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COLLECTION Identifier: HUY 214

Thomas T. Winant collection of Harvard postcards

Overview

Collection of 231 postcards, collected by Thomas T. Winant, chiefly depicting exteriors of Harvard and Radcliffe buildings, as well as Harvard landmarks, Cambridge views, and Harvard's graduate schools. Most of the postcards are blank, but some were mailed and contain writing. Postmarks for the latter suggest that the bulk dates from 1904 to 1908; however, there are about 20 postcards that are probably from the 1990s.

Dates

  • [circa 1900-circa 1990s]

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

.35 cubic feet (1 document box)
231 items : (231 postcards)
Collection of 231 postcards, collected by Thomas T. Winant, chiefly depicting exteriors of Harvard and Radcliffe buildings, many of Harvard Yard and the student dormitories, as well as other Harvard landmarks, such as the John Harvard statue, the Washington Elm, and the pump. Also includes more expansive views of the Harvard campus and immediate environs, including Harvard Square and Cambridge. Other Harvard views are included, such as the various gates, the Business School, the Law School, the Medical School, and Harvard Stadium. Most of the postcards are blank, but some were mailed and contain writing. Postmarks for the latter suggest that the bulk dates from 1904 to 1908; however, there are about 20 postcards that are more modern, circa 1990s.

Biographical note on Thomas T. Winant

Thomas T. Winant received his Certificate of Advanced Study from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1980.

Arrangement

The postcards are arranged in alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Thomas T. Winant, May 2018; accession 2019.009.

Related Materials

The Harvard University Archives also holds Postcards of Harvard buildings, circa 1916 (HUY 136) and the George W. Bender collection of Harvard and Cambridge postcards, 1906-circa 1980s and undated (HUY 173).

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Olivia Mandica-Hart in May 2019. Processing included physical re-housing and the creation of this finding aid. Titles were transcribed from the postcards; titles enclosed in brackets were devised by the archivist.
Link to catalog
Title
Thomas T. Winant collection of Harvard postcards, [circa 1900-circa 1990s] : an inventory
Status
completed
Author
Harvard University Archives
Date
May 20, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hua11019

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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