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Hoffman Postcard Collection

Identifier: SpC MS 0251

Scope and Contents

The collection contains approximately 26,760 postcards covering a wide variety of places and subjects. It also contains cards signed by various postcard artists. It includes over 8000 postcards arranged by subject, approximately 6000 antique postcards including 650 cards with views of the state of Maine, and 5259 postcards of steamships, battleships, foreign ships, and ocean liners.


  • 1900s


Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice is required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No known restrictions on publication. For information about the process and fees for obtaining higher resolution scans or another file format, contact Special Collections.


35 boxes

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of David and Iris Hoffman, Rockport, Maine, in 1978, 1982, and 1983.

Additional Physical Formats

Box 25 and 26 of this collection have been digitized and made available at:

Guide to the Hoffman Postcard Collection
Box And Folder List Available
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States