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Preface
Significant Dates in Postal History
United States Postal Systems
The Postal Role in U.S. Development (Part 1)
The Postal Role in U.S. Development (Part 2)
The Postal Role in U.S. Development (Part 3)
Postal Reform (Part 1)
Postal Reform (Part 2)
Rates (Part 1)
Rates (Part 2)
Stamps (Part 1)
Stamps (Part 2)
Postmasters General
Governors of the United States Postal Service
Postal Insignia (Part 1)
Postal Insignia (Part 2)
Research Resources
Bibliography and Credits
USPS History
Bibliography and Credits

History of the United States Postal Service 1775-1993

* Bibliography
* Credits

Bibliography

Bowyer, Matthew J. They Carried the Mail: A Survey of Postal History and Hobbies. New York, NY: Robert B. Luce, Inc., 1972. 223 pp.

Bruns,James H. Mail on the Move. Polo, IL: Transportation Trails, 1992. 224 pp.

Clinton, Alan. Post office Workers: A Trade Union and Social History. Boston, MA: Allen & Unwin, 1984. 713 pp.

Cullinan, Gerald. The United States Postal Service. New York, NY: F. A. Praeger, 1973. 271 pp.

Cushing, Marshall Henry. The Story of Our Post Office. Boston, MA: A. M. Thayer & Co., 1893. 1,034 pp.

Daniel, Edward G. United States Postal Service and Postal Policy, 1789-1860. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1941. 641 pp.

Dennis ton, Elinore. America 's Silent Investigators: The Story of the Postal Service Inspectors Who Protect the United States Mail. NewYork, NY: Dodd, Mead, 1964. 106 pp.

Dietz, August. The Postal Service of the Confederate States of America. Richmond, VA: Press of the Dietz Printing Co., 1929. 439pp.

Ells worth, Fergus R. Synoptic Sketch of Postal History. Milwaukee, WI: [Publisher Unknown], 1936. 79 pp.

Finlay, Hugh. Journal Kept by Hugh Finlay, Surveyor of Postal Roads on the Continent of North America. Brooklyn, NY: F.H. Norton, 1867. 94 pp.

Fleishman, Joel L. Future of the Postal Service. New York, NY: Praeger, 1983. 308 pp.

Fuller, Wayne E. The American Mails, Enlarger of the Common Life. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1972. 378 pp.

RFD, The Changing Face of Rural America. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1964. 361 pp.

Harlow, Alvin Fay. Old Post Bags. NewYork, NY: Appleton & Co., 1928. 449 pp.

Holmes, Donald B. Airmail: An Illustrated History, 1791-1981. NewYork, NY: C.N. Potter, Inc., 1981. 226 pp.

Jones, W.B. The Story of the Post Office. Burlington, VT: Wells, Richardson, 1889. 156 pp.

Kahn, E.J., Jr. Fraud. NewYork, NY: Harper and Row, 1973. 321 pp.

Kelly, Melville C. United States Postal Policy. New York, NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1931. 321 pp.

Konwiser, Harry Myron. Colonial and Revolutionary Posts. Richmond, VA: Press of the Dietz Printing Co., 1931. 81 pp.

Leech, Daniel D. The Post Office Department of the United States of America. Washington, DC: Judd and Detweiler, 1879. 109 pp.

Long, Bryant A. and Dennis, William J. Mail by Rail: The Story of the Postal Transportation Service. New York, NY: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp., 1951. 414 pp.

Margolis, Richard J. At the Crossroads, An Inquiry into Rural Post Offices and the Communities They Serve. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1980. 55pp.

McReynolds, Ross Allan. History of the United States Post Office, 1607-1931. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago, 1935. 559 pp.

Melius, Louis, compiler. The American Postal Service. Washington, DC: National Capital Press, Inc., 1917. 109 pp.

Miner, Ward L. William Goddard, Newspaperman. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1962. 223 pp.
[Moroney, Rita L.] Montgomery Blair, Postmaster General. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1963. 44 pp.

Moroney, Rita L. "A Study of the Intent of Legislation on Second-Class Rates." U.S. Postal Service, 1977. 49 pp.

Owen, Bruce M. and Willig, Robert D. Economics and Postal Pricing Policy. Cambridge, MA: Program on Information Resources Policy, Center for Information Policy Research, Harvard University, 1980. 36 pp.

The President's Commission on Postal Organization. Towards Postal Excellence (The Kappel Commission Report). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1968. 212 pp.

Rees, James. Footprints of a Letter Carrier. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott & Co., 1866. 420 pp.

Rich, Wesley. The History of the United States Post Office to the Year 1829. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1924. 190 pp.

Roper, Daniel C. The United States Post Office. New York, NY: Funk and Wagnalls Co., 1917. 382 pp.

Scheele, Carl H. A Short History of the Mail Service. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1970. 250 pp.

Sherwin, Roger, ed. Perspectiveson Postal Issues. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1980. 228pp.

Smith, William. The History of the Post Office in British North America, 1639-1870. Cambridge, England: University Press, 1920. 356pp.

Summerfield, Arthur E. U.S. Mail: The Story of the United States Postal Service. NewYork, NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1960. 256 pp.

Tierney, John T. Postal Reorganization: Managing the Public's Business. Boston, MA: Auburn House Publishing Company, 1981. 191 pp.

The U.S. Postal Service: Status and Prospects of a Public Enterprise. Dover, MA: Auburn House Publishing Company, 1992. 238pp.

Trappe, Ruth. The United States Postal Service. Washington, DC: Washington Service Bureau, 1938. 24 pp.

U.S. Post Office Department. A Brief History of the United States Postal Service. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1933. 11 pp.

Walker, George. Haste, Post, Haste! New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1938. 274 pp.

White, James E. A Life Span and Reminiscences of Railway Mail Service. Philadelphia, PA: Deemer & Jaisohn, 1910. 274 pp.

Woolley, Mary Emma. Early History of the Colonial Post Office. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Historical Society, 1894. 33 pp.

Credits

All photographs are from the United States Postal Service, except those noted.
The United States Postal Service thanks all who contributed to the History of the United States Postal Service, especially T. E. Dilley, Frances Feldman, Sally K. Haring, Megaera Harris, Jennifer M. Lynch, Jerry W. Mansfield, Gerald Merna, James K. Meyer, Paula E. Rabkin, Frank R. Scheer, Melody Selvage, and Kelley Sullivan. Special thanks go to Rita Lloyd Moroney, the first historian of the Postal Service, who laid the groundwork for all who follow.
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