About "Save the Post Office"
Save the Post Office is edited and administered by Steve Hutkins, a literature professor who teaches "place studies" at the Gallatin School of New York University. Steve lives in a small town in New York's Hudson Valley. He has no affiliation with the U.S. Postal Service—he doesn’t work for it, nor does anyone in his family. Like millions of Americans, he just likes his local post office, and he doesn’t want to see post offices being closed.
This website provides information about the post office closings and consolidations that are taking place, the historic post office buildings that are being sold off, the efforts people are taking to protect their post offices, and the things citizens can do to save their post office when it ends up on the closure list. If you’d like to drop him a note, just click on the “contact” link at the top.
- "Erasing History at USPS" (JStor)
- "Post Office Buildings with Character, and Maybe a Sale Price" (NY Times)
- "Parceling Out Old Post Offices" (USA Today)
- "Most Valuable Website of 2011" (Nation Magazine's Progressive Honor Roll)
- "Downsize Means Destroy" (New Times opinion piece)
- "How the U.S. Postal Serve Fell Apart" (Time magazine)
- "Save the Post Office!" (Washgton Post profile)
- "What kind of postal service do you want" (OIG guest blogger)
- Interview in the Gothamist
- Interview in NYU Local
- " Closure of US post offices threatens smalltown America"
(quoted in the Guardian)
And there's more here.