Old Post Office Collection

Accession Number: SC U:72
Location: RB-M
Dates: 1854-1983
Size: 1 regular Hollinger, 1 flat photo box; 1.6 cubic feet
Creator/Collector: Various sources
Acquisition info: Donation
Accruals: No accruals expected
Custodial history: Some materials from the files of John Albury Bryan and W. Philip Cotton, Jr.
Language: English
Processed by: Melissa Miller, February 2018
Conservation notes: Loose papers placed in acid-free folders
Scope and Content: The collection contains scrapbooks, correspondence, and newspaper clippings mainly related to the controversy surrounding the Old Post Office’s renovation or demolition. Other items include old ledger books and scrapbooks relating to the renovation.
Arrangement: Collection organized topically; box 1 contains loose papers; box 2 contains scrapbooks and ledger books
Restrictions: No restrictions  
Remarks: No remarks

Old Post Office Collection
1854-1983
1 regular Hollinger, 1 flat photo box; 1.6 cubic feet

Box/Folder Description
1/1 Finding aid
1/2 Correspondence, 1955-1963 (68)
1/3 Correspondence, 1964 (71)
1/4 Correspondence, 1965 (91)
1/5 Correspondence, 1966-1971 (50)
1/6 Landmarks Association Minutes and Reports; 1960-1973 (8)
1/7 Miscellaneous Items

-Act of Congress

-Architectural Preservation and the Old Post Office manuscript

-Arthur Wright’s letter excerpts with reply letter

-Article write-ups; 1961 (5)

-Charles E. Peterson biography; 1964

-Construction project report
-Cost chart; 1961

-Handwritten post office history notes

-New Old Post Office, St. Louis information folder from Turley Martin Co.

-Old Post Office—St. Louis manuscript

-Petition for Rehearing manuscript; 1965

-Phone conversation transcripts; 1964 (2)

-Public Opinion on the Old Post Office Question manuscript; 1964

-Resolution No. 48 manuscript; 1965

-St. Louis Chapter, American Institute of Architects Resolution manuscript

-Save the Old Post Office manuscript

-“Save the Old Post Office” song lyrics

-United States Customs Bureau of the Treasury Department and the Customs Port of St. Louis manuscript; 1970

-Who Was Who in America excerpt

1/8 Newspaper Clippings; July 1961-September 1972 (127)
1/9 Press Releases, Speeches, and Statements; 1965 (15)
2

Ledger books; 1854-1858 (2)

Volume I; 1939-1964

Volume II; 1962-1965

Volume III; 1965-1966

Volume IV; 1967-1971

Volume V; 1971-1976

Volume VI; 1973-1979

Volume VII; 1979-1983

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