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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Cuban postcards MSS.3695

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

November 2012

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-30T16:53-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Cuban postcards

Unit ID:

MSS.3695

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 linear foot 20 postcards

Dates:

circa 1920

Abstract:

Postcards depicting scenes in Cuba in the early twentieth century

Biographical/Historical note

These post cards were collected by Mary Frances Riggs, born in Clinton, Iowa, in 1872. She was a school teacher in Iowa and Nebraska for approximately 17 years before moving to Idaho in 1908. In 1910, she married Henry Chiles Riggs; she returned to teaching to support her children after his death in 1925. She died in 1969.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Linda Riggs Allen, 2012

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2012

Preferred Citation:

Cuban postcards, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

The collection includes 20 postcards depicting scenes in Cuba in the early twentieth century. The postcards show images of rural life as well as the city of Havana and include images of shark fishing, a boneyard, and a man milking a burro.

Source(s)

Allen, Linda Riggs (local)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Travel and Tourism (localbroad)

Postcards Box SC0086 Folder 3695.01