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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...
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...
Dates: 1959 - 1981; Other: Majority of material found within 1966 - 1972
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...
Dates: 1951 - 1980; Other: Majority of material found within 1954 - 1958
Scope and Contents This document group consists primarily of materials used in police training courses offered by the Traffic Institute. These include both materials provided to students, and (in some cases) materials used by instructors. This group also includes reports and other materials prepared by the Traffic Institute, and an extensive series of minutes of the meetings of the Highway Safety Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Dates: 1945 - 1987
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,...
Abstract The legal, investigative, and enforcement aspects of vehicular homicide and DWI (driving while intoxicated) crimes have been the areas of study of the Traffic Institute's annual Vehicular Homicide/DWI Conference. Conference instructional materials typically include: a roster of participants, a conference schedule, biographical sketches of conference instructors, and curricular materials. Occasionally included are brochures or announcements describing the purposes of and program sessions...
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.