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Catherine Manning with the National Philatelic Museum (Philadelphia) silver trophy for achievement in philately, 1949. This trophy is on display in the National Stamp Salon of the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

INVENTORY

  • Box 1 Biographical Materials and Documents
  • Box 2 Diaries and Notebooks, 1930-1957
  • Box 3 Manning Employment: H.F. Colman and Smithsonian Institution (SI); Bureau of Engraving and Printing Material and Stamp Mailing Envelopes
  • Box 4 Philatelic Organizations
  • Box 5 Philatelic, Non-Philatelic, and First Day of Issue Events
  • Box 6 Women in Philately and Women on Postage Stamps
  • Box 7 Stamp Source Material: Documents, Lists, Correspondence; Stamp Catalogs and Stamp Dealers
  • Box 8 Stamp Source Material: Images
  • Box 9 Post Office Department Material; Copies of Manning Documents in SI Archives
  • Box 10 Individual and Organization Correspondence (A-Z)
  • Box 11 General Correspondence (A-Z); Holiday Cards; Panoramic Photographs
  • Box 12 Manning’s Little Women Stamp Exhibit; Scott Catalogue 1944

Box 1 Biographical Materials and Documents

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White House envelope and enclosure invitation, 1936 Box 1, Folder 8
  • Folder 1 Ruby Lee Robertson interview, 8/30/2007 cassette tape
  • Folder 2 Family history
  • Folder 3 Family correspondence
  • Folder 4 Personal documents
  • Folder 5 Stationery
  • Folder 6 Writing; quilt design
  • Folder 7 Photographs
  • Folder 8 White House invitations
    • First Ladies Eleanor Roosevelt and Bess Truman invited Smithsonian philatelic curator Catherine Manning to events at the White House on numerous occasions. Invitations include:
      • From Eleanor Roosevelt:
        • Tuesday, December 12, 1933/39 at 5 – 6 pm
        • Thursday, May 17, 1934 at 4 pm; garden party; tea for women executives in federal government
        • Wednesday, January 9, 1935 at 5 – 6 pm; tea for women executives in federal government
        • Saturday, May 18, 1935 at 4 pm; garden party - women executives in federal government
        • Wednesday, January 8, 1936 at 5 pm; tea for women executives in federal government
        • Monday, December 14, 1936 at 5 pm; event for wives of department officials (Note that Manning was not the wife of a department official nor married at the time, but invited. FDR was at the White House that day so perhaps she met with him to discuss philately.)
        • Saturday, May 15, 1937 at 4 pm; garden party
        • Tuesday, December 7, 1937 at 5 pm; two parties of guests visit White House
        • Thursday, May 12, 1938 at 4 pm; garden party
        • Wednesday, May 24, 1939 at 4 pm; garden party
      • From Bess Truman:
        • Thursday, June 26, 1947 at 5 pm; garden party
        • Tuesday, May 4, 1948 at 4:30 pm; garden party
  • Folder 9 Manning in newspaper and magazine clippings
  • Folder 10 Manning in newspaper and magazine clippings
  • Folder 11 Membership cards for philatelic organizations
  • Folder 12 Certificates and awards
  • Folder 13 Philatelic badges
  • Folder 14 Obituary and tributes

Box 2 Diaries and Notebooks, 1930-1957

Box 3 Manning Employment: H.F. Colman and Smithsonian Institution (SI); Bureau of Engraving and Printing Material and Stamp Mailing Envelopes

  • Folder 1 H.F. Colman, Stamp Dealer in Washington DC materials
  • Folder 2 SI employment and personnel material
  • Folder 3 SI Manning efficiency ratings
  • Folder 4 SI job related correspondence, including with Edward Stern of Economist Stamp Co., Colonel Hans Langerloef, Adrien Boutrelle, United Air Lines, Mr. DeAtley, and H.L. Lindquist
  • Folder 5 SI drafts, notes, copies of correspondence
  • Folder 6 Correspondence with Theodore T. Belote
  • Folder 7 Manning and Franklin R. Bruns, Jr. correspondence
  • Folder 8 Correspondence with A.P. Rasmussen
  • Folder 9 Correspondence regarding SI marking stamps, including with curator Alice S. Mulford of Oakland (CA) Public Museum and SI assistant secretary A. Wetmore
  • Folder 10 “List of Philatelic Books/Reference Material in Philatelic Library/Index to Articles in Magazines – m./Date of Issue”
  • Folder 11 Manning retirement
  • Folder 12 Post-retirement
  • Folder 13 SI United States National Museum Bulletin 105; Joseph B. Leavey, Catalogue of the Postage Stamps and Stamped Envelopes of the United States and Possessions, Issued Prior to January 1, 1919
  • Folder 14 SI Centennial, 1946
  • Folder 15 SI misc.
  • Folder 16 Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) material
  • Folder 17 BEP large mailing envelopes

Box 4 Philatelic Organizations

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APS Vice President Manning cover, 1937 Box 4, Folder 3a
  • Folder 1 American Philatelic Congress, including correspondence with Jere. Hess Barr, (Mrs Conway) Helen Zirkle, George T. Turner, James Waldo Fawcett, Bernard Davis, and James B.Shaner, Sr.
  • Folder 2 American Philatelic Congress’ Congress Comments
  • Folder 3 American Philatelic Society
  • Folder 4 Bureau Issues Association, including correspondence with Sol Glass and Edward S. Conger
  • Folder 5 Bureau of Engraving and Printing, including Alvin R. Meissner documents
  • Folder 6 The Collectors Club, New York, including correspondence with
    Sidney F. Barrett, John J. Britt, and W. Lloyd Heath Folder 7 The Collectors Club of Washington, D.C.
  • Folder 8-10 National Philatelic Museum, including correspondence with (Mrs. Conway) Helen Zirkle, Freida B. Bulger, Bernard Davis, Helen Moore, Alvin T. Hall, and Dr. Gustave A. von Gross – see also Box 6 “Women in Philately” exhibition
  • Folder 11 Pentagon Stamp Club including correspondence with Gaylord P. Haas
  • Folder 12 Philatelic Library Association Folder 13 Precancel Stamp Society Folder 14 Society of Philatelic Americans
  • Folder 15 Washington Philatelic Society, including correspondence with Albert F. Kunze, Samuel M. Burgess II, James T. DeVoss, and Maurice S. Petty
  • Folder 16 Washington Philatelic Society Bulletin, 1949-1953 Folder 17 Philatelic organizations misc.

Box 5 Philatelic, Non-Philatelic, and First Day of Issue Events

  • Folder 1 Sesquicentennial International Exposition, 1926, A Guide to the United States Government Exhibits includes information on Owney, railway mail cars, and the BEP stamp printing equipment
  • Folder 2 District of Columbia George Washington Bicentennial/Festival of Youth/Postage Stamp Exhibit, 1932
  • Folder 3 TIPEX, the Third International Philatelic Exhibition, 1936
  • Folder 4 Postage Stamp Centenary, 1940 including Manning’s “Consolation” regarding first use of mail-o-mat cancellation
  • Folder 5 CIPEX, the Centenary Philatelic Exhibition, 1947
  • Folder 6 GSA (General Services Administration) Garden and Hobby Show, 1949-50 where Manning was a judge
  • Folder 7 CAPEX, the Canadian International Philatelic Exhibition, 1951
  • Folder 8 HAPEX, the Hawaiian Centennial Philatelic Exhibition, 1951
  • Folder 9 FIPEX, the Fifth International Philatelic Exhibition, 1956
  • Folder 10 CSC (Civil Service Commission) Art, Hobby and Photo Show
    where Manning was a judge
  • Folder 11 Other philatelic and non-philatelic events
  • Folder 12 First day of issue events
    Note: For NAPEX exhibition materials see Box 1, Folder 11; Box 4, Folder 8; and Box 11, Folder 4.

Box 6 Women in Philately and Women on Postage Stamps

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Women’s International Stamp Club cinderella label, 1952 Box 6, Folder 5
  • Folder 1 Women’s Stamp Clubs, cinderella labels
  • Folder 2 Philadelphia Women’s Stamp Club, Women on Stamps, In Memory of Mary Garretson Cook, 1953
  • Folder 3 McCluer, Margaret N. Women as Presesnted on United States Stamps, 1936
  • Folder 4 “Women in Philately” exhibition Dec. 11, 1953-Jan. 9, 1954, including correspondence with Elizabeth R. Sharpless and National Philatelic Museum; Philadelphia Women’s Stamp Club
  • Folder 5 Women’s International Stamp Club, including correspondence with Agnes Burlingame and Meta Haas
  • Folder 6 Women’s International Stamp Club bulletin The Letter
  • Folder 7 Women’s Philatelic Society of New York
  • Folder 8 Women’s Philatelic Society of New York bulletin Philatelette
  • Folder 9 Woodin, Virginia, President of General Services Administration Stamp Club
  • Folder 10 Women’s clubs souvenir cachets and covers

Box 7 Stamp Source Material: Documents, Lists, Correspondence; Stamp Catalogs and Stamp Dealers

  • Folder 1 Original subjects for stamps – lists
  • Folder 2 Original subjects for stamps – lists
  • Folder 3 SI photographs of original designs used on U.S. postage stamps – lists
  • Folder 4 Post Office Department (POD) list of essays by Clarence Wilson Brazer
  • Folder 5 Stamp sources – notes and clippings
  • Folder 6 Source art correspondence, mostly 1936
  • Folder 7 “United States Commemorative Notes,” The Sun, 1934-35
  • Folder 8 Philatelic clippings
  • Folder 9 Albert F. Kunze’s Stamp Romances/The Lore and Legend Associated with the 1934 National Park Series of Stamps
  • Folder 10 List of Argentine Republic stamps and covers in Manning collection
  • Folder 11 Clippings and lists related to Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln Memorial, including “Philatelic Items Picturing Abraham Lincoln,” “Numismatic Items Picturing Abraham Lincoln,” lists compiled by Frank Rossi, Illinois State Historical Library, 1942
  • Folder 12 Susan B. Anthony documents and clippings
  • Folder 13 Stamp designs literature
  • Folder 14 Stamp catalogs and stamp dealers

Box 8 Stamp Source Material: Images

  • Folder 1 Stamp source material annotated
  • Folder 2 Stamp source material annotated including Army-Navy series Folder 3 Stamp source material images
  • Folder 4 Stamp source material images
  • Folder 5 Stamp source material photographs and postcards
  • Folder 6 Stamp source material images photographs
  • Folder 7 Stamp source material
  • Folder 8 Stamp source material art – airmail
  • Folder 9 Stamp source material art – duck stamps

Box 9 Post Office Department Material; Copies of Manning Documents in SI Archives

  • Folder 1 Lists of photos and paintings of post offices and mail carriers
  • Folder 2 Proposed Post Office Department stamp museum
  • Folder 3 List of stamped paper for sale
  • Folder 4-6 Information Service Releases, 1952-1954
  • Folder 7 Postal documents
  • Folder 8 Description of United States Stamps booklets
  • Folder 9 Copies of Manning sources and material in SI Archives

Box 10 Individual and Organization Correspondence (A-Z)

  • Folder 1 American Airlines system
  • Folder 2 Anderson, Frank L. (New Zealand)
  • Folder 3 August, Leo (The Washington Press)
  • Folder 4 Blampied, Captain E. John (South Africa)
  • Folder 5 Blum, Herman; Blumhaven Library
  • Folder 6 Bruns, F.R. (The Sun)
  • Folder 7 Crotzer, Thomas
  • Folder 8 Diamant, Freddie (Mrs. Henry A. Diamant)
  • Folder 9 Downing, Robert L. (Manning’s “soldier friend”)
  • Folder 10-11 Ellis, F.L. (Stamps)
  • Folder 12 Fawcett, James Waldo (Evening Star, Sunday Star)
  • Folder 13 Fisher, Edith “Dee” (Covers, Bergen Evening Record, Newark News)
  • Folder 14 Frelinghusen, Senator Joseph Sherman “J.S.”
  • Folder 15 Grau, Sergio Perez (El Mundo, Puerto Rico)
  • Folder 16 Griffin, H.H. (St. Petersburg Stamp Club, Florida)
  • Folder 17 Heath, D.R.
  • Folder 18 Horn, Reverend Aloysius S. Folder 19 Johl, Max G.
  • Folder 20 Kelly, Denwood N.
  • Folder 21 Kunze, Albert F. (Philatelic Division, Pan American Union, Organization of American States)
  • Folder 22 Lancaster, Oscar E.
  • Folder 23 Lederer, Howard A.
  • Folder 24 Lidman, David (Philately)
  • Folder 25 MacGregor, Malcolm
  • Folder 26 Mekeel’s Weekly Stamp News (Warren J. Turner)
  • Folder 27 Okuda, Masaru (Japan)
  • Folder 28 Saint-Gaudens, Homer (Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial)
  • Folder 29 Schneckenburger, Martin G. (photographer)
  • Folder 30 Sharpless, Elizabeth R. “Lily”
  • Folder 31 Sloane, George B. (Stamps)
  • Folder 32 Thatcher, Allan M.
  • Folder 33 Ward, Philip H., Jr. including correspondence with Denwood Kelly

Box 11 General Correspondence (A-Z); Holiday Cards; Panoramic Photographs

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Holiday card with collage postage stamps from around the world Box 11, Folder 6
  • Folder 1 General correspondence A-F
  • Folder 2 General correspondence G-L
  • Folder 3 General correspondence M-R
  • Folder 4 General correspondence S-Z
  • Folder 5 General correspondence unidentified
  • Folder 6 Holiday cards
  • Folder 7 Panoramic photographs
    45th Annual Convention, American Philatelic Society – Boston Mass – August 12-16, 1930
    49th Annual Convention, American Philatelic Society – Atlantic City – August 27-31, 1934

Note: See Box 7, Folder 6 for correspondence regarding stamp source material.

Box 12  Manning’s Little WomenStamp Exhibit; Scott Catalogue1944

  • Folder 1 “Little Women” Shown on Postage Stamps of the United States and Photographs of Original Source Material stamp exhibit
  • Folder 2 Scott’s Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue, Volume 1, 1944
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