Scope and arrangement
Records, 1897-1955, consist of original and copied letters and documents pertaining to the company's delivery of mail in New York City using pneumatic tubes. Documents produced between 1953-1955 concern the cancellation of the contract and the ensuing litigation. Related companies mentioned in the documents include the American Pneumatic Service Company, the Lamson Corporation, and the Tubular Dispatch Company.
Included are: contracts; Post Office Department orders; Post Office Department advertisements inviting proposals for pneumatic tube service; reports; plans; proposals; correspondence between Company and Post Office officials; U. S. Government documents; and clippings. Of note are seventeen photographs showing the pneumatic tube systems at the General Post Office, New York City, and at the Church Street, Grand Central, Planetarium, and Gracie stations, January, 1954.
Also included are forty-eight United States Government publications, 1898-1955, of hearings, investigations, and reports produced by Congress or the Post Office Department concerning mail delivery by pneumatic tubes in New York City and nationwide.
The New York Mail and Newspaper Transportation Company records are arranged in two series: