Smithsonian National Postal Museum
How Commerce and Industry Shaped the Mails

Papers and Presentations
2011 Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposium
  Friday, September 16, 2011
  Marjory J. Sente   No Fries ’Til Mail—How tourism brought mail service to the Grand Canyon [paper | presentation]  
  Robert G. Rufe   The U.S. Special Handling Service - “Live Chicks” - And so much more - Require First Class Treatment [paper | presentation]  
  Arthur H. Groten M.D.   Promotion of Air Mail in the U.S. by Government and Industry [presentation]  
  David Crotty   The Postage Meter Tops Off Mail Preparation [paper | presentation]  
  Gordon Trotter   Commerce and the Mails in the Early Nineteenth Century [paper | presentation]  
  Sarah A. Johnson, Ph.D.   The Standardization of American Mail Order, 1860-1900 [presentation]  
  David L. Straight   Order No. 10 – Post Office Protection of the Express Cartel
[paper | presentation]
  Saturday, September 17, 2011  
  Dan Gifford, Ph.D.   How Postcards Saved The Rural Free Delivery [paper]  
  Erick Lee Erickson, Ph.D. Stamp Cancellations at a Rural Post Office in the 1940’s [paper | presentation]  
  Katherine Miller   Antebellum Transformations in Postal Architecture [presentation]  
  Andrew Oleksiuk Postal History and Network Art [paper | presentation]  
  Harry K. Charles, Jr., Ph. D   Parcel Post Postage Due Stamps [paper | presentation]  
  Robert Harris
and Diane Deblois
  “It’s in the Bag” – The Shape of Turn-of-the-Century Mail
[paper | presentation]
  Terence Hines
and Thomas Velk
  Role of the US Postal Money Order System in the Creation of the Mail Order Business [paper]  
  Richard D. Martorelli   Business Reply Mail Service [paper | presentation]  
  David Hochfelder   Keynote Speaker
Commerce, Industry, and Communications [paper | presentation]

Conference co‐chairs: David L. Straight, Tara Murray and Thomas Lera.
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Smithsonian National Postal Museum

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