The Gerald E. Brookins Collection
The Gerald E. Brookins Collection is the archive of his Trolleyville, U.S.A. (also known as the Gerald E. Brookins Museum of Electric Railways) streetcar operation in Olmsted Township, Ohio, and related materials on urban transportation history. Included are materials he had acquired, including the Morris Stone model streetcar collection and many photographs reported to be by transit historian Harry Christiansen. Read more about Trolleyville, U.S.A. from the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History.
This collection was donated to Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University by the Lake Shore Electric Railway Association, the successor to Trolleyville, and by Brookins' son, Gary Brookins, as a tribute to his mother and father.
- Read Gary Brookins' tribute to his father and mother
- "Brookins Collection Update" by Bob Bresse-Rodenkirk - An article from the Summer 2014 issue of First & Fastest, a quarterly publication of the Shore Line Interurban Historical Society.
- Finding Aid for the Gerald E. Brookins Collection at the Michael Schwartz Library Special Collections.