Monday, December 03, 2012

"Mail and the Civil War" Papers Available For Download

Papers and presentations from the 7th Annual Postal History Symposium, held last month at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, are now available to download.

The theme of the symposium was “Blue and Gray: Mail and the Civil War.” Presenters covered diverse aspects of mail during the Civil War period such as “Decorated Envelopes as Weapons of War,” and “The Madison, Florida Postmaster Provisionals: Anatomy of a Postal History Research Project.”

The 2012 symposium featured ten talks delivered by philatelists and academic scholars, as well as a keynote presentation, “The Post Office as Civic Institution in Civil War America,” by Dr. Joseph M. Adelman, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Framingham State University.

The cover shown above was part of the Postal History Society talk "The Fort Sumter Issue of 1961: A Commemorative in Conflict" which was given by David M. Frye

Click here to view presentations and abstracts.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM