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Rachel Cole

University Library at 50: A Brutalist Icon at the Heart of the Evanston Campus

University Library was introduced in the May 1970 issue of American Libraries with the wonderfully-titled article, “Northwestern’s New Library … An Easy Mark for...
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Productive and Enjoyable Harmony between Man and His Environment: 50 Years of the National Environmental Policy Act

Signed into law in January 1970, the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, was a response to the growing public concern through the 1960s...
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Ira Silverman Railroad Menu Collection

Railroad dining car service was introduced in the second half of the 19th century.  At its height, passengers could expect to choose from several...
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The William R. Hough Timetable Collection

    The William R. Hough Timetable Collection represents a passion for collecting in transportation that spans two generations: the donor’s and his father’s....
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‘Romance on the Lake!’: The Inland Water Pamphlets Collection

Passengers traveling to vacation destinations around the Midwest, as well as those seeking fresh air, relaxation, and entertainment on board, departed on pleasure cruises...
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Bicycle Catalogs of the 1890s

A new technology gained widespread popularity toward the end of the 19th century, opening up new options for mobility in urban centers and small...
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John A. Swider Timetable Collection

The Transportation Library is thrilled to make the John A. Swider Timetable Collection available to researchers. The collection comprises 919 timetables from bus and...
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Fair play: coloring books and copyright

By Liz Hamilton, Copyright Librarian, and Rachel Cole, Transportation Public Services Librarian Coloring books are said to have benefits that include reductions in stress, anxiety,...
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Archives Month: University Archives

It’s National Archives Month! But you knew that, right? Chicago Collections and the Chicago Area Archivists have adopted the theme of “Hidden Stories” for...
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