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A Drawer Full of Postcards

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Postcards. Rheta Grimsley Johnson ’77 said it best, “Wish you were here.”

In the Fall issue of Auburn Magazine on page 15, you will find a collection of Auburn postcards from the early 20th century. We recently visited our friends in the Auburn University Library’s digital archives to share this treasure with our readers. The Auburn Digital Library contains online images of more than 300 postcards from its Alabama Postcard Collection. You can view them at

Be sure to read Rheta Grimsley Johnson’s recent story about her mother and the love that she had for postcards. To read the full story go here.  And while you are browsing through the Fall issue of Auburn Magazine travel over to page 47 and read her story about Bob Sanders. Grab a cup of  hot tea, you will want to savor both.