October is Wisconsin Archives Month, and this year’s theme is postcards, which many people use to preserve and share their experiences and stories. You can see a display of historical and contemporary Wisconsin postcards in Special Collections (Andersen Library 1st floor, room 1230). Some are of the campus and others are from around the state.
You also can view postcards on the Internet, e.g., a selection of historical postcards showing sites in Wisconsin counties and cities, including Whitewater, from the USGenWeb Archives “Penny Postcards” Web Site. Another interesting web site shows tall-tale postcards “extolling Wisconsin’s agricultural abundance through images of oversized produce and animals” from around the turn of the 20th century.
So “celebrate” the month by sending a postcard to someone!