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Robert Dean Avery Transportation Collection (1905-2018)

Identifier: TL028
Abstract The Robert Dean Avery Transportation Collection includes transportation related items from Avery including 464 postcards and materials from his time as a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus driver. The postcards, dating from 1905 to 2003, depict various modes of transportation, the Panama Canal, and Lake Shore Drive. Avery’s CTA related materials date from 1965 to 1967 and include a four-page recollection of his time as a bus driver, uniform pieces, and related equipment. This collection...
Dates: 1905-2018

Robert M. Behr Menu Collection

Identifier: TL035
Abstract Robert M. Behr worked in the travel industry for many years. He was a retail travel agent and worked for Alaska Airlines at Oakland International Airport. Behr taught travel classes at Vista Community College, worked for American Express travel related services, and was a tour guide in South America. Since 1978 Behr collects airline memorabilia, both ephemera and dining service items. This collection comprises 504 domestic and international airline and cruise ships menus, dating from 1938 to...
Dates: 1938 - 2021

Annie May Blend (1906-1995) Papers

Identifier: TL034

Annie May “Maisie” Blend was born on April 18, 1906 in Derbyshire, England. The Annie May “Maisie” Blend Papers fill 1 box and span from April through October of 1938.

Dates: 1938

David E. Boyce Research Papers Collection

Identifier: TL036

The David Boyce collection consists of 5 boxes of materials generated by Professor David Boyce while researching for his and Huw C. W. L. Williams’ book Forecasting Urban Travel : Past, Present and Future (2015). The material in the collection spans works published and/or created between 1924-2014.

Dates: 1924-2014

Mario Bufo Silverware Collection

Identifier: TL040

The Mario Bufo Silverware Collection consists of 2 boxes of 84 pieces of flatware from 41 different airlines. It dates from circa 1970-2000, with the majority of items coming from the 1980s and 1990s. The silverware is organized alphabetically by airline.

Dates: 1970-2000

Commuters Take Action Collection

Identifier: TL038
Abstract The Commuters Take Action Collection consists of one box of materials created and distributed by the organization Commuters Take Action (CTA) in 2022, their inaugural year of existence. This collection consists of physical ephemera distributed by the organization with the purpose of encouraging recruitment, making data collected by the organization more publicly known, and publicizing events that they hosted such as protests. Examples of these materials include handbills, posters, and...
Dates: 2022

Paul J. Culhane and H. Paul Friesema NEPA Precision Research Project Collection

Identifier: TL032
Abstract The Paul J. Culhane and H. Paul Friesema NEPA Precision Research Project Collection consists of 5 boxes of material generated between 1982 and 1987 as part of a research project to investigate the predictive accuracy of Environmental Impact Statements. The project was funded by NSF to Northwestern’s Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research. The principal publication was Paul Culhane, H. Paul Friesema & Janice Beecher, Forecasts and Environmental Decisionmaking: The Content and...
Dates: 1980s

David Toms Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: TL013

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 within 1952 - 2008

Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection, 1910-1932

Identifier: TL027
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1910-1933

Leigh Fisher Papers related to Chicago O’Hare International Airport

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: TL009
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

George M. Foster Timetable Collection

Identifier: TL024

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.

Gary Gelzer Transportation Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: TL005

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

Great Lakes Passenger Steamship Pamphlets Collection

Identifier: TL004

The Great Lakes Passenger Steamship 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

H. H. Copeland Maps and Tables

Identifier: TL001
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...
Dates: 1924-1956

George Hartsough Collection of Panama Canal Photographs

Identifier: TL037

The George Hartsough Collection of Panama Canal Photographs consists of 1 album of photographs and postcards of the Panama Canal and surrounding areas. These photographs and postcards are estimated to have been created between 1909-1914, when George Hartsough, the original owner of the materials, was working as an engineer on the construction of the canal.

Dates: circa 1909-1914

William R. Hough Timetable Collection

Identifier: TL020
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...
Dates: Published timetables issued between 1907 and 2016.

Melissa Jacobi Silverware Collection

Identifier: TL039

The Melissa Jacobi Silverware Collection consists of 3 boxes of 151 pieces of flatware and 3 coffee stirrers from 34 different airlines. It dates from circa 1950-2010. All pieces are dated approximately unless otherwise noted.

Dates: circa 1950-2010

Stephen P. James Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: TL014

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 within 1920 - 1958; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/2015

Marjorie Kriz Aviation Photographs and Ephemera Collection

Identifier: TL026

Marjorie Kriz Aviation Photographs and Ephemera Collection includes 70 aviation and Chicago-related photographs, as well as aviation and bicycle related ephemera like pamphlets, advertisements, jewelry, and a button.

Dates: 1956-1969

William Luke Transportation Collection

Identifier: TL008
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,...
Dates: 1935-2012; Other: Date acquired: 07/10/2011

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