise indicated, all postcards are blank.
    This collection is arranged into 2 series. Series 1. Indochine [Indochina], circa 1900-1932. 0.3 linear ft. Series 2. Other Asian countries, 1927. 0.1 linear ft.

    Related Material

    The following collections contain related materials:
    • The Getty Research Library, Special Collections, ACHAC collection.
    • Archives nationales, Centre des archives d'Outre-Mer (Aix-en-Provence, France), Fonds iconographique. See the online catalogue "BORA" through the website of the Archives nationales (http://www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr).
    • Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France), Département des estampes et photographies. See the online catalogue "BN-Opaline" through the website of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (http://www.bnf.fr).
    • Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet (Paris, France), Archives photographiques. See a sample of these photographs through the website of the Musée national des arts asiatiques-Guimet (http://museeguimet.fr).
    Some of these photographs have been published in:
    • Charles Daney, Indochine (Paris, Flammarion, 1992)
    • Jean Noury, L'Indochine en cartes postales ([Cahors], Publi-Fusion, 1992)
    • Michel Igout, Phnom Pemh, then and now (Bangkok, White Lotus, 1993)
    • Michel Germain, Le Viêt-Nam autrefois (Lyon, Horvath, 1994)
    • Jacques Borgé and Nicolas Viasnoff, Archives de l'Indochine ([Paris], M. Trinckvel, 1995)
    • Thierry Vincent, Pierre Dieulefils, photographe-éditeur de cartes postales d'Indochine: plus de 4800 références sur le Tonkin, Annam, Cochinchine, Cambodge, Yunnan, Chine (Aix-en-Provence, T. Vincent, 1997)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Buildings--Indochina--Pictorial works.
    Cities and towns--Indochina--Pictorial works.
    Landscape--Indochina--Pictorial works.
    Indigenous peoples--Indochina--Social life and customs--Pictorial works.
    Indochina--Pictorial works.
    Vietnam--Pictorial works.
    Cambodia--Pictorial works.
    Southeast Asia--Pictorial works.
    France--Colonies--Indochina--Pictorial works.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Postcards--20th century.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Online Archive of California.
    Southeast Asian Archive.