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Every year, Special Collections and University Archives staff work together to create relevant and interesting exhibits on topics that are of interest to the University, the community, and to scholars.
If a picture tells a thousand words, then the millions of postcards sent over the past century suggest that postcards are a significant source for understanding how Americans spent their leisure time. This online exhibit, based on an earlier physical exhibit, features early postcards of national parks and other natural wonders, scenic resorts, amusement parks, historic sites, world's fairs and American cities.
The exhibit team includes Joanne Archer, Peter Curtis, Melissa Lindberg, Doug McElrath, and Blaise Odle.
Hornbake Library is located on University of Maryland’s College Park campus. This library is home to the Exhibit Gallery, Special Collections & University Archives and Library Media Services.
For general information about the library and our collections, contact us
For questions about the exhibit and related events, please email Doug McElrath or call 301-405-9210.