School & College Illustrated Advertising Covers
By: Michael Heller

Nov 10 , 2020

Michael Heller was the speaker at the November 10 (Zoom) meeting of the New York Chapter USPCS on the topic “College and School Illustrated Advertising Covers, 1851-1869.”

In the presentation, Michael commented on the history of each of the schools and colleges that were depicted on these early envelopes. It was noted that some of these institutions were eventually merged with other schools and were often renamed.  For example, the University of the City of New York was renamed New York University (NYU) in 1896.   In fact, a fair percentage of the schools shown in the presentation continue to this day (e.g., NYU, Davidson College, Phillips Academy, Centenary College, Kenyon College).