Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection, 1893-2007
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Brief Description:

Library postcard collection of Sjoerd Koopman contains nearly 17,500 pictorial and photographic postcards of libraries all over the world, includes public libraries, private libraries, academic libraries, library interiors, reading rooms, and bookmobiles. The ALA Archives holds digital copies of over 2,200 cards from this collection depicting libraries throughout the United States; the majority of them are also available as physical objects. New objects are added periodically.

There are no physical postcards from Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Utah, or West Virginia.

Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at]
Record Series Number: 97/1/55
Created by: Koopman, Sjoerd
Volume: 0.9 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 07/13/2007. 7/7/2011, 2/19/2013, 2/2014, 3/2015, 7/2015, 5/25/2016, 8/29/2017, 6/13/2018, 11/28/2018, 1/23/2019, 2/11/2019, 2/12/2019, 4/2/2019, 5/2/2019, 8/16/2019, 8/27/2019, 9/26/2019, 10/2019, 11/2019, 12/2019, 1/2020, 2/2020, 3/2020, 6/2021, 12/2021, 3/2022, 7/2022, 8/2022, 12/2022
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Arrangement: Arranged by geographic location name and alphabetically by library name thereunder
Subject Index
Academic Libraries
Buildings, Library
Carnegie Libraries
Chicago Public Libraries (Illinois)
College and Research Libraries
Illinois-Institutional Libraries
Illinois-Public Libraries
Photographs, Buildings
Public Libraries
State Libraries
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Library
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
German [ger]
Acquisition Notes: Sjoerd Koopman  Physical objects were first loaned to the American Library Association Archives. The digital objects were created by the ALA Archives at the University of Illinois Archives. A Deed of Gift was later signed and the ALA Archives has obtained physical postcards for its holdings.
Finding Aid Revisions: 12/13/2022 - finding aid had already been created, uploaded it after adding 12/12/2022 additions