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Elon Postcard Collection

Identifier: EUA030


The collection includes postcards that depict Elon's campus, alumni, class pictures, and much more. The bulk of this collection features historic buildings and/or areas of Elon's campus and surrounding areas that have changed dramatically over time. The dates of the postcards range from the early 20th century to the present. Postcards comprising this collection were obtained mostly through donations. The collection is arranged alphabetically by postcard name and then numerically by postcard number. In the detailed description below, each postcard has been assigned a unique identifier number beginning with "PC", followed by the name, and ending with the filename assigned to postcards that have been digitized; postcards with no filename have not been digitized.


  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


11.04 Linear Feet (2 archival boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged alphabetically by postcard name and then numerically by postcard number.

Physical Location

The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please consult the Archives staff for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.

Related Materials

Please consult the Archives staff for additional information about materials related to this collection. Digitized postcards may be found at

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, November, 2012

Encoded by Shaunta Alvarez, February, 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

100 Campus Drive
2550 Campus Box
Elon North Carolina 27244 USA