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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Gertrude Hill Lakey COllection MSS.3698


University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266

February 2013


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Collection Title:

Gertrude Hill Lakey collection

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University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama


0.4 Linear feet




Souvenir post cards and other mementos and keepsakes. There is also a typed manuscript by Jacqueline Box Blaylock, "A Tribute to the Memory of Perry Jackson Box."


Lakey, Gertrude Hill

Biographical/Historical note

Gertrude Hill Lakey lived in Corona, Alabama, in the early part of the 20th century. In 1926 and 1927 she received souvenir post cards from tourist destinations across the southern, eastern and lower plains states.

Scope and Contents note

The collection primarily consists of souvenir post card folders sent to Gertrude Hill Lakey in 1926 and 1927. There are also other letters, as well as a lock of hair in a bag with a 1924 dog tag and a typed essay.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Susan S. Tolbert, 2013

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Preferred Citation:

Gertrude Hill Lakey Collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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Tolbert, Susan (local)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Travel and Tourism (localbroad)

Letters, 1919-1934 Box 3698.001 Folder 1

Souvenir Post Cards - Alabama Box 3698.001 Folder 2

Souvenir Post Cards - Arkansas Box 3698.001 Folder 3

Souvenir Post Cards - Georgia Box 3698.001 Folder 4

Souvenir Post Cards - Maryland Box 3698.001 Folder 5

Souvenir Post Cards - Mississippi Box 3698.001 Folder 6

Souvenir Post Cards - North Carolina Box 3698.001 Folder 7

Souvenir Post Cards - Ohio Box 3698.001 Folder 8

Souvenir Post Cards - Oklahoma Box 3698.001 Folder 9

Souvenir Post Cards - Pennsylvania Box 3698.001 Folder 10

Souvenir Post Cards - Tennessee Box 3698.001 Folder 11

Souvenir Post Cards - Texas Box 3698.001 Folder 12

Souvenir Post Cards - Virginia Box 3698.001 Folder 13

Souvenir Post Cards - Washington, D.C. Box 3698.001 Folder 14

Souvenir Post Cards - West Virginia Box 3698.001 Folder 15

Souvenir Post Cards - Canada Box 3698.001 Folder 16

Lock of Hair and 1924 Dog Tag Box 3698.001 Folder 17

"A Tribute to the Memory of Perry Jackson Box" Box 3698.001 Folder 18