We regret to inform users that this resource is no longer available. The site has been withdrawn as the technologies which it is built with have reached end-of-life. We will endeavour to make the Toyota Project catalogue records available via a central finding aid.

An archived version of the site is available via the Bodleian Web Archive: https://wayback.archive-it.org/org-467/20191010095536/http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/toyota/. Note that the archived site does not provide the search functionality which was available in the original version.

Information about the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera can be accessed here.

Date withdrawn:
1 April 2020

Please contact digitalsupport@bodleian.ox.ac.uk with any questions.

Introduction to the content of the Toyota Project

Motor Cars

For these 570 items, there are images and descriptions for every page. As the Search and Index list functions no longer work in the archived version of the site, the following list is intended as a navigational tool.

Other Forms of Transport

The 1,000 additional images (from 667) items were selected as examples only from the other transport sections of the John Johnson Collection;

Air Travel (97 items); Bicycles (145 items); Buses and Trams (31 items); Carriages and Coaches (78 items); Carts, Waggons, Caravans, Sledges, Sedan Chairs (10 items); Motor Cycles (32 items); Railways (151 items); Ships and Boats (123 items)

Further Information

Indexes to the Transport section (some in preparation) may be found at: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/johnson/search/indexes/theme/transport

Preface from the original site: About the Project

This digitised imaging system was made possible by the sponsorship of Toyota City which began in 1993 with the appointment at the Bodleian Library of a Toyota Research Assistant who compiled the database for the project. It focuses on the 15 boxes of Motor Car ephemera in the John Johnson Collection, supplemented by 1,000 images of other forms of transport.

The images were produced by means of Kodak's Photo-CD technology: the original items were photographed onto 35mm slides, and scanned onto Photo-CD discs. These were then processed to convert the images to compressed JPEG and GIF images at the various resolutions used in the system.

The bibliographic information for each item is held in SGML (Standard Generalised Markup Language) format, conforming to the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) scheme. The SGML records are processed by a TCL script and converted to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) for display on the World Wide Web

Further information on the Project may be found in the following publications:-