Welcome to the blog for the Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection at Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. This project is being funded by a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). We will use this blog to highlight unique items, discuss our methodology, and to keep everyone informed of the progress of the project.

This three year project began in March 2011 and is under the direction of Max Moeller, Curator of the Imprints Department at Hagley. Processing is being completed by Project Archivist/Cataloger Emily Cottle. Throughout the course of the project there will also be graduate assistants and volunteers.  Read more about the project contributors

What remains of the unprocessed Vinson material as of July 2011. Just five months ago this entire aisle was almost completely full (two rows deep!).

These are the materials that have already been arranged and rehoused as of July 2011.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks to hear more about the creator of this collection, Z. Taylor Vinson, as well as a more in depth discussion of our methodology. Also stay tuned for the launch of our digital collection that will allow you to get a sneak peak at some of the exciting items in the collection.

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