Alice Morriss Fechtig Post Card Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains several albums of postcards, loose postcards, photographs, and two bound copies of letters and cables written by Alice Fechtig to her father during her European tour, June 6 - September 16, 1929. Many of the postcards in the collection are in color and include major European tourist attractions. Other countries included in the collection are the United States, the Caribbean islands, Russia, and Japan.
- Creation: 1929-1969
- Fechtig, Alice Morriss, 1896-1971 (Person)
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This collection is open for research use.
Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Alice “Allie” Fechtig was born in Wilmington, N.C. on July 25, 1896 and was the daughter of Frederick Hart and Allie Allen Fechtig. During her lifetime, Miss Fechtig was a world traveler and collected hundreds of postcards from the many cities and countries that she visited. Many of her friends would send her cards from their travels.
Miss Fechtig was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and was very active in the work of the Church and also in the diocese of Eastern North Carolina. She was a charter member and original signer of the incorporation of Greenfield Gardens, continuing as a member of the executive committee until the project was taken over by the city. Miss Fechtig was also a member of the Cape Fear Garden Club and served as the president of the organization for two terms. She was one of the original signers of incorporation for the Azalea Festival and took an active role in planning for several years. She was also active in the work of the Catherine Kennedy Home and served as chairman of the building committee during the last building program.
Ms. Fechtig died in Wilmington, NC on January 25, 1971 and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
3.3 Linear Feet (Contains 3 document boxes, 1 bankers box, 1 photo box, and 1 oversize box)
Language of Materials
This collection was donated by the estate of Alice Morriss Fechtig on March 29, 1971.
Several albums in this collection were unbound due to their deteriorating condition. Pages with glued postcards were placed in folders and loose postcards were put in protective sleeves.
Collection originally processed by Lana Donaldson Taylor in 1989. In 2015, this collection was re-housed and re-foldered with current archival standard materials by Christine Hockaday.
- Alice Morris Fechtig Post Card Collection
- Special Collections Staff
- 1989 April 20
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