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Grover E. (Grover Elmer) Murray, 1916-
Postcard Collection, ca. 1910-1960 (bulk 1950s)

1,415 items (2 card boxes) (1.3 linear feet)

Acquisition: Gift, 1985
Access: Open for research
Processed by: Mary Alice Harper and Susan Mihalik, 2006
RLIN Record ID: None


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Scope and Contents
Folder List

Scope and Contents

Dr. Grover E. Murray was a noted geologist who began his career in the oil industry. He was a professor of geology at Louisiana State University from 1948 to 1966, and served as president of Texas Tech University from 1966 to 1976. This collection consists of 1,415 items (1,401 photographic, photolithographic and photomechanical postcards; 8 souvenir booklets; 5 packets of black-and-white photographs; 1 packet of photographic reproductions) collected by Murray.

The bulk of the postcards are from European countries, specifically England, France, and Spain, and vary in subject from architecture to landscapes, genre scenes to art reproductions. Based on the items bearing postmarks, they date from the 1910s to the 1960s, the bulk from the 1950s. In keeping with Murray's organizational scheme, the postcards are filed alphabetically by country, and Canadian postcards are further subdivided by territory.


Folder List

Box		Description

1		Algeria, 4 postcards
		Argentina, 1 postcard
		Australia, 3 postcards
		Austria, 21 postcards
		Belgium, 7 postcards
		Brazil, 2 postcards
		Canada
			Alberta, 50 postcards; 1 souvenir booklet
			British Columbia, 45 postcards; 1 souvenir
					booklet
			Manitoba, 3 postcards
			New Brunswick, 1 postcard
			Nova Scotia, 2 postcards
			Ontario, 77 postcards; 1 souvenir booklet; 1
					packet of 10 photographs
			Prince Edward Island, 1 postcard
			Quebec, 6 postcards
			Saskatchewan, 1 postcard
			Yukon, 1 postcard
			Miscellaneous, 8 postcards
		Capri, 1 postcard
		Cayman Islands, 1 postcard
		China, 2 postcards
		Costa Rica, 5 postcards
		Cuba, 47 postcards
		Denmark, 49 postcards
		Ecuador, 2 postcards
		Egypt, 1 postcard
		El Salvador, 1 postcard
		England, 87 postcards; 1 packet of 10 photographic
				reproductions; 1 packet of 9 photographs
		Finland, 27 postcards; 1 packet of 10 photographs
		France, 96 postcards; 1 packet of 25 photographs
		Germany, 73 postcards
		Greece, 36 postcards
		Guatemala, 31 postcards
		Haiti, 4 postcards
		Honduras, 1 postcard

2		India, 1 postcard
		Indonesia, 1 postcard
		Iran, 1 postcard
		Ireland, 53 postcards
		Israel, 5 postcards
		Italy, 149 postcards
		Jamaica, 6 postcards
		Japan, 35 postcards; 1 souvenir booklet of postcards
		Luxembourg, 2 postcards
		Monaco, 2 postcards
		Morocco, 2 postcards
		Netherlands, 10 postcards
		Nicaragua, 3 postcards
		Norway, 128 postcards
		Panama, 1 postcard
		Peru, 4 postcards
		Philippines, 1 postcard
		Puerto Rico, 2 postcards
		Portugal, 15 postcards
		San Marino, 2 postcards
		Scotland, 9 postcards
		Serbia, 2 postcards
		Spain, 137 postcards; 3 souvenir booklets of
				postcards
		Sweden, 63 postcards
		Switzerland, 23 postcards
		Tahiti, 1 postcard
		Tanzania, 1 postcard
		Trinidad, 2 postcards; 1 souvenir booklet
		Turkey, 15 postcards
		United States, 5 postcards
		Venezuela, 3 postcards
		Wales, 19 postcards
		Yugoslavia, 1 postcard


Grover E. Murray Postcard Collection Finding Aid
(Last modified: 15 February 2006 )

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