Posted on Aug 22, 2008

Postcard collection Schaffer Library Nott Memorial

People often remark that the Union campus belongs on a postcard. In fact, the campus scenery has been featured on a number of postcards through the years, and Schaffer Library has a new online exhibit showcasing hundreds of them.

The collection comes courtesy of Robert N. Michaelson ’72 and includes a wide-ranging set of images depicting buildings, landscapes, activities and individuals either on the College campus or associated with it. Most of the cards date from the first half of the 20th century.

The library plans to eventually add its own collection of hundreds of postcards to the database.

“We hope that this online postcard collection is the first of many digital collections the Library will make available to the campus and the community beyond,” said Ellen Fladger, head of the library's Special Collections and Archives.

To view the exhibit, click here.