Research Requests from the National Postal Museum
Our Society has received research requests from
the National Postal Museum (Smithsonian) regarding
military postal history that our members may
have. The following items are of particular interest:
The National Postal Museum is developing an exhibition on the history of baseball, which will include stories and material about the use of baseball by deployed US military both recreationally for sport and entertainment and diplomatically to demonstrate American culture to other nations. The museum is seeking covers, postcards, letters, and other artifacts on these subjects from the late 1800s to present day. Topics can be wide ranging, like bat and ball funds of WWI and WWII, correspondence and news circulars with box scores, rec and pro players, and more. Please send information to Lynn Heidelbaugh at
or call 202-633-5538. Thanks for any assistance you can offer!
I am researching covers from letters written by African American combat troops assigned to the 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions during World War 1. I am particularly interested in covers from troops assigned to the 93rd because this division was transferred from the AEF to French command so, during most of the war, soldiers’ mail bore unique French postal markings. If you have material or questions related to my research, please contact me at the National Postal Museum, Calvin Mitchell, Assistant Curator of Philately, at
or (202) 633-4741. Thank you for your assistance.
Our members are encouraged to provide any and
all assistance to these researchers.
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