GROLIER CLUB. Postcard Collection, 1922-2008.
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Guide to the Grolier Club Postcard Collection

Title: Grolier Club Collection of Postcards depicting Bibliophilic Institutions.

OCLC/RLIN No. (Unique ID): OCLC 79909632 / RLIN NYGG00-B62

Dates: 1922-2008

Extent: .5 linear feet (ca. 250 items)

Abstract: This collection of postcards depicts libraries, book sellers and other institutions related to the study and history of the book.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply; please contact repository for requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce the materials.

Preferred Citation: [Description and date of item], [Box/folder number, The Grolier Club Postcard Collection, The Grolier Club of New York.

About the Finding Aid: This finding aid was prepared by Alison Lotto in Microsoft Word at the Grolier Club in July 2013 and updated by Sophia Dahab in May 2016.

Provenance: The postcards were collected by Grolier Club Librarian Ruth Shepard Granniss, and members Mindy Dubansky, William Helfand, and Justin Schiller.

Access Points:

Subjects:

Bookstores—Pictorial works
Library Buildings—Pictorial works
Library Architecture—Pictorial works
Public Libraries—Pictorial works
Public Libraries—United States—Pictorial works

Genre Terms:
Postcards

Scope and Content Note: Collection consists of interior and exterior views of libraries, book stores and other bibliophilic institutions. Many of the postcards, mainly from the 1920s and 1930s, were collected by Ruth Shepard Granniss, Librarian of the Grolier Club from 1905 to 1944, with later additions by Club members Mindy Dubansky, William H. Helfand, and Justin Schiller. The postcards depict institutions in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, with most depicting North American Libraries.

Arrangement Note: Postcards are arranged alphabetically by library or institution name. In some cases they were arranged in a slightly different order to accommodate different sizes in the archival sleeves.

Language Note: Primarily English, but some French, Italian, Swedish, and Portuguese.

Accruals: Further accruals are expected.

Container List:

Postcard Survey

City

State

Country

Abbotsford, The Library

Abbotsford, The Library

 

UK

Abbotsford, The Study

Abbotsford, The Study

 

UK

Acton Library

Saybrook

CT

United States

Bevis Marks Synagogue

London

UK

Biblioteca da Universidade

Coimbra

Portugal

Bibliotheque de Versailles

Palais de Fontainebleu

France

Bibliotheque de Versailles

Versailles

France

Bibliotheque de Versailles

Versailles

France

Bibliotheque de Versailles

Versailles

France

Bibliotheque de Versailles

Versailles

France

Bibliotheque de Versailles

Versailles

France

Biltmore, Library at the Biltmore

Asheville

NC

United States

Blackwell's

Oxford

UK

Blackwell's

Oxford

UK

Blackwell's

Oxford

UK

Blackwell's

Oxford

UK

Blackwell's

Oxford

UK

Boston Athenaeum

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, "Art" by Bela L. Pratt

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, "Chemistry" by Puvis de Chavannes

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, "Hosea" by John Singer Sargent

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, "Isaiah" by John Singer Sargent

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, "Muses Welcoming the Genius of Enlightenment"

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, "Pastoral Poetry, Dramatic Poetry and Epic Poetry"

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, "Physics" by Puvis de Chavannes

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, Courtyard

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, Delivery Room

Boston

MA

United States

Boston Public Library, Grand Staircase

Boston

MA

United States

British Library

London

UK

British Museum

London

UK

British Museum

London

UK

British Museum

London

UK

British Museum, The Adoration of the Shepherds

London

UK

Brown University, John Carter Brown Library

Providence

RI

United States

Brown University, John Carter Brown Library

Providence

RI

United States

Brown University, John Hay Memorial Library

Providence

RI

United States

Carnegie Institute and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

PA

United States

Chained Library, Hereford Cathedral

Watford

UK

Chained Library, Wimborne Minster

Dorset

UK

Charing Cross Road Bookshop

London

UK

Chateau de Chantilly

Chetham's Library

Manchester

UK

Chetham's Library

Manchester

UK

Chetham's Library

Manchester

UK

Chetham's Library

Manchester

UK

Columbia College Library

New York

NY

United States

Columbia College Library

New York

NY

United States

Cindy Sherman Film Still

Columbia University Libraries

New York

NY

United States

Detail of the Studio of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, at Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York

NY

United States

Die Deutsche Bibliothek

Leipzig

Germany

Die Deutsche Bibliothek

Leipzig

Germany

Dr. S.C. Williamson's

Durham Cathedral, The Library

UK

12th Century Binding, Durham Cathedral Library

UK

E.C. Scranton Library

Madison

CT

United States

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Baltimore

MD

United States

Exeter College Library

Oxford

 

UK

Fairfield Memorial Library

Fairfield

CT

United States

Ferrara, Biblioteca Cavalieri

Folger Shakespeare Library

Washington DC

United States

Fonthill Museum Library

Doylestown

PA

United States

Fox Graphics

Boston

MA

United States

Free Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Grafik Archive Publishing

Gutenberg Museum

Mainz am Rhein

Germany

Hadley Book Shop and the Book Shop Inn

South Hadley

MA

United States

Harvard University, Houghton Library

Cambridge

MA

United States

Harvard University, Houghton Library, Oval Lobby

Cambridge

MA

United States

Harvard University, Houghton Library, Reading Room

Cambridge

MA

United States

Harvard University, Widener Library

Cambridge

MA

United States

Harvard University Widener Library, Main Staircase

Cambridge

MA

United States

Harvard University, Widener Library, Inscriptions

Cambridge

MA

United States

Harvard University, Widener Library, Delivery Room

Cambridge

MA

United States

Harvard University, Widener Library, General Reading Room

Cambridge

MA

United States

Harvard University, Widener Library, Treasure Room

Cambridge

MA

United States

Harvard University, Houghton Library, Agostino Ramelli "Le diverse et artificiose machine"

Cambridge

MA

United States

Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbuttel, Bibliotheca Augusta

Herzog August

Germany

Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbuttel, Bibliotheca Augusta

Herzog August

Germany

Howard Library and Confederate Memorial Hall

New Orleans

LA

United States

James Cummins Bookseller

New York

NY

United States

Huntington Memorial Library

Pasadena

CA

United States

Jervis Public Library

Rome

NY

United States

Jones Library

Amherst

MA

United States

Jones Library

Amherst

MA

United States

Jones Library

Amherst

MA

United States

Ken Spelman Rare Books & Manuscripts

York

UK

Kungl. Biblioteket

Landeshaupt-u. Universitatsstadt

Mainz am Rhein

Germany

La Bibliotheque Fontainebleau

Paris

France

Librairie Auguste Blaizot

Paris

France

Library of celsus

Istanbul

Turkey

Library at Santa Barbara Mission

Santa Barbara

CA

United States

Library of Congress

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Adonis" by H.O. Walker

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Comus" by H.O. Walker

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Endymion" by H.O. Walker

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Ganymede"

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Hieroglyphics" by John W. Alexander

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Labor" by Charles S. Pearce

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Melopmene" by Edward Simmons

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Oral Tradition" by John W. Alexander

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Religion" by Charles S. Pearce

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "The Cairn" by John W. Alexander

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "The Manuscript" by John W. Alexander

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "The Pictograph" by John W. Alexander

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "The Printing Press" by John W. Alexander

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, "Uriel" by H.O. Walker

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, Central Hall, Second Floor

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, Entrance Hall

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, Grand Staircase

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, Mosaic Mantel, Law Representatives Reading Room

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, Reading Room

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, Reading Room

Washington DC

United States

Library of Congress, North Corridor

Washington DC

United States

Libreria-Galleria, Il Museo del Louvre

Rome

Italy

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Austin

TX

United States

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Austin

TX

United States

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Austin

TX

United States

Memorial Library

Winsted

CT

United States

Mackintosh Library, Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow

 

Scotland

Mercer Museum

Doylestown

PA

United States

Mgr Marzanna

Poland

Mill at Pottersville

Pottersville

NJ

United States

Monastary at Strahov

Prague

Czech Republic

Montecassino

Sala della Mostra

Museum Plantin Moretus

Antwerp

Belgium

Muncaster Castle

West Cumbira

UK

Mount Holyoke College, Williston Memorial Library

South Hadley

MA

United States

Mount Holyoke College, Williston Memorial Library, Stimson Reading Room

South Hadley

MA

United States

New York Public Library

New York

NY

United States

New York Public Library

New York

NY

United States

New York Public Library

New York

NY

United States

New York Public Library

New York

NY

United States

Newberry Library

Chicago

IL

United States

New York Public Library

New York

NY

United States

Norfolk Library

Norfolk

CT

United States

Old Town Bookshop, Victoria Street

Edinburgh

UK

Old Town Bookshop, Victoria Street

Edinburgh

UK

Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek

Vienna

Austria

Oxford University, Bodleian Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Bodleian Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Bodleian Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Christmas Bookshelf

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Bodleian Library, The Bay Psalm Book

Oxford University, Bodleian Library, First English book describing America

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Keble College Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Magdalen College Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Magdalen College Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Old Library, Balliol College

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Portrait of Sir Thomas Bodley, Bodleian Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Portrait of Roger Bacon, Bodleian Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Temple, Rare Books of Oxford

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, The Library, Brasenose College

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, The Library, St John's College

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, The Library, Corpus Christi College

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, The Library, Manchester College

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, The Library, Oriel College

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, The Library, Pembroke College

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Traditional portrait of Sir Thomas Bodley, the founder of the Bodleian Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Traditional portrait of Sir Thomas Bodley, the founder of the Bodleian Library

Oxford

UK

Oxford University, Worcester College Library

Oxford

UK

Palacio Nacional de Marfa

Portugal

Pembroke College Library

Oxford

UK

Peter Kruty Editions Letterpress Studio

Brooklyn

NY

United States

Picard librairie international

Paris

 

France

Pierpont Morgan Library

New York

NY

United States

Pierpont Morgan Library

New York

NY

United States

Pierpont Morgan Library

New York

NY

United States

Printing Press Mural, Library of Congress

Washington D.C.

 

United States

Prunksaal der Nationalbibliothek

Vienna

Austria

Public Library

Mt. Vernon

NY

United States

Public Library

Mt. Vernon

NY

United States

Public Library

Mystic

CT

United States

Public Library

Providence

RI

United States

Public Library

Woodstock

VT

United States

Public Library and State Capitol

Denver

CO

United States

Restes de l'Hotel du financier Jabach, Passage Jabach

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

Newport

RI

United States

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

Newport

RI

United States

Rizzoli Bookstore

New York

NY

United States

Rosenberg Library

Galveston

TX

United States

Ruines d'Angkor

Angkor-Vath

France

Rowfant Club

Russell Library

St. Patrick's College

Ireland

Settler Bookshop

Walpole

NH

United States

Skinner Library

Manchester

VT

United States

St. Jerome in his Study, Walters Art Gallery

Baltimore

MD

United States

St. Patrick's College Chapel

Ireland

St. Sulpice Seminary

Montreal

CA

United States

State Art Museum

Santa Fe

NM

United States

Strahov Monastery of the Premonstratensian order - Theological Hall

Prague

 

Czech Republic

Strahov Monastery of the Premonstratensian order - Theological Hall

Prague

 

Czech Republic

Strahov Monastery of the Premonstratensian order - Theological Hall

Prague

 

Czech Republic

Strahov Monastery of the Premonstratensian order - Theological Hall

Prague

 

Czech Republic

Strahov Monastery of the Premonstratensian order - Theological Hall

Prague

 

Czech Republic

Strahov Monastery of the Premonstratensian order - Theological Hall

Prague

 

Czech Republic

Strahov Monastery of the Premonstratensian order - Theological Hall

Prague

 

Czech Republic

Strahov Library, Theological Hall

Prague

Czech Republic

The Hotel Perry

Amherst

MA

United States

The Strand Book Store

New York

NY

United States

The World’s Biggest Bookstore

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

The Library

Seal Harbor

ME

United States

The Library

Trudeau

NY

United States

Theo de Boer

Zandpol

the Netherlands

The Public Library and Atheneum

Pittsfield

MA

United States

Two Leaves from a Qur'an Manuscript, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York

NY

United States

Trinity College Library

Dublin

Ireland

Titcomb's Book Shop

East Sandwich

MA

United States

University of Chicago, Harper Memorial Library

Chicago

IL

United States

University of Virginia, Alderman Library

Charlottesville

VA

United States

Vassar College, F.F. Thompson Memorial Library

Poughkeepsie

NY

United States

Vassar College, F.F. Thompson Memorial Library

Poughkeepsie

NY

United States

Washington Irving's Study

Tarrytown

NY

United States

West Point, N.Y. U.S. Military Academy, Cadets Marching to Parade Grounds

West Point

NY

United States

Worcester Municipal Memorial Auditorium

Worcester

MA

United States

Yale Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University Divinity Library, Day Missions Room

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Beinecke Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Beinecke Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Beinecke Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Beinecke Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Beinecke Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Beinecke Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Beinecke Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library

New Haven

CT

United States

Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library Court

New Haven

CT

United States

Unknown Library (possibly Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University)


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