Nov 15, 2023
What are transportation collections? What can we learn from them? What do they tell us about policy choices and transit investment? Join us on Wednesday, November 15 at 12:00 pm EST with Rachel Cole of Northwestern University’s Transportation Library for a virtual talk on archiving the past and present of transportation.
Presented as part of our ongoing exhibition, Getting Around Town: Four Centuries of Mapping Boston in Transit.
Rachel Cole is the Curator and Head of Northwestern University’s Transportation Library, where she curates collections and exhibitions, directs instruction and outreach, and provides research support to students and faculty of the university’s Transportation Center as well as to a global community of transportation researchers. She works to make connections between current and historical collections, making the library’s materials relevant, interesting, and accessible to a broad community of researchers and the interested public.
Prior to her work as a transportation librarian, Rachel worked as a Research Editor with Encyclopaedia Britannica, and with special collections libraries including the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Newberry Library.