Mighty Buck Club helps the APRL collection grow

Mighty "Dollar" Bill checks out one of the APRL's new books
Mighty "Dollar" Bill checks out one of the APRL's new books

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.

Historial Atlas of the United StatesThe Shaping of AmericaThe 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!”

1 thought on “Mighty Buck Club helps the APRL collection grow”

  1. Tara:

    It was a delight to have you visit. Thank you and the APS.

    WE managed to dispose of about 18 boxes of books and periodicals to a fledgling library. We hope that y’all will be able to welcome them when they get up and running – namely the philatelists of New Mexico in Rio Rancho/Albuequeque.

    The RMSS was uncommonly well attended, much to the delight of dealers, the ROMPEX Committee and others. The auction operated by the RMPL, a separate organization from the Show, did extraordinarily well. Details of outcomes will be presented in the next SCRIBBLINGS.

    Sergio Lugo

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