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William Luke Transportation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TL008

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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 collection contains one file of correspondence from the donor.

Dates

  • 1935-2012
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/10/2011

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers wishing to review the physical collection must contact the Transportation Library at (847) 491-5273 for appointment.

Extent

6252.00 items

0.00 Linear Feet

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 collection contains one file of correspondence from the donor.

Arrangement Note

Items are arranged by country and state, then by material type. Realia and postcards in the collection are housed in separate boxes. Finding aid written by Alexander W. Tapling, Alanna C. Henry, Sage I. Schroeder, Paul R. Burley, and Dru C. Parrish.
Title
Guide to the William Luke Transportation Collection
Author
Alexander W. Tapling, Alanna C. Henry, Sage I. Schroeder, Paul R. Burley, Dru C. Parrish, John Graham Helfrick, Joe Ellison
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Transportation Library Repository

Contact:
Northwestern University Library (Level 5, North tower)
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208- US
847-491-5273