Where Can You Find an Archived List of U.S. Postmasters?


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The National Archives and Archive.org provide archived lists of U.S. postmasters. Archive.org hosts a digital copy of a scanned book listing U.S. post offices and postmasters, dating back to Sept. 1, 1870. The National Archives offer microfilm archives of postmaster and post office information dating back to October 1789.

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The National Archives' post office and postmaster records are located in the Microfilm Reading Room in the National Archives Building at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. The National Archives also provides various facts about notable postmaster terms, incidents of families controlling the postal system, and information about female postmasters, whose number increased during the late 19th century.

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