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Special Collections Department

Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Second Saturday of the month:
9 AM - 1 PM or by appointment

For More Information contact us at:
Phone: 972-883-2570
Eugene McDermott Library,
Special Collections
800 West Campbell Road,
Richardson, TX 75083-0643

Paul Oelkrug CA,
Coordinator for Special Collections

The Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library

The Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library was founded to provide collectors access to a dynamic collection of books, journals, and catalogs. Collectors have been using this resource for more than two decades in pursuit of their philatelic interests.

Founded in 1976 by the late Harold Wineburgh, the library was envisioned as a means of promoting not only philatelic research but also of inspiring a love of learning through philately. Since then the WPRL has grown into one of the finest philatelic libraries in the country with thousands of books and periodical volumes. Over 100 subscriptions to current philatelic journals are maintained with hundreds of older journal titles. In addition the library maintains catalogs and a growing selection of post office publications and reports.

The WPRL is supported by the proceeds of its own endowment fund which was created through the generosity of Mr. Wineburgh and our many philatelic friends from across the country. In addition to monetary donations the library benefits from donations of books, journals, catalogs and stamp collections. These donations to the library are tax deductible, since the WPRL is an integral part of the Eugene McDermott Library at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation or a donation of property, philatelic or otherwise, may contact the Special Collections Department through the information given below.

Among the collection's strengths are holdings in U.S., British, Western European, and Mexican philately. Other important areas include detection of forgeries, state postal histories, and air mail philately.

There is good coverage for the British Commonwealth as well as South America. The collection has especially fine holdings in Confederate postal history.

The Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library is the home of the Texas Philatelic Association, Inc. records.

Finding Aid

Texas Philatelic Association, Inc. Records