‘Romance on the Lake!’: The Inland Water Pamphlets Collection
Posted August 10, 2018
Passengers traveling to vacation destinations around the Midwest, as well as those seeking fresh air, relaxation, and entertainment on board, departed on pleasure cruises...
Bicycle Catalogs of the 1890s
Posted June 14, 2018
A new technology gained widespread popularity toward the end of the 19th century, opening up new options for mobility in urban centers and small...
John A. Swider Timetable Collection
Posted April 16, 2018
The Transportation Library is thrilled to make the John A. Swider Timetable Collection available to researchers. The collection comprises 919 timetables from bus and...
Electric Vehicles of the Early 20th Century
Posted June 5, 2017
In the Transportation Library, we have the opportunity to assist the faculty and students of Northwestern University’s Transportation Center with cutting-edge interdisciplinary transportation research, while at...
Crossing the Desert in an Armchair
Posted March 14, 2017
The Nairn Transport Company operated a tourist bus route between Damascus and Baghdad between the 1920s and the 1950s. The company was...
Braniff and the End of the Plain Plane
Posted August 23, 2016
Among the more than 500,000 items in our Transportation Library, we hold a number of timetables, annual reports and other ephemera from U.S. carrier Braniff...