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
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.
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).