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Automobile Club of Southern California collection, 1892-1963

What better region of the country to provide documentation on the history of the automobile and transportation than Southern California? Digitized by USC (University of Southern California), the Automobile Club's archive consists of roughly 1,200 items and includes photographs, engineering notebooks, and maps that illustrate the development of major Southern California transportation routes. Materials in the collection can be browsed or searched, and there's also a carousel timeline to explore and retrieve images by date, such as a 1939 photograph of a drive-in restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. Users will also find some suggested topics, such as maps, engineering notebooks, freeway and road construction, Cahuenga Pass, Arroyo Seco, and the Santa Monica Freeway. Following the last topic provides eight views of this famous freeway under construction in 1958.
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Date of Scout Publication
January 15th, 2016
Date Of Record Creation
January 13th, 2016 at 2:01pm
Date Of Record Release
January 14th, 2016 at 12:49pm
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