Scope and Content of Collection
The Institute of American Deltiology (IAD) collection is estimated to contain over one million postcards. The National Trust Library received this collection through a generous donation from Donald Brown. The Library currently holds approximately 104,000 cards from the collection, depicting localities in 36 states and territories, including the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The postcards are dated from 1870s to the 2000s, with the bulk of the cards dated post 1939.