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Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Austin History Center

Nellie M. Hall Postcard Album

An Inventory of the Collection



Collection Summary

Creator: Hall, Nellie M., -1949
Title: Nellie M. Hall Postcard Album
Dates: 1905-1910
Abstract: Nellie M. Hall was a social worker who lived in Austin, Texas, from the late 1800s until her death in 1949. Her postcard album dates from 1905 to 1910 and contains collected travel postcards as well as postcards she received from friends and family.
Accession number: AR.1994.034
Quantity: 1 linear foot (1 scrapbook)
Location: Oversize volumes
Language: English
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,
810 Guadalupe, PO Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Sketch

Nellie M. Hall was born in Kentucky around 1868 and lived in Austin, Texas, for much of her life. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1895 with a degree in British literature and served for 27 years as secretary of the Family Service Society. She had taught for a short time before going into social welfare work. She was a member of the University Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, and a charter member and president of the Altrusa Club, which placed radios in several Travis County rural schools. She lived at 800 West 22nd Street in Austin, Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Nellie M. Hall's postcard album contains both collected postcards from her travels as well as postcards she received from others which contain written correspondence. Many are holiday related, including New Year's, Christmas, Easter, and Valentines Day cards. Her sister Mary P. Hall likely lived with her and some of the postcards address both of the sisters. Many of the postcards show various cities in Texas, including Austin, Houston, Galveston, and San Antonio. Some of the postcards are from other U.S. cities, including Washington D.C., Tampa, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia. There are a few from various places abroad including Switzerland, France, and England. The dates range from 1905 to 1910. The album and postcards have remained in good condition.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open to all users

Use Restrictions

The Austin History Center (AHC) is the owner of the physical materials in the AHC collections and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the AHC before any publication use. The AHC does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hall, Nellie M., -1949.
Hall, Mary P.
Subjects
Travel.
Postcards--Collectors and collecting.
Places
Austin (Tex.)--Social life and customs.
Document Types
Postcard albums.
Greeting cards.
Correspondence.

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Related Material

Austin Files Subject - Postcards P6150

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nellie M. Hall Postcard Album (AR.1994.034). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1970/075

Donation Date: unknown

Processing Information

Encoded finding aid by Kelly Hanus, December 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Location
Oversize volumes Postcard album, 1905-1910

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