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Syracuse State School Postcard Collection

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The series consists of approximately 120 picture post cards, most of which were sent by employees or students of the Syracuse State School to staff members. All cards are stamped and cancelled. The color pictures typically show cities and landscapes primarily, but not exclusively, within New York State. Some appear to be reports from former students or their families. Fewer post cards were used for "business" messages.
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Quantity:
0.2 cubic feet (circa 120 cards)
Inclusive Dates:
[circa 1916-1945]
Series Number:
B1693

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of approximately 120 picture post cards, most of which were sent by employees or students of the Syracuse State School to staff members. All cards are stamped and cancelled. The color pictures typically show cities and landscapes primarily, but not exclusively, within New York State.

Most are "recreational" cards that carry very brief personal greetings from those on vacation. Some appear to be reports from former students or their families. Fewer post cards were used for "business" messages arranging or confirming dates of student release or parole, or the arrival of relatives to visit or pick-up students. It is not known who collected the cards or why they were saved.

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