EIU Teaching with Primary Sources
A look at some events that took place during the run of the Railway Post Office. Images and links take you to information and resources on EIU TPS, Library of Congress, National Postal Museum Railway Mail Service and other sites.
The Railway Mail Service is renamed the Postal Transportation Service.
At this time...
- American Memory Timeline - Postwar United States (1945-1968)
- America's Library Jump Back in Time - Modern Era (1946-Present)
- President Harry S. Truman (photo from By Popular Demand: Portraits of Presidents and First Ladies, American Memory)
Illinois Historical Events:
- Adlai Stephenson is elected Governor of Illinois.
- University of Illinois football team defeated Kansas State 40-0.
- Guitar player Berry Oakley was born in Chicago.
U.S. Historical Events:
- Orville Wright died.
- John L. Pershing, military commander died.
- Herbert Henry Hoover becomes the first civilian to exceed the speed of sound.
U.S. Cultural Events:
- Irving Fine composes Toccata Concertante for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
- First color motion-picture newsreel shown in theaters.
- New York City Ballet is formed.