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Special Collections and Archives

Campus Bus Service, Records, 1967-[ongoing]

Kent State University Campus Bus Service records, 1967-2004

Finding Aid

Prepared by Stephanie Wachalec, December 30, 2003
1 record storage box + 1 document case + 6 oversize folders, 1.5 cubic feet, 11th floor


Historical Note

Created in 1967, the Campus Bus Service (CBS) was designed to alleviate parking and traffic problems at Kent State University. In the beginning, CBS had seven buses and a maintenance area in an open parking lot outside the old stadium, which is currently the student center parking lot. The Campus Bus Service now has a fleet of 32 buses and vans as well as over 200 employees to serve Kent State and the surrounding areas. (This historical information was excerpted from the Campus Bus Service Homepage.)

Researchers might also be interested in viewing the Campus Bus Service Coaches Web site created by CBS alumni Todd Harbaugh and Bill Schloman. The site features images of and historical data on the CBS fleet.


Scope and Content

This collection contains schedules, maps, employee information and other items related to the history and operation of the Campus Bus Service. Files originally housed in the University Archives vertical file are now placed in this collection and will be added on a continual basis.


Box 1

Folder -- Contents
  1. Activities book, [no date]
  2. Anniversary commemorations, [20th, 30th, 35th]
  3. Booklets, 1992 [no date]
  4. Building Guide [PARTA/CBS Facility] and Dedication schedule, 1991
  5. Campus maps, 1974, [no date]
  6. Car pool registration forms and survey, [no date]
  7. Cartoons by Chuck Ayers (original artwork) related to CBS
  8. Certificates for outstanding performance, [no date]
  9. Charter handbook, [no date]
  10. Community development and trends, February 1978
  11. Commuter kits, [no date]
  12. Daily Kent Stater, "Students speak against PARTA control," November 24, 2003
  13. Dispatch newsletter 30th anniversary, October 1997
  14. Employee information, [checklists, experience advancement, route sign-up dates and times] 1977, 1978, [no date]
  15. Employee manual, [no date]
  16. Employee manual, 1974
  17. Employee manual updates, 1977, 1979
  18. Facilty and staff bus pass information, 1973-1978
  19. Flyers and pamphlets
  20. Information folders, 1990-1991
  21. Journal of Rehabilitation, "Kent State Scores", May-June 1975
  22. Long and short plan, October 11, 1973
  23. Miscellaneous items [cards, tickets, transportation week information]
  24. News and press releases, 1982, 1989-1990
  25. Operator's handbook, 1978
  26. Operator's handbook, Handicapped student transportation service, 1974
  27. Poster: Oak Rubber Express announcement, 1978 (oversize folder)
  28. Poster: Bus fares, 1980 (oversize folder)
  29. Poster: Clean air [no date] (oversize folder)
  30. Poster: Get away days [no date] (oversize folder)
  31. Posters: Schedule [no date] (oversize folder)
  32. Posters: Schedule [no date] (oversize folder)
  33. Rider's guides, 1996-2002, [no date]
  34. Schedules and route maps, 1967
  35. Schedules and route maps, 1968
  36. Schedules and route maps, 1970
  37. Schedules and route maps, 1971
  38. Schedules and route maps, 1973
  39. Schedules and route maps, 1977
  40. Schedules and route maps, 1978
  41. Schedules and route maps, 1979
  42. Schedules and route maps, 1980
  43. Schedules and route maps, 1981
  44. Schedules and route maps, 1982
  45. Schedules and route maps, 1983
  46. Schedules and route maps, 1984
  47. Schedules and route maps, 1985
  48. Schedules and route maps, 1986
  49. Schedules and route maps, 1987
  50. Schedules and route maps, 1988
  51. Schedules and route maps, 1989
  52. Schedules and route maps, 1990
  53. Schedules and route maps, 1991
  54. Schedules and route maps, 1992
  55. Schedules and route maps, 1993
  56. Schedules and route maps, 1994
  57. Schedules and route maps, 1995
  58. Schedules and route maps, 1996
  59. Schedules and route maps, 1997
  60. Schedules and route maps, 1998
  61. Schedules and route maps, 1999
  62. Schedules and route maps, 2000
  63. Schedules and route maps, 2001
  64. Schedules and route maps, 2002
  65. Schedules and route maps, 2003
  66. Schedules and route maps, 2004
  67. Survey forms and letters, 1985, [no date]
  68. Urban Mass Transportation Administration Project Ohio [booklets MTD-1, MTD-4, no date]

Box 2

Folder -- Contents

  1. Artifact, Balloons from 20th anniversary
  2. Artifact, Keychain and pamphlet from 20th anniversary
  3. Artifact, Photo cube from 20th anniversary
 
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