On the Road - 7


The greater Hudson eight for 1931

Hudson Motor Car Company

The greater Hudson eight for 1931

Detroit, Michigan: Hudson Motor Car Company, [1931]

Advertising booklet for the second and even greater Eight from Hudson. “With all the pleasing characters of the first Hudson Eight-but with these traits further improved and refined.” Advertises stream-lined bodies and luxurious interiors. Cover art features women driving and riding in the vehicle. The Hudson Greater Eight was a premium line of automobiles produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan from 1931-1932.

DeGolyer Library, Pamphlet Collection, TL215.H77 G74 1931


We owed it to the children

Grace Lockwood Roosevelt (1893-1971)

We owed it to the children

New York: Coward-McCann, 1935

This travel book is the story of Grace Roosevelt, her husband Archie (son of Theodore Roosevelt), and their two children, Archie Jr. and Theodora, on a motor journey from Greece to Paris. As opposed to a travel guide or reference book, Grace offers an account of the ups and downs of life on the road “in some of the more picturesque and less travelled parts of Europe.”

DeGolyer Library, Budner/Roosevelt Collection, D921.R74 1935


Scrapbook, 1936 June-July

Margaret Burkhalder

Scrapbook, 1936 June-July

Scrapbook of Margaret Burkhalder containing a travel journal, postcards, clippings, programs, and ephemera. Album documents Margaret and her fellow nurses’ five week trip from Buffalo, New York to the Midwest and Western United States and Canada in the summer of 1936. Burkhalder went on to serve in WWII in France with the 234rd general hospital unit comprised of nurses from Buffalo. She was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. Included with the scrapbook is her vacation permit from Buffalo General Hospital authorizing her 14 days of vacation from June 12-26, plus an additional 21 days June 26-July 17. 

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection, A2002.0048c

Purchase, 2001


South to Padre

Dorothy Childs Hogner (1904-1989)

South to Padre

Boston, New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Company, 1936

Dorothy Hogner and her artist husband, Nils Hogner, decided to set off and explore the island of Padre. This work follows the couple from New York heading south to Louisiana and onto Texas. “The city of New York behind us, we were crossing the immense span of George Washington bridge, bridge to a million destinations, gateway to the continent. We were heading south in America where the breath of exploration and settlement is still in the wind…We were to cross historic rivers, bayous, canals…We were to live by the Gulf of Mexico, to cross over the border of the United States and glimpse a people of another race…The whole country was before us, ours, everything under the sun. Day after day, sun, wind, and darkness; rain, sand beaches, sun, and sand.”

DeGolyer Library, General Collection, F392.G9 H6


Motoring in Southern California

Automobile Club of Southern California. Touring Bureau, editor.

Motoring in Southern California

Los Angeles: Touring Bureau, 1937

Booklet describing travel to and around Southern California. Provides general information about equipment preparation and cost as well as hints about your car. In addition to providing guidance on detours, weather, and accommodations, the Touring Bureau addresses apparel. “For milday, changes of sportswear, comfortable shoes for motoring and walking, and two or three afternoon frocks, comprise the wardrobe. On first thought these wardrobes would seem rather meager but perhaps we can all recall the carrying of traveling bags bulging with unused non-essentials.”

DeGolyer Library, Pamphlet Collection, F867.M68 1937