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 United States Post Office terminates or reduces many railroad mail carrying contracts.
At this time...
- American Memory Timeline - Postwar United States (1945-1968)
- America's Library Jump Back in Time - Modern Era (1946-Present)
- President Lyndon Johnson (photo from By Popular Demand: Portraits of Presidents and First Ladies, American Memory)
Illinois Historical Events:
- Belevidere is hit by a violent tornado.
- Three race riots and protests occurred in Cairo.
- Richard Speck was sentenced to death.
U.S. Historical Events:
- Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
- First U.S. and first infant heart transplant.
- Thousands protest Vietnam War.
U.S. Cultural Events:
- Woody Guthrie died.
- First issue of Rolling Stone magazine is released.
- Green Bay Packers win Superbowl I defeating the Kansas City Chiefs.