Collection a1130c - Italian postcards from the WW1 period

Identity area

Reference code

IT a1130c

Title

Italian postcards from the WW1 period

Date(s)

  • 1914 - 1918 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

Digital copies of 3 postcards

Context area

Name of creator

Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo Unico

Biographical history

The Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries and Bibliographic Information took on the current denomination in 1975 following the constitution of The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, formerly the Ministry for Cultural and Environmental Heritage. The National Centre for the Union Catalogue was created in 1951 with the task of cataloguing the entire national bibliographic heritage.
This objective is pursued due to a considerable collaboration strategy among Italian libraries even coming under varied administrations. This ensures the development of services on the same level throughout the entire nation. Resulting from this collaboration is the establishment of the National Library Service. This national on-line service network, to which the state, local institutions, and university libraries is connected, contribute to the founding of the national collective on-line catalogue which is managed by the Institute.
The Institute, whose reference point is the General Direction for Library Heritage, Cultural Institutes and Copyright, carries out coordination functions with due respect to library autonomy in the field of National Library Service as well as cataloguing projects accomplished through the use of new information technology. ICCU acts as coordinator of the National Library Service (SBN) and of the digitalization projects produced by using metadata standards and related to the project Italian Digital Library (BDI).

Archival history

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

This Collection offers a small (3 items) but significant historical overview on picture postcards from the WW1 period. These colourful images and printed messages express the thoughts and fears, sentiments and emotions of the millions of people who bought and received them. Throughout the war, these postcards helped to boost the morale of the people both at home and the troops on the war fronts. Most of them are ironic because the artists - both military and civilian - wanted to spread a little humor or satire into their postcard drawings and paintings – even when depicting the gloomiest of situations.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

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Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Freely available online

Conditions governing reproduction

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Finding aids

14-18 Documenti e immagini della Grande Guerra
http://www.14-18.it/foto-negative

Europeana Collections 1914-1918
http://www.europeana-collections-1914-1918.eu/

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

The Central Institute for the Union Catalogue of Italian Libraries (ICCU) coordinates the Italian WW1 collections owned by Biblioteca Universitaria Alessandrina, Biblioteca di Storia Moderna a Contemporanea, and Istituto per la Storia del Risorgimento Italiano through the official website 14-18: Documenti e immagini della Grande Guerra.

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

This Collection is part of the broader Collection: "Images from the WW1 period preserved in Italy".

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Notes area

Note

The materials have been digitized within the context of Europeana Collections 1914-1918

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

2013/11/15

Language(s)

  • English

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