Contents and Arrangement

Syria, circa 1924

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of postcard correspondence, photographs, blank postcards, and some ephemera and small paintings collected and received by Elizabeth Dodge Clarke during her time in Istanbul, Turkey in the early 1900s and after her return to the United States before World War II.

The bulk of the collection is made up of photographs and blank postcards, many of which depict places, institutions, or subjects in Turkey. Other locations represented in this collection include Cyprus, Lebanon, Greece, Palestine and Israel, Syria, Jordan, and Italy; some of the images depicted are unidentified. Photographs may have been taken during trips Clarke went on while living in Istanbul, or they could have been bought or collected from friends. Postcards include commercially produced postcards, as well as photographic postcards.

The correspondence includes notes from friends, colleagues, and former students in Turkey.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2019 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Syria; Elizabeth Dodge Clarke Collection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Postcards and Photographs, C1635, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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