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Bates College Postcard Collection

Identifier: PC

Scope and Contents

The collection contains postcards that depict Bates College buildings and grounds, people, events, and curricular and athletic events. A number of postcards (in the 880 sub-series) are of buildings and locations around Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. Most of the postcards were professionally produced, but some have what are likely unique images taken by people associated with Bates, particularly in the Athletics and Student Life series. In addition, many of the postcards were mailed and have messages and stamps on the reverse sides.


  • ca. 1900s - ca. 2010s

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.


1 Linear Feet (3 flat boxes)

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This collection contains postcards depicting Bates College and its buildings, people, and events, as well as local scenes from the Lewiston/Auburn area.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged into titled series with numbered sub-series, mimicking the Bates College Historic Photo Collection structure.

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Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

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Lewiston Maine 04240 United States of America
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