About the Collection
The Papers of Lillian A. Friedberg, 1904-1975 (AIS 2000:04) are housed at the University of Pittsburgh's Archives Service Center. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, educational material, war publications, postcards, and materials regarding her involvement in Jewish organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
About the Project to Digitize the Postcards
The Friedberg Postcard Collecton Web site was developed as a group project for a Spring 2004 graduate level Library and Information Sciences course offered at the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Project members included Heather Scott, Shawn Yu, Matt Rodriguez, Yuimi Kanno, and Chuck Sprowls. The group worked under the direction of Archivist Kate Colligan at the Archives Service Center with assistance from the Digital Research Library. The Web site was redeveloped and refined during Summer 2004 by Kate Colligan, Matt Rodriguez, and Ian Hartman.
The selection process was developed to represent the World War II era, 1933-1945, depicting propaganda from a social and international perspective. The postcards were selected from the over 1,700 available in the Papers of Lillian Friedberg that document her interest in travel, art, and maintaining relationships with friends and family world wide. Information written or produced on the back of postcards is represented in the text description that accompany individual images. The team selected postcards from the Postcards, Artwork, and Souvenirs series within the collection; the chosen postcards were then placed in one of the four following categories:
- The 1933 World's Fair in Chicago
- World War II Allied Leadership Propaganda
- French Cartoon Parodies of Nazi Leaders
- German Military and Nazi Leadership Propaganda
All of the materials presented here may be downloaded and used for research purposes. For preservation reasons, researchers are encouraged to use this Web site to view the postcard images when possible.
This online collection is hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library.