Monday, December 20, 2010

1950s Charles Von Der Ahe Library, Loyola University, Los Angeles, California

[LIB677] Special Collection Werner von Boltenstern Post Card Collection

Werner von Boltenstern was born in Berlin, Germany in 1904. He emigrated to the United States in 1947 and settled in Los Angeles where he pursued a career as a free-lance photographer. His profession apparently sparked his interest in postcards and postcard collecting. Von Boltenstern amassed a huge personal collection which he donated to Loyola University in 1967. He continued to add to this collection until his death in 1978. Since then LMU's holdings have continued to grow through donations and currently contain an estimated one million cards. The Werner von Boltenstern postcard collection is one of the largest publicly-accessible collections in the United States. [Website]

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