For more than a year, we have been using this blog to highlight individual items in the Z. Taylor Vinson Collection and to report on the progress of our work on this unique and significant historical resource. Although this blog is an excellent publication relations tool, we felt that there was something lacking. Even though the Vinson Collection will not be open for researchers until 2014, we know that many of you are eager to see the collection in person. We also thought that many of you would be interested in seeing how we go about processing the collection for research use by the general public.
With such considerations in mind, we have decided to give the public a sneak peak at the Z. Taylor Vinson Collection! As part of our celebration of American Archives Month, we cordially invite you to visit Hagley Library for Information Day, which will be held on Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Attendance at this event is included with admission. Visitors will be given a sneak peak at some of the treasures from the Z. Taylor Vinson Collection, including items concerning automobiles and other forms of transportation, including railroads, airplanes, and ships. Visitors will also be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the work involved in making this historical resource available to the general public.
By all means stop by Hagley Library to help us celebrate American Archives Month and learn more about the Z. Taylor Vinson Collection! We will look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 13!
For further information, visit the Hagley Museum and Library’s website at www.hagley.org/events.html.
Trade catalog for the 1948 Nash model lineup, Z. Taylor Vinson Collection
Trade catalog for the 1951 Volkswagen model lineup, Z. Taylor Vinson Collection
Menu from the British mail steamer RMS Scythia, Z. Taylor Vinson Collection
The items above can be viewed in their entirety in the Vinson Digital Archive.
Kenton Jaehnig is the Project Archivist for the Z. Taylor Vinson Collection at Hagley Museum and Library.