Dietz family postcards

Collection 3750

1931-1969, undated
(0.6 Linear feet ; 2 boxes)

Summary Information

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Dietz family postcards
1931-1969, undated
0.6 Linear feet ; 2 boxes
Finding aid prepared by Randy Sparks.
Graphic materials [Box]
Graphic materials [Box]

Preferred citation

Cite as: [Indicate cited item or series here], Dietz family postcards (Collection 3750), Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Scope and content note

This collection consists primarily of postcards sent between various members of the Dietz family from the early 1940s through to the early 1960s. Paul and Bertha Dietz of Philadelphia lived at 7410 Tabor Road in Philadelphia. Paul Dietz's parents were Max and Matilda Dietz, who lived at 1346 Earl Street in Philadelphia. Paul had a brother named Emil, and Bertha had a sister named Carrie.

There are almost 400 items in the collection, and most of the cards were exchanged between Paul and Bertha Dietz and their children; Paul Jr., Robert, Albert, Doris and Charles as well as Paul’s brother Emil. These postcards feature locations from all over the United States and even Europe, on occasion. The remainder consists of correspondence from various friends of Paul and Bertha as well as a considerable number of blank postcards. Occasionally, souvenir books of cards also appear in this collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Historical Society of Pennsylvania ; 2019.

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Gift of Donna Halper, 2013.

Accession number 2013.040.

Processing note

Cards remain in the general order in which they were received. However, items of non-standard sizes, such as the souvenir books, have been placed together in albums sleeves of the appropriate size.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Halper, Donna.


  • Europe--Description and travel--20th century
  • Family life--Personal correspondence--20th century.
  • Postcards
  • United States--Description and travel--20th century

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Inventory available

An item-level inventory of this collection is available online as a PDF and in HSP's library with the paper copy of this guide.

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