Research

The Museum supports a wide variety of interdisciplinary research projects which address topics of importance such as current and future postal operations, as well as philatelic and postal history. Our efforts are a resource and point of reference for research and wider investigation by historians throughout the United States and the world.

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Museum Highlights

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Topical Reference Pages

Browse these pages to discover resources organized by topic.

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Research Articles

The Museum would like to share research through these articles.

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Finding Guides

These guides provide concise descriptions of numerous collections.

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Appointments to Research Objects

Find information you need to schedule collection object research appointment.

Featured Research

Curbside Mailboxes: A Chronology of Size Changes
Posted 10/8/2014

Featured Research

Stamped Cards and Postcards
Posted 10/8/2014

Featured Research

Travers Papers Finding Guide
Posted 4/16/2014

Featured Research

Catherine Manning Papers and Documents Finding Guide
Posted 4/24/2014