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Boston College collection of photographic postcards

Collection MS-1986-089: Boston College collection of photographic postcards


  • Creation: probably 1890s-1920s


Collected photographic postcards with blank versos, from Europe and Africa, as well as a few from the United States. The bulk are images of Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and Turkey; while smaller sets document Algeria and Morocco. Photographs are almost entirely black-and-white, with a few hand-colored.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials


1 Linear Feet (2 containers )

Language of Materials



Alphabetical by country or region. Arrangement assigned by the original collector has been maintained.


Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time. Notes from 1986 indicate that these materials were originally transferred from the Boston College Jesuit community.

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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States