The American Philatelic Research Library collection grows primarily through donations. Thanks to the generosity of our members, affiliate societies, and philatelic authors and publishers, we add publications (old and new) to our collection almost daily.
Occasionally, though, we find ourselves in need of a publication that we are not likely to receive as a donation.
The members of the Mighty Buck Club have filled one such gap in our collection by providing funds to purchase 5 books on historical geography which will be useful to postal historians using the library.
The books are D.W. Meinig’s 4-volume The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History and Derek Hayes’ Historical Atlas of the United States. Both will be used by students taking “Geography and Postal History: A ‘Writer’s Institute'” during the APS Summer Seminar week next month, and will be available for loan to APS and APRL members.
Thanks to the members of the Mighty Buck Club who have helped the APRL collection grow “one buck at a time!”