SCOPE: A small but growing collection, and planned ancillary to the printing collections of the Library, the stamps also by their varied subjects form additionally iconographical resources to the large Americana holdings of the Mercantile Library.
EXTENT: Approximately 500 items.
HISTORY & PROVENANCE: This collection was assembled from incoming mail, donations of commemorative stamps and selected first day issue covers.
ACCESS: This collection is currently undergoing processing. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.
When available, this collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-161 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.
Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.
In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.
Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.