Guide to the Vacation trip in the new Chevrolet scrapbook 1958

Vacation trip in the new Chevrolet scrapbook C0253


Published by George Mason University Libraries

Contact Information:

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives.
Creator George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives.
Title Vacation trip in the new Chevrolet scrapbook
Date 1958
Physical Characteristics 0.25 linear feet (1 scrapbook)
Summary Scrapbook that documents a family's roadtrip from Arlington, VA through New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland in 1958, as well as Washington, DC post-roadtrip.
Collection Number C0253
Language English

Historical Information

Car travel became increasingly popular in the United States in the 1950s; with the advent of the interstate highway system in 1956, interstate car travel started to become even more efficient. Car manufacturers encouraged sightseeing and road trips as well. Chevrolets (the brand of car that the family who created this scrapbook drove) had a prominent place in American culture of the time. As her biography.com entry notes, popular singer Dinah Shore encouraged people to "See the USA in your Chevrolet" on the "Dinah Shore Chevy Show" from 1956 to the early 1960s.

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Scope and Content

This scrapbook documents an unidentified family's road trip from Arlington, Virginia through states in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. The states visited included New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. The album largely consists of black and white photographic prints, but there are also tourist brochures from historic sites as well as a hand-drawn map on the front of the scrapbook. Some photos from after the road trip are also included. Perhaps the most notable section of the scrapbook contains photographs taken in early November (after the road trip) of Jimmy Stewart at the southwest waterfront in Washington, D.C., where he was filming "The FBI Story."

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Arrangement

The scrapbook is arranged chronologically from October 18th to November 4, 1958.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Vacation trip in the new Chevrolet scrapbook must be obtained from Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Stewart, James, 1908-1997

Subjects:

Transportation, Automotive--United States.
Washington (D.C.)--Photographs.

Document Types:

Scrapbooks.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Vacation trip in the new Chevrolet scrapbook, #C0253, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by George Mason University Libraries before 2008.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Elizabeth Beckman in April 2015. EAD markup completed by Elizabeth Beckman in April 2015.

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Contents List

Box
1 Scrapbook, 1958
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