Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
These records consist of video and audio elements for the production, "Moving America's Mail." This video documents the United States Postal Service and their development of methods to deliver mail. Funded by a grant from the Ford Motor Company, the video was produced in cooperation with the National Postal Museum. Materials include original camera footage, a dub master, an edited master, a preview copy, and a reference copy, on a variety of videotape formats including Betacam, 3/4" U-matic, Fuji D2001 D-2 tape, and VHS. Additionally there is a reel of 1/4" audiotape of the narration.
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- National Postal Museum (U.S.)
- United States Postal Service
- Moving America's Mail (Video recording : 1990)
- Postal service
- Post office stations and branches
- Video recordings -- Production and direction
- Documentary videos
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-230, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions