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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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John W. Carr Postcards

Collection Title: John W. Carr Postcard Collection

Series Number: RG003-11-49

Department: Office of the President

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed from October to December of 2011

Date Listed: January 27, 2012

Date Span: 1920s-1930s

Size of Collection: 1.25 linear feet. 700 postcards

Number of Boxes: 2 letter sized document cases and 1 legal size document case

Type of Material: Postcards and ephemera

Condition of Material: Good

Arrangement: Organized alphabetically by name of country; Chronological arrangement.

Historical Information: John W. Carr, former President of Murray State Normal and Teachers College (presently Murray State University), traveled throughout Europe, Africa and Asia in during the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of over 700 postcards and images acquired by John W. Carr during his travels throughout Europe, Africa and Asia during the late 1920s to the early 1930s. Included with the postcards are reproduced images of artwork from various museums throughout Europe.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Carr, John Wesley, 1859-1960.

Murray State University – Presidents.

Postcards – Europe.

Postcards – Africa.

Postcards – Asia.

Europe – Pictorial works.

Africa – Pictorial works.

Asia – Pictorial works.

Research Notes: The collection can be viewed online at http://jpda.murraystate.edu/greenstone/cgi-bin/library.cgi?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=dullrich-johnwcar&l=en&w=utf-8 .