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 Post Office makes its final run. The last RPO delivers the mail between Washington, DC and New York.
At this time...
- American Memory Timeline - Postwar United States (1945-1968)
- America's Library Jump Back in Time - Modern Era (1946-Present)
- President Jimmy Carter (photo from By Popular Demand: Portraits of Presidents and First Ladies, American Memory)
Illinois Historical Events:
U.S. Historical Events:
- First magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam was performed.
- Trans-Alaska pipeline was finished.
- Martin Luther King assassin James Earl Ray escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison.
U.S. Cultural Events:
- Elvis Presley died.
- The movie Star Wars is released.
- Leonard Bernstein's first performance of Songfest:A cycle of American Poems for Six Singers and Orchestra.