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America’s First Communications Network
In this episode, our hosts Yasmine and Dale chat with USPS Historian Jenny Lynch about how the U.S. Postal Service became America’s first communications network. Join us as we walk through the decades, from the 1692 introduction of a postal system in the American colonies, to the role posts played in the American Revolution, and the 1775 appointment of Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General of the U.S. Postal Service we know today.
We’ll talk about the rising political tensions between the British and the colonies, and how the establishment of the U.S. Postal Service helped to preserve the freedoms we hold dear today.
To learn more about the history of the U.S. Postal Service, visit https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/
|Oct 12, 2021|
An Ode to the ZIP Code
Join us as we chat with the Smithsonian’s National Post Museum curator, Lynn Heidelbaugh, to examine one of the biggest game changers in the modernization of the Postal Service—the ZIP code. We’ll talk about how a seemingly innocuous string of digits helped to increase delivery performance, as well as how USPS inspired nationwide adoption of the ZIP code, including the introduction of Mr. ZIP! Hear how the ZIP code was promoted, the reception it received from the public and mailing industry.
Our hosts Dale Parsan and Yasmine Di Giulio go deep into the ZIP code with Lynn Heidelbaugh on this episode of Mailin' It!
|Sep 28, 2021|
Mailin It! Trailer
Our goal with Mailin’ It! is to help you better understand the vital, yet often overlooked, role the U.S. Postal Service plays in keeping us connected. To do that, we’ll speak with experts about the latest and greatest going on at the U.S. Postal Service. We’ll also delve into the Postal Service’s fascinating history and its impact on American life today.
Some episodes will take a fun look at the Postal Service’s history, which dates back before the American Revolution. In other episodes, we’ll talk about Postal Service innovations past and present.
We’ll also take you behind the scenes to hear from key leaders, decision makers and other members of the USPS community who are charting a new course for the Postal Service.
Join us for Mailin’ It!
|Sep 20, 2021|