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(admin account) Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library
Research Library & Archive, 1993 - present
Los Angeles Railway
Library, 1895 - 1945
Los Angeles Transit Lines
Library, 1945 - 1958
Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority
Library, 1958 - 1964
Southern California Rapid Transit District
Library, 1964 - 1993
Los Angeles County Transportation Commission
Library, 1977 - 1993
1 Gateway Plaza, 15th Floor Library, Los Angeles, CA 90012
1 Gateway Plaza, 15th Floor Library, Los Angeles CA 90012
Adminstrator Account for the Los Angeles MTA Transportation Research Library and Archive page
Dorothy Peyton Gray, 1943-2001, was a dynamic librarian whose 13 year career built the transportation library into one of the largest such collections available anywhere. Five days after she passed away, the Board of Directors, by unanimous vote, named the library after her to recognize her incredible accomplishments. It was only the second time the Board has ever elected to name an agency facility after an employee.
The Dorothy Peyton Gray Transportation Library and Archive at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA or Metro), 1895 to the present, is the largest transit operator research collection in the US.
We are partners of the National Transportation Library, a member of OCLC (symbol CRD) the world's largest library network, a member of the Western Transportation Knowledge Network, the National Transportation Knowledge Network, a member of the Getty/USC LA as Subject archives forum, and an affiliate of the National Academies Transportation Research Board.
Southern California's only Transportation Library. Librarian Emma Quigley for predecessory company Los Angeles Railway, was a founder of the Special Library Association's Transportation Division in 1943.
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