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Northwestern University Traffic Institute Annual Course and Curriculum Records

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Identifier: 23/1
Abstract This series fills nineteen boxes and is comprised of course outlines, class schedules, brochures, syllabi, registration forms, rosters of students, and group photographs documenting the courses and curriculum offered by the Northwestern University Traffic Institute for the period 1939-1981, with an addition covering the years 1982-1986. The records are useful as guides to Institute training programs, to trace the development of the Institute's curriculum, and to verify attendance of program...

Traffic Institute Accident Investigation Course Records

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Identifier: 23/3
Abstract The Traffic Institute was founded in 1936 by Evanston Police Commander Franklin M. Kreml. At that time, the number of motor vehicle deaths and injuries was skyrocketing. Despite the fact that there was no professional training in crash investigation for police officials, Commander Kreml found a way to reduce the number of accidents in Evanston drastically. Recognizing the need for high-quality training for traffic professionals across the nation, Mr. Kreml then established the Traffic Institute...

Traffic Institute City, County, and State Consulting Reports

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Identifier: 23/4
Abstract This series fills eight boxes and is comprised of reports pertaining to a variety of topics in police and traffic administration authored by representatives of the Traffic Institute usually on behalf of city, county, or state governmental agencies or police departments. The reports date between 1951 and 1980 but bulk during the period 1954–1958. Many reports are undated. The majority of the reports examine police traffic supervision in various cities and states as well as procedures used in the...

Traffic Institute Instructional Guides and Training Publications

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Identifier: 23/5
Abstract The guides and publications fill eleven boxes and date between 1947 and 1959. The bulk of the materials date from the period 1953-1959. The guides and publications, developed and used for Traffic Institute instruction and training courses and, in some cases, for distribution to police administrators and traffic engineers, pertain to a variety of issues in traffic and police administration, traffic patrol and investigation, and law enforcement. Included are Traffic Institute reports,...

Traffic Safety Institute Course Announcements and Related Materials

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Identifier: 23/7
Abstract The earliest curricular offerings of Northwestern University's Traffic Safety Institute, later the Traffic Institute, are documented by this collection of course announcements, syllabi, and rosters of faculty and students.

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