University Library at 50: A Brutalist Icon at the Heart of the Evanston Campus
Posted January 23, 2020
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...
Productive and Enjoyable Harmony between Man and His Environment: 50 Years of the National Environmental Policy Act
Posted January 9, 2020
Signed into law in January 1970, the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, was a response to the growing public concern through the 1960s...
Ira Silverman Railroad Menu Collection
Posted November 1, 2019
Railroad dining car service was introduced in the second half of the 19th century. At its height, passengers could expect to choose from several...
The William R. Hough Timetable Collection
Posted July 25, 2019
The William R. Hough Timetable Collection represents a passion for collecting in transportation that spans two generations: the donor’s and his father’s....
‘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...
Fair play: coloring books and copyright
Posted February 8, 2018
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,...
Archives Month: University Archives
Posted October 30, 2017
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...