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Great Smoky Mountains Postcard Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3745

This collection consists primarily of colorized postcards from the early 20th century that depict scenes and animals in the Great Smoky Mountains. Most of the postcards have extensive captions on the back, and some have postmarks and personal notes.

Also included in this collection are a booklet, a brochure, and several souvenir postcard folders. The folders, designed to be mailed, include many images folded accordian style within a cover. These occasionally include images from the loose postcards, but have a single descriptive text for the collection, rather than individual captions.

Dates

  • circa 1910-circa 1976

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of colorized postcards from the early 20th century that depict scenes and animals in the Great Smoky Mountains. Most of the postcards have extensive captions on the back, and some have postmarks and personal notes.

Also included in this collection are a booklet, a brochure, and several souvenir postcard folders. The folders, designed to be mailed, include many images folded accordian style within a cover. These occasionally include images from the loose postcards, but have a single descriptive text for the collection, rather than individual captions.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Great Smoky Mountains were formed 200-300 million years ago and elevations range from 875 to 6,643 feet. They are home to one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world.

The Great Smoky Mountains Park, straddling the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, is the largest federally protected landmass east of the Mississippi River, spanning over 36 miles. It was established in 1934 as a way to protect a large wilderness area and to make it available for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as MS.3709 and MS.1638.

Acquisition Note

These materials are the property of Special Collections.

Location

Many of these images have been digitized and are available in the University of Tennessee Libraries digital collections.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.3709, the Bogart Family Great Smoky Mountains Postcard Collection, and MS.3784, Great Smoky Mountains Postcards and Negatives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480