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Cindy,
I don't recall if we have any Ph.D. students working on the Civil War era, =
but this is a good, close-by conference with the Smithsonian name attached =
to it. You might forward to the Ph.D. listserv.  I presented last year and =
can answer questions if anyone is interested.
________________________________
From: Tara Murray [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 9:34 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Call for Papers: Postal History Symposium

Dan,

Because you presented at last year=92s Postal History Symposium, I wanted t=
o make sure you got the call for papers for this year=92s symposium. I hope=
 you will consider submitting a paper again this year, and please pass alon=
g the announcement to any colleagues or students who might be interested.

Best,
Tara

The Seventh Annual Postal History Symposium
=93Blue & Gray: Mail and the Civil War=94
November 2=964, 2012
American Philatelic Center, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
http://stamps.org/Postal-History-Symposium

Sponsored by
American Philatelic Society, American Philatelic Research Library, and Smit=
hsonian National Postal Museum

The Symposium will be held in conjunction with a philatelic exhibition host=
ed by the U. S. Philatelic Classics Society (USPCS). The USPCS is a non-pro=
fit, volunteer-run association of collectors that promotes study of the sta=
mps and postal history of the United States until 1894.

Panels will be interspersed with opportunities to view award-winning exhibi=
tions of stamps and postal history and use the collection of the American P=
hilatelic Research Library. There will be a reception and a keynote address=
 on one evening.

Located 15 miles from State College, Pennsylvania, the American Philatelic =
Center is home to the 35,000-member American Philatelic Society, the larges=
t stamp collecting organization in the nation, and the American Philatelic =
Research Library (APRL), dedicated to supporting and advancing postal and p=
hilatelic scholarship.

Call for Papers

The symposium seeks papers that will address any aspect of the mail and pos=
t office related to the Civil War. The topic is not limited to just soldier=
=92s mail or to the years of armed conflict. Papers may consider the politi=
cal, economic, social, or cultural, as well as military aspects of the mail=
. Possible themes range from the role of the mail in the debate over slaver=
y beginning with the 1835 burning of abolitionist mail in the Charleston, S=
outh Carolina Post Office through the reestablishment of postal service in =
the South during reconstruction. Papers on the mail and post office during =
this conflict are welcome from Union, Confederate, Border States, the west,=
 and even foreign viewpoints. Proposals for symposium papers may be submitt=
ed either as individual papers or in panels.

Proceedings of the Symposium will be considered for publication by the Smit=
hsonian Institution Press.

Deadline for proposals =97 June 1, 2012

Proposals should be no more than one page and be accompanied by a one-page =
curriculum vita with contact information (e-mail, phone, and address).

Please e-mail complete proposals to [log in to unmask]<mailto:symposium@s=
tamps.org>.
Notification of accepted papers will be issued in mid-July.
Conference co-chairs are Thomas Lera, Tara Murray, and David L. Straight.

Tara Murray
Director of Information Services/Librarian
American Philatelic Research Library
100 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 933-3803 x246
www.stamplibrary.org<http://www.stamplibrary.org/>


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10pt;">Cindy,<br>
I don't recall if we have any Ph.D. students working on the Civil War era, =
but this is a good, close-by conference with the Smithsonian name attached =
to it. You might forward to the Ph.D. listserv.&nbsp; I presented last year=
 and can answer questions if anyone is
 interested. <br>
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face=3D"Tahoma" size=3D"2"><b>From:</b> Tara Murray [[log in to unmask]]<br=
>
<b>Sent:</b> Tuesday, March 06, 2012 9:34 AM<br>
<b>To:</b> [log in to unmask]<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Call for Papers: Postal History Symposium<br>
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Dan,</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Because you presented at last year=92s Pos=
tal History Symposium, I wanted to make sure you got the call for papers fo=
r this year=92s symposium. I hope you will consider
 submitting a paper again this year, and please pass along the announcement=
 to any colleagues or students who might be interested.</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Best,</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Tara</span></font>&nbsp;<font face=3D"Aria=
l" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"></span><=
/font></p>
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
</div>
<div>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center;" align=3D"center"><b><f=
ont face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font-family: =
Arial; font-weight: bold;">The Seventh Annual Postal History Symposium</spa=
n></font></b></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center;" align=3D"center"><b><f=
ont face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font-family: =
Arial; font-weight: bold;">=93Blue &amp; Gray: Mail and the Civil War=94</s=
pan></font></b></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center;" align=3D"center"><b><f=
ont face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font-family: =
Arial; font-weight: bold;">November 2=964, 2012</span></font></b></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center;" align=3D"center"><b><f=
ont face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font-family: =
Arial; font-weight: bold;">American Philatelic Center, Bellefonte, Pennsylv=
ania</span></font></b></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center;" align=3D"center"><b><f=
ont face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font-family: =
Arial; font-weight: bold;"><a href=3D"http://stamps.org/Postal-History-Symp=
osium" target=3D"_blank">http://stamps.org/Postal-History-Symposium</a></sp=
an></font></b></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center;" align=3D"center"><font=
 face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font-family: Ari=
al;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center;" align=3D"center"><font=
 face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font-family: Ari=
al;">Sponsored by</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal" style=3D"text-align: center;" align=3D"center"><font=
 face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font-family: Ari=
al;">American Philatelic Society, American Philatelic Research Library, and=
 Smithsonian National Postal Museum</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">The Symposium will be held in conjunction =
with a philatelic exhibition hosted by the U. S. Philatelic Classics Societ=
y (USPCS). The USPCS is a non-profit, volunteer-run
 association of collectors that promotes study of the stamps and postal his=
tory of the United States until 1894.&nbsp;
</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Panels will be interspersed with opportuni=
ties to view award-winning exhibitions of stamps and postal history and use=
 the collection of the American Philatelic
 Research Library. There will be a reception and a keynote address on one e=
vening.
</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Located 15 miles from State College, Penns=
ylvania, the American Philatelic Center is home to the 35,000-member Americ=
an Philatelic Society, the largest stamp
 collecting organization in the nation, and the American Philatelic Researc=
h Library (APRL), dedicated to supporting and advancing postal and philatel=
ic scholarship.</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><b><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"fo=
nt-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; font-weight: bold;">Call for Papers
</span></font></b></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">The symposium seeks papers that will addre=
ss any aspect of the mail and post office related to the Civil War. The top=
ic is not limited to just soldier=92s mail
 or to the years of armed conflict. Papers may consider the political, econ=
omic, social, or cultural, as well as military aspects of the mail. Possibl=
e themes range from the role of the mail in the debate over slavery beginni=
ng with the 1835 burning of abolitionist
 mail in the Charleston, South Carolina Post Office through the reestablish=
ment of postal service in the South during reconstruction. Papers on the ma=
il and post office during this conflict are welcome from Union, Confederate=
, Border States, the west, and even
 foreign viewpoints. Proposals for symposium papers may be submitted either=
 as individual papers or in panels.
</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><b><i><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D=
"font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic=
;">Proceedings of the Symposium will be considered for publication by the S=
mithsonian Institution Press.</span></font></i></b></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><b><i><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D=
"font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic=
;">Deadline for proposals =97 June 1, 2012</span></font></i></b></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Proposals should be no more than one page =
and be accompanied by a one-page curriculum vita with contact information (=
e-mail, phone, and address).</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Please e-mail complete proposals to
<a href=3D"mailto:[log in to unmask]" target=3D"_blank">[log in to unmask]
org</a>.&nbsp; </span>
</font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Notification of accepted papers will be is=
sued in mid-July.</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Conference co-chairs are Thomas Lera, Tara=
 Murray, and David L. Straight.</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Tara Murray</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Director of Information Services/Librarian=
</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">American Philatelic Research Library</span=
></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">100 Match Factory Place</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Bellefonte, PA 16823</span></font></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-=
size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">(814) 933-3803 x246</span></font></p>
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e=3D"font-size: 12pt;"><a href=3D"http://www.stamplibrary.org/" target=3D"_=
blank"><font face=3D"Arial" size=3D"2"><span style=3D"font-size: 10pt; font=
-family: Arial;">www.stamplibrary.org</span></font></a></span></font></p>
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