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Inventory of the Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District I Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Agency History
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District I Records
    Inventory: F3766
    Creator: California. Division of Highways
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dept. of Public Works. Division of Highways. District I Records, F3766, California State Archives.

    Agency History

    District I, encompassing Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties and parts of Lake, Trinity and Siskiyou counties, was created by the California Highway Commission in 1911 (see Minutes of the C.H.C., volume 1, p. 24).
    The District Headquarters, located in Willits, Mendocino County, is headed by the district engineer. Under the general direction of the State Highway Engineer, the District Engineer is responsible for administering all State Highway activities within his district.
    For details of district organization and description of positions and duties see Dept. of Public Works, Management Survey of Responsibilities and Authorities. Headquarters Files, Series # (F3778:292-293).


    The arrangement of District I's records is hierarchical. The first section, Headquarters Files, is an administrative file defined and managed by the Department of Public Works, Sacramento. Each highway district maintains a copy of this file.
    The second section, District I Engineer's Records, has five series: General Correspondence, including a subject file and a chronological file; Reports; Shop I; Miscellaneous; and Photographs.
    The third section, Construction Engineer's Records, is solely concerned with the construction engineer's records concerning prison labor projects, specifically camp #36, Burnt Ranch. The two series are: General Correspondence; and Monthly Reports of Day Labor.