Postal Service updates history publication with new chapter

The Postal Service has updated its own history book.

Publication 100, The United States Postal Service: An American History, traces the organization’s evolution from the Colonial era to the digital age.

“It tells the fascinating story of our ever-changing and improving institution,” said Judy de Torok, the Postal Service’s corporate affairs vice president. “I hope everyone enjoys reading this history of the United States Postal Service and its contributions to our nation.”

The 156-page book has been updated through April 2022.

A new chapter, “Delivering for America,” has sections on the Delivering for America plan and the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022.

The new edition also covers the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election, describing the extraordinary efforts the organization took to deliver the nation’s mail through challenging times.

Other sections cover the different modes of transportation used to move the mail, the rapid changes between the 20th and 21st centuries, stamps and the Postal Inspection Service.

The publication can be downloaded from the PolicyNet site and the Postal History section on usps.com, and print versions can be ordered through eBuy Plus.

It can also be purchased from the Postal Store.


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