Postcard from Washington and Lee University

ID: 96-1352

Creator: Albertype Company, The

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1940s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 542, Folder: 12

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Summary

Postcard from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, where United States National Museum collections were transferred for safekeeping during World War II. Postcard includes handwritten note indicating location of the library, and back of the card included this note: "Steel and concrete building with brick veneer. Tin roof. Storage space offered: Part of locked stack. Second floor."

Subject

Washington and Lee University

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Presumably the postcard was shot prior to 1944, because there were collections stored in another location (Luray, Virginia, near Shenandoah National Park) by that time.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 192, Box 542, Folder: 12

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Storage
  • Wartime Activities
  • National Collections
  • World War, 1939-1945

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Aerial

ID Number

96-1352

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5 1/2 x 3 1/2; Type of Image: Aerial; Medium: Postcard

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