Scope and Content
Title: Collection of California postcards
Date (inclusive): 1890-
Collection number: 1351
22 oversize boxes.
Abstract: There were few areas or events not recorded on postcards by the early 1900s. Although their popularity dropped off after World
War I, tourist view cards became the standard after World War II. The collection consists of postcards of various places throughout
Language: Finding aid is written in
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the
creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright
owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
[Identification of item], Collection of California postcards (Collection Number 1351). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
Scope and Content
The first postcards were probably playing cards used as visiting cards (late 17th-early 18th century); they were replaced
by visiting cards and most had pictures and a blank space for the name; subjects were places of interest or general motifs
and often included messages; printers printed decorative letter paper using old visiting card plates (1830s) and established
the link from visiting cards to postcards; there were few areas or events not recorded on postcards by the early 1900s; popularity
dropped off after WWI; tourist view cards became the standard after WWII.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Genres and Forms of Material