Bill Schurk Postcard Collection

Bill Schurk began collecting postcards as a young boy while living in Cleveland, Ohio.  He donated his collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library in 2017.  Totaling over 11,000, the postcards are organized alphabetically by subject in the same order that Mr. Schurk arranged them.

This collection is not integrated into the Library’s other postcard collection in order to respect the intention of the original creator.  Maintaining original order in special collections gives clues to researchers on how items were assembled and used by their creators.

The Schurk postcard collection is useful to those studying travel and leisure, photography, graphic design, and communication.   This finding aid was created by Katie Tovarnak, Student Assistant, and Dana Nemeth, Reference Archivist, in May 2019.

Greetings

  • Anniversary
  • Baby
  • Best Wishes
  • Birthday
  • Cartoons/Jokes
  • Christmas
  • Compliments of the Season
  • Congratulations
  • Easter
  • Friendship
  • Get Well
  • Good Wishes
  • Greetings
  • Halloween
  • Invitation
  • Many Happy Returns
  • New Year
  • Patriotic
  • Personalized
  • Religious
  • Seasons Greetings
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thank You
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Miscellaneous

Travel Postcards

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington D.C.
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Puerto Rico
  • Algeria
  • Amsterdam
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bavaria
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • British West Indies
  • Burma
  • Canada
  • Ceylon
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • England
  • Finland
  • Formosa
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Helgoland
  • Holland
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Java
  • Jerusalem
  • Jugoslavia
  • Korea
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Liberia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Rome
  • Russia
  • Saaz
  • Scotland
  • South America
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • St. Pierre & Miquelar
  • Suriname/Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tahiti
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Venezuela
  • Virgin Islands

Subject Areas

  • Actors, Actresses, & Celebrities
  • Advertisements
  • Aerial View
  • African-American Stereotypes
  • Airplanes
  • Amusement Parks
  • Animals
  • Art
  • Beaches
  • Boats
  • Bridges
  • Buildings
  • Castles
  • Churches
  • Colleges
  • Comic
  • Detroits (Photography Company)
  • Disneyland
  • Dixieland
  • Expositions
  • Fishing
  • Flags
  • Flowers
  • Fraternal Orders
  • Fruit
  • Girl Scouts
  • Highways
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Indians
  • Industrial
  • Inns
  • Jokes
  • Lakes
  • Landscapes
  • Libraries
  • Lighthouses
  • Maps
  • Memorials
  • Military
  • Monuments
  • Motels
  • Mummies
  • Museums
  • Music
  • National Parks
  • Oceans
  • Oil Industry
  • Parks
  • People & Photography
  • Plants
  • Political
  • Religious
  • Restaurants
  • Rivers
  • Roads
  • Schools
  • Skylines
  • Sports
  • Statues
  • Stores
  • Street View
  • Theatre
  • Trains
  • Transportation
  • Trees
  • T.V. & Movies
  • Vacation
  • Miscellaneous