Map. Maps and Travel
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This topic covers map collections and collectors, map publishers, and map publishing. It also includes documents of travel, including travel diaries, scrapbooks, timetables, correspondence, and postcards.
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Addie V. Hibbard Gregory Travel Diaries and Family Photographs
Abstract Travel diaries (Europe, Albania) of Addie V. Hibbard Gregory of Chicago, 1875-1931, together with travel photographs of Europe, Estes Park, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California. Also numerous 19th and early 20th century family photographs (carte de visite, cabinet, Kodak, etc.) of the Hibbard, Gregory, Buckingham, Casselberry, and Durham families of Chicago and St. Paul, and a few stereograph images of Chicago, including Lyon & Healy.
Dates: approximately 1871-1938
Emma Lee Walton Journal
Abstract Travel journal in two volumes kept by Emma Lee Walton (1874-1951) of Chicago on a trip to Europe in 1922-1923. Also includes her 1922 passport.
Enos S. Vail journal of a trip from New York to Michigan
Abstract Handmade pocket diary in which Enos S. Vail recorded his trip from his uncle John Randall’s home near Akron, New York, to Michigan, 23 September-14 October 1839.
Harold L. Stuart Travel Scrapbooks
Abstract Scrapbooks compiled by Chicago investment banker Harold L. Stuart documenting his travels in Europe from 1912 to 1939. Contains travel ephemera and written narratives of each trip.
H.M. Gousha collection
Abstract Over 25,000 United States road maps published 1927-1996, mostly issued for oil company clients. Primarily highway maps of U.S. states and street maps of major cities.
James and Josie Tomes Travel Collection
Abstract Abstract: Collection of maps and travel ephemera related to the travels of James and Josie Tomes. Material covers Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, with most material on Europe and North America. Also includes material related to James Tomes’ genealogy research, much of which required travel in the United States and Europe.
Dates: 1928-2008; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2000
Jesse A. Duck topographical papers
Abstract Letters, documents, pamphlets, photographs, scrapbook, and field notes of Jesse A. Duck, topographer with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) from 1908 to 1941.
John I. Monroe collection of artist signed postcards
Abstract Artistic postcards from late 19th century to the early 20th century. Common themes include women, whimsical and romantic scenes, and buildings.
LaGrutta family travel journals and photographs
Abstract Four loose-leaf travel journals and four photograph albums documenting automobile trips through the western United States taken by Virginia Estelle LaGrutta (1914-1998) and Joseph R. LaGrutta (1912-2004). Journals include daily notes of routes, costs, and activities. Some of the journals correspond with the photograph albums, and most notes and photographs were created by Virginia LaGrutta.
LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Railroad Timetables and Advertising Materials
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blommaert 2
Abstract Railroad timetables, guides, advertising material, and other railroad ephemera collected by LeRoy Blommaert. Materials document over a century of railroad travel and tourism throughout the United States, with some items from Canada, Mexico, England, and Switzerland.
Dates: 1850-1982; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1970
Michael Ehrmann postcard collection
Abstract Postcards from different geographical areas collected over time.
Michelin map collection
Abstract Road maps issued by the French tire manufacturer Pneu Michelin, better known as Michelin (4,990 maps, published 1905-ongoing). Geographic coverage most complete for Benelux, British Isles, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland; less complete for Eastern Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Accompanied by a small collection of printed ephemera, secondary sources, souvenirs, and collectibles (approximately 350 items, 1911-2016).
Official State & Provincial Road Map Collection of the United States & Canada
Identifier: Maps-Official-State & Provincial
Abstract Road maps issued by official state and provincial government agencies in the United States and Canada (over 2,500 maps, published 1924-ongoing).
Dates: 1924-2020; Majority of material found within 1960 - 2015
[Photograph album of automobile trips in the Midwest, Canada, and the West]
Abstract Black-and-white photographs mounted in album with handwritten captions documenting a series of automobile trips taken by an unidentified couple. Featured areas include Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Canada.
Road maps and travel ephemera collection
Abstract Growing collection of printed road maps and travel ephemera issued to promote local tourism. Scattered worldwide geographic coverage, but most extensive for the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Dates: 1876-2018; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1990
Stephen Desroches papers
Abstract Travel diaries, passports, photographs, and other material from Desroches's travels around the world. Includes bronzed boots from a 2001 world trip.
William O. Field postcard collection
Abstract A personal collection of Dr. William O. Field and his father, it consists of approximately 7,000 postcards documenting Europe and America from around 1895 to the 1950s. Strengths include steamships, railroads, travel related images, pre-World War I European politics, and views of European cities in the early twentieth century. One of the five original postcard albums in the collection was copied and the copies were made into a volume; it documents the European "Grand Tour" of Dr. Field's...
Dates: approximately 1895-1950s