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Urban Transportation

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1870-1969
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the material is from the 1890s to the 1920s. Modes of transportation represented include trolleys, tramways, subways, cable cars, and horse railroads. For buses see 1.2 V and 1.2 FF. For taxicabs see 1.2 JJ. (circa 110 items)
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0300.S01, Subseries 1.8
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 1: Transportation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Report of the ... Annual Meeting of the American Street Railway Association

Author:
American Street Railway Association Meeting  Search this
Physical description:
9 v. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
United States
Date:
1897
1905
Topic:
Electric railroads  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Urban transportation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_981766

Urban Transportation, A - I

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder A
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1870-1969
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 1: Transportation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Urban Transportation, K - R

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder B
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1870-1969
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 1: Transportation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s01-ref228

Urban Transportation, S - Z

Series Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder C
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1870-1969
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 1: Transportation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s01-ref229

Urban transportation planning in the United States : an historical overview / Edward Weiner

Author:
Weiner, Edward  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 122 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Urban transportation policy--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_312399

Urban transportation planning in the United States : history, policy, and practice / Edward Weiner

Author:
Weiner, Edward  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Urban transportation policy--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_961415

[Technical reports on urban transportation and air travel and associated ground transportation]

Author:
United States Urban Mass Transportation Administration  Search this
Physical description:
<3> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
1969-
Topic:
Urban transportation  Search this
Air travel  Search this
Access to airports  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U57
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_476027

[Trade catalogs on electric railways ... ]

Author:
American Electric Railway Association  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1928
[1928?]-
Topic:
Electric railroads  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
City traffic  Search this
Urban transportation  Search this
Call number:
053943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_719452

From streetcar to superhighway : American city planners and urban transportation, 1900-1940 / Mark S. Foster

Author:
Foster, Mark S  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
Topic:
Urban transportation policy--History  Search this
City planning--History  Search this
Call number:
HE308 .F65X
HE308.F65X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_137354

American buses : Greyhound, Trailways and urban transportation / David Jacobs

Author:
Jacobs, David  Search this
Physical description:
120 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
Topic:
Buses--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
TL232 .J17 1985
TL232.J17 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_387776

Courses, Urban Transportation Needs (New School for Social Research, Center for New York City Affairs, New York, NY)

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 46, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
February 10-March 30, 1972
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref2423

From Streetcar to Superhighway: American City Planners and Urban Transportation, 1900-1940

Author:
Stine, Jeffrey K.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1982
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_73285

Curatorial Records

Topic:
Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technology (Monograph : 2007)
Creator::
National Museum of American History  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Serials (publications)
Clippings
Date:
1946-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of curatorial records that document the research and work of Robert C. Post. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1973, Post was hired as a museum technician in the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). From 1974-1977, Post was a Special Assistant to Director, Brooke Hindle, NMHT; from 1977-1979 he was the supervising historian for the Exhibits Task Force, NMHT; from 1979-1980 he was the senior editor for Smithsonian Books; from 1980-1982 he was a curator, Division of Transportation, National Museum of American History (NMAH); from 1983-1994 he was curator at large under Director, Roger G. Kennedy; from 1994-1995 he was the Associate Director, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, NMAH; and then from 1996 he was Curator Emeritus, NMAH.

These records primarily document Post's research for his publication, Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technology, first published in 2007 with a revised edition published in 2010. The book covered urban transportation, including subways and street-railroads across the United States. Some materials date to before Post was at the National Museum of American History. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, articles, newsletters, magazines, clippings, and other related materials.
Topic:
Urban transportation  Search this
Subways  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Serials (publications)
Clippings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-095, National Museum of American History, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 18-095
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-095

The taxicab : an urban transportation survivor / Gorman Gilbert & Robert E. Samuels

Author:
Gilbert, Gorman 1943-  Search this
Samuels, Robert E. 1913-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1982
©1982
Topic:
Taxicabs--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_323665

Airport Color Slides

Creator:
McGrath, Dorn  Search this
Extent:
0.36 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Slides (photographs)
Date:
bulk 1971-1997
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 738 color slides of the following airports and their environs taken or collected by Dorn McGrath: Andrews Air Force Base (Camp Springs, MD); Atlanta Hartsfield - Jackson International Airport (Atlanta, GA); Bradley International Airport (Hartford, CT); General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport (Boston, MA); Buffalo Niagara International Airport (Buffalo, NY); Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (Baltimore, MD); Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport (Cleveland, OH); Dallas - Love Field (Dallas, TX); Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Washington, DC); Denver International Airport (Denver, CO); Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Irving, TX); New Denver International Airport (Denver, CO); Southwest Florida International Airport (Fort Myers, FL); Frankfurt International (Germany); Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (Fort Lauderdale, FL); Gainesville Regional Airport (Gainesville, FL); Piedmont Triad International Airport (Greensboro, NC); William P. Hobby Airport (Houston, TX); Indianapolis International Airport (Indianapolis, In); John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York, NY); Chautauqua County / Jamestown Airport (Jamestown, NY); LaGuardia Airport (New York, NY); Orlando International Airport (Orlando, FL); Memphis International Airport (Memphis, TN); Miami International Airport (Miami, FL); Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (Kenner) (New Orleans, LA); Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (Oakland, CA); Will Rogers World Airport (Oklahoma City, OK); O'Hare international Airport (Chicago, IL); San Diego International / Lindbergh Field Airport (San Diego, CA); Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Seattle, WA); Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (Sarasota, FL); Syracuse Hancock International Airport (Syracuse, NY); Tulsa International Airport (Tulsa, OK); Lester B. Person International Airport (Toronto, Canada); Naval Air Station Barbers Point (Hawaii); Naval Air Station Patuxent River (Virginia); Naval Air Station Oceana (Virginia); and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (California).
Biographical / Historical:
Dorn McGrath is Professor Emeritus of Urban and Regional Planning and Geography. In 2003 he retired from the George Washington University where he was the founder of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Director of the Institute for Urban Development Research, Chairman of the Department of Geography and Regional Science, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, and one of the founders of the University's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. McGrath's interest in airports stems from his interest in urban development and planning.
Provenance:
Dorn C. McGrath, Jr., Gift, 2012
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airports -- Planning  Search this
Airports  Search this
Urban transportation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Airport Color Slides, Accession 2013-0002, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0002
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0002

Studies in the cost of urban transportation service, by F.W. Doolittle, director Bureau of Fare Research, American Electric Railway Association

Author:
Doolittle, Frederick William 1883-  Search this
American Electric Railway Association  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 467, xii-xxiii p. illus., plans (part fold.) fold. tab., forms (part fold.) diagrs. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1916
Topic:
Street-railroads--Cost of operation  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Call number:
TF960.D65X 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_269079

Urban Transportation - Clippings, 1973-1974

Collection Creator:
Washburn, Wilcomb E  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession T91026, Washburn, Wilcomb E, Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
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Wilcomb E. Washburn Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 1: Transportation

Creator:
DeVincent, Sam, 1918-1997  Search this
Extent:
32 Boxes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1800-1980
Summary:
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age.

Series 1: Transportation contains circa 3,900 pieces of sheet music documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards transportation technology in the United States.

An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.
Scope and Contents note:
The Transportation series contains circa 3,900 pieces of sheet music documenting the development of and popular attitudes towards transportation technology in the United States. Those modes of transportation--airplanes and automobiles in particular--that developed during the heyday of Tin Pan Alley sheet music publication (1890s-1930s) are especially well represented. Boats and boating and railroads are also large sub-series. Two narrow topics are especially rich in the DeVincent transportation series: the Charles Lindbergh file (circa 200 items) and the Ford automobile file (circa 150 items).

The material dates from the 1800s to the 1980s; the bulk of the material is from the 1890s to the 1930s. The earliest items are in the Boats and Boating sub-series. Most pre-1840 imprints are not dated. Estimates have been made for the dates of many early imprints by checking publisher and address of the publisher in the "Index of Publishers, Engravers and Printers" in volume III of Richard Wolfe's Secular Music in America 1801-1825: A Bibliography and in Oscar Sonneck's A Bibliography of Early Secular American Music. Several sheets that appear to be very old could not be dated by this method.

The Ephemera file, arranged in the same sub-series as the sheet music, is described on the page, following the container list. The transportation ephemera file constitutes one and a half document boxes.

The eight sub-series in the Transportation series are arranged alphabetically and include: 1.1 Aeronautics; 1.2 Automobiles; 1.3 Bicycles; 1.4 Boats and Boating; 1.5 Horses; 1.6 Motorcycles; 1.7 Railroads; 1.8 Urban Transportation. See Container List.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 9 subseries.

1.1: Aeronautics

1.2: Automobiles

1.3: Bicycles

1.4: Boats and Boating

1.5: Horse-Drawn Vehicles

1.6: Motorcycles

1.7: Railroads

1.8: Urban Transportation

1.9: Ephemera
Materials in Other Organizations:
Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

This collection contains duplicates of materials in the Smithsonian collection, as well as materials acquired by Mr. DeVincent after the donation to the Smithsonian. The phonograph records described above were transferred to the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:
Donald J. Stubblebine Collection of Musical Theater and Motion Picture Sheet Music and Reference Material, 1843-2010 (AC1211)
Forms Part Of:
Series 1: Transportation forms part of the Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music .

An ongoing, updated list of DeVincent topical series is available via the Smithsonian finding aid portal.
Provenance:
This collection was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution in 1988 from Sam and Nancy Lee DeVincent.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Citation:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0300.S01
See more items in:
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 1: Transportation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0300-s01
Additional Online Media:

Tomorrow's transportation; new systems for the urban future. [Leon Monroe Cole, editor]

Author:
United States Urban Transportation Administration  Search this
Cole, Leon Monroe 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 100 p. illus. (part col.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
Topic:
Urban transportation  Search this
Call number:
TA1205 .U59
TA1205.U59
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1350

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