This collection provides several tools that provide context and entry points for content: thematic essays, sample eyewitness travel accounts, and descriptions of the businesses and organizations included in the collection materials. There is also a group of thematic introductions to collection materials covering topics such as: children and families, urban tours and city breaks, health and medical travel, and various types of travel options.
An incredibly useful introduction to the handwriting of the period provides a gateway for researchers looking to read the texts in this collection. This guide provides sample handwritten alphabets and transcripts for sample documents.
A group of essays provides context for the texts and authors found in this collection.
Nearly two dozen thematic collections bring together collection highlights content into accessible groupings, while several descriptive entries introduce the various music genres, artists, and movements. Multiple essays and interviews further build out the context of the period the collection covers.
Researchers can begin their entry to the collection through keyword searching, or through the multiple thematic image and video collections providing collection highlights.
This platform provides several interesting tools that provide contextual information and entry points to collection materials. These include: descriptions of British and American entertainment venues, biographical entries of performers and key figures, thematic essays, examples of music hall songs, and other audio and film groupings.