Music and the Performing Arts

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29-cent Elvis single, January 8, 1993

Find resources related to music and the performing arts on the National Postal Museum's website.

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Research Articles
Music has been present in the postal employee community from the time employee groups began to organize.
Sheet music for the “Postal March and Two Step”
By its very nature popular music represents themes and ideas of...
cartoon of Owney sitting on a mail bag
Enjoy a musical telling of the Owney Story, sung by Trace Adkins and written by Stephen Michael Schwartz.

This virtual exhibition is the fourth in a series of four focusing on the accomplishments of women featured on stamps. In Women on Stamps: Part 4, we feature women who have made significant contributions to the performing arts.

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In Memoriam....Jimi Hendrix dies September 18, 1970

On September 18, 1970, legendary musician Jimi Hendrix died. In celebration of Hendrix's life and music, the National Postal Museum has created this mini-exhibit highlighting different postage stamps with connections to Jimi Hendrix and the era in American history that he helped shape.

African Americans in Jazz, Poetry and Beyond

Since the founding of the United States, African Americans have played a pivotal role in American history and heritage. This exhibit showcases African Americans in music, poetry, film, theatre, choreography, and writers in the United States through the lens of American postage stamps.