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Busy holiday sorting at the W. Stadium Post Office, December 1966

Busy holiday sorting at the W. Stadium Post Office, December 1966 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 15, 1966
Caption
Trays of mail wait as Post Office workers engage in the primary sorting of mail. Here employees begin sorting the mail according to states and cities. many temporary employees have been hired this year to handle the Christmas card rush.

Ann Arbor Mail Carriers Strike, March 1970

Ann Arbor Mail Carriers Strike, March 1970 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 21, 1970
Caption
Ann Arbor Mailmen Picket At Main Post Office

Mail Carrier Jimmie Green Back at Work after Mail Carrier Strike, March 1970

Mail Carrier Jimmie Green Back at Work after Mail Carrier Strike, March 1970 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 23, 1970
Caption
Back On His Beat Is Ann Arbor Mail Carrier Jimmie Green of Ypsilanti

A busy Christmas season at the Ann Arbor Post Office, December 1955

A busy Christmas season at the Ann Arbor Post Office, December 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 19, 1955
Caption
EFFICIENCY'S THE WORD: The Christmas season represents the biggest challenge of the year for the Ann Arbor Post Office, and this is the biggest Christmas mailing season yet. But methods evolved through long years of experience enable the huge mail-handling chore to proceed smoothly and efficiently. The complex mail-sorting process, for instance, stars right at the very beginning -- when the mailer turns in his cards, letters and packages. Instead of dropping them into slots, he hands them to a girl in the Post Office lobby,. She sorts them into three classes -- city mail, state mail and out-of-state mail.

Accumulated parcels in the "rural room" of the N. Main St. Post Office, December 1955

Accumulated parcels in the "rural room" of the N. Main St. Post Office, December 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 19, 1955
Caption
PACKAGES, PACKAGES: Mailing of Christmas gift packages steps up enormously the volume of parcel post mail. Here's an accumulation of parcels in the "rural room" in the basement of the N. Main St. Post Office.

Part-time workers sort mail at the Ann Arbor Post Office during the Christmas season, December 1955

Part-time workers sort mail at the Ann Arbor Post Office during the Christmas season, December 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 19, 1955
Caption
MORE SORTERS AT WORK: Normally, the Post Office has 15 of these sorting boxes in operation, but for the Christmas season the number has been increased to 34. Many of the part-time workers are vacationing students, and some of them are working a 150hour shift, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Holiday packages ready for shipment sit in the basement of an office building at N. Main and Depot Sts, December 1955

Holiday packages ready for shipment sit in the basement of an office building at N. Main and Depot Sts, December 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 19, 1955
Caption
READY TO GO OUT: To help handle the bulky package mail, the Post Office is using the basement of an office building at N. Main and Depot St. for some of its parcel post operations. Here is a batch ready for shipment.