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Department of Transportation Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Photographs and Negatives, Legal and Technical

ca. 1935-1984
3.25 cu.ft., 3 vols., 1 microfilm reel
Arrangement: var.

Series documents the efforts of the Highway Department to photograph a variety of subjects for legal and technical purposes. Subdivisions of the Highway Department represented include legal, maintenance, bridge, test laboratory, sign, construction, and engineering. In addition to the resources listed below, reference archivists have information about a searchable electronic index of many of the photographs.

Photographs, ca. 1935-ca. 1972, ca. 1 cu.ft.
Records include photographs that are inter-filed with photographs taken for tourism reasons as described in the Photographs and Negatives, Tourism and Travel record series in the Parks and Recreation section of this finding aid. The photographs are arranged in the following ways: the bulk of the photographs are arranged numerically by assigned photograph/negative number (see registers listed below); "county" photographs are arranged alphabetically by county name; and the "miscellaneous" photographs are arranged by subject. Many of the photographs listed in the registers do not exist in print form. See negatives listed below for a complete representation and ask reference archivist for information about procedures for duplication.

Negatives, ca. 1935-1984, ca. 2 cu.ft.
Records include photographic negatives that are inter-filed with negatives created for tourism reasons as described in the Photographs and Negatives, Tourism and Travel record series in the Parks and Recreation section of this finding aid. The negatives are arranged numerically by assigned photograph/negative number (see registers listed below).

[Photograph Registers], ca. 1935-1984, 3 volumes.
Records include three volumes that register the assigned photograph/negative number as well as a brief description of the associated image. The registers also document photographs taken for tourism reasons as described in the Photographs and Negatives, Tourism and Travel record series in the Parks and Recreation section of this finding aid.

Photograph Register, ca. 1935-1948, 1 microfilm reel.
Records consist of volume one of the registers described above.

Photographs Index [Container Listing and Register], ca. 1935-1977, .25 cu.ft.
Records include a partial container listing and a photocopy of the first register volume listed above.

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