A petition containing the names of more than 140 ITMS members is now on its way to the U.S. Postal Service, supporting an effort by the ITMS to have the Postal Service issue a stamp, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton.
Members signed the petition during our biennial General Session that was held at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Last September, the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee accepted the suggestion and agreed to consider it.
Members of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee include:
Partner, Anderson Newton Design; instructor, School of Visual Arts; author
Former Postmaster General; postal history stamp collector
Associate director, Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
B. J. Bueno
Founder, The Cult Branding Company; partner, Nonbox Consulting
Retired U.S. Congressional staff; adjunct professor of Government and History
Donna De Varona
TV sports commentator; Olympic swimming champion; select Director of the Board, U.S. Soccer Foundation
Jean Picker Firstenberg, Chair
President Emerita, American Film Institute
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research Harvard University
Philatelist; author; retired
Graphic designer & fine artist
Antiques and collectibles appraiser, author, collector, columnist, educator, and lecturer; host of WHATCHA GOT?
Founder, The Brand Extension Agency
Vice president and chief communications officer, Hearst Corporation; co-founder, UNICEF Snowflake Ball
If you’d like to show your support for the idea, please write to the Committee at the following address:
Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300
Washington, DC 20260-3501