Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Postal Museum
Website Records, 2009-2016
This accession consists of three websites and one blog maintained by the National Postal Museum (NPM).
The primary NPM website, crawled June 2, 2016, includes information about the museum and its exhibitions, collections, research, events, and educational resources. It also includes online exhibitions. Detailed collection information is not included in this accession and, due to technical issues, some website features do not function as expected.
"Arago: People, Postage, and the Post," crawled February 2, 2016, is a resource to the study of philately and postal operations as seen through NPM's collections. Detailed collection information is not included in this accession and, due to technical issues, some website features do not function as expected.
"People and the Post: A Digital Memory Book," crawled February 4, 2016, invites current and retired postal employees to share work-related stories with the general public to showcase the depth and breadth of the history of the postal system and its contributions to American history. Only a limited number of user-generated stories is included in this accession.
"Pushing the Envelope," NPM's blog which was crawled on June 2, 2016, is dedicated to sharing behind-the-scenes stories, thoughts, and interesting discussion about the museum and its collection. The blog launched in September 2009.
Materials are in electronic format.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Indians at the Post Office: Native Themes in New Deal-Era Murals (Online exhibition)
- The Railway Mail Service (Online exhibition)
- Fad to Fundamental: Air Mail in America (Online exhibition)
- The Pichs Collection: Exploring Cuba's History Through Postal Stamps (Online exhibition)
- Collecting Ancestral Homelands (Online exhibition)
- Pushing the Envelope (Blog)
- Arago: People, Postage, and the Post (Website)
- People and the Post: A Digital Memory Book (Website)
- Web sites
- Museums -- Public relations
- Museums -- Collection management
- Postal museums
- Postal service -- Employees
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-370, National Postal Museum, Website Records