Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Claudia Maldonado Postcard Collection

Collection Summary

Creator Claudia Maldonado’s friends and family
Title Claudia Maldonado Postcard Collection
Dates: 1900-1910
Abstract: The collection of graphic material consists of postcards, promotional publications and miscellaneous correspondence cards dated in the early 20th century. Most of the materials are addressed to Claudia Maldonado of San Diego, Texas.
Identification A2002-029
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/ead.php?xml=Maldonado%20EAD
Quantity: 125 graphic materials, .25 linear ft.
Location: STAD Photo File A2002-029
Language: Spanish and English

Historical Note

Claudia Maldonado was a resident of San Diego, Texas in the early 1900s. The town is in South Texas in the counties of Duval and Jim Wells. Early Spanish grants date from 1806, the springs that flow to the San Diego Creek made the location a stopping point for many settlers in the 19th century. The postcards were donated to South Texas Archives by Maria E. Garza in 2002. Information on the Maldonado family was not included.

Scope and Contents

The majority of postcards were sent in celebration of a holiday, birthday, or baptism. They reflect the era with women in Victorian dress and hair styles. Colorful flowers, scenic views of places in South Texas or Mexico, and lovely women adorn the front of the postcards; the messages are written in Spanish, save a few in English. Included in the collection are 118 postcards, 2 promotional publications, and 5 miscellaneous cards.


The collection is arranged as they were received and housed in one volume of a photo case.

Index Terms

Maldonado, Claudia
Geographical Names
Kingsville (Tex.)
Texas, South
Letter writing
Christmas cards
Birthday cards