‘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,...
The Revolution Will Be Archived: The 1960s at Northwestern
Posted November 30, 2017
The fall 2017 issue of Footnotes marks Northwestern University Libraries’ declaration about becoming center for study of the 1960s. Read the full issue here....
Farewell to Archives Month 2017
Posted October 31, 2017
Like the barrage of light and sound that ends a 4th of July fireworks display, Distinctive Collections is topping off Archives Month with an...
Archives Month: The Transportation Library
Posted October 19, 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...
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...