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Collection — Box: 1
Abstract The David Toms Collection consists of 1,059 transportation-related items from 123 airlines and cruise lines. The collection primarily consists of airline menus and safety cards, with a strong secondary component of airline-related ephemera and cruise ship menus.
Dates: 1952-2008; Other: Majority of material found in 1952-2008
Overview The Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection contains materials dating between 1910 and 1932, and consists of published advertising and marketing brochures, maps, guides and general information about automobiles. As a whole, the collection gives a view of the many automobile companies that thrived at the beginning of the 20th century, as well as a burgeoning travel industry. Primarily centering upon the Midwest and Great Lakes regions, the collection also includes maps and travel guides...
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract Leigh Fisher (1922-1982) was an airport consultant and founder of Leigh Fisher Associates (LFA) who advised on the design and construction of airports throughout the second half of the 20th century. Fisher advised on over 200 airports worldwide. He participated in the design and construction of Chicago O'Hare International Airport from the airport lease negotiations in 1959 to participation as a member of the Chicago Airlines Top Committee, a small working group of airline companies and...
Dates: 1960-1962; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2005
Overview The George M. Foster Timetable Collection, consisting of 1766 timetables issued between 1929 and 1991, is a companion to the Transportation Library Menu Collection (collection number TL017). It provides contextual depth for that collection, as many of the timetables include Foster's notes as to travel date and time.
Dates: Published timetables issued between 1929 and 1991.
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract The Gary Gelzer Transportation Collection consists of 454 postcards, timetables, menus, and other materials related to 20th-century railroads, ships, ocean liners, and other modes of transportation. The bulk of the collection (312 items) consists of offset lithographic printed postcards.
Dates: 1905-1995; Other: Date acquired: 08/11/2010
Abstract The Transportation Library's collection of H. H. Copeland and Son's maps consist of 74 maps and tables on U. S. railways dating from the early 1930's to the mid 1950's. The Copeland maps consist of traffic density maps and tables on ton miles, freight density and traffic distribution and other railway related tables and calculations. H. H. Copeland and Sons were an investment house, in existence from the late 19th century to at least the mid 1950's. The company ordered the...
Abstract The William R. Hough Timetables Collection consists of 812 timetables issued between 1907 and 2016. There are 753 railroad, 20 ship, 9 bus, and 3 air timetables. The collection is primarily North American in scope, while also including some European and Australian content. Along with the more commonly available public timetables, the collection includes 142 employee timetables, primarily from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, the Norfolk Southern Railway, the Southern Pacific Railroad,...
Dates: Published timetables issued between 1907 and 2016.
Abstract The Inland Water Pamphlets collection consists of 78 brochures related to late-19th- to mid-20th-century inland water transportation, primarily of the Great Lakes.
Dates: 1890-1972; Other: Date acquired: 05/05/2011
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract Stephen P. James (1893-1971) was an early pioneer in highway safety development and education. This collection covers his and his colleagues' work from 1920 to 1969, including the organization and management of essay contests, supporting research programs at universities, and the planning and construction of the Pan American Highway.
Dates: 1920-1969; Other: Majority of material found in 1920-1958; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/2015
Abstract The William Luke Transportation Collection consists of 6,252 local transit maps, time tables, transit tickets, postcards and other materials from 98 countries and 38 US states. The maps and timetables were produced primarily for use by tourists. The collection is in 34 languages; many have captions and other text in multiple languages. Materials in the collection range in publication date from 1935 to 2012, with the majority of the collection dating from the late 20th century. Additionally, the...
Dates: 1935-2012; Other: Date acquired: 07/10/2011
Overview 381 historic airline, ocean liner, and railroad menus, dating from 1928 to the present.
Abstract The Lawrence M. Nagin Airline Menu and Memorabilia Collection is a collection of transportation materials centered on the aviation industry of the late 20th century. The collection includes a large component of materials from the travels of Nagin and his wife, Sherrie Nagin.
Dates: 1947-2001; Other: Date acquired: 01/05/2013
Abstract The Ira Silverman Railroad Menu Collection consists of 238 items: 227 menus and eleven pamphlets. 35 United States and Canadian railroads are represented in the collection. All menus were issued by their respective railroad.
Dates: 1939-1993; Other: Date acquired: 09/09/2009
Overview The Ronald J. Sullivan Photograph Collection spans the years 1940-2000. The extensive collection is comprised of photographs and slides of primarily public bus and train transportation, chiefly in the Chicago, Illinois area.
Overview This is a collection of 919 rail and bus timetables from the United States and Canada collected by Mr. John A. Swider, of Mount Prospect, Illinois. Mr. Swider was a graduate of Northwestern University in electrical engineering. The collection comprises timetables issued 1880 through 2006, with the majority dating from the 1930s through the 1990s. It includes timetables focused on the Chicago metropolitan area, and on travel to the San Francisco, Chicago, and New York World’s Fairs.
Dates: 1880 - 2006
Collection — Box: TL012 Albums
Abstract The Transportation Photograph Collection of the Northwestern University Transportation Library consists of 217 photographic prints in six bound volumes. The photographs are uncommon illustrations of automotive and maritime transportation spanning from the early to mid-20th century.
Dates: 1913-1955; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/2011
Overview The William Luke Photograph Collection is a collection of photographs of buses from at least 60 countries. Each photograph is annotated by William Luke. The dates of publication of the photographs range from 1880 to 2010, and the majority of the photographs were published between 1980 and 1999.
Dates: 1880-2010; Majority of material found in 1980-1999
- Buses 3
- Railroads--North America--Timetables 3
- Airlines 2
- Cruise ships 2
- Ships--Timetables 2
- Advertising--Automobiles 1
- Aeronautics, Commercial--Social aspects 1
- Airlines--Menus 1
- Airlines--Timetables 1
- Automobiles--Maintenance and repair 1
- Automobiles--Parts 1
- Bus lines 1
- Bus lines--North America--Timetables 1
- Cruise ships--Great Lakes (North America) 1
- Great Lakes (North America) 1
- Inland water transportation--Great Lakes (North America) 1
- Local transit--Maps 1
- Local transit--Timetables 1
- Menus 1
- Menus--Canada 1
- Menus--United States 1
- Ocean liners 1
- Railroad cars 1
- Railroads--Canada 1
- Railroads--Canada--Dining-car service 1
- Railroads--Economic aspects--United States--History 1
- Railroads--United States 1
- Railroads--United States--Dining-car service 1
- Railroads--United States--Maps 1
- Ships--United States 1
- Tourist maps 1
- Travel--Guidebooks 1
- Urban transportation--Maps 1
- Urban transportation--Timetables 1 ∧ less
- Foster, George M. (George McClelland), 1913-2006 2
- Luke, William A. 2
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Transportation Library 2
- American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators 1
- Automotive Safety Foundation 1
- Camito (Steamship) 1
- Chicago Airlines Top Committee 1
- Chicago O'Hare International Airport--Design and construction 1
- Chicanoa (Steamship) 1
- Fisher, Leigh 1
- Gelzer, Gary, 1949-2012 1
- General Motors Corporation 1
- H.H. Copeland and Son 1
- Highway Education Board 1
- Hough, William R., 1962- 1
- James, Stephen P., 1893-1971 1
- Nagin, Lawrence M., 1941-2009 1
- Pan American Confederation for Highway Education 1
- Silverman, Ira, 1946- 1
- Studebaker Corporation 1
- Sullivan, Ronald J. 1
- Swider, John A., 1926-2016 1
- Toms, David Charles, 1962- 1
- Wilmo Company 1
- Woolf, David V., 1935-2012 1 ∧ less