Records of Grampian Regional Transport and its predecessors, Grampian Transport, Aberdeen Corporation Transport Department, Aberdeen Corporation Tramways, Aberdeen Suburban Tramways Company, Aberdeen District Tramways Company, c 1890 - 1993. The survival of the business records of the organisation has been very piecemeal, and as a result most of the records deposited here are ephemeral, comprising principally printed papers such as posters, plans, timetables, newspaper cuttings, medals, tickets, travel passes, bus view cards, repair manuals, catalogues, etc. A comprehensive collection of printed acts and proceedings provides a framework for understanding the development of the local public transport network in Aberdeen from the 1870s - 1980s, and this is complemented by several printed and typescript histories, and public transport surveys, dating from the 1960s - 1990s. There is also a large photographic collection, comprising 300 - 400 images of horse cars, trams, buses, staff, and local views of the city, late 19th c - late 20th c.
Records relating to the running and organisation of the business include list of directors, Aberdeen District Tramways Company, 1872 and 1879; diaries of occurrences maintained by traffic control inspectors, 1926 - 1982; operational diaries, 1990 - 1993; private hire diaries, 1980 - 1982; accident book for tramcars, 1936 - 1939; general manager's report book, 1962 - 1963; minutes of inspectors' meetings with general manager, 1927 - 1977; order book, 1913 - 1914; stores books, 1925 - 1929; weekly performance graphs for trams and buses, 1952 - 1964 and 1974 - 1978.