Over the summer, we hosted an intern, Michael Wilson, working on archival projects. The major part of Michael’s work focused on processing the papers of noted postal historian Richard Graham. Michael’s finding aid to the more than 100 boxes of Graham’s papers, slides, and photographs is available online.
The papers were donated to the APRL by Graham’s son Tom, and the processing was made possible by the David T. Beals III Charitable Trust through the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society.
Graham wrote a column on postal history for Linn’s Stamp News for many years, and the papers include a complete inventory of the column as well as his research materials for them. Linn’s published an article on the papers in the Sept. 26 issue.
Researchers are invited to use the Graham Papers and other special collections on site at the APRL’s new library space in Bellefonte, PA.