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Gracie A. Fulk Collection, 1909-1925, undated

Manuscript Collection #938

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Title: Gracie A. Fulk Collection
Creator: Fulk, Gracie A.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 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

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Accessions Information

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

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.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

Gracie A. Fulk Collection (#938), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • 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.


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Personal/Family name

Topical terms

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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