As the American communities and cities grew in the mid-twentieth century, so did the complexity of managing the immense mass of mail posted each day.
The postal service needed a new process in which to map a package to it’s recipient.
From this was born the Zip Code system.
In this educational film aimed at students, the filmmakers cast a folk-pop band, a sound so popular for the day, to engage kids to better understand how it all works.
According to the liner notes of their first album, they were mix of “Broadway, television, stock and personal” performers, who “have appeared on lead network programs such as “The Today Show.”
The Swingin’ Six personnel included Steve Burnett, John Fischer, Pat Lanigan, Richard Neives, Ann Rachel, and Carol Richard.
Ronn Cummins the band’s manager says, “The Swingin’ Six are new, fresh and highly entertaining.”
Who else would you want to teach you to about the US Zip Code system.