William Slayton, UF Alumnus, was a collector of postcards. The collection includes postcards of the city of Gainesville and of the University of Florida campus throughout the twentieth century. The collection is a good representation of how the region changed over the years and also demonstrates how postcard styles have evolved. In addition to the postcards, the collection includes tourist brochures and attraction maps from across the state of Florida.
Smithsonian Institution Postcard History Website
Prairie Fires and Paper Moons, The American Photographic Postcard, 1900-1920, by Hal Morgan and Andreas Brown (David R Godine, Boston, 1981).
Picture Postcards in the United States, 1893-1918 by George and Dorothy Miller (Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. New York, 1976).
Postcard America: Curt Teich and the Imaging of a Nation, 1931–1950, by Jeffrey L. Meikle, Austin, University of Texas Press, 2015