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David Toms Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: TL013
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.

David V. Woolf Bus and Train Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: TL015
Abstract The David V. Woolf Bus and Train Collection consists of 154 transportation-related postcards primarily related to buses and bus lines.

Early Automobile Companies Ephemera Collection, 1910-1932

 Collection
Identifier: TL027
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...

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...

Gary Gelzer Transportation Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: TL005
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.

H. H. Copeland Maps and Tables

 Collection
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 compilations for...

Inland Water Pamphlets

 Collection
Identifier: TL004
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.

Ira Silverman Railroad Menu Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TL003
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.

Transportation Library Menu Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TL017
Overview 381 historic airline, ocean liner, and railroad menus, dating from 1928 to the present.

Lawrence M. Nagin Airline Menu and Memorabilia Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TL006
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.

Ronald J. Sullivan Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TL030
Overview The Ronald J. Sullivan Photograph Collection spans the years 1940-2000. The collection is comprised of photographs and slides of primarily public bus and train transportation.

Stephen P. James Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: TL014
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.

John A. Swider Timetable Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TL031
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.

Transportation Library Photograph Collection

 Collection — Box: TL012 Albums
Identifier: TL012
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.

William Luke Transportation Collection

 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, the...

William Luke Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: TL010
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.

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