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CLS-202: Archaeological Methods : Postcards

A quick guide on how to find and use primary sources at Schaffer Library, Special Collections and Archives for the CLS 202 documentary archaeology project.


Postcards were immensely popular in the first decades of the 20th century. Colorful and flashy images were accompanied by a quick short message, just as we use social media today share images with family and friends. The production of these inexpensive postcards helped preserve historical images in the process. The collections below show images of Union College buildings, exterior views and campus grounds.


Electrical Laboratory, Union College, undated. William F. Hahn, Jr. Postcard Collection (SCA-1109)