Route 66 – the name itself is almost synonymous with mid-century nostalgia. Two Missouri State University researchers - Thomas Peters, dean of the libraries at MSU, and David Richards, associate professor of library science – are trying to preserve those memories for generations to come.
This is the second in a two part series featuring their current work.
Driving around Springfield, it’s undeniable that there’s Route 66 pride – but how does a city become the “birthplace” of such an icon? Peters explains.