On the Road - 9


Fisk family scrapbook, circa 1940-1950s

Fisk family

Fisk family scrapbook, circa 1940-1950s

The Fisk family scrapbook documents the lives of James William (JW) Fisk, Johnnie Lee (JL Fisk) and their daughter Jacquelyn Charmaine. The album documents the travels of this Houston, Texas, family in the 1940s-1950s throughout Europe and Manitoba, Canada. Pages comprise photographs, postcards and correspondence along with assorted ephemera from the trip, including tickets, brochures, receipts, menus and notes.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection, A2001.2353x

Gift, James MacKay, 2001


Western travel scrapbook

Mrs. Lewis I. Aberle

Western travel scrapbook


Scrapbook made by Mrs. Lewis I. Aberle of Canandaigua, New York, documenting a trip from Santa Catalina, California, through Grand Canyon National Park and Phoenix, Arizona, to Navajo Lands in and around Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, before reaching Pikes Peak, Royal Gorge, Colorado Springs, and Garden of the Gods, Colorado. The scrapbook contains candid photographs, photographs of tourist sites and Native Americans, postcards, clippings, menus, and other ephemera.

DeGolyer Library, Prints and Photographs, Ag1996.1087

Purchase, 1995


Elizabeth Dalrymple papers, circa 1940-1959

Elizabeth Dalrymple

Elizabeth Dalrymple papers, circa 1940-1959

Letter, postcards, and a manuscript that describe adventures of women traveling together during the 1940s and 1950s. “Our Trek to the west, Huron, South Dakota June 1940” is a narrative illustrated with 40 photographs of the people and places they saw. From parks to zoos, diners to dives, encounters with hitchhikers and bikers, this manuscript is full of memories and adventures as Elizabeth (narrator) tells the epic story of her and her friends’ (Lillian, Aldine, and Ethel) trek to the west from Pennsylvania through Michigan, Canada, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and West Virginia.

DeGolyer Library, Manuscript Collection, A1998.2214c

Purchase, 1998