Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

IU campus postman, Joe Neill

image number:

P0049669

description:

This image scanned from page 7 of the March 3, 1922 edition of The Indiana Alumnus. The article about Neill states that at that time he had worked as a Bloomington postman for 21 years, in part: "No football hero or well-known 'good fellow' is greeted with more enthusiasm, or is more sought after by homesick students than Joe as he makes his daily rounds of the campus. No one is known to more students than Joe...Residence Hall, for sheer bulk of mail, leads all the houses on Joe's route, he declared. About 250 letters are delivered there daily...Joe likewise distributes mail to the Student Building and a few other campus buildings...From 350 to 400 copies of dailies are delivered...each day..."

date taken:

probably 1922

personal name:

Neill, Joe

corporate name:

Postal Service, United States

topic:

Postal service employees

topic:

Letter carriers

topic:

Homesickness

topic:

Mail

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Individuals