From the Collections

“America’s Mailing Industry” – Smithsonian National Post Office virtual exhibit

The Maryknoll Mission Archives proudly announces its participation in the Smithsonian National Postal Museum’s latest virtual exhibition “America’s Mailing Industry” which “tells the story of the partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and private industry, who together have helped American citizens and businesses communicate and conduct business for more than 200 years.”

Our contribution tells the story of how, for more than one hundred years, the United States Post Office has been Maryknoll’s partner in maintaining relationships with its missioners overseas and its supporters at home, providing information about the plight of the poor and marginalized of the world and inspiring action among Americans who have been moved by the message of mission.

On September 13, 2016 members of the Archives staff attended the exhibit’s opening celebration event at the Postal Museum in Washington D.C.

Please enjoy this gallery of event and exhibition images!

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