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Ruth Horel Caskey Travel Postcard and Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-1029

Scope and Content

The collection consists of “real photograph” and color postcards and photographic viewbooks from Europe, the UK, Alaska, Mexico, Central America, and the United States. Several promotional postcards from railroads and motels are included.


  • 1928-1970
  • Majority of material found within 1928-1967

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Ruth Horel Caskey (1895-1980) was born in Arcata, California. She received a BA degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1917 and a Masters in Dental Pathology in 1918. She had a long career as a social worker in the Los Angeles and Tucson areas. Caskey traveled outside of the U.S. widely in the 1920s and 1930s, and around the country in subsequent years.


655 items (2 binders) : 655 postcards, photographs, and related ephemera


Postcards and souvenir viewbooks of Europe, Mexico, Central America, pre-statehood Alaska, and the United States.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number.

Related Material

Ruth Horel Caskey Collection, Online Archive of California

Ruth Horel Caskey Travel Memorabilia Collection, University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections
Finding Aid of the Ruth Horel Caskey Travel Postcard and Photograph Collection, 1928-1970
Wendy Pedersen
© 2019
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131