Outer Banks History Center Postcard Collection, AV.5277

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Outer Banks History Center Postcard Collection, AV.5277

Abstract

The Outer Banks History Center Postcard Collection was assembled over a period of several years by Outer Banks History Center staff. The postcards primarily document the North Carolina tourism industry, with a particular focus on Dare County and eastern North Carolina. The collection contains approximately 1,000 postcards, ranging in size from standard 3.5" by 5.5." up to 7" by 11.5".

Descriptive Summary

Title
Outer Banks History Center Postcard Collection
Call Number
AV.5277
Creator
Outer Banks History Center
Date
1905-2005
Extent
1.00 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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  1. Collection Contents

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Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by the United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying these materials.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AV.5277, Outer Banks History Center Postcard Collection, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, U.S.A.

Collection Overview

The Outer Banks History Center Postcard Collection, 1905-2005, contains approximately 1,000 postcards from the Outer Banks, other areas of North Carolina, and the eastern United States. Most of the postcards are standard 3.5" by 5.5.", although sizes up to 7" by 11.5" ("Giant" postcards), including about ten panoramic postcards, are included. The majority of the postcards are blank, but several contain personal messages and are postmarked to or from Outer Banks residents. In addition to individual postcards, this collection also includes several booklets of related postcards (primarily scenes from the Dare County coast and other tourist destinations). Postcards are color, black and white, or sepia toned.

Most heavily represented in the collection are postcards related to Roanoke Island, which include scenes from the Lost Colony, the Elizabethan Gardens, Fort Raleigh, and buildings in downtown Manteo. Postcards from Currituck County include three early 20th-century scenes of Pine Island (Currituck Banks, North Carolina), including the Baum Family house, Pine Island Clubhouse, and a horse and buggy on Pine Island beach.

Historical Note

The Outer Banks History Center Postcard Collection was assembled over a period of several years by Outer Banks History Center staff. The postcards primarily document the North Carolina tourism industry, with a particular focus on Dare County and eastern North Carolina. Additionally, several postcards from the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. are included.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Hotels and Motels, circa 1960s-1990s
Image Box 1
Surfing, circa 1970s-1990s
Image Box 1
Beach Scenes, circa 1960s-1990s
Image Box 1
Shells, circa 1950s
Image Box 1
Shipwrecks, circa 1940s-1990s
Image Box 1
Piers, circa 1960s-1990s
Image Box 1
Windswept Trees, 1950s
Image Box 1
Jockey's Ridge State Park, circa 1930s-1990s
Image Box 1
Hang Gliding, circa 1970s-1990s
Image Box 1
Bridges and Ferries, circa 1930s-1980
Image Box 1
Vintage and Old-Fashioned, 1980-2005
Image Box 1
Roanoke Island, 1906-circa 2005
Image Box 1
Fishing, circa 1930s-1990s
Image Box 1
Churches, circa 1960s
Image Box 1
Cheesecake (Glamour Shots), circa 1940s-1990s
Image Box 1
Gimmicks/Humorous, 1958-1990s
Image Box 1
Ponies, circa 1990s
Image Box 1
Birds, circa 1960s-2000
Image Box 1
Beach Accesses, circa 1950s-1960s
Image Box 1
Elizabethan Gardens, 1974-1998
Image Box 2
Lost Colony, circa 1940s-1997
Image Box 2
Waterside Theatre, circa 1950s
Image Box 2
Fort Raleigh, 1934-circa 1990s
Image Box 2
Wright Brothers National Memorial and Aviation, circa 1930-1998
Image Box 2
Ocracoke, circa 1940s-2000s
Image Box 2
Lighthouses
Image Box 2
Dare County, circa 1940s-1970s
Image Box 2
Kitty Hawk, circa 1900s-1980
Image Box 3
Nags Head, circa 1900s-1990s
Image Box 3
North Carolina (General), circa 1950s
Image Box 3
Elizabeth City, 1908-1990s
Image Box 3
Edenton, circa 1990s
Image Box 3
Western North Carolina and Smoky Mountains, 1920-1999
Image Box 3
Central North Carolinas, 1935-2000
Image Box 3
Hertford, circa 1940s-1969
Image Box 3
The Triangle, 1905-2000
Image Box 3
New Bern, circa 1950s-1960s
Image Box 3
Wilmington, circa 1950s-1990s
Image Box 3
Carteret County, 1906-circa 1980s
Image Box 3
Virginia Beach, 1907-circa 1920s
Image Box 3
Virginia, circa 1900s-1986
Image Box 3
Washington, D.C., circa 1930s-1998
Image Box 3
Hatteras Island, circa 1947-1995
Image Box 4
Kill Devil Hills, circa 1900s-1970s
Image Box 4
Currituck County, 1916-circa 1990s
Image Box 4
Lifesaving Stations, circa 1950s-1990s
Image Box 4
Aerial Photographs, circa 1960s-1990s
Image Box 4
Miscellaneous, 1907-1999
Image Box 4

Subject Headings

  • Postcards--North Carolina--Dare County
  • Postcards--North Carolina
  • Tourism--North Carolina
  • Tourism--Virginia
  • Vacations--North Carolina
  • North Carolina--Description and travel
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)--History
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)--Pictorial works
  • Outer Banks (N.C.)--Social life and customs
  • Pine Island (N.C.)
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)--History
  • Acquisitions Information

    Multiple sources. See custodial history note for more information.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Outer Banks History Center staff.