Department of Transportation Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Engineer Diaries

1919-ca. 1960
13.55 cu.ft.
Arrangement: n/a

Resident Engineer Diaries, 1919-ca. 1960, 12.80 cu.ft.
Records document the actions of Highway Department resident engineers in relation to the construction, improvement, and maintenance of highways, bridges, culverts, maintenance buildings, and other related assets. Information includes date; contract number (see also the Contract Progress and Payment Records series); name of project, engineer, contractor, highway, and county; daily weather conditions; size of crew; and work completed. The records are arranged loosely by project. Most of the diaries date from ca. 1937 to ca. 1960.

Diaries, 1919-1937, .30 cu.ft.
Records document primarily the actions of R.H. Baldock as an engineer for the Highway Department from 1925 through 1937 (a few of the diaries are unlabeled and may document the work of other engineers). The records also include two diaries from P.O. Harding from 1919 and 1920.

Time Books, 1919-1920, .05 cu.ft.
Records document time worked by staff under a particular engineer for the payroll purposes.

Diary of J.G. Bromley, 1920, .10 cu.ft.
Diary documents work done on the Grants Pass to Pleasant Valley section of the Pacific Highway.

Log Books and Engineer Notebooks, 1924-1944, .30 cu.ft.
Diaries and log books document primarily the actions of Mervyn Stephenson as an engineer for the Highway Department (some of the diaries are not identified but appear to document the work of Stephenson). The bulk of the notations refer to highway and bridge construction in eastern Oregon. Most of the records document the period of the late 1920s through the 1930s.

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