Gracie A. Fulk Collection

1909-1925, undated
Manuscript Collection #938
Creator(s)
Fulk, Gracie A.
Physical description
0.25 Cubic Feet, 1 archival container, 175 items , postcards, greeting cards, birthday cards, civil war battlefields cards, World War I postcards, holiday cards, vacation cards
Preferred Citation
Gracie A. Fulk Collection (#938), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

Collection (1909-1925, undated ) of postcards and greeting cards received by Miss Gracie A. Fulk, of Timberville, Virginia, from family and friends, during the period when she grew from childhood to adulthood, including birthday cards, Civil War battlefield cards, World War I training scenes, parks, vacations, and holidays including Christmas, Easter, New Year, Thanksgiving & Valentine's Day cards, showing Virginia, California, Florida, Maryland, New York City, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, & Ontario, Canada, Scenes, etc. Color and Black & White.


Biographical/historical information

Gracie A. Fulk received these postcards from her friends and family, including her older brothers and sisters Charles, Olivia, Lizzie, Bob, Grover, Jacob, and Maxine throughout her childhood in Timberville, Virginia.


Scope and arrangement

The collection includes postcards arranged by various themes: Birthday, Christmas, World War I, Easter, New Year, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Greeting, Vacations and places, and a card that shows the Gettysburg Battlefield.

The Gracie A. Fulk Collection is arranged in original order in a single series.


Administrative information
Custodial History

September 26, 2003, 174 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Collection (1909-1925, n.d.) of postcards and greeting cards received by Miss Gracie A. Fulk, of Timberville, Virginia, from family and friends, during the period when she grew from childhood to adulthood, including birthday cards, Civil War battlefield cards, World War I training scenes, parks, vacations, and holidays including Christmas, Easter, New Year, Thanksgiving & Valentine's Day cards, showing Virginia, California, Florida, Maryland, New York City, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, & Ontario, Canada, scenes, etc. Color & Black & White. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Anonymous

Source of acquisition

Anonymous gift

Processing information

Encoded by Mark Custer, January 14, 2008;

Processing, inventory, and finding aid by Sarah Taylor, April 21, 2011;

Finding aid revised by Spencer Tart, June 6, 2012;

Finding aid revised by Jonathan Dembo, 6/26/2012;

Encoded by Jonathan Dembo, 6/26/2012;

Encoding revised by Jonathan Dembo, 7/23/2012.

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Note to Researchers

A majority of the cards in the collection have received some water damage. 90 cards are so severely damaged that they are virtually inaccessible pending further conservation.


Key terms
Personal Names
Fulk, Gracie A.
Topical
Greeting cards
Postcards

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Christmas cards sent to Gracie A. Fulk (1909-1925, undated), 9 items; 9 p
Box 1 Folder b Birthday cards sent to Gracie A. Fulk (1909-1925, undated), 5 items; 5 p
Box 1 Folder c New Year's cards sent to Gracie A. Fulk (1909-1925, undated), 2 items; 2 p
Box 1 Folder e Thanksgiving cards sent to Gracie A. Fulk (1909-1925, undated), 4 items; 4 p
Box 1 Folder f Easter cards sent to Gracie A. Fulk (1909-1925, undated), 8 items; 8 p
Box 1 Folder g WWI cards sent to Gracie A. Fulk (1909-1925, undated), 3 items; 3 p
Box 1 Folder h Greeting cards sent to Gracie A. Fulk (1909-1925, undated), 16 items; 16 p
Box 1 Folder i Vacation and Place cards sent to Gracie A. Fulk from Virginia; California; Florida; Maryland; New York City; Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; and Ontario, Canada (1909-1925, undated), 33 items; 33 p