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Sandy Ballasch Library Postcards Collection

Identifier: msc0854

Scope and Contents

A collection of 45 postcards showing libraries, mostly in the midwest, with the majority being from Nebraska, Kansas, and Illinois, though there are some from Pennsylvania, California, and Washington State. Many of them are Carnegie Libraries. Some of the cards have been written on and sent through the mail; most of them are blank. They date mostly from the nineteen-teens, clustering around 1914-1916, though there is one from 1947.


  • 1913-1947


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


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Postcards, mostly from the midwest, showing libraries, many of them Carnegie Libraries.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries in 2007 by Sandra Ballasch.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)