Welcome to the David Straight Memorial Philatelic Union Catalog

The David Straight Memorial Philatelic Union Catalog, hosted by the American Philatelic Research Library, contains records for books, journals, auction catalogs and other library holdings. As a union catalog it enables you to search the holdings of multiple philatelic libraries (listed below).

The catalog also includes a journal article index. The records for journal articles are provided as a research resource. The libraries in the union catalog may or may not hold the journal issue containing a specific article. In order to determine if a library has an article, search the online catalog for the article’s journal title.

The catalog includes the holdings of these libraries indicated by these record location codes:

APRL = American Philatelic Research Library
CCNY = Collectors Club (NY)
CCC = Collectors Club of Chicago
Greene = Greene Foundation
NWPL = Northwest Philatelic Library
PHF = Postal History Foundation
RMPL = Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library
RPSL = Royal Philatelic Society London
SCC = Scandinavian Collectors Club
Spellman = Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
SIL-NPM = The Smithsonian Libraries - National Postal Museum
WPL = Western Philatelic Library
WPRL = Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library
Online = Search for records with online content
Not Applicable = Search only the article database

Learn more about the libraries in the union catalog here: https://classic.stamps.org/Union-Catalog-About or by clicking on the location code links above.

Requests from the Catalog
Requests for book loans, photocopies and scans can be directly from the catalog, but only American Philatelic Society and American Philatelic Research Library members can borrow requested items. The APRL can only send items from the catalog that we possess (indicated by the APRL location code). If you would like to access material in another library, please contact that library directly through the links above.

Learn about the APRL’s services and fees here: https://stamps.org/services/library/library-services

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