Ground Floor and Room 301, Murray Library
Curators: Cheryl Avery, Patrick Hayes, Stevie Horn
An exhibition of planes, trains, automobiles, and boats
Travel is a great way to open up your mind and view the world--and your place in it--from an entirely new perspective. As new methods of transportation develop, new doors are opened onto broader horizons, not only in the personal realm, but also politically and economically. Although in the present era we tend to take travel for granted, there was a time when a flight, a cruise, or even a simple road-trip were viewed as glamorous.
This exhibit attempts to capture some of the excitement of the early days of travel by plane, train, automobile, and boat--in Saskatchewan, Canada, and worldwide. Colorful travel brochures and maps; complimentary overnight packages and flight menus offering a range of luxury items; bright baggage tags and berthing passes; bon voyage cards paying homage to the Journey -- all paint a picture of the romance associated with travel in the fifties and sixties.
Occupying four cases on two floors, this exhibition highlights only a modest portion of the transportation-related ephemera the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Special Collections carries. Travel enthusiasts are invited to come view not only what we have on display, but to explore our collection at large -- to take a mini historical journey as the seasons shift, and the true season of travel and vacationing finally arrives.