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.

screenshot of the introduction page of The History and Experience of African Americans in America's Postal Service

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

Seminole Indian Village Scene
Posted 6/15/2016

Featured Research

The Rainbow Trail
Posted 6/15/2016

Featured Research

Cherokee Farming and Animal Husbandry
Posted 6/15/2016

Featured Research

Roman Nose Canyon
Posted 6/15/2016

Featured Research

Making Way: Steamship Mail in the 19th Century
Posted 1/14/2016