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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Transportation Center



  • Existence: 1972~-


The Northwestern University Transportation Center has been lauded as a leading interdisciplinary education and research institution since its inception in 1954. Its long-term goal is the improvement of domestic and international systems for the movements of materials, people, energy, and information.

Established as the Transportation Center at Northwestern University, its name was changed to the Northwestern University Transportation Center in 1972-1973.

The Transportation Center performs services for industry, government, and the public by way of research, Northwestern's graduate-level degree programs, and other educational and outreach programs. The Center also works hand-in-hand with diverse departments of the University, such as economics, engineering, marketing, finance, logistics, operations, information systems, management, the social sciences, and law. The Center also takes advantage of the expertise and insight of transportation executives who comprise its Business Advisory Committee (BAC). Such executives include senior-level executives from shipper and carrier firms, freight forwarders, trade associations, financial organizations, and consulting firms who meet semi-annually on campus. The BAC has been a major supporter of the Transportation Center since its founding.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Franklin M. Kreml (1907-1998) Papers

Identifier: 6/4/4

Franklin Martin Kreml, national expert on traffic safety, accident prevention and law enforcement, was the founding Director of the Northwestern University Traffic Institute and a University administrator for over 35 years. The Franklin M. Kreml papers consist of 13 boxes spanning the years 1906-1998. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence and records from Kreml's tenure as Northwestern University Vice President of Planning and Development.

Dates: 1928-1998

Frank A. Spencer (1913-2001) Papers

Identifier: 24/5
Abstract Frank A. (Francis Auten) Spencer received a bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern University, and serviced in the U.S. Army Air Transport Command during World War II. He worked as a commercial pilot for American Airlines from 1944 to 1973. He served as a negotiator for the Air Line Pilots Association for fourteen years. Thereafter, he was National Secretary of the same union for eight years. After his retirement, became a consultant for the Allied Pilots Association. Spencer...
Dates: 1941-1998

Transportation Center Audio Recordings

Identifier: 76/24/1

This collection of audio recordings documents eight seminar and lecture programs sponsored by the Northwestern University Transportation Center. These programs were tailored specifically to the needs of transportation and logistics professionals. Some miscellaneous recordings of other events promoted by the Transportation Center are also included. All recordings are in seven-inch open-reel format.

Dates: 1957 - 1979

Transportation Center Research and Consulting Reports

Identifier: 24/1

This series fills three boxes and is comprised of research and consulting reports published or issued by the Northwestern University Transportation Center. Although the series spans the years from 1966-1982, the majority date from the period 1977-1982.

Dates: 1966-1982

Transportation Center Resume Books

Identifier: 24/4

These annual books consist primarily of resumes of Transportation Center students working toward the master's or doctoral degrees who are seeking summer or permanent employment. Brief introductions to the book and its sections provide potential employers with contextual information. The one-page resumes give basic information on education, work experience, and special interests. Occasional hand-written notations give additional information.

Dates: 1980-1993; Other: Date acquired: 10/02/1994