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Travel USA Bulletin was published for one year, October 1948-September 1949, by the United States Travel Division, National Park Service.

A note from the March 1949 issue: (TRAVEL USA) issued monthly by the U.S. Travel Division, National Park Service as a medium for the exchange of ideas beneficial to the development of travel. TRAVEL USA describes services offered to the industry and the traveling public by the United States Travel Division and other organizations in the travel field.


Purpose and Program (from TRAVEL USA first issue)

For many years the United States of America was one of the few large countries in the world that did not maintain an official Government travel office. This was an anomaly in view of the fact that fifty or more foreign nations were officially engaged in promoting travel to their own countries and the principal target of their well organized campaigns was, and still is the American tourist.

In 1940, Congress took the necessary steps to create within the Department of the Interior an official organization to encourage, promote and develop travel to and within the United States. The activities of this new office, which were carried successfully for a period, were suspended from 1942 to 1947 as a result of stringent restrictions on foreign and domestic travel imposed by World War II.

The United States Travel Division is again in operation. Its staff is engaged in initiating a new program that has been devised with the aid if representatives of all important phases of the travel industry. The attraction of foreign visitors to this country will have an important place in this program. Initially, these efforts will be concentrated within the Western Hemisphere, but will be extended to other parts of the world as changing economic conditions make such action desirable. Within the U.S.A. all possible cooperation and assistance will be given to the travel industry and the traveling public in maintaining a high level of domestic travel.

The Travel Division will not compete in any way with private travel organizations, but will seek to bring about the full utilization of existing facilities and will encourage the establishment of new facilities and if they are required.

TRAVEL USA will be issued free to travel organizations in this country and throughout the world. It will serve as a medium for the exchange of ideas beneficial to the development of travel and will describe services offered to industry by the Travel Division and other Government agencies. It will also foster the use of United States registered ships and planes overseas.

Collections FAQ

Why isn't the book on the shelf?
Find out where a book is before you go to the shelf. Search the Case Catalog to see what it says like
- "Check Shelves" (look on the shelves, find it, & check it out);
- "Just Checked In" (ask staff for help, it's nearby, but too soon to be back on the shelves yet);
- "Off Campus" (out at an OhioLINK school);
- "Due mm/dd/yyyy" (it’s checked out until that date.) 
Tip: If it is not available, order an OhioLINK copy
Can I return books to a different Library?

Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.

Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.

What does "Check Shelves" mean?
"Check Shelves" means it is supposed to be on the shelf. If it isn’t there, double-check what the Case Catalog currently says to make sure that nobody else has checked it out or has kept it out too long.
How long does reshelving take?
The times are different, depending on what is being reshelved and what time of semester it is. KSL goal: to reshelve journals within 24 weekday hours, reshelve books within 48 hours. During peak times (end of semester) the time can be longer. Ask staff at the Main Service Desk for help.
How do I reserve a book?
Books are on the shelves for anyone who needs them, and are not reserved for individual use. If our book is checked out, order a copy from the OhioLINK.
Where are the UL Storage Stacks?
KSL has a university center half a mile from KSL, where lesser used or brittle books are kept, and the catalog search screen will display "UL Storage." You can visit the Center during daytime hours, or use an online request form to bring back the item to KSL. The center is now called RRCC (Retrospective Research Collections Center.)
Can I get a book or video on a specific date?
Yes, Case faculty, staff, & students can find out more details and use a convenient online request form for Book a Video or DVD  (KSL’s other collections are available only on a first-come basis for everyone, and cannot be booked ahead of time.)
What does a Book on Order mean? When will it get here?
When the catalog item displays “1 copy ordered for (library name)” the item is already in the library getting the final processing labels, etc., and will soon be on the shelf! Ask staff if there are other copies avaialable in OhioLINK in the meantime, or if you have an urgent need.
What is a PIN?
Your PIN is not assigned, you choose what it is and enter it on the Case Catalog at “View Your Library Record,” following the instructions. A Case Library PIN is a Personal Identification Number that protects your information, just like your bank ATM asks for a similar security PIN.
How do I get a library account & where can I look at it?
Case faculty, staff, and students automatically have online library accounts. You can look at it on the Case Catalog under “View your library record.” Use your library account to renew items on line and keep track of what you have checked out or ordered from OhioLINK or RRCC or Iron Mountain sites. Your Case ID is your library card!

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