Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Texas Tech University

Title of Collection:        Hughes, Nancy Holt, Collection, 1922-2000 and undated

Institution:                    The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
                                    Texas Tech University
                                    MS 41041
                                    Lubbock, Texas 79409

Contact Person:           Reference Librarian

Date:                            August 8, 2002

Accession number(s):    2001-0094-B

Collection number:        S1599.1

Size of Collection:         13 boxes (3.3 linear feet)

Biographical Sketch:     Nancy Hughes is an avid collector of postcards building up her personal collection for many year
                             beginning in the mid twentieth century.  She is a native of Santa Anna, Texas.  Her father is Roy                              D. Holt, Sr., a Texas history scholar and educator.

 Additional Sources:      Gloria’s Corner, by Gloria and Raymond Jackson, Denison, Texas

 Scope and Content:     The collection is composed mostly of Texas postcards.  Ten boxes have postcards from various cities                                       and towns.  One box has a miscellaneous collection of topics and the last box contains postcards of
                                     Texas courthouses.  The postcards showcase famous landmarks, people, and historical events.  There                                        are approximately 7250 postcards within the collection.  Thefiles contain news clippings, publications                                        on postcard collecting, and oversized postcards.  Also includes a postcard collectors’ newsletter                                        entitled “Gloria’s Corner”, printed from Denison, Texas (1991-1995).  For an inventory click here:                                        Postcards.

Location:                       A125.3A-.4A

Organization:                 Organized by town names and miscellaneous topics.

Related Materials in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

                                    Postcard Collection, 1878-1970, SWCPC 167

Acquisition:                   Gift, 2001.

Access Restrictions:       Open for Research.

Processed by:               Abel Ramirez

Preferred Citation:          Hughes, Nancy Holt, Collection, 1922-2000 and undated,
                                      Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library,
                                      Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection Topics:           Hughes, Nancy Holt
                                      Texas – postcards
                                      Texas – courthouses
                                      Postcard collecting