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Rachel Cole


Rachel Cole is the Public Services Librarian for Northwestern University’s Transportation Library, where she provides research support to students and faculty of the university’s Transportation Center as well as to a global community of transportation researchers. She works to make connections between current and historical collections, making the library’s materials relevant, interesting, and accessible to a broad community of researchers and the interested public. Prior to her work as a transportation librarian, Rachel worked as a Research Editor with Encyclopaedia Britannica, and with libraries including the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Newberry Library.


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Helmut Jahn (1940-2021)

Remembering architect Helmut Jahn and his work

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The Changing Transportation Landscape in Chicago

Text and selection by Rachel Cole