Margaret L. "Peg" Ziperman was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, in 1915. She received her bachelor's degree at American University and completed graduate work in English Literature at Indiana University. She later earned a second graduate degree in Library and Information Science.
As the wife of an officer in the Army Medical Corps, Dr. H. Haskell Ziperman, Peg had the great fortune to live in many locations and travel the world over. It was during these travels that Peg began to collect postcards documenting the places she visited, as well as those she did not.
Peg spent much of her retirement as a volunteer librarian at the McNay Art Museum Library in San Antonio, Texas. She was a member of the Friends of the McNay, a benefactor of Trinity University, a member of the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Chamber of Music Society, and a member of the Alamo City Theatre Board of Volunteers. She passed away in 2017 at the age of 102.