Finding Guides

The Museum has created research guides for collections that are frequently accessed or that have additional research potential. These guides provide concise descriptions of the scope and content, provenance and list of materials for each collection.

Topical/Thematic

Allen Lee’s “Maps on Stamps” Collection, donated in 1977, is 26 albums illustrating all of the features and types of cartography found on postage stamps.
1959 First day cover, Vienna Philharmonic
The collection is a broad compilation of thematically organized stamps, covers, commemorative sheets, and more philatelic objects. Themes presented in the collection include composers, performers, musical instruments, festivals, and music industry. Dr.
Jascha Heifetz, Russian-born American violinist is associated with musical perfection. He became a U.S. citizen in 1925 and toured the world giving concerts. Heifetz’s specialized collection is about anything connected with music.
This collection is Malcolm MacGregor’s personally amassed collection of autographed stamps, covers, related correspondence, and ephemera.
The United States Post Office Department played a major role in America’s world’s fairs by issuing postage stamps to promote and honor the international expositions and their themes. The U.S.