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Mr. Mitchell

Railway Post Office Clerk Project
Name: Carl Mitchell

Hometown: Carbondale, Illinois

Years of Service: 35 years

Lines Worked: Chicago to Heron, Chicago to Evansville, Chicago to Memphis, Springfield to Carbondale

Assignment after Mail Train: Carbondale Post Office, Carbondale, Illinois

 


In his own words...

"Most of them (RPO clerks) took pride in their jobs, too.  They really did."

Mr. Mitchell on fellow RPO clerks


Primary Sources

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 RPO Clerk Exam Schedule  Railway Postal Clerk Project  Position Change Form
RPO Clerk
Exam Schedule
Advertisement for
Railway Postal Clerks
Position Change
Form
     
 Discontinued Service Letter  1972 Envelope Equipment
Discontinued Service
Letter
1972
Envelope
Equipment Return
Form
     
 Railway Postal Clerks Project Railway Postal Clerks Project Railway Postal Clerk Project 
Newspaper Article with
Picture of Last RPO Run
Reorganization
Letter
Reassignment
Memo
     
 Schedule of Mail Routes Chicago

 Railway Postal Clerk Project

Railway Postal Clerks Project 
Schedule of Mail Routes
Chicago
Permit Badge
     
 Clerk photo  End of the Line article  Envelope 1969 RPO
Clerk photo End of the Line
article
Envelope
1969 RPO
     
Illinois Federation of Postal Clerks Card Working the mail photo. Crew
Illinois Federation of
Postal Clerks Card
Working the mail photo. Crew
     
Assignment Letter Railway Postal Clerks Project Memo of Clerk Vacancy
Assignment
Letter
Placement and
Reassignment letter
Memo of
Clerk Vacancy
     
Post Office Vehicle Rider Permit Exam Testimonials Railway Postal Clerk Project
Post Office
Vehicle Rider Permit
Exam Prep
Course Ad
Illinois Pocket Map
& Shipper Guide