On May 27, 2020, APS member, Ms. Jennifer Gagliardi, joined Stamp Chat from San Jose, California.
Gagliardi is an adult educator teaching U.S. citizenship. Her unique pedagogy incorporates the use of stamps to teach civics and prepare people to take the U.S. citizenship test. Religion, American culture, history, government, and more can be taught using stamps as educational tools.
Want to learn more about how to teach U.S. citizenship preparation using stamps? The American Philatelic Research Library has many sources that can help you. APS and APRL members can check out resources from the library and our staff will mail the books to you. Learn more about using the APRL and its resources here.
An American history album: the story of the United States told through stamps by Worek, Michael and Worek, Jordan. (Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2008).
Location: APRL G3701 .T674 W9265
American history as told by postage stamps: United States by Gill, Charles C. (Holton, KS: Weekly Philatelic Gossip, 1938).
Location: APRL G3301 .T674 G475a
American history through commemorative stamps by Bloomgarden, Henry S. (New York: Arco Publishing Co., 1969)
Location: APRL G3701 .C734 B655a
American history through United States stamps : a philatelic education program by Williamson, Omega. (Tucson, AZ: Western Postal History Museum, 1975).
Location: APRL G3701 .T674 W731a
Americana, glimpses of our heritage by McDaniel, Gayle and Miles, Ron. (Sidney, OH: Amos Press, Inc., 1976).
Location: APRL G3701 .T674 L758a 1976
Spirits of the Revolution: a philatelic history of the United States by Winnegrad, Mark Harris. (Rochester, NY: Junior Philatelic Society of America, 1974).
Location: APRL G3701 .C734 W776s
Library staff can scan articles for you to send by email or mail. Learn more.
“American History as Portrayed on Postage Stamps” ASDA Convention Program, Nov. 19-21, 1971.
“Signing of the Constitution” by Barry, R.A. Stamp and Cover Collectors Review, Oct. 1937.
“Declaration of Independence and the U. S.” by Dulcie Apgar. Baltimore Philatelist, Apr. 1996.
“Declaration of Independence and the U. S. “ by Dulcie Apgar. Philateli-Graphics, Oct. 1995.
“The Declaration of Independence on Stamps” by Willment, Frank. American Philatelist, Jul. 1992.
“A philatelic birthday tribute to the Declaration of Independence” by Snee, Charles. Linn's Stamp News, July 4, 2016.
“U.S. Constitution Series” by Spaulding Jr., Robert M. Scott's Monthly Journal, Oct. 1994.
“150th Anniversary of the Constitution” by Brenda Ralph Lewis. Gibbons Stamp Monthly Sept.1987.
“13th Amendment Stamp” by Ruddell, Paul A. Hobbies Dec. 1940.
“ '95 Stamp Salutes 19th Amendment” Stamp Collector, Jul. 16, 1995.
“Fourth Amendment & Postal History” by Martorelli, Richard D. Postal History Journal, Oct. 2008.