Curator: Michele Beltran

Associate Curators: LuAnne G. Kozma, Yvonne Lockwood, and Marsha MacDowell

Curatorial and Research Assistance: Val R. Berryman, Rebecca Clark, Ilene Schechter, Lynne Swanson, and Frances Vincent

Graphic Designer: Melinda Hamilton

Graphic Assistance: Latricia Horstman, Dustin O'Connor, and Cathy Huddy

Exhibition Technicians: Juan Alvarez, Phil Lienhart, Julie Levy-Weston, and Tangeni Iijambo

Merchandise Development: Michele Beltran, Marsha MacDowell, Julie Levy-Weston, Cathy Huddy, and Melinda Hamilton

Website Development: Michele Beltran

MSU Museum Director: C. Kurt Dewhurst

Additional Support: Pearl Yee Wong, Kristin Corra, Jill Crane, Mary Worrall, Bron Miller, and Chloe Berwind-Dart

The majority of the tall tale postcards in the collections of the MSU Museum were donated by John Turner, a Michigan native and now resident of Berkeley, California. Additional postcards and other objects for this exhibition were collected for the MSU Museum by William and Yvonne Lockwood, Marsha MacDowell and Kurt Dewhurst, Michele Beltran, Val R. Berryman, LuAnne G. Kozma, and Kate Edgar.

The Storytelling Through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards exhibition is a Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Traditional Arts Program traveling exhibition made possible by the financial and in-kind support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Suggested reading

For more information about tall tale postcards, see:

Hal Morgan. Big Time: American Tall-Tale Postcards (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981).

Cynthia Elyce Rubin and Morgan Williams. Larger Than Life: The American Tall-Tale Postcard, 1905-1915 (New York: Abbeville Press, 1990).

Steve Siporin in Polly Stewart, Suzi Jones, C. W. Sullivan, and Steve Siporin, eds. Worldview and the American West: The Life of the Place Itself (Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2000).

Roger L. Welsch. Tall-Tale Postcards: A Pictorial History (New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1976).