Further Reading

A detailed description of many of the postal records in the collection of the National Archives and Records Administration is available in Preliminary Inventory Number 168: Records of the Post Office Department, prepared by and available from the National Archives.

Many private researchers have compiled books on Post Offices by state, using postal records at the National Archives as well as local records. Your local library might be able to help locate copies of these and other local postal history sources.

Alabama Helbock, Richard W. United States Post Offices, Volume VIII The Southeast. Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 2007.

Alaska Helbock, Richard W. United States Post Offices, Volume I The West. Lake Oswego, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 1998.

Arizona Theobald, John, and Lillian Theobald. Arizona Territory: Post Offices and Postmasters. Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona Historical Foundation, 1961.

Arkansas Patera, Alan H., and John S. Gallagher. Checklist of Arkansas Post Offices. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot, 1983.

California Salley, Harold E. History of California Post Offices, 18491976. La Mesa, California: Postal History Associates, Inc., 1977.

Colorado Bauer, William H., James L. Ozment, and John H. Willard. Colorado Postal History: the post offices. Crete, Nebraska: J-B Publishing Co., 1971.

Connecticut Warmsley, Arthur J. Connecticut Post Offices and Postmarks. Portland, Connecticut: self-published, 1977.

Delaware Smith, Chester M. Jr., and JohnL. Kay. The Postal History of Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula, and the District of Columbia: The Post Offices and First Postmasters from 1775 to 1984. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot, 1984.

District of Columbia Smith, Chester M. Jr., and John L. Kay. The Postal History of Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula, and the District of Columbia: The Post Offices and First Postmasters from 1775 to 1984. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot, 1984.

Florida Bradbury, Alford G., and E. Story Hallock. A Chronology of Florida Post Offices. [Vero Beach, Florida]: The Florida Federation of Stamp Clubs, 1962.

Georgia Helbock, Richard W. United States Post Offices, Volume VIII The Southeast. Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 2007.

Idaho Patera, Alan H., and John S. Gallagher. A Checklist Of Idaho Post Offices. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot, 1984.

Illinois Helbock, Richard W. United States Post Offices, Volume III The Upper Midwest. Lake Oswego, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 1999.

Indiana Baker, J. David. The Postal History of Indiana. Louisville, Kentucky: Philatelic Bibliopole, 1976.

Iowa Patera, Alan H., and John S. Gallagher. Iowa Post Offices, 18331986. Lake Oswego, Oregon: The Depot, 1986.

Kansas Baughman, Robert W. Kansas Post Offices, May 29, 1828August 3, 1961. Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Postal History Society, 1961. Information from this book is available at www.kshs.org; search for post offices.

Kentucky Patera, Alan H., and John S. Gallagher. A Checklist of Kentucky Post Offices, Lake Grove, Oregon: The Depot, 1989.

Louisiana Germann, John J. Louisiana Post Offices. Lake Grove, Oregon: The Depot, 1990.

Maine Dow, Sterling T. Maine Postal History and Postmarks. Portland, Maine: Severn- Wylie-Jewett Co., 1943.

Maryland Smith, Chester M. Jr., and JohnL. Kay. The Postal History of Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula, and the District of Columbia: The Post Offices and First Postmasters from 1775 to 1984. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot, 1984.

Massachusetts Merolla, Lawrence M., and Frank M. Crowther. The Post Offices of Massachusetts. North Abington, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Postal Research Society, 1981.

Michigan Ellis, David M. Michigan Postal History: The Post Offices, 18051986. Lake Grove, Oregon: The Depot, 1993.

Minnesota Patera, Alan H., and John S. Gallagher. The Post Offices of Minnesota. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot, 1978.

Missouri Schultz, Robert G. Missouri Post Offices, 18041981. St. Louis, Missouri: American Philatelic Society, 1982.

Montana Lutz, Dennis J. Montana Post Offices & Postmasters. Minot, North Dakota: publisher unknown, 1986.

Nevada Frickstad, Walter N., and EdwardW. Thrall. A Century of Nevada Post Offices 18521957. Oakland, California: Philatelic Research Society, 1958.

New Hampshire Smith, Chester M. Jr., and John L. Kay, The Postal History of New Hampshire: The Post Offices and First Postmasters from 1775 to 1985. Lake Grove, Oregon: The Depot, 1986.

New Jersey Kay, John L., and Chester M. Smith Jr. New Jersey Postal History. Lawrence, Massachusetts: Quarterman Publications Inc., 1977.

New Mexico Helbock, Richard W. A Checklist of New Mexico Post Offices, 18491988. Lake Oswego, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 1989.

New York Kay, John L., and Chester M. Smith Jr. New York Postal History: The Post Offices and First Postmasters from 1775 to 1980. State College, Pennsylvania: American Philatelic Society, 1982.

North Carolina Stroupe, Vernon S., et al. Post Offices and Postmasters of North Carolina, Colonial to USPS (four volumes). Charlotte, North Carolina: North Carolina Postal History Society, 1996.

North Dakota Patera, Alan H., and John S. Gallagher. North Dakota Post Offices, 18501982. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot, 1982.

Ohio Gallagher, John S., and Alan H. Patera. The Post Offices of Ohio. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot, 1979.

Oklahoma/Indian Territory Helbock, Richard W. Oklahoma Post Offices. Lake Oswego, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 1987.

Oregon Helbock, Richard W. Oregon Post Offices, 18471982. Lake Oswego, Oregon: Raven Press, 1985.

Pennsylvania Kay, John L., and ChesterM. Smith Jr. Pennsylvania Postal History. Lawrence, Massachusetts: Quarterman Publications, Inc., 1976.

Rhode Island Merolla, Lawrence M., FrankM. Crowther, and Arthur B. Jackson. Rhode Island Postal History: the post offices. Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Postal History Society, 1977.

South Carolina Helbock, Richard W. United States Post Offices, Volume VIII The Southeast. Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 2007.

South Dakota Patera, Alan H., John S. Gallagher, and Kenneth W. Stach. South Dakota Post Offices. Lake Grove, Oregon: The Depot, 1990.

Tennessee Frazier, D. R. Tennessee Post Offices and Postmaster Appointments 17891984. Dover, Tennessee: self-published, 1984.

Texas Wheat, Jim. Postmasters and Post Offices of Texas, 18461930. [Garland, Texas]: self-published, ca. 1974. Information from this book is available at www.rootsweb.com/~txpost/postmasters.html.

Utah Gallagher, John S. The Post Offices of Utah. Burtonsville, Maryland: The Depot, 1977.

Vermont Slawson, George C., Arthur W. Bingham, and Sprague W. Drenan. The Postal History of Vermont. New York, New York: Collectors Club, 1969.

Virginia Helbock, Richard W. United States Post Offices, Volume VI The Mid-Atlantic. Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 2004.

Washington Boardman, Tim, and RichardW. Helbock. Washington Post Offices. Lake Oswego, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 1986.

West Virginia Helbock, Richard W. United States Post Offices, Volume VI The Mid-Atlantic. Scappoose, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 2004.

Wisconsin Hale, James B. Wisconsin Post Office Handbook. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Postal History Society, 1988.

Wyoming Helbock, Richard W. A Checklist of Wyoming Post Offices, 18501988. Lake Oswego, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 1989.

For information on United States Post Offices before 1811, see the following publication: Stets, Robert J. Postmasters & Postoffices of the United States, 17821811. Lake Oswego, Oregon: La Posta Publications, 1994.




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