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John L. Plyler, Jr. Postcard Collection

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in folders alphabetically by location pictured. Subjects of each postcard within the folders is listed in the inventory.

Box 1: United States, Alabama-Mississippi

Box 2: United States, Missouri-Wyoming

Box 3: International, Algeria-Italy

Box 4: International, Japan-Wales; Other (holidays, etc.)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains over 1,500 postcards originally collected by John L. Plyler, Jr. on his travels. It contains a wide range of images of places from the Unites States and the world. Plyler began the collection in 1943 as a Cub Scout project, and various family members and friends supplemented it. The collection continued to grow under the ownership of Plyler's brothers and, eventually, his sons.