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Lake Tahoe Wagon Road Commissioner (1895-1907)

 

1. RECORDS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LAKE TAHOE WAGON ROAD. 1861-1917, (1966).

Physical Description: 2ff. and 18 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the categories listed below in the order listed below.
Folder F3612:1

Histories (1966)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Histories of the surveying and construction of the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road prepared by John W. Snell, Property Researcher of the Division of Highways. Includes copies of photographs of a 1907 road survey party.
Folder F2583

Deeds, Abstracts, and Titles (1861-1917)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of legal documents relating to the ownership of land along the route of the road from 1861 until purchase by the State.
Folder F3619:2-19

Field Survey Books (1900, 1907, 1911)

Physical Description: 18 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Transit books (for the horizontal survey) and level books (for the vertical survey) prepared during various surveys of the route of the road carried out by State officials. For a description of the survey books, see Histories (this series).
Folder Map #58

Survey Map (1895).

Physical Description: 1 map

Scope and Content Note

Map of the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road showing topography, prepared by John Price, County Surveyor of El Dorado County on March 26, 1895. Field elevations taken during a county survey of the road are included on the face of the map. Size: 2'3" x 6'6". Scale: 1" = 60 chains.
 

Bureau of Highways (1895-1897)

Folder F3778:1

2. MINUTES OF THE BUREAU OF HIGHWAYS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS. 1895-1907.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Contains summaries of meetings, legal document establishing the Bureau of Highways, descriptions of road inspection trips, information on the hiring of employees, and reports on rock crushing operations at Folsom Prison. First entry April 11, 1895; last entry May 9, 1907.
 

3. FINANCIAL RECORDS. 1895-1897.

Physical Description: 2 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

General ledger placed first, account book of the Folsom Rock Crusher placed thereafter.
Folder F3778:10

General Ledger (1895-1897)

Scope and Content Note

Indexed listing of accounts with employees, contractors, and vendors.
Folder F3778:9

Folsom Rock Crusher Account Book (1895-1896)

Scope and Content Note

Indexed list of accounts for the construction of a rock crushing machine within Folsom Prison to be operated by the prisoners.
 

Department of Highways (1895-1897)

 

4. RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS. 1897-1899, 1901-1905.

Physical Description: 1ff. and 5 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order: index, specifications, ledger books and legislative road bill scrapbooks.
Folder F3778:8

Index (Aug. 10, 1899)

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Index to the books and papers of the Department. Most of the materials listed no longer exist.
Folder F3778:7

Specifications (1899)

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Bound volume containing copies of specifications prepared for the Department of Highways and the Board of State Harbor Commissioners for the construction of a stone arch bridge on the Lake Tahoe State Wagon Road, the widening of San Francisco wharves, and the construction of a Union Depot and Ferry House in San Francisco. The largest portion of the material relates to the construction of the Ferry Building in San Francisco which includes floor plans.
Folder F3778:5-6

Ledgers (1897-1898, 1901-1903)

Physical Description: 2 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Indexed listing of accounts with employees, contractors, and vendors on road construction projects.
Folder F3778:4

Ledgers (1901-1903)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Inventory listing of equipment, supplies, services, payrolls purchased by the Department of Highways for the construction of the Sonora and Mono Road, the Mono Lake Basin or Tioga Road, the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road, and the Eel River Riprap (sic). Lists date of purchase, vendor, and the price.
Folder F3778:2-3

Legislative Road Bill Scrapbook (1903, 1905)

Physical Description: 2 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Chronologically arranged collections of road construction bills introduced in the State Legislature.
 

California Highway Commission (1911-1978)

Folder F3779:1-337

5. MINUTES. 1911-1950.

Physical Description: 25cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized chronologically by year, and thereafter correspondence and original resolutions are arranged by date of meeting and are filed directly after the volume of minutes to which they relate.
Contains bound copies of the minutes of all C.H.C. meetings (Vols. 1-52, Vol. 19 is missing), and the original initialed copies of resolutions before the Commission.
 

Minutes of Meetings (1911-1927)

Scope and Content Note

Includes copies of all resolutions voted on by the Commission dealing with the awarding of contracts, the laying out of highway routes, the letting out of bids, the allocation of funds, the condemnation of property, and the abandonment of highway routes; summaries of conferences with municipal and county officials and representatives of automobile clubs requesting revisions or additions to proposed highway routes (after 1935, frequently verbatim transcripts); lists of bids received and contracts and work orders let; calendars of correspondence received (including a brief statement of the content); tabulations of Federal funds obtained for State highway construction; and monthly lists of all employees recently hired, terminated, or granted a raise and their salaries (to 1924 only).
Minutes from 1911 to 1921 frequently contain summaries of meetings of the Advisory Board of the Department of Engineering (often attended by the governor) called to discuss the State's highway program and the letting out of major construction contracts.
(1928-1945) - minutes no longer contain calendars of correspondence or lists of bids, contracts and work orders, but do contain copies of the proposed budget of the Division of Highways. of special interest is a report on the orderly addition of new roads to the State highway system which appears in the July 24, 1930 minutes of the Commission.
 

Original Resolutions and Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Original copies of resolutions, which include the signature or initials of Commission members approving of the resolution and in some cases additional information which does not appear in the bound volumes of the minutes (frequently after 1930, maps of proposed highway routes). Also incoming correspondence from the Highway Engineer containing construction proposals for consideration and action by the Commission (largely from 1911 to 1915).
Resolutions of the Commission presented at Advisory Board meetings from 1912 to 1914 are filed separately after all other materials relating to 1914. Resolutions presented at Commission meetings from 1913 to 1915 are filed after all other materials relating to 1915.
Of special interest is a verbatim transcript of a meeting between the Commission and the State Board of Prison Directors to discuss the use of road gangs in the building of highways, which appears in materials relating to the October 21, 1943 meeting of the C.H.C.
Folder F3778:11-27

6. RECORDS OF COMMISSION HEARINGS. 1954-1956.

Physical Description: 1cf.

Scope and Content Note

Records relating to the Riverside-Ventura Freeway (VII-LA-2-161-LA) placed first (1954); records of the Olympic Freeway (VII-LA-173-Smca) placed thereafter (1955-1956). Thereunder, organized into the following categories in the following order: findings, transcripts, supplements to transcripts, correspondence, and petitions.
Materials collected during public hearings to discuss the proposed routing of two controversial freeways in Southern California.
 

Findings

Scope and Content Note

Copies of the conclusions reached by the hearing Commissioners at the end of the public hearing, summarizing testimony and making recommendations to the full Commission.
 

Transcript

Scope and Content Note

Containing testimony of the state highway engineers, and statements and testimony of interested parties. Testimony deals with the need for a freeway and its probable effects on the surrounding area.
 

Supplement to Transcript

Scope and Content Note

Copies of maps, statements, and articles submitted at hearings. Maps illustrate proposed routes, traffic flow, and population density.
 

Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

A sampling (A, D, G, M, W) arranged alphabetically by name of sender of letters received from the public protesting proposed freeway routes, and copies of Commission replies. Placed in the front of the first folder of Olympic Freeway correspondence are copies of form letters sent in reply to all incoming correspondence.
 

Petitions

Scope and Content Note

A sampling (1 in 10) of petitions protesting the routing of freeways.
Folder F3778:28-129

7. GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE. 1933-1950, 1958-1959.

Physical Description: 3cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order: correspondence - outside, correspondence - internal, and minute records. Thereunder arranged chronologically.
 

Correspondence - Outside (1933-1934)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Contains resolutions, protests, petitions, requests to appear before the Commission, requests for information on building programs, and invitations largely received from municipal and county officials; and replies prepared by the Commission Secretary.
 

Correspondence - Internal (1933-1949)

Physical Description: 13ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of letters sent by the Chairman to the Director of Public Works describing Commission activities; communications from the chairman to the Commission Secretary describing the future plans of the Commission; memoranda from the Secretary to members describing issues to be discussed at meetings and transmitting petitions, resolutions, and in some cases maps; incoming and outgoing correspondence with the Highway Engineer requesting information on the progress of building programs; and scattered copies of addresses delivered by members.
 

Minute Records (1938-1950, 1958-1959)

Physical Description: 2 3/4cf.

Scope and Content Note

Materials sent to Commissioners in advance of meeting including memoranda summarizing resolutions to be voted on, and reports from Highway Engineer on proposed building projects, the feasibility of various proposals, and providing information requested by the Commission (maps frequently included). Also contains copies of resolutions, petitions, plans, maps, and related correspondence submitted in conjunction with conferences with municipal and county officials to discuss future building proposals. Transcripts of conferences appear in the minutes (see series entry 5, MINUTES, 1911-1950).
Of special interest is a progress report on prison labor camps (Minute Records - August 29, 1949).
Folder F3778:130-222

8. CORRESPONDENCE OF COMMISSIONER HARRISON R. BAKER. 1943-1952.

Physical Description: 5cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized chronologically by year and thereunder, records are arranged in the following categories in the following order: meeting background memoranda placed first, arranged chronologically by meeting; and general correspondence placed thereafter, organized chronologically.
 

Meeting Background Memoranda

Scope and Content Note

Materials distributed to Commissioners in advance of meetings, including: summaries of proposed resolutions regarding the budget, condemnations, abandonments, and Director's deeds; reports by Highway Engineer on the progress of specific highway projects, proposed highway routing, the acquisition of rights-of-way, repair programs, and roads added to the highway system (reports frequently include alignment maps); financial status reports; statistical reports on prison labor projects; petitions from municipal and county governments dealing with highway proposals before the Commission; and miscellaneous related correspondence.
Of special interest is a history of the State road gang labor system (October 5, 1943 meeting).
 

Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Letters and resolutions received from municipal and county officials, associations interested in highway construction (i.e. the Central Valley Highway Assn.), and from the general public requesting revisions in highway construction plans, citing hazardous points along roads, or complaining about the effects of highway construction on the surrounding countryside; replies from Baker; communications between Baker and the Highway Engineer and District Engineers of Districts V and VII requesting specific information on the highway construction program in Southern California; notes on inspection tours made by the Commission; State Chamber of Commerce recommendations for building programs; and monthly statistics on the cost of prison road gangs.
Filed directly after the general correspondence relating to 1951 in a folder dealing with the opposition of the City of El Monte to the construction of the Pomona Freeway through that city. Folder contains feasibility reports, copies of memoranda between Commission members and the Highway Engineer, and copies of transcripts of hearings held by the Commission on the subject.
Folder F3778:223-267

9. CORRESPONDENCE OF THE COMMISSION SECRETARY. 1951-1958.

Physical Description: 3cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following two categories in the following order: general correspondence placed first, arranged alphabetically by name of sender (incoming), addressee (outgoing), or subject and chronologically thereunder; and district correspondence thereafter organized by district number in ascending order and chronologically thereunder.
 

General Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Scattered letters received from the general public and copies of the Secretary's replies to public questions about highway programs; Attorney General's opinions on highway laws; opinions by the Division of Contracts and Rights of Way on the legal authority of the Commission; copies of resolutions and petitions of municipalities and counties transmitted by the Secretary to the Commission; press releases and itineraries of field trips made by the Commission.
 

District Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Letters received from the public and copies of Secretary's replies to questions and complaints about highway projects in specific highway districts; memoranda sent to Commissioners and Director of the Department of Public Works providing information requested on specific building projects; communications with district engineers (frequently containing project maps); resolutions, petitions, and reports submitted by municipal and county governments; and transcripts, Commission findings, reports, and press releases relating to public hearings held by the Commission to receive comments on proposed building projects.
Folder F3778:268

10. PRESS RELEASES. 1921-1923.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Announcements of the completion of projects, the results of road building experiments, the letting out of contracts, and the assets and obligations of the road building program.
Folder F3778:269-271

11. CONDEMNATION RESOLUTIONS. 1945-1947.

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
The Commission had the authority to condemn property for the right-of-way of highways. Resolutions of condemnation were voted on at C.H.C. meetings, and a summary of the resolutions appears in the Commission minutes.
Contains: a copy of Commission resolution, a description of the lands being condemned, and maps showing the exact location of the condemned property.
Series is composed of a sample - the resolutions of one meeting per year.
Folder F3778:272-287

12. PROPOSED HIGHWAY CONTRACT FILE. 1921-1926.

Physical Description: 16ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by district, county, route and section and chronologically thereunder.
Records submitted to the Highway Commission by the State Highway Engineer containing information on proposed highway construction contracts, including memoranda from the Highway Engineer describing the proposal, a report by the district engineer comprising recommendations and estimates of cost, a copy of the proposed contract, notices to contractors, bond forms, and specifications.
  • II-Las-28-A
  • II-Las-29-B
  • II-Las-29-C
  • II-Las-23-C & D
  • III-Sac-3-B
  • III-Pla-37-A, B, C
  • IV-Mrn-1-B
  • V-S.B.-2-J
  • VI-Tul-10-F
  • VII-Imp-27-A
  • VII-Ora-60-A & B
  • VIII-S.Bd.-26-A
Folder F3778:288

13. PROGRESS REPORTS. 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Reports submitted to the Commission by the Highway Engineer containing a chart listing for each segment of road under construction the date of survey, the layout, and the contract number; a brief narrative statement of the progress being made on each segment of road under construction; statements of the assets, liabilities, and expenses of the Commission; and reports by the Highway Engineer on the problems and accomplishments of the construction program - including criticisms of its weaknesses.
Folder F3778:289

14. REPORT ON ADDITIONS TO THE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. 1930.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Bound 165 page report prepared by the Division of Highways titled, Report on the Orderly Addition of New Roads to the California State Highway System. Contains recommendations by the Division for additional road construction and supportive data including traffic studies, descriptions of on-site investigations, and estimates of the probable cost of additional construction.
An early draft of this report may be found in the minutes of the State Highway Commission for July 24, 1930 (see series entry 5, MINUTES, 1911-1950).
Folder F3778:290

15. SEMINAR TRANSCRIPT. 1914.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Transcript of a March 26 and 27, 1914 seminar of Highway Bureau department heads called by the California Highway Commission. Contains copies of all addresses delivered at the seminar. Topics include: county bridges, rights of way, day labor vs. contract labor, publicity, accounting, purchasing, surveys and drafting, testing of materials, drainage, mountain roads, inspection on contract work, extra work orders, various types of road construction, collecting of cost data and maintenance.
Folder F3778:291

16. NEWSPAPER CRITICISM. July 30, 1915.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of the newspaper, the Byron Times (July 30, 1915) containing an article accusing the Commission of gross incompetence in the construction of the Martinez Richmond State Highway and of creating death traps. Newspaper includes a political cartoon on the subject.
 

Division of Highways - Headquarters (1915-1973)

Scope and Content Note

(Previously Bureau of Highways, 1915-1921)
 

History and Organization

Folder F3778:292-293

17. HISTORY AND ORGANIZATION. 1935, 1960, 1967.

Physical Description: 1ff. and 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Reports describing the history, organization, operation, and statutory basis of the Division of Highways.
 

Statutes Relating to the Division of Highways (1935)

Scope and Content Note

Indexed compilation of constitutional provisions and statutes affecting the Division.
 

A Brief History of the California Division of Highways (1960)

Scope and Content Note

Thirty-three page history of the Division prepared for training purposes.
 

Management Survey of Responsibilities and Authorities (1967)

Scope and Content Note

Detailed description of the functions and operations of the departments and districts of the Highway Division. Includes an organization chart of the Division as a whole and charts of each department. Excellent source of background information on the operation of the Division.
 

Office of the Highway Engineer

 

I. General

Folder F3778:294

18. INSTRUCTION MANUAL. 1927.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

196 page compilation of procedures to be used in the operation of the Division of Highways in general and in the following specific areas: legal and finance, surveys and engineering design, bridge and structure design, construction, maintenance, equipment, and accounts.
Folder F3778:295-426

19. CENTRAL FILE. 1912-1959.

Physical Description: 5cf.

Scope and Content Note



Organized by Division of Highways numeric filing system and chronologically thereunder. See numeric file key (F3778:295).
Contains copies of reports, surveys, memoranda, and incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Highway Engineer, the deputy engineers, and assistant highway engineers of the Highway Engineers Office and the departments comprising the Division of Highways Headquarters Unit. File contains numerous photographs, blueprints, and maps.
Broken series - only certain subject areas exist.
Includes the following:
 

.00 HEADQUARTERS

 

.000 Circulars (1937, 1942, 1944, 1950, 1955)

Physical Description: 12ff.

Scope and Content Note

Statements of changes in administrative procedures sent to all district engineers largely dealing with the care and maintenance of equipment and personnel matters. Material from 1942 and 1944 contains considerable information about war rationing.
 

.014 Highway Engineer (1942-1943)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with the Director of Public Works regarding the erection of road signs by automobile clubs.
 

.017 Public Relations (1948-1949)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda between staff members discussing means of improving the Division's public image.
 

100 ACCOUNTING (1936, 1937, 1941, 1944)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda relating to accounting procedures.
 

200 CONSTRUCTION

 

200.02 Monthly Progress Reports (1942)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Sent to the Director of the Department of Public Works, dealing with general highway construction.
 

200.46 Airport Runways (1941, 1948)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Reports, memoranda, correspondence, maps, and diagrams involving the investigation of proposed airport sites near state highways.
 

200.461 Concrete Construction (1928, 1939, 1940, 1942)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Reports on the testing of concrete materials and on construction techniques.
 

204.47 Rivers and Harbors (1954)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and Corps of Engineers bulletins largely dealing with changes in regulations regarding navigable bodies of water.
 

204.471 Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Studies (1950-1954)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, incoming and outgoing correspondence with the Corps of Engineers, resolutions and maps regarding the proposed construction of a causeway.
 

400 MAINTENANCE

 

400.02 Auto Accidents (1953-1958)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Statistical reports on traffic accidents on rural roads.
 

400.19 Fire (1935)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda dealing with road repairs made necessary by the Malibu fire of 1935.
 

400.21 Buildings (1911-1933)

Physical Description: 6ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, reports, blueprints and drawings relating to the construction of structures. Includes charcoal drawings of proposed worker cottages.
 

400.23 Roadside Beautification (1935, 1951-1958)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and correspondence dealing with landscaping.
 

400.24 Snow Removal (1941, 1958-1959)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda dealing with snow removal techniques.
 

400.241 Road and Right of Way Condition (1958)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding road conditions, detour information, and requests for road condition information.
 

400.244 Extraordinary Emergencies (1938)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Report on the 1938 flood in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Includes maps.
 

400.48 U.S. Highways (1951-1953)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda dealing with the Division's responsibility for the maintenance of Federal-State highway signs.
 

400.74 Traffic Hazards (1934, 1942)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Map of obstacles to the normal flow of traffic on State highways (1942), and Los Angeles traffic reports (1958-1960).
 

500 SUPPLIES (1934, 1937, 1938)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda regarding latex filler expansion joints, cements, gravels, and guard rails.
 

600 PERSONNEL

 

600.51 Personnel Lists (1938, 1939)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

600.75 Unemployment Relief (1932-1943, 1949)

Physical Description: 1cf.

Scope and Content Note

Project reports; personnel lists; memoranda; circulars; incoming and outgoing correspondence with Federal and State Agencies regarding the funding of relief projects, and with labor unions involving their opposition to the use of non-union labor; and maps showing the location of work camps and/or road projects. Most material deals with the financing of programs.
 

Relief Employment (1932-1934, 1939-1940, 1949)

Physical Description: 19ff.

Scope and Content Note

Programs funded under the Emergency Relief Construction Act of 1932, and other Federal legislation. of special interest is a memorandum from T.H. Dennis to Mr. Cullerward (Dec. 11, 1933) regarding the organization of colored maintenance crews in Oakland.
 

Forestry Camps (1932-1934)

Physical Description: 7ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda relating to camps financed by the Division of Highways, but operated by the Division of Forestry.
 

Civilian Works Administration (CWA) (1934)

Physical Description: 11ff.

Scope and Content Note

Largely comprising cost data.
 

Progress Works Administration (PWA) (1935-1942)

Physical Description: 6ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and reports on road building projects.
 

Works Progress Administration (WPA) (1934-1943)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Includes circulars and brochures on the accomplishments of the WPA in California.
 

700 LEGAL

 

700.08 Legal Opinions (1912-1933, 1943-1945)

Physical Description: 8ff.

Scope and Content Note

Opinions on the limits of the Authority of the Division prepared by the Attorney General, the Highway Commission Attorney, and the Chief of the Division of Rights of Way and Contracts.
 

800 SURVEYS AND PLANS

 

800.00 Surveys and Plans (1929-1933)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Reports prepared for the legislature, memoranda, and correspondence regarding proposed expansion of the State secondary road system. Includes maps.
 

800.37 Routing and Locations

Scope and Content Note

Interregional Highways (1935-1945), 6ff. - reports, memoranda, and correspondence dealing largely with the construction of the Sausalito Lateral to the Golden Gate Bridge. Includes a 1930 map of the proposed location of the bridge.
 

800.38 Designs (1930-1933, 1937)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Incoming and outgoing correspondence with the public involving standard construction techniques used by the Division of Highways.
 

900 UNCLASSIFIED

 

900.00 Miscellaneous (1959)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Reports prepared for the Governor's Council, agendas of staff meetings, letters received from and copies of letters sent to the American Association of State Highway Officials; and miscellaneous correspondence with the general public.
 

900.61 Toll Roads (1931-1935)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and correspondence with the public regarding the possible purchase of the Muir Woods Toll Road. Includes maps of road.
 

900.62 Stock Trails 1933, 1937-49)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and correspondence dealing with existing and proposed stock trails built and maintained by the Division of Highways. Includes maps.
 

900.66 Legislation (1944-1946)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda between staff members, and reports prepared for the Legislature regarding upcoming legislation affecting the highway program.
 

900.72 Fairs and Expositions (1935-1950)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and drawings dealing with Division exhibits at Fairs, including the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition and the New York World's Fair. Includes sketches of exhibits.
 

900.77 Federal Land Projects (1930-1934)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and correspondence with Federal officials regarding the construction of a road on a Hoopa Indian reservation.
 

900.79 Forest Highways (1919-1947)

Physical Description: 6ff.

Scope and Content Note

Notes on conferences with Federal officials and memoranda dealing with the construction of State roads in Federal forests.
 

900.81 Parks (1921-1937)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with National Park Service officials regarding the maintenance of roads leading to national parks.
Folder F3778:427-476

20. HIGHWAY ENGINEER'S CORRESPONDENCE FILE. 1966, 1972.

Physical Description: 2cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Reports, copies of memoranda between headquarters staff members and incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Highway Engineer, deputy engineers, and assistant highway engineers comprising the various units of the headquarters unit of the Division of Highways.
The following subjects are dealt with: bridge construction techniques; the effect of budget cutbacks on programs (see Budgets and Programs and Maintenance); sound abatement, the construction of sound barriers, and the building of bicycle trails (under Design); the esthetics of freeway design; disaster preparedness; mapping and surveys; the preparation of environmental impact reports; future building programs (under Highways); the enforcement of statutes limiting billboards along State highways (under Landscaping and Legal); analysis of legislation affecting the highway program; the disposal of excess property (under Right of Way); examinations of the results of special traffic lanes and the allowance of triple trailer trucks on California roads (under Studies); investigations of traffic hazards; and traffic control techniques including the use of 70 mile an hour speed limits and minimum speed limits for freeway lanes.
Folder F3778:477-488

21. DAILY JOURNALS OF DEPUTY HIGHWAY ENGINEER, R. M. GILLIS. 1944-1955.

Physical Description: 12 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Gillis acted as Assistant Highway Engineer in charge of Operations until July, 1, 1952, when he officially became Deputy Highway Engineer.
Journals contain a daily accounting of his movements and activities, and brief descriptions of meetings and conferences he participated in.
 

II. Contracts and Agreements

Folder F3778:489-1098

22. ROAD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FILE. 1912-1932.

Physical Description: 23cf.

Scope and Content Note

Records relating to general contracts placed first, then those relating to day labor contracts (D contracts), and those involving supplemental contracts (M contracts) thereafter. Thereunder arranged chronologically.
Broken series.
 

General Construction Contracts (let out to contractors for the construction of roads, bridges, and other structures),

Physical Description: 17½cf.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of contracts and agreements; final reports describing the quality of work completed and providing a history of the project and the construction techniques used; progress reports and on-site inspection reports by the local division engineer; laboratory test results on materials used in construction; memoranda between the highway engineer and division engineers dealing with special difficulties being confronted in construction; incoming and outgoing correspondence between the highway engineer and contractors regarding delays in construction, requests for extensions or other changes in contracts, and complaints by the highway engineer about the quality of workmanship; verbatim transcripts of Division of Highways hearings into failures to complete contracts; audits; court briefs from legal actions against contractors; applications to the California Railroad Commission to build grade crossings across railroad tracks; scattered advertisements for early road building equipment; blueprints, alignments and profiles.
 

Day Labor Contracts (i.e. D-56, contracts requiring the hiring of day labor by the Division of Highways - in some cases including convict labor),

Physical Description: 1½cf.

Scope and Content Note

Includes progress reports; memoranda between the highway engineer and division engineers regarding the use of convict labor and problems being faced with free labor; incoming and outgoing correspondence with contractors providing supplementary services dealing with the fulfillment of their contracts; requests and approvals of purchases of supplies for workers; and alignments and profiles of construction sites.
 

Supplemental Contracts (i.e. M-34, contracts for supplemental work after the completion of the main construction of a road - such as maintenance work, the widening of a shoulder, or the construction of additional bridges),

Physical Description: ½cf.

Scope and Content Note

Contains same types of materials as general contract files with the exception that it lacks legal briefs and photographs.
This series provides the best source of information on early construction techniques.
Records exist dealing with the construction of the following sections of roadway:
 

I Del Norte

 

1923-24 1A, B424

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-31 1A443

Physical Description: 2ff., 3Vols.
 

1918-25 1B248

Physical Description: 5ff.
 

I Humboldt

 

1913-15 1A44

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 1A60

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-21 1B211

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1921-22 1B316

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-17 1D71

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 1D2104

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 1E136

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-17 1E166

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-23 1F205

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-26 1F440

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1914-16 1G105

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-19 1G169

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-21 1G240

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-26 1G, H444

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1917-20 1H220

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-21 1J249

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-25 1J377

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

I Mendocino

 

1912-16 1A2

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

1914-19 1B87

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 1B387

Physical Description: 1Vol.
 

1912-16 1C24

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-23 1D57

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-28 1D,E,F354

Physical Description: 2Vols.
 

1912-16 1E20

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-19 1F215

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-20 1F232

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 1G304

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 1G305

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 1G306

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 1G321

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 15A398

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 15A401-2

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-20 16A247

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 48C340

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916 1BD-113

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-14 1DD-4

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-20 1GD-208

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1910-18 1JD-56

Physical Description: 9ff.
 

II Lassen

 

1921-22 29B334

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 29B400

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 29C312

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 29C,D380

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

II Lassen

 

1927 29C, D441

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-25 29CM-48

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

II Plumas-Lassen

 

1922-24 29A388

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-25 29A427

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-25 37A,B,C381

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-26 37C442

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

II Shasta

 

1917-20 3A200

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1916-23 3A278

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 3A346

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 3B144

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 3B145

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-21 3B203

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-20 3B225

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-25 3B431

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 3B,C85

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-17 3C174

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-20 3C199

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1914-16 3D75

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-25 3D189

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-19 3D224

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-21 20A,B241

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

1917-19 3CD-219

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-26 20A,BD226, 327, 396, 558

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1927-28 3CM-118

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-32 3CM-143

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

II Siskiyou

 

1914-15 3A100

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 3A155

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-20 3A235

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 3A313

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 3A373

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-20 3A,B180

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-24 3B415

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1914-18 3C66

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1914-19 3C118

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1927-28 3AM-195

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1927-28 3A,BM-164

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

II Tehama

 

1915-16 3B135

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-17 3B-7-A162

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 3C142

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-25 3D434

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

II Trinity

 

1921-25 20A311

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-22 20E242

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Amador

 

1922-24 54A394

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Butte

 

1917-19 3A207

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-20 3D70

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

1918-22 21A227

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1921-24 21A282

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921 47A307

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918 3BD-196

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Colusa

 

1914 7B99

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922 7-15B,F374

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 7C139

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1914, 16-17 15A117

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1922-24 15B393

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Glenn

 

1915-18 7A113

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1915-16 7B140

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 7B172

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 7C77

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921 7C303

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 7C335

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-24 47A417

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Nevada

 

1917-20 17A,B209

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1923-26 37B419

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-25 38A432

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-26 446

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Placer

 

1912-14 3A12-13

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-19 3A165

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 3A407

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 3B156

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-18 17A168

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-17 17B164

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-24 17C285

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Placer-Nevada

 

1922-23 17C,A382

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Sacramento

 

1915-16 11A112

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 34A287

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 3BM-67

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 3BM-68

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926 3BM-129

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-30 3BM-167

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 4BM-100

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III San Joaquin

 

1921-22 5A347

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 24A336

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1926-27 11FM-127

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Solano

 

1914-19 7A79

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1914-16 7B114

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1914-18 7C74

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 7C364

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-19 7E186

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-20 8A183

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Stanislaus

 

1912-13 4A5

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-14 4B25

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-20 13A222

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 4B-B,AM-119

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Sutter

 

1915-16 3A121

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 3C122

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

III Tuolumne

 

1921-24 13A332

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Yolo

 

1915-16 6A124

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 6B86

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1915-17 6B160

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 6C127

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 7A82

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1920-21 7B268

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-22 7C191

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-19 6AD-147

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

III Yuba

 

1912-13 3B4

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 3B410

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1912-23 3BD-376

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

IV Alameda

 

1916 5A90

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922 5A108

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916 5A192

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-24 5A366

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1917 5B143

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918 5B179

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916 5C61

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-19 5C230

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1914 5D62

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1920 5CD-7

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1928 5BM-168

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

IV Contra Costa

 

1914-16 14A91

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-21 14A130

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-18 14A170

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 14B103

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 14B141

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-21 14B201

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 14B411

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-28 14AM-117

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

IV Marin

 

1915-16 1A150

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-22 1A208

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1916-17 1B173

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-18 8A214

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-19 8A234

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-25 52A375

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-20 1AD-226

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 1BM-136

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 1BM-144

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Marin-Sonoma

 

1914-25 8A163

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

1921-24 8A317

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-28 8AM-153

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

IV Napa

 

1917-20 8B193

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-27 49A399

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

IV San Francisco-San Mateo

 

1921-22 55A349

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

IV San Mateo

 

1914-15 2A54

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1912-15 2A11

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913 2A229

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 2A326

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 2A434

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 2B122

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 55A,B404

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1923-24 55B422

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-26 55C439

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-31 68B448

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-26 2AM-148

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-24 2A,BM-25

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-37 2BM-137

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

IV Santa Clara

 

1912-14 2A114

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1912-15 2A215

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-14 2A332

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 2A488

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 2B23

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 2B28

Physical Description: See.#23
 

1914-16 2B64

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-17 2C35

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1914-17 2C72

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-24 2C320

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 2C327

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 2C343

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 2C389

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 5A89

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 5B102

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1915-19 5B146

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1922-24 32A425

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 32B,C355

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1923-30 32B,C437

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

IV Santa Cruz

 

1914-16 5A49

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-17 5A83

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-20 5A243

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Santa Cruz-Santa Clara

 

1920-22 5A,B270

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

IV Sonoma

 

1921-24 1A314

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1022-23 1A408

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-24 1A423

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915 1B15

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 1C128

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 1C129

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-19 1C177

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-21 1C206

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 1C369

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-21 2B167

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 8A158

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1921-23 8A,B323

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-24 8B420

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 51A359

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-25 51B433

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1912-15 1BD-16

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1915-18 1BD-57

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 1CM-102

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1927-28 8A,BM-162

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926- 8BM-121

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

V Monterey

 

1913-14 2A41-

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 2A131

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 2B137

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-18 2C194

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-18 2D152

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1915-18 2E133

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1918-20 2E,F216

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-21 2F244

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1922 2F356

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-27 2F436

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-20 2G236

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 2H132

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-20 2I233

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-26 10A357

Physical Description: 8ff.
 

1923-25 56E395

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

1926-27 2DM-138

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-27 2HM-125

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Monterey-San Luis Obispo

 

1913-14 2A41-42

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

V San Benito

 

1922-23 2A362

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 22B412

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 22AM-124

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

V San Luis Obispo

 

1914-16 2A56

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-18 2B154

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 2C55

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-17 2D110

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-34 2D360

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1914-16 2F84

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

1917-21 2F210

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1915-17 7D111

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 33A283

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 33B302

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-20 33C239

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-24 56A331

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1921-23 57A337

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 57A363

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-24 33CD-369

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1927 33A,BM-170

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

V San Mateo

 

1913-14 2B227

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

V Santa Barbara

 

1914-16 2A95

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-17 2B36

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1917-19 2C184

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-17 2D153

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-18 2D176

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1917-22 2E182

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 2E1115

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-17 2F92

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-19 2F197

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-18 2F197, 198

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-19 2F229

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 2F,G341

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1922-24 2F,G379

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 2G,I109

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-17 2H45

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1921-26 2K318

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-24 57A352

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1920-22 2DD-326

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 2GM-154

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 2HM-103

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-28 2H,JM-142

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 2J7M-103

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-27 2KM-122

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-28 2KM-132

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VI Fresno

 

1921-24 4A344

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-18 4B212

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1912-13 4C8

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 10C409

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-20 10D245

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-30 10E276

Physical Description: 5ff.
 

1926 4BM-140

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VI Inyo

 

1922-23 23C383

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 23D309

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-24 23E310

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

VI Kern

 

1912-16 4A106

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1913-17 4B96

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1921-24 4B330

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1922-24 4C365

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 4D50

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 4E51

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 4F63

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 33B,C368

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 57A397

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-25 57F396

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Kern-Inyo

 

1927 4DM-160

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 4FM-112

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 4FM-123

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 23D,G,EM-108

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VI Kings

 

1915-16 10A138

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VI Madera

 

1913-14 4A9,

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922 4A386

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1912-13 4B3

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1912-14 42C10

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-25 32A413

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926 4AM-120

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926 28CM-131

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VI Mariposa

 

1915-18 18A157

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1921-23 18D301

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 18E353

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-17 18BD-108

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 18EM-145

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VI Merced

 

1914-15 4A69

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 4A,C348

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1912-15 4C11

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1912-15 4D6

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-23 18A246

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1922-24 32A371

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 32B372

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1921-25 32C308

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

1926-27 4AM-141

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1927 4AM-161

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VI Mono

 

1921-23 23H,I300

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VI Tulare

 

1917-19 4A185

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-18 4A190

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-19 4A,B195

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-22 4B196

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1917-22 4C189

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915 4E1125

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 4E1126

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-25 10F367

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VII Imperial

 

1916-17 12A107

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1915-16 12A159

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1914-19 12B116

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-19 12C161

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-19 12C178

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 26F376

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-27 27A326

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1922-26 27A418

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VII Los Angeles

 

1919-20 2A251

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 2B21

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 2B319

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 2C33

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 4A134

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-19 4A181

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-24 4A,B392

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 4B101

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-20 4B120

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-19 4B202

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 4B,C345

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 4D78

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 4D385

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1920-23 4F406

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-16 9A147

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-19 9A213

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 9G391

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-24 9G421

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919 23B237

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-20 23B250

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-24 23B428

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-27 2BM-115

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-27 2DM-116

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-27 2DM-139

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-27 4B, CM-110

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 4EM-150

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-28 9AM-101

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 9EM-157

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Los Angeles-Orange

 

1922-24 60A,E403

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

VII Orange

 

1914-16 2A119

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915-18 2A123

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 2A378

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-21 2B252

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 2C98

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 2C370

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-16 2D,E,F40

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-22 2F325

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-30 60A, B435

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1924-25 60B449

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 2CM-147

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 2DM-130

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1927 60AM-169

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VII Riverside

 

1913-15 19A43

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-26 26B384

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 26C358

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 26D350

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923-24 26D426

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 26E351

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VII San Bernardino

 

1913-17 9A46

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-14 9B,C38

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 9D53

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 19A,B37

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1921-23 31C328

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

S.B.-Riverside

 

1925-26 19A,BM-107

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VII San Diego

 

1912-14 2A7

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 2B30

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-20 2B221

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1913-15 2C39

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-17 2D58

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-15 12A59

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918 12A217

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-18 12D204

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1918-19 12D219

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1919-21 12GD-231

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

1926-27 2AM-135

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-27 2BM-111

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VII Ventura

 

1914-16 2B81

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-17 2B175

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1916-18 2C171

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1917-18 2C188

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1915 2F52

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1914-16 2F,G73

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-23 60A390

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1922-26 60A414

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1923 60AD-397

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 2B,CM-106

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 2C,BM-155

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-28 2D,E,F,GM-151

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 2FM-104

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VIII Imperial

 

1923-29 26H430

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VIII Riverside

 

1923-24 26A429

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 26BM-105

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1925-26 26DM-126

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 26E,FM-133

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

VIII San Diego

 

1926 2BM159

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 2CM-156

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

1926-27 12A,BM-163

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

X Calaveras

 

1918 24A228

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

X Sacramento

 

1924-25 4BM-43

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Sacramento-San Joaquin

 

1924-25 4A-DM-50

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

X San Joaquin

 

1925-29 5BM-66

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

1926-27 5BM-158

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

X Solano

 

1923-24 53B416

Physical Description: 1ff.
Folder F3778:1099-1102

23. FEDERAL AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS. 1922-1949.

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized by district and chronologically thereunder.
Sample: districts I, IV, V, VII.
Agreements and contracts with the Department of Agriculture and the Public Roads Administration regarding cooperative road construction and maintenance projects under the provisions of the United States Statutes of 1916 (39 Stats., 355), and of 1921 (42 Stats., 212). Includes specifications, bonds, cost estimates, and occasional maps.
Folder F3778:1103-1126

24. FEDERAL AID AND BRIDGE PROJECT FILE. 1914-1922.

Physical Description: 24ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by district, county, route, and section and chronologically thereunder.
Records relating to the construction of roads financed in part by Federal funds, and to the construction of bridges.
Contains surveys, progress reports; agreements with Federal agencies; applications sent to Federal Agencies for funds; construction contracts; project statements; cost estimates; resolutions by local boards of supervisors requesting bridge construction or road work; letters received from and copies of letters sent to district engineers regarding progress in construction and local financing of bridge building projects; maps and blueprints; and photographs.
Folder F3778:1127-1129

25. TIME BOOKS. 1903, 1913-15, 1918.

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
A sampling of time books from highway construction projects listing name of worker, his job title, days worked, total time worked rate of pay per day and weekly pay. Books illustrate that a six or seven day week for State highway workers was not uncommon. 1918 materials include two books listing freight hauled by Ford trucks, and a powder book listing the amount of powder used and its dollar value.
 

III. Surveys and Studies

Folder F3778:1130-1216

26. ROAD SURVEY FILE. 1912-1940.

Physical Description: 2½cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by name of road and chronologically thereunder.
Records collected by the headquarters of the Division of Highways relating to surveys of proposed highway routes, and investigation of public proposals for road construction or public complaints about the condition of existing roads.
Contains: final reports of surveys; memoranda; data on survey costs; petitions; letters received and copies of letters sent to the public dealing with requests for road surveys, support or opposition to proposed routes, and complaints about the conditions on existing roads; and frequently maps, profiles, and photographs.
The following roads are included:
 

Alameda County Test Road (1913-14)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Alaska - Argentine Highway (International Highway) (1930)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Alpine Road (1917-19)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Arroyo Seco Road (1917-19)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Auburn - Cool Road (III Route G5) (1923-27)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Auburn - Emigrant Gap Road (1917-18)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Auburn - Verdi (III Pla-37-C,D,E,F,G,H,, Nev-37-A-D) (1922-27)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Bakersfield - Mojave, Tehachapi Highway (1928)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Bakersfield - Nordoff Survey (1927), Sespe River and Cuyama Valley Route

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Beresford - Redwood City Route (1913)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Bridgeport & Markleeville, Mono Lake Basin Road - Route #23 (1917-18

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Cajon Pass (1928)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Carmel - San Simeon (1918-19)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Cholame Pass (1917-29)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Coalinga Lateral (1925, 1927)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Cuyama Road (1918-26)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Dog Valley Route (Truckee - Verdi Road) (1919-22)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Donner-McKinney Road (1917-19)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Downieville Lateral (Route #25) (1923, 1927)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

El Camino Real (1912)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

El Centro - Yuma (1915)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Folsom - Placerville Route (1912, 1915, 1927, 1928)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Foxen Canyon & Los Olivos S.B. Co. (1929)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Gold Run (1928)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Grass Valley - Colfax Road (1929-30)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Hanford - Visalia Route (1912-13)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Humboldt - Trinity Lateral (1917-19)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Jackson Lateral (1917)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Lake Tahoe - Auburn Road (1917-19)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Lake Tahoe - Crystal City Road (1917-20)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Lake Tahoe - (Homewood) Road (1915-18)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Lake Tahoe - Ukiah Road (1917-27)

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

Lake Tahoe Road (1916-22, 1925-27)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Lancaster Road Antelope Valley) (1921)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Lankershim Yard & Shops (1926)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Lawley Toll Road (1920-22)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Lincoln Highway (1921)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Los Angeles Forest Route (San Gabriel Canyon) (1924-26)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Madera - Tulare - Fresno - Kings, Oiling of Portions (1930)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Madera - Yosemite (1922-40)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Maricopa - Ventura - Santa Barbara Route (1926)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Marysville - Grass Valley Route (1919).

 

Mission Road San Jose (1914)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Modoc County Lateral (1915-16)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Mother Lode Highway (1922-26)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

National Old Trails Road, Routes 31 & 58 (1925-28)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

North Coast Route (1912-13)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

North Valley Route (1911-18)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Oroville - Willows Road (1919-20)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Oxnard San Juan Capistrano (1918-25, 1927)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

[UNK] Pass Road (1915-24)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Pacific Highway (1924)

Physical Description: 1 ff.
 

Pacific Short Line Route #56 (1926)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Pescadero - Redwood State Park Road (1916)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Pioneer Memorial Bridge, Sacramento (1926-29, 1966)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Piute Pass Road (1922)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Redding - Alturas Lateral (1919-21)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Redwood Highway (1924-25)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Rumsey Lower Lake Road (1916, 1920-26)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

San Emigdio Canyon & Sespe River (1927)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Santa Monica - Huenema (1917)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Sears' Point Toll Road (1921-37)

Physical Description: 4ff.
 

Selma - Tulare Direct Route (1911-1913)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Silver Lake Cutoff (1922-26)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Skyline Blvd. (n.d.)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Southern Coast Route (L.A. to Yuma) (1912, 1919-21)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

South Valley Route (1912-13)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Tahoe City - Nevada State Line (1917)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Tejon - Tehachapi (1912-13)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Tioga Road (1920-21)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Tri-County Road (1918-19)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Truckee to Verdi Highway (1920, 1923)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Victory Highway - Salt Lake & San Francisco (1922-25)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Walker Pass Road (1919)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Watsonville - Riverside Route (1911-12)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

West Side Highway - San Joaquin Co. (1928-29)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Williams - Oroville Lateral Route #45 (1919)

Physical Description: 1ff.
Folder F3778:1217-1251

27. FIELD SURVEY NOTEBOOKS. 1878, 1899-1902, 1904, 1907, 1909-1915, 1923-1924, and undated.

Physical Description: 4cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by name of survey and chronologically thereunder.
Field notes, cross section books, level and transit books, alignment and grade books, and yardage books compiled by survey times of the Division of Highways, the Department of Engineering, and the Department of Highways, as well as private engineers under contract.
Survey books provide information on the alignment, elevation and angle of proposed routes for state roads; contain descriptions of the vegetation and soil conditions, impediments to construction, and the proposed or existing location of culverts, retaining walls, and areas needing excavation or fill; and frequently include drawings of proposed routes showing buildings, existing roads, rivers and topography, and illustrations of culverts and other proposed structures.
Surveys include:
 

Alpine State Road (1912)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Auburn - McKinney's State Road (1915)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Downieville - Mt. Pleasant Road (1907, 1911)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Graves Road - Emerald Bay (1914)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

King River Canon Road (n.d.)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Cross section book only.
 

Lee Vining Creek Survey (1901-02)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

McKinney's - Lake Tahoe Road (1911)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Includes geological books containing road maps showing rock formations.
 

Mono Lake Basin Road (1899-1900, 1904, 1909)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Includes calculations of earth work to be done and the cost of road construction.
 

Myers - McKinney's Road (1912)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Survey of completed road.
 

Pasadena Highway Survey. (1916)

Physical Description: 3ff.
 

Redwood State Park Road (1914)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Includes map.
 

Route 3 (II, Sis., 3-B) (1923-24)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Composed largely of books showing proposed structures and listing gravel and labor to be used in the project.
 

Shasta - Humboldt Road. (See Trinity - Humboldt Road)

 

San Joaquin Roads - including Malilya, Sespe, Bear Creek, Cuyuma, and Cieneza (n.d.)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Township 1N. Range 25E. Mount Diablo Meridian (1878)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Trinity - Humboldt Road - Mad River Route (includes Shasta - Humboldt Road) (1904, 1907, 1910-12)

Physical Description: 5ff.
 

Trinity - Humboldt Road - Rejected Plan (1904, 1907)

Physical Description: 2ff.
 

Trinity State Road - Western Extension (1915)

Physical Description: 1ff.
 

Trinity, Tehama, and Shasta Road (1914)

Physical Description: 1ff.
Folder F3778:1252-1274

28. TRAFFIC STUDIES. 1947-1955, and Undated.

Physical Description: 2cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order: Urban Traffic Pattern Reports - arranged alphabetically by city or county; Traffic Counts - organized by highway district; and Highway Traffic Reports - arranged chronologically.
 

Urban Traffic Pattern Surveys (1947-1949)

Physical Description: 13ff.

Scope and Content Note

Surveys of traffic patterns containing recommendations; summaries of findings; narrative descriptions of traffic patterns; descriptions of survey techniques used; maps; and charts and graphs illustrating vehicular movements and the origin and destination of traffic.
 

Bakersfield (1954) Final report.

 

Fresno (1955) Final report.

 

Sacramento (1949) Final report.

 

San Diego (County) (1948) Rough draft of survey.

 

San Francisco (1947-49)

In addition to a draft of a traffic survey of the city, there is a traffic survey of the Bayshore Freeway; two surveys of a proposed additional crossing of San Francisco Bay terminating in Alameda County; and a study by the San Francisco Planning Commission of a proposed San Francisco subway system.

 

Stockton (1953) Final report.

 

Traffic Counts (n.d.)

Physical Description: 6ff.

Scope and Content Note

Working papers on the results of traffic count surveys carried out within urban centers within each highway district (District IX is missing). For each urban center there is a narrative description of the survey, a map showing count stations, a chart of total vehicles passing in a sixteen hour period (in 1934), and graphs of traffic patterns.
 

Highway Traffic Reports (1944-1948)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Statistical reports summarizing the average daily vehicle miles traveled and the percentage increase over the preceding year of traffic over each section of each highway within the state. Separate reports list figures for all traffic and for truck traffic (1946 to 1948 only - listed in ton miles rather than vehicle miles).
Folder F3778:1275-1277

29. SPECIAL HIGHWAY STUDY REPORTS. 1920-1922, 1930, 1939, 1946, 1951.

Physical Description: 2ff. and 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Reports on highway construction in California prepared by agencies other than the Division of Highways, or in conjunction with other agencies.
 

Report of a Study of the California Highway System, by the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads (1920)

Scope and Content Note

Provides historical background on highway construction in the state, data on the present condition of roadways and the projected future need for roadways, and recommendations. Includes a map of existing roads.
 

Report of Highway Research at Pittsburg, California (1921-1922)

Scope and Content Note

Deals with existing condition of roadways, traffic patterns, and projected analysis of causes of roadway failure in the area.
 

Report of a Survey of Traffic on the Federal Aid Highway System of Eleven Western States, by the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads and the State Departments of Highways of the states involved (1930)

Scope and Content Note

Traffic counts of trucks and automobiles in the Western United States, and a projection of future traffic patterns.
 

Highway Facts Developed from California State-wide Planning Survey, by U.S. Bureau of Public Roads and the California Division of Highways (1939)

Scope and Content Note

Contains results of inventory of the State's rural road system, data on traffic counts of the volume and distribution of traffic on rural roads, and information on rural road expenditures.
 

Engineering Facts, 1946, and a Future Program, prepared for the Joint Fact-finding Committee on Highway, Streets and Bridges (1946)

Scope and Content Note

Includes a history of the road construction program in the state, a description of current building plans, and recommendations for future construction. Contains numerous charts and photographs.
 

Partial Report of the Senate Interim Committee on Highways, Streets and Bridges (1951)

Scope and Content Note

Summary chart of state highway funding deficiencies.
Folder F3778:1278-1291

30. PREVAILING WAGE DATA. 1940-1943, 1953-1957.

Physical Description: 14ff.

Scope and Content Note

Quarterly reports placed first, arranged chronologically; tabulations placed thereafter, organized by district.
The Division of Highways constantly researched prevailing wage rates for construction labor in various regions in the State for use in assessing proposed contracts.
 

Quarterly Reports (broken series), 1953-1957

Scope and Content Note

List by county the prevailing rates paid to various construction and other skilled workers.
 

Tabulations - 1940-1943

Scope and Content Note

Charts listing wages paid by contractors and other employers within a particular district for various types of construction labor.
 

IV. Joint Bank Committee

Folder F3778:1292-1321, 1352

31. RECORDS OF THE JOINT BANK PROTECTION COMMITTEE. 1937-1960.

Physical Description: 1cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order: minutes; reports and district correspondence; special studies; installation correspondence; installation photographs; embankment contracts; and bibliography. Arranged chronologically thereunder unless otherwise noted below.
The Joint Bank Protection Committee was first established by the Highway Engineer in 1949. Composed of a member each of the Design, Bridge, Construction, and Maintenance Departments, it is charged with investigating means of preventing water erosion along highways and bridges, and with reviewing proposals for bank protection work.
Folder F3778:1292

Minutes (1949-1950, 1961)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Brief one page highlights of points dealt with during meetings. Contains information on the establishment and goals of the Committee.
Folder F3778:1293-1299

Reports and District Correspondence (1949-1960)

Physical Description: 7ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized by district. Plans submitted by districts for bank protection work; review of plans by the Committee; reports on progress of work; and maps.
Folder F3778:1300-1313

Special Studies (1950-1959)

Physical Description: 14ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by district, route, county, and section - reports on storm damage and failure of embankments; reports on construction and repair projects; memoranda prepared by the Committee on its field investigations; charts and drawings.
Folder F3778:1314-1321

Installation Correspondence (1950-1960)

Physical Description: 8ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda between committee members regarding proposed construction projects, possible means of solving erosion problems; revisions of standard embankment contract forms; construction progress reports; communications with District Engineers regarding the progress of projects; and copies of contracts.
Folder F3778:1322-1351

Installation Photographs (1937-1959)

Physical Description: 1cf.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by district. Photographic essays of installations to prevent erosion and of failure of such installations caused by wave action and storm damage. Filed separately.
Folder F3778:1352).

Bibliography (Dec. 12, 1949)

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

List and brief abstract of all reference materials used by the Committee - including texts, professional papers, final construction reports, and letters of patent.
 

V. Photographs

Folder F3778:1353-1360

32. PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS. 1912-1949.

Physical Description: 8ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order: general photographs arranged numerically by district number and by county, road number, and section of road thereunder; and aerial photographs arranged by Division code number (key to code placed in first folder).
 

General Photographs (1912-1949)

Scope and Content Note

Of road construction, the use of early road building equipment - including horse drawn equipment, road gangs, road camps, and construction of buildings, damage done to already constructed roads, scenes of the obstacles faced by road builders, and views of completed roads.
 

Aerial Photographs (1938-1941)

Scope and Content Note

Of all District II, used in the planning of roads.
Folder F3778:1361-1371

33. MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS. 1918-1935.

Physical Description: 11 Photograph Boxes.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by subject and thereunder by district, county, route, and section unless otherwise listed below. (See also series entry 112, MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS).
Photographic prints and negatives used by the Division of Highways in documenting various programs and in preparing reports.
The following subjects are included:
Folder Box 3-F3778:1363; box 7-F3778:1367; box 11-F3778:1371

Bank Protection, Districts I-X. 1922-23.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 3, negatives in boxes 7 and 11 - protection dykes, flood gates, sack riprap, pile protection, retaining bulkheads, retaining walls, slope protection, concrete slope covering, protection fences, wooden stream deflectors, concrete current deflectors, sand levees, rock diversion dykes, cobble slope paving, metal cribbing, dams, sacked concrete riprap, general protection work.
Folder Box 3-F3778:1363; box 7-F3778:1367; box 11-F3778:1371

Beautification, Districts I-X. 1930-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 3, negatives in boxes 7 and 11 - planting wildflowers, shrubs, trees; picnic areas, roadside fountains, ponds, parking areas, park sites, cleaning and clearing roadsides, proposed landscaping, scenic points, beach grass planted on sand dunes, cactus gardens, springs, junk yards, plank roads, Old Araz Stage Depot, Masonic monument, etc.
Folder Box 3-F3778:1363; box 7-F3778:1367

Bitumuls, Districts I-IV, VI, VII, X. 1928-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 3, negatives in box 7 - spreading, sealing, screening, watering, rolling, broom dragging, armor covering, equipment, etc.
Folder Box 1-F3778:1361; box 2-F3778:1362; box 7-F3778:1368; box 11-F3778:1371

Bridges, Districts I-X. 1923-36.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in boxes 1-3, negatives in boxes 7, 8 & 11 - includes: timber bridges, steel bridges, stone bridges, footbridge, narrow bridges, bridges to be rebuilt, overhead bridges, underpass bridges, drawbridges, trestles, creek bridges, suspension bridges, wood block bridge flooring, log bridges, covered bridges, wood deck bridges, aqueduct crossing, causeways, Colorado River Bridge (Dist. VIII), Douglas Memorial Bridge (Dist. I), removal of last of famous Rivcon Causeways (Westerly Causeway), bridges under construction, bridge sites, bridge failures, collapsed spans, bridge repairs, sandblasting, painting, general views of bridges and bridge conditions, etc.
Folder Box 2-F3778:1362; box 8-F3778:1368

Bridge Crew Pictures, numerical arrangement. 1932-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 2, negatives in box 8 - sandblasting, spray painting, sand chambers, screens, sand drying, sand house.
Folder Box 2-F3778:1362; box 8-F3778:1368

Defective Road Conditions, Districts I-X. 1928-34.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 2, negatives in box 8 - sparp curves, narrow roads, bank protection need, narrow bridges, gutter erosion, blind turns, poor alignment, slip outs, slides, poor line or grade, pavement failure, holes, center stripe, fire hazards from unburned roadside vegetation, abandoned equipment on road during hot weather (Imperial Valley), bad road surfaces, etc.
Folder Box 2-F3778:1362; box 8-F3778:1368

Detours, numerical arrangement. 1929-30.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 2, negatives in box 8 - bad detour conditions.
Folder Box 2-F3778:1362; box 9-F3778:1369

Drainage, Districts I-X. 1927-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 2, negatives in box 8 - broken drain tile, culverts, drain pipes, drainage outlet, swamps, muddy road conditions for lack of proper drainage, seepage conditions, gravel dykes, spillways, perforated pipe installations, water breaks, washouts, drainage canal, earth dams, Cordich Investigation, etc.
Folder Box 2-F3778:1362; box 9-F3778:1369

Dust Palliative, numerical arrangement. 1929-30.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 2, negatives in box 9. General views of roads ready for dust oil, dust oil work, oiled roads.
Folder Box 2-F3778:1362; box 9-F3778:1369

Earthquake Damage, numerical arrangement. March 3, 1933.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 2, negatives in box 9. Alamitos Bay Bridge, San Gabriel River Bridge, Anaheim Bay Bridge, Sunset Beach and Balsa Chica Clubhouse, Bridge in Brea Canyon, Santa Ana River Overflow Trestle.
Folder Box 2-F3778:1362; box 9-F3778:1369

Earth Roads, Districts I-III, VIII-X. 1927-32.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 2, negatives in box 9 - general view of roads, road conditions, construction.
Folder Box 2-F3778:1362

Encroachment, numerical arrangement. 1930-32.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 2 - telephone poles, signs, sign removal, milk sheds, signs on right of way, Death Valley Mining encroachment.
Folder Box 2-F3778:1362; box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Equipment, arranged by subject. 1925-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 2 & 4, negatives in box 9 - air and gas shovels, asphalt patchers and pouring pots, graders, gravel spreaders, hydraulic and mechanical hoists, loading devices, oil and asphalt heaters, oil processing equipment, portable retort and boiler, road drays, road mix machines, road planers, rollers, scarifiers, scrapers and attachments, snow removal equipment, sweepers or power brooms, tree watering outfits. Miscellaneous equipment includes: scoop shovel designed by T.O. Bedford - Dist. I, portable screening plant, rock crusher, China pump and water wheel, water wheel on Klamath River, oil tank wrecks, tramway for transporting rock, water tanks, detail of hitch and semi-trailer, chain and shovel for chaining off asphaltic exposure, pavement repositioning outfit for bringing slabs into place after earthquake damage, trap for reloading stockpile material (built by Norman Helgen), pilot car used on one-way traffic control, quarry for production of road dressing - Napa.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Gravel Roads, Districts I-IV, VIII-X. 1927-34.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - road surfaces, eroded shoulders, grade work, old railroad cut, general views of roads and road work.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Gutters, numerical arrangement. 1927.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - views of needed gutter improvements.
Folder Box 5-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Maintenance Sites, Districts I-XI, headquarters. 1925-35.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - includes: general views of office buildings, headquarters shops, maintenance stations, yards, foremen's cottages, truck sheds, oil storage, proposed sites, storage plants, bunkhouses, heating plants, terrain, Liebre station fire, building construction, gardens, beautification, etc.
Folder Box 9-F3778:1369

Mud Jack Work, numerical arrangement. 1931.

Scope and Content Note

Negatives in box 9 - mud jack equipment, work progress, experimental work, Ford express, crew, caution signs.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Oil Material Roads, Districts I-IV, VI, VIII, IX. 1925, 26, 29.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - pot holes in road, making dips for passage of water, widening, oiled slopes, rutted oil top by rains, oiling volcanic ash, road conditions when taken over by Commission, California Redwood Park entrance, etc.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Oil Processing in Progress, Districts I-X. 1923-32.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - blanket top, smoothing, mixing and spreading, traffic control, screening and rolling, rock tack, armor coating, oil macadam, patching crew at work, cleaning pavement, brooming, men and equipment at work, etc.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364

Out-of-State, numerical arrangement. 1924, 27, 30, and n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4 - Idaho - scarifying work in Lewiston; Nevada - brush fence used to prevent sand from blowing on highway, macadam oil road; Oregon - site of Boulder Dam, Klamath River Highway; Washington - street scarifying work in Walla Walla.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369; box 11-F3778:1371

Patching, Districts I-VII, X. 1920, 1926-32.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in boxes 9 & 11 - patching of old gravel roads, premix patching, oil patching crew, bitumul patcher, oil seal mix, general road surface conditions and repairing.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Permits, numerical arrangement. 1926.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - telephone line survey and route, power lines, survey crew, etc.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Railroad Crossings, Districts I-VIII, X. 1928-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - general views of crossings, signs, signals, covered railroad bridge (Dist. I, Hum.).
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Relief Employment, numerical arrangement. 1933.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - rock wall protection, road widening and slope protection, rock gutters, tree and brush trimming, planting, etc. (Los Angeles, Marin, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Clara Counties).
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369; box 11-F3778:1371

Safety Devices, Districts I-VIII, X. 1927-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in boxes 9 & 11 - guard rails, caution signs, cattle guards, demolished guard rails caused by vehicles going over bank, rubble masonry walls, visibility posts, snow markers, road barricades, flasher signals, safety signs, floodlights, seawalls, illuminated signs, whitewashed trees, marking discs, reflector tests, wind break, etc.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Sand Drifts, numerical arrangement. 1929, 30.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - sand drifts on highway (Imperial Co.), view of sand blows near prison camp (Monterey Co.), sand chimney.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369

Shoulders, Districts I-VIII, X. 1923-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in box 9 - narrow shoulders, oil sealed, sloped, widened, slack, pavement raveling, shoulder higher than pavement, general views of shoulders and shoulder work.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369; box 11-F3778:1371

Signs, Signals, Districts I-X. 1926, 1929-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in boxes 9 & 11 - directional, route, warning, stop, construction caution, curves, danger, speed, load limit, overhead signs, reflectorized signs, illuminated, signal lights, black and white striped barricades, Prehistoric Indian Maze (Dist. VIII), out-of-state, misc.
Folder Box 4-F3778:1364; box 9-F3778:1369; box 11-F3778:1371

Slides, Slide Removal, Districts I-X. 1929-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 4, negatives in boxes 9 & 11 - bank erosion, slip out, sinks, slide conditions, log guards, snow slides, slide prevention, sloughing, slide removal, traffic blocking, bulkheads, clearing operations, detours, etc.
Folder Box 5-F3778:1365; box9 -F3778:1369

Snow Fences, numerical arrangement. 1930-34.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 5, negatives in box 9 - locations, snow posts, general views, etc.
Folder Box 5-F3778:1365; box 9-F3778:1371

Snow Removal, Districts I-III, VI-X. 1927-36.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 5, negatives in box 9 & 11 - snow removal operations, shelter houses for snowbound motorists, Rotary Plow, Sno Go, Baker Plow, dog teams, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Shasta City, Red Rock Canyon, drifts, wind action, breaking snow ahead of Sno Go plow, timber section, out-of-state, Canby maintenance cottage, general views of road conditions and snow removal operations.
Folder Box 5-F3778:1365; box 10-F3778:1370

Storm Damage, Districts I-X. 1923-36.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 5, negatives in box 10 - rock slides, erosion by stream wash, culvert damage by flood waters, bank wash, grade sloughing, cloudburst damage, roads washed out by rains, mud slides, undermining of pavements, mudflows, railroad span washed into highway, railroad locomotive at washout, washed out railroad culvert and locomotive, slip out in grades, flooded subways, high tide over highway, flooded highways, cableway and felled trees showing means of communication, St. Francis Dam failure - Dist. VII, Tujunga River rampage - Dist. VII, bridge failures, bridge washout, flood conditions in Butte Co., Fremont Bypass, temporary crossings, flooded cemeteries - Dist. III, etc.
Folder Box 5-F3778:1365; box 10-F3778:1370

Subways, Districts I-VIII, X. 1929-34.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 5, negatives in box 10 - general views of subways, underpasses, overhead crossings.
Folder Box 5-F3778:1365; box 10-F3778:1370

Towns and Cities, Districts I-IV, VI-VIII, X. 1924, 1928.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 5, negatives in box 10 - Street views - Bakersfield, Belvedere Gardens, Benbow, Berkeley, Chico, Colton, Dunsmuir, Fresno, Hayward, Marysville, Modesto, Mt. Shasta City, Oakland, Redding, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose, Tulare.
Folder Box 5-F3778:1365; box 10-1370

Traffic Census, numerical arrangement. n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 5, negatives in box 10 - Los Angeles County.
Folder Box 5-F3778:1365; box 10-F3778:1370; box 11 - F3778:1371

Traffic Stripe, Districts I-VIII, X. 1927-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 5, negatives in boxes 10 & 11 - Experimental, aluminized, petrolastic, embossed, white, yellow, blackline, asphaltic, raised stripe, out of line, poor center lines, lacquer coverage, bitumul center stripe, deviation from straight line, center spotting, irregular, corrected, traffic markers, stripping machines, crew and outfits at work, etc.
Folder Box 5-F3778:1365; box 10-F3778:1370; box 11-F3778:1371

Traffic Studies, Districts I-VIII, X. 1926-34.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 5, negatives in boxes 10 & 11 - intersections, needed guard rails, bad curves, junctions, signs, narrow bridges, slack shoulders, proposed signs, wide loads, truck checking stations, parking, traffic count, heavy trucking, line stradling, heavy traffic, street cars, buses, stages, tankers, needed line posts, truck transportation on Ridge Route, auto and truck wrecks, Waterman Canyon switchbacks, general road traffic conditions, etc.
Folder Box 6-F3778:1366; box 10-F3778:1370; box 11-F3778:1371

Trees, Districts I-X. 1926-32.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 6, negatives in boxes 10 & 11 - to be removed, too close for safety, obstructing view, diseased, tree trimming, improper trimming, tree surgery, roadside trees include: English walnut, eucalyptus, cypress, cedars, black locusts, elm, oak, sycamore, acacia, oleander; requests for tree removal, care of trees, bad effects of trimming, tree removal, borer affected trees, ghost trees, Hangman's Tree - Dist. X, etc.
Folder Box 6-F3778:1366; box 10-F3778:1370; box 11-F3778:1371

Truckee River Experimental Section, numerical arrangement. 1930.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 6, negatives in boxes 10 & 11 - road bitumuls, asphalt road oil, cutback with naptha, surfacing, patching, failure, equipment at work, etc.
Folder Box 6-F3778:1366; box 10-F3778:1370

Unclassified Roads. 1928-29.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 6, negatives in box 10 - Includes: view of Fresh Camp, road construction - Mon., prison road camp - Mon., Death Valley, borax wagons, Furnace Creek Hotel, views from Conway Grade - Mno., Ortega Hill - S.B., Donner Lake, view of Silver Creek Valley - Alp., narrow bridge - Inglewood, etc.
Folder Box 6-F3778:1366; box 10-F3778:1370

Miscellaneous, Districts I-VI, VIII-X. 1926-33.

Scope and Content Note

Prints in box 6, negatives in box 10 - includes: auto wrecks, convict camp at Del Norte, county roads, Gidding's rock plant, Lake Helen, Truckee Tavern fire, Mr. Glendenning's residence, Marin causeway, Mt. Diablo Park road, Soldiers' Monument - Contra Costa Co., loading pit, fire break, forest fire, asphalt plant, county bridge, oil storage tanks, Mt. Whitney and Sievas, view across Death Valley, Furnace Creek, Red Rock Canyon, Kennedy Mine fire at Jackson, Beerman and White Quarry near Avery's, dam at Caples Lake, general road views and road work, etc.
 

Administration

 

City and County Cooperative Projects

Folder F3778:1372

34. MANUAL OF INSTRUCTIONS. 1938.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Instructions for use by headquarters and district personnel in dealing with means of providing financial assistance and guidance to joint highway districts and urban street improvement projects.
Folder F3778:1373-1393

35. JOINT HIGHWAY DISTRICT FILE. 1919-1956.

Physical Description: 21ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organizational records and general correspondence placed first, and records relating to specific joint highway districts placed thereafter in ascending order by district number. Arranged chronologically thereunder.
Under the provisions of the Joint Highway District Act of 1917 ( Stats.) 1917, ch. 52, April 5, 1917), the State allowed the creation of joint highway districts by two or more counties for the purpose of building local roads which crossed through more than one county jurisdiction. These districts had the right to issue bonds, accept gifts, use eminent domain, acquire property, employ labor, sue and be sued and adopt a seal. A certain percentage of the cost of construction was provided by the State with the remainder being provided by the counties. There were minor revisions of the Act in 1931 ( Stats. 1931, ch. 1025, June 17, 1931), and in 1943. ( Stats. 1943, ch. 284, April 29, 1943).
Descriptions of the organization, purpose, and accomplishments of the joint highway districts; memoranda; incoming and outgoing correspondence with officials of the joint highway districts; photocopies of founding and dissolving documents; copies of agreements; surveys and progress reports; cost estimates; and project maps--including a map showing the location of all 27 joint highway districts within the state.
No material exists dealing with Joint Highway District #24.
 

Federal Aid Secondary (FAS) Roads, Engineer

Scope and Content Note

On June 1, 1945, the Office of Engineer of Federal Secondary Roads was created to administer the allocation of matching funds under the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1944. This Act provided funds for the construction of secondary roads to be coordinated with the primary Federal Aid Highway System. A portion of the matching funds were made available to the State and the rest was distributed to counties.
The Federal Secondary Roads Engineer aids in the planning and review of programs to be proposed to the Federal government by county governments, makes recommendations to the Director of the Department of Public Works, lends engineering assistance to counties, and coordinates construction.
In addition, in 1956, the Engineer was made responsible for the review of grant applications and for the supervision of repair programs under the Flood Relief Law of 1956 ( Stats. 1956, ch. 9), augmented by ( Stats. 1957, ch. 2332), which provides funds to repair road damage caused by floods.
Folder F3778:1394-1412

36. GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE. 1945-1955.

Physical Description: 19ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Copies of reports sent to the Director of Public Works on the status of FAS projects; copies of project statements sent to Federal Agencies; copies of memoranda between FAS Engineer and other Division staff members discussing the progress and funding of building and flood relief programs; copies of correspondence with county officials regarding joint Federal, State and county funding of secondary road projects; summary tables of funds received by counties; reconnaissance reports of areas of possible future construction; and a copy of the procedures to be used in an inventory of rural roads (see series entry 39, RURAL ROAD INVENTORIES, 1949-1955).
Subjects dealt with include: the relocation of roads caused by dam construction; the railroad grade crossing construction program; the defining of urban areas (which did not qualify for FAS funds); the rationing of steel, copper and aluminum under the Nation Production Authority (1951-52, filed under priorities); flood relief for secondary roads; and legislation affecting FAS building programs.
Folder F3778:1413-1470

37. PROJECT FILE. 1958-1965.

Physical Description: 3cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized by district, county, and contract number and thereunder arranged chronologically.
Contains copies of contracts; specifications; cost estimates; copies of memoranda between Division of Highways personnel regarding project construction and financing; resolutions by county supervisors; property condemnations; and field review, preliminary, material, and project reports dealing with planning, materials, and actual construction.
Folder F3778:1471-1479

F3778:1480-1482 in Photo Box #2

38. RECORDS OF THE FLOOD RELIEF ACT PROGRAM. 1956.

Physical Description: 12ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order and chronologically thereunder: Application Files, General Correspondence, Highway District I and II Estimates, and photographs of the City of Santa Clara.
Under the Federal Relief Law of 1956 ( Stats. 1956, ch. 9, Ex. Sess.), and the Federal Civil Defense Law (Public Law 875), emergency federal aid funds were made available to pay for 50% of the cost of restoration measures necessitated by heavy, prolonged rain. The Federal Secondary Roads Department of the Division of Highways carried out investigations at the county level, and the Highway Engineer made recommendations to the Director of Public Works. Series comprises records collected by the Federal Secondary Roads Department.
 

Application Files

Scope and Content Note

Copies of applications by counties, reports by the Highway Engineer and district engineers on road damages, descriptions of work to be done, cost estimates, maps of flood damage areas, and photographs showing flood damage to roads. 6ff.
 

General Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Copies of agendas and summaries of Public Works Board Meetings called to discuss applications for relief money; memoranda between Federal Secondary Roads Department Staff members dealing with the overall effectiveness of the program and efforts being made at the county level to repair damage with money provided by the Act; and procedural instructions on how to apply for relief. 1ff.
 

District I and II Estimates

Scope and Content Note

Estimates of the cost of repairs necessary within the districts, maps of secondary road systems showing areas receiving aid, and photographs of road damage.
 

City of Santa Clara Photographs

Scope and Content Note

A collection of photographs prepared by the Engineering Department of the City of Santa Clara showing flood damage to roads in that city. 3ff.
Folder F3778:1483-1510

39. RURAL ROAD INVENTORIES. 1949-1955.

Physical Description: 2½cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by county.
Inventories of all county roads within each county listing the milage, physical aspects such as surface type, condition and width, improvements made on each road, and the number of buildings and other structures near the road. Includes numerous charts and diagrams.
Inventories prepared as part of a state-wide highway planning survey to determine the needs for new Federal secondary road construction.
 

Management Analyses

Folder F3778:1511-1521

40. PLANNING PROGRAM FILE. 1968-1970.

Physical Description: 11ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order: headquarters memoranda; district memoranda; and legislative files.
 

Headquarters Memoranda

Scope and Content Note

(arranged chronologically) - memoranda sent between members of the Management Analysis Department discussing means of funding proposed road building programs and probable cutbacks in projected plans; spending estimates; and project maps.
 

District Memoranda

Scope and Content Note

(arranged chronologically by year and thereunder by district) - proposals for future construction prepared by districts; cost estimates; and reviews of proposed road programs by the Management Analysis Department staff.
 

Legislative Files

Scope and Content Note

(organized chronologically by year and thereafter Assembly bills placed first, and thereunder Senate bills) - summaries and analyses of bills affecting projected building programs, and related correspondence. Route maps included.
Folder F3778:1522-1523

41. INDEX OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS. 1927-1957, 1959-1960.

Physical Description: 1 Vol. and 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Volume indexing all aerial photographs taken by the Division of Highways between 1927 and 1957. Contains charts which include descriptions of surveys, dates made, and in what scale; and maps (1" = 10 miles) showing the exact location of the surveys.
 

Service and Supply

Folder F3778:1524-1538

42. MATERIAL PROCUREMENT FILE. 1953-1957.

Physical Description: 15ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by subject, and chronologically thereunder.
Small sampling of files relating to the purchase of materials for the construction and maintenance of highways, including product specifications, purchase orders, copies of contracts, procedural circulars, work orders, cost estimates, and inspection reports on products delivered.
Subjects dealt with include: aerial photography, asphalt, guard rails, lumber, paint, steel, petroleum products, and landscaping.
Of special interest is a 1956 report on records management techniques to be instituted by the Division of Highways.
 

Fiscal Management - Accounting

Folder F3778:1539-1541

43. MANUALS AND CHECK REGISTER. 1928-1934, 1938, 1941.

Physical Description: 3 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
 

Accounting Manual of Instructions (1938)

Scope and Content Note

Describing accounting procedures to be used by the accounting office, by shops and stores, and by prison road camps. Includes numerous charts.
 

Procedures for Field Offices (1941)

Scope and Content Note

Accounting procedures to be used by district engineers in making out financial reports.
 

Check Register (1928-1934)

Scope and Content Note

Listing check number, to whom the check was given, and the total amount of each check. F3778:1541, location: 3A-1, Bin 56.
Folder F3778:1542-1546

44. COUNTY ANNUAL ROAD FUND REPORTS. 1923, 1930, 1937, 1949.

Physical Description: 5 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Manual of instructions placed first, and annual reports placed thereafter - arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by county thereunder.
Under the provisions of section 34 of the Vehicle Act, as amended by Stats. 1919, ch. 147 and Stats. 1923, ch. 267, the boards of supervisors of each county in the state were required to make an annual report showing their transactions with the County Road Fund derived from the State Motor Vehicle Fund and the Motor Vehicle Fuel Fund.
 

Manual of Instructions (1949)

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Provided by the Division of Highways to local governments. Contains instructions and information for the benefit of city officials concerning the expenditure of the gas tax allocation to cities.
 

Annual Reports (1923, 1930, 1937)

Physical Description: 4 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Contain a general statement of funds expended by each county and a detailed breakdown of funds used on individual building projects - listing the name of the project, the nature of the project, the contractor, the engineer, the cost of materials, and the amount paid to laborers.
 

Personnel and Public Information

 

Employee Safety

Folder F3778:1547-1566a

45. RECORDS OF THE SAFETY SECTION. 1941-1947, 1950, 1954, 1955-57.

Physical Description: 20ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order: safety committee minutes, tabulations of employee accidents, reports, of automobile accidents; monthly reports of accidents; and circulars. Arranged chronologically thereunder unless otherwise mentioned below.
The Safety Section was established in 1950, to reduce employee injuries. It is responsible for preparing, organizing and advising on a statewide accident program.
Safety supervisors are assigned to each district, and to the Bridge, Materials and Research, Service and Supply, and Toll Bridge and Equipment Departments. They investigate accidents and advise and instruct personnel on prevention practices.
In addition, each district has a safety committee comprising staff officials which meets monthly to review accidents and find means of preventing their recurrence.
 

Safety Committee Minutes (1955-1957)

Physical Description: 17ff.

Scope and Content Note

(arranged by district, headquarters units placed thereafter in alphabetical order by name of unit). Minutes of monthly committee meetings summarizing the discussion of accidents which had occurred over the last month.
 

Tabulations of Employee Accidents (1941, 1942)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Charts listing the number of employees injured or killed, time lost due to accidents, the frequency of accidents per man hour, and the number of accidents per district, per classification, and per wage rate.
 

Reports of Automobile Accidents (1950)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Statistical reports by month of the number of miles traveled by all Division of Highway vehicles and the number of accidents which had occurred involving those vehicles.
 

Monthly Reports (1954)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Statistical lists of man hours worked by employees, accidents, time lost, and the frequency rate of accidents per work hour.
 

Accident Prevention Circulars (1942-1947)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Statistical lists of injuries, bulletins providing suggestions on means of reducing industrial accidents, and circulars describing means of reporting accidents.
 

Public Information

Folder F3778:1567-1569

46. RECORDS OF THE STATE TRAFFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT. 1942-1943.

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

News releases placed first, circulars and publications thereafter, arranged chronologically thereunder.
Copies of Committee news releases, circulars and publications sent to J.W. Vickery, Safety Engineer and member of the Committee.
Contains reports, pamphlets, articles, news releases, and copies of radio addresses dealing with the conservation by government and individuals of transportation resources -- especially tires. Includes a map of state roads prepared by the Committee.
 

Operations

Folder F3778:1570-1588

47. CORRESPONDENCE OF ASSISTANT HIGHWAY ENGINEER, EARL WITHYCOMBE. 1950-1951.

Physical Description: 1cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order: district memoranda - arranged by district; general memoranda - organized alphabetically by name of staff member; and correspondence arranged alphabetically by sender (incoming) and addressee (outgoing).
 

District Memoranda

Scope and Content Note

Communications between Withycombe and district engineers regarding public complaints about work being done, changes in contracts, and problems in obtaining construction materials.
 

General Memoranda

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda sent to and received from Operations Division personnel and the heads of other administrative divisions including Rights of Way (Balfour), Maintenance (Hellesoe), Legal, and Materials and Research (Stanton). Memoranda largely deal with complications over the ownership of property, construction techniques and materials, and contractors' complaints.
 

Correspondence (incoming and outgoing)

Scope and Content Note

Largely comprising letters received from vendors offering new construction materials for sale, contractors' requests for information on policy, and complaints received from the public about damage done to property by road construction.
Folder F3778:1589-1639

48. CORRESPONDENCE OF L.R. GILLES, OPERATIONS OFFICER. 1967.

Physical Description: 1½cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Memoranda between Gilles and department heads regarding ongoing programs; minutes of staff meetings; copies of speeches by Gilles; quarterly reports of research projects of the Department of Research and Materials; copies of contractors' complaints; incoming and outgoing correspondence between Gilles and officials of the Bureau of Public Roads (BPR) dealing with construction problems caused by a reduction in Federal funding; circulars of the Construction Department; copies of outgoing correspondence and scattered copies of the incoming correspondence of department heads with contractors and other staff members involving construction delays, procedural changes, ongoing research, and changes in standard specifications; and notes, minutes, agendas, and enclosures of highway construction and concrete contractor organizations (including the American Association of Highway Officials and the American Concrete Paving Association).
Subjects dealt with include: highway beautification; the purchase and use of new types of equipment (under Equipment Department); legislation affecting highway construction; prequalification of contractors; the five year plan of the Research and Materials Department; the operation of honor camps (under Construction Department); and the effects of the Governor's Task Force on Economy.
 

Construction

Folder F3778:1640

49. MANUAL OF INSTRUCTIONS. 1938.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Statement of procedures to be used in the design and construction of roads, as well as the inspection and control of materials. Includes numerous engineering tables.
Folder F3778:1641-1757

50. CENTRAL FILE. 1934-1954, 1957-1959, 1962-1968.

Physical Description: 3cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Annual report of the Construction Department (1959); a history of the Construction Department; audits of contract letting procedures; minutes, agendas, and reports of staff meetings (filed under Office Procedure), and meetings of construction and resident engineers' meetings; reports on studies of pavements, test road sections, and wage scales; district construction progress reports; articles and speeches written by Construction Department Personnel; memoranda between staff members discussing construction techniques and changes in design standards; material cards tracing chronologically the history of testing and use of various road building materials by the Department; hearing transcripts and minutes of meetings with contractors regarding contractors' claims for additional compensation; and miscellaneous correspondence largely comprising public complaints and communications with organizations including the American Association of State Highway Officials, the Asphalt Institute, and the Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering.
Subjects include: accidents (filed under Safety); construction failures, materials and methods (including concrete and plastic building materials), design standards, laboratory tests, standard specifications, and work orders.
For photographs removed from Materials and Methods - P.C.C. Pavement - 1959, and from Laboratory Reports - 1968, see Photo Box #2, F3778: 1756-1757.
Folder F3778:1758

51. CONTRACT RECORD FILE. 1933-1949. 1 card file (4" × 6" cards). Filed separately.

Scope and Content Note

Cards organized by district and thereunder by contract number. Prison camp cards placed at the end of the district records to which they relate.
Contains contract (or inspection) record cards listing for each contract the location, major work completed, milage worked on, contractor, when contract was awarded and when completed, the name of the resident and assistant resident engineers who inspected the work, their salaries, and their comments; and prison camp records listing prison camp number, location, work done by prisoners, when begun and ended, and the name, grade, salary, and duties of all Division of Highways personnel associated with the camp.
Folder F3778:1759-1761

52. BID REPORTS. 1955-1956.

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Copies of results of bidding on road construction projects, describing the location and nature of the project, and listing the bids made by various contracts and the estimate made by a Division of Highways engineer.
Folder F3778:1762-1781

53. STATE PARK PROJECT PRELIMINARY REPORTS. 1956-1958.

Physical Description: 19ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized by district, and thereafter alphabetically by name of park. Thereunder arranged chronologically.
Under the provisions of Stats. 1956, ch. 1, funds were provided for the construction of roads and parking areas in State parks.
Preliminary project reports containing a map of proposed construction, a program history, a description of work to be done, and an estimate of cost; and memoranda between Construction Department and Division of Parks and Recreation Officials regarding the design and funding of each plan.
Folder F3778:1782-1795

54. RECORDS OF THE CONVICT LABOR SYSTEM. 1915-1949.

Physical Description: 12ff. and 2 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the categories listed below in the order listed below and chronologically thereunder. For photographs (F3778:1791-1795), see Photo Box #3.
 

Early Historical Data (1915-1923, 1930-1937, 1942)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of rules governing convict labor, inspection reports, notes by a prison guard on his experiences, minutes of a meeting between the CHC and Corrections officials to discuss problems growing out of the two agencies' joint control over the system, papers delivered on the subject, and statistical data on the operation of labor camps.
 

Annual Reports (1931-1955)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Reports providing both narrative and statistical information on work completed by convicts, cost of the program, the salaries of employees, and the status of particular projects.
 

Convict Camps - General (1944)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda between Construction Department personnel regarding salaries paid guards, a brief history of the program, inspection reports, and prisoner assessments.
 

Gibson Memoranda (1916-1918)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Inspection reports prepared by Lester H. Gibson, Assistant Highway Engineer.
 

Expenditures (1947-1949)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Lists of expenditures made on the convict labor program from 1925 to 1947, and 1949.
 

Camp A (1930-1931)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda regarding the establishment of Camp A at Rich, Tehama County. Includes a list of prisoners.
 

Fire Fighting (1929-1930)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and communications with the Department of Forestry regarding the use of prisoners for fire fighting operations.
 

Portable Houses (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and reports submitted by builders dealing with portable housing to be used in road camps.
 

Manual of Instructions Governing Prison Labor (1946)

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Manual prepared by the Highway Engineer containing a description of the organization and administration of the prison labor program; rules for the establishment of camp sites (including plans for buildings), for maintenance, and for control; food preparation regulations; prisoner pay scales; construction procedures; and accounting requirements.
 

Report of Time Studies at Camp No. 28 (1933)

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Narrative and statistical report on the reasons for time delays in convict labor work at Plumas-21-B. Includes numerous photographs of convicts working along the road and of heavy equipment.
 

Prison Camp No. 38. (Undated)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the construction of the Mossa Canyon Camp in San Diego County, of the completed buildings, of prisoners at work, and of completed road work.
 

Miscellaneous Photographs (1916, 1921-1925)

Physical Description: 43 items

Scope and Content Note

Scenes of prison camps, the interiors of buildings, convicts working, machinery, and of camp superintendents.
Folder F3778:1796-1808

55. MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS. 1916-1917, 1935, 1938-1941.

Physical Description: 13ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged into the following categories in the following order: Roadtrip; headwalls; debris control; and washouts.
 

Roadtrip (1916-17)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of a trip through California by the Inyo Good Road Club.
 

Headwalls (1935)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the entrances of various headwalls.
 

Debris Control (1940)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of numerous debris control techniques at the entrances of culverts.
 

Washouts (1938-1941)

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by district. Photographs of damage done to roads and bridges by flooding.
 

Maintenance

Folder F3778:1809-1922

56. CENTRAL FILE. 1929-1947, 1956-1965.

Physical Description: 3cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized by Maintenance Department numeric filing system described below and chronologically thereunder.
Memoranda between Department staff members, reports on the effectiveness of various maintenance techniques, minutes of meetings, copies of incoming and outgoing correspondence between Department personnel and the general public, maps, diagrams, and photographs.
Categories:
 

100.572 War Damage Claims (1942)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda sent by Maintenance Engineer to Highway Engineer recommending roads damaged by military activity for repair under the terms of the Federal Defense Act of 1942, which provided Federal funds. Also see series entry 62, WAR DAMAGE CLAIM FILE, 1942-43.
 

100.572 Civil Defense (1959-1961)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda between staff members, notes on meetings, and Civil Defense circulars dealing with the role of highway personnel in post atomic bomb recovery.
 

200.46 Mud Jack (1943)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, articles and photographs regarding mud jacking cracked roadways. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1878-1881.
 

200.46 Construction Misc. (1955-1959)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda dealing with unsatisfactory pavements, and with various new paving techniques. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1877.
 

200.47 Tunnels (1959)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda regarding tunnel construction and maintenance.
 

200.47 Ferries (1957-1960)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and reports involving the maintenance and cost of operation of ferries run by the State, including the Martinez-Benicia Ferry.
 

200.47 Bridges (1938-1940, 1944, 1949-1959)

Physical Description: 7ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged first by district and chronologically thereunder. Memoranda and copies of correspondence with members of the Corps of Engineers and the general public regarding the rules and regulations governing draw-bridges; financial statements; and reports on drawbridge openings.
 

400 Speeches and Publications (1941-1942, 1950-1960)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Articles written largely by Maintenance Department Personnel dealing with general road maintenance, snow removal, slides, and weed control. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1889-1890.
 

400 Freeways Misc. Correspondence (1945-1959)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda between Maintenance Department Staff and with the Highway Engineer largely dealing with changes in Maintenance procedures.
 

400 Highway Superintendent Meetings (1930, 1958-1959)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Minutes, and copies of addresses of meetings of district maintenance engineers and superintendents to exchange ideas on maintenance problems.
 

400 Olympic Games (1955-1960)

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with the Olympic Committee regarding agreements for snow removal by the Maintenance Department from roads leading into Squaw Valley.
 

400 Road Takeover (1957)

Physical Description: 1 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda between staff members and correspondence with county boards of supervisors regarding the State takeover of maintenance of certain county roads. Includes maps.
 

400 Territories/Changes (1956-1960)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda dealing with changes in the boundaries of maintenance districts.
 

400.20E Permit to Violate Right of Way (1936-1945)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, correspondence, reports, permits, bonds, and photographs relating to various applications to encroach on highway right of ways. Filed separately - photographs, F3778: 1886-1888.
 

400.20T Request to Move Aircraft (1946)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and correspondence with the Douglas and Hughes aircraft companies involving requests to move experimental aircraft over state highways - including maps, diagrams, and plans of the proposed method of moving the aircraft.
 

400.221a Reflector Signs (1932)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Photographic essay on the proposed locations of reflectorized signs along the California highways. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1891.
 

400.221b Neon Sign Protection (1929)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Report on proposed use of neon signs at railroad crossings. Photographs filed separately, F3778:1892.
 

400.22 Sign Agreements (1931, 1938-1947)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and correspondence with automobile clubs and Federal agencies dealing with cooperative arrangements with automobile clubs for the erection and maintenance of road signs. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1885.
 

400.222 Black Outs (1942-1946)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, correspondence with Civil Defense Officials, and circulars largely dealing with the installation of signs advising motorists to use parking lights at night in certain areas.
 

400.223 Historical Landmarks (1931-1941, 1946-1947)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with Historical Landmarks Commission regarding the placement of historical landmarks along state roadways.
 

400.23 Erosion Control (1944)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda and photographs dealing with various erosion control methods and their effectiveness. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1883-1884.
 

400.23 Beautification of Roads (1932-1942)

Physical Description: 6ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by topic or name of staff member. Memoranda, field inspection reports, and survey reports regarding road beautification efforts including the planting and maintenance of trees, weed control, building drinking fountains, and the beautification of the approaches to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1882.
 

400.24 Snow Removal (1931, 1941-1944)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Speeches and articles; memoranda dealing with effects of World War II on snow removal operations and lists of roads closed by snow.
 

400.242 Slides (1936-1942, 1947)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, work orders, graphs and photographs regarding maintenance repairs to roads after slides. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1894-1905.
 

400.243 Drainage (1938)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda largely dealing with district engineer and incoming and outgoing correspondence with the general public involving drainage along state roads. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1893.
 

400.244 Earthquakes, Floods, Fires (1937-1939, 1943, 1963-1965)

Physical Description: 9ff.

Scope and Content Note

Storm reports, memoranda, correspondence with the public, and communications with the Corps of Engineers dealing with recovery from the floods of 1937-38. Filed separately - photographic essays of flood damage done in District VII and District VIII in 1943, and Districts I and II in 1964-65, F3778:1907-1920.
 

400.701 Field Correspondence (1936-1937)

Physical Description: 5ff.

Scope and Content Note

Reports from field inspectors on surveys of the location and condition of rural roads.
 

400.74 Highway Lighting (1938)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda regarding experimental highway lighting and the lighting of the Waldo Tunnel on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
 

500.45 Guard Rails and Posts (1932)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda dealing with the effectiveness and cost of various types of guard rails.
 

900 Misc. (1924-1930)

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Department scrapbook containing articles from newspapers and journals regarding construction techniques; a progress report on experimental oiling; and filed separately - a photographic essay on armor coating of roads, F3778:1906, 1921-1922.
 

900.43 Foreign States and Countries (1931)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence with the highway departments of other states and other countries dealing with road surfacing and snow removal.
Folder F3778:1923-1942

57. CORRESPONDENCE OF T.H. DENNIS, MAINTENANCE ENGINEER. 1927-1931.

Physical Description: 21ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by subject or name of staff member and chronologically thereunder.
Memoranda between Dennis, the Highway Engineer, maintenance engineers, and district engineers regarding the effectiveness of maintenance techniques and equipment; incoming and outgoing correspondence with the general public dealing with public suggestions for means of improving road safety; advertisements from vendors selling maintenance equipment and safety devices; maps; plans; and photographs.
Subjects dealt with include the erection of signs by the Automobile Club of Southern California; the beautification of highways; the California Committee on Public Safety, Cubcommittee on Accident Forms; the prevention of fires along roadways; painting highway lanes; maintenance techniques including mud jacking and oiling; equipment (graders); the installation of warning signals at railroad crossings; and slides. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1944-1953.
Folder F3778:1943

58. REPORTS TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS. March 20, 1930 to July 21, 1933.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged within the volume chronologically.
Copies of monthly reports prepared by Highway Engineer for submission to the Director of Public Works. Reports describe the total amount of work orders let within the month for construction and maintenance, and the milage of roads to be constructed under those orders. Also lists contracts awarded within the month.
Folder F3778:1954-1968

59. OUTDOOR ADVERTISING CORRESPONDENCE. 1934-1945, 1950.

Physical Description: 11ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
In 1933, the legislature passed the Outdoor Advertising Act ( Stats. 1933, ch. 341), which regulated advertising signs near state highways and established a fee for advertising permits. The Outdoor Advertising Department of the Maintenance Department was made responsible for the enforcement of the law and for the collection of permit fees.
Contains: memoranda between maintenance staff members discussing difficulties in enforcing the laws; reports from field inspectors; letters received from and copies of letters sent to sign owners regarding the payment of fees and violations of state regulations; applications for permits; warnings sent to violators; and photographs of sign in violation of the law.
Filed separately - photographs, F3778:1965-1968.
Note: 1950 correspondence composed of a sampling (A, F) of applications for permits arranged in alphabetical order.
Folder F3778:1969-2039

60. MAINTENANCE FIELD INSPECTORS' REPORTS. 1925-1950.

Physical Description: 3½cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by name of inspector and chronologically thereunder.
Reports and memoranda submitted by field inspectors to the Maintenance Engineer describing local road maintenance efforts; emergency work to clear slides or repair washouts; the durability of various road building materials; the effectiveness of construction equipment; road beautification and landscaping techniques; weed control; traffic counts; investigations of the quality of gravel pits; and examinations of the need for additional traffic signals, warning devices, and road signs at particular intersections. Also includes memoranda between the Maintenance Engineer and the Highway Engineer regarding maintenance procedures, public complaints about road maintenance, and proposed legislation affecting Maintenance Department operations (filed under T.H. Dennis).
Series provides extremely detailed information on road construction and repair techniques, and early efforts by the state at highway beautification.
Filed separately - photographs which accompanied reports, showing maintenance work, road failures, and beautification efforts, F3778:2033-2039.
Reports of the following inspectors are included:
 

N.R. Bengert (1934-1948)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
 

H.J. Biglow (1934-1937)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
 

Bosworth (1945-1949)

Scope and Content Note

Landscaping and weed control.
 

T.H. Bowers (1930-1937)

Scope and Content Note

Landscaping.
 

F.M. Carter (1935-1939, 1949)

Scope and Content Note

Signs, warning devices, and traffic counts.
 

T.H. Dennis (1925-1936, 1939)

Scope and Content Note

Maintenance Engineer.
 

L.P. Fite (1937-1949)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
 

R.K. Forrest (1926-1928)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
 

G.F. Hellesoe (1933-1935)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
 

B.J. Millard (1928-1929)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
 

O'Brien (1940-1946)

Scope and Content Note

Signs, warning devices, outdoor advertising.
 

F.E. Quail (1927-1931)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
 

T.H. Smith (1929-1931)

Scope and Content Note

Signs and warning signals.
 

Standley (1930-1931)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
 

E.S. Whitaker (1934-1950)

Scope and Content Note

Beautification.
 

Whitlock (1939-1942)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
 

C.F. Woodin (1931-1942)

Scope and Content Note

General road inspection.
Folder F3778:2040-2043

61. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RECONSTRUCTION. 1936, 1940, 1943.

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized chronologically by fiscal year and thereafter by district, by route, and by section.
Recommendations for the reconstruction of roads in poor condition. Includes a form listing the condition of the road, drainage, maintenance cost, and traffic counts; and photographs of the road showing weaknesses. Entire series filed separately.
Folder F3778:2044).

62. WAR DAMAGE CLAIM FILE. 1942-1943.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Under the provisions of section 10 of the Federal Defense Act of 1941, state and county governments were compensated for damages done to roads by military hauling of equipment and war supplies. County governments submitted notices to file claims to the Division of Highways.
Letters received from and sent to the Public Road Administrator by the Highway Engineer regarding state claims; maintenance reports on damage done to roads; notices of intent to file claims by county officials; and scattered maps.
Also see series entry 56, CENTRAL FILE, 1929-65, code 100.572, War Damage Claims.
Folder F3778:2045-2050

63. MISCELLANEOUS MAINTENANCE REPORTS. 1927-1928, 1943.

Physical Description: 6ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Reports prepared by the Department on road maintenance techniques and future maintenance requirements.
 

Roadway Data (1927-1928)

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Circulars, charts, and graphs - providing data on the dates of original construction and improvements of roads, the milage of roads within the state, ongoing and day labor contracts, and showing typical cross sections of roadways within the state.
 

Maintenance Requirements (1928)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Charts and maps showing roads needing repair in the 81st and 82nd fiscal year and projecting estimated costs.
 

Post War Surfacing Projects (1943)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Charts and maps projecting estimates of the cost of post war resurfacing of damaged roads.
Folder F3778:2051-2057

64. MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHIC REPORTS. 1928, 1935-1936, 1942, 1946.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
 

Incorporated Cities on U.S. Routes 101 & 199 (1928)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Contains maps, charts and photographs of alternate routes for the two highways through incorporated towns. Photographs show early automobiles and street scenes of towns including Salinas, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and La Jolla.
 

Maintenance Yard Inventory (1930)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Chart listing size and original cost of yards, plans of the location of buildings, and photographs of facilities.
 

Road Maintenance Photographs (1935-1936)

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by county in alphabetical order (sample only, Hum-Imp, Nap-S.D.) - photographs showing before and after scenes of maintenance work completed by the Maintenance Department.
 

Surface Failure Photographs (1942)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by district, county, route, and section. Photographs showing typical areas of roadway failure.
 

Franchise Report, City of Los Angeles (Jan., 1946)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Charts listing franchise rights of street railways and utilities in Los Angeles and photographs corresponding to charts. Several photographs show Pacific Electric Railway streetcars and busses.
 

Slough Accumulation (undated)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Photographic essay on means of most economically cleaning out gutters by the side of the roads.
 

Materials and Research

Folder F3778:2058-2102

65. LABORATORY FILE. 1945-1958.

Physical Description: 1½cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized into the following categories in the following order: intra-departmental memoranda - arranged alphabetically by name of laboratory; subject files - organized alphabetically by subject; and outside contracts - arranged by geographic area.
 

Intra-Departmental Memoranda

Scope and Content Note

Communications between the central office and Berkeley and Los Angeles regional laboratories regarding problems confronted in testing programs, and field inspections of structural steel and weldings.
 

Subject Files

Scope and Content Note

Files dealing with individual materials being tested for use by the Division of Highways. Files contain memoranda discussing the means to be used in testing, preliminary results, and suggested specifications to be required; incoming and outgoing correspondence with manufacturers regarding their production standards and the characteristics of their products; communications with highway officials in other states discussing the results of similar testing programs; and charts, diagrams, and plans. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:2103.
Subjects dealt with include: bearing pads, grader blades, corrosion, concrete curbs, pipes, plastic, steel, signs, and welding.
 

Outside Contracts

Scope and Content Note

Reports and related incoming and outgoing correspondence involving contracts made with other governmental agencies to inspect and monitor steel and other building materials delivered to projects. Sample - State of Oregon, Guatemala, and the City of San Francisco.
Folder F3778:2104-2138

66. RESEARCH REPORTS. 1922-1954.

Physical Description: 33ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Final reports prepared by the Materials and Research Department into the desirability of materials used by the Division of Highways, and the effects of road building on soils. Reports include descriptions of investigative techniques used, and frequently contain maps and photographs.
Subjects dealt with include asphalt, bituminous surfaces, concrete, culverts, the compaction of soil, curb testing, drainage, grading, guard rails, pavements, skid resistance, soils, subgrade failures, Willite Pavement, and an index and resume of research projects completed between 1927 and 1937. Filed separately - photographs, F3778:2137-2138.
Folder F3778:2139 Location: Bin A3-49

67. HIGHWAY DATA SHEETS. 1948.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Data sheets arranged by state highway number and by section number thereunder.
Data sheets on the interstate highway system in California prepared by the Materials and Research Department of the Division of Highways in cooperation with the Federal Works Agency. Data sheets contain an alignment of the road at the top of the sheet, and below a chart corresponding to the alignment listing the width of the right of way and shoulder, the number of lanes, the number of traffic control devices, bridges, railroad crossings, frontage roads, curves over 3°, accidents, illuminating lights, types of paving, and weights of vehicles traveling over the road.
A map of the interstate highway system in California is included at the front of the volume.
Folder F3778:2140-2141

68. ROAD TEST PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS. 1930, 1940-41.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Photographic reports prepared on the results of tests on various types of pavements.
 

Report on Truckee River Experimental Road (June 27, 1930)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Brief text and numerous photographs dealing with a section of test pavement placed on Nev-Sie 38, A & B.
 

Brighton Test Track (1940-1941)

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Map, charts, and photographs of the construction and use of the Brighton Test Track and of the condition of various pavements after a certain number of revolutions of the track.
 

Equipment

Folder F3778:2142-2143

69. MANUALS OF INSTRUCTIONS. 1932, 1933, 1952, 1958.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Three manuals describing the organization and operating procedures of the Equipment Department, including acceptable means of repairing and maintaining various types of machinery.
Also includes a volume by Halbert P. Gillette entitled ROAD AND STREET CATALOG AND DATA BOOK (1932), containing a consolidation of manufacturers' catalogs of highway, road, construction, plant, and maintenance equipment, and a data section providing engineering information and recommendations for the design, construction, and maintenance of highways, roads, and streets.
Folder F3778:2144-2186

70. CENTRAL CORRESPONDENCE FILE. 1921-1974.

Physical Description: 1cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Superintendent's instructions describing changes in operating procedures; reports on shop inspections; memoranda sent to and received from other departments and repair shops dealing with the purchase, use, and repair of vehicles; circulars; rules governing equipment rentals; surveys of property; automotive equipment inventories; communications with vendors regarding the purchase of machinery; and incoming and outgoing correspondence with the general public regarding sales of surplus property.
Also included are eight 8" by 10" and ten 3" by 5" photographs of Equipment Department staff members, repair shops, and automotive equipment, F3778:2186 - filed separately.
Folder F3778:2187-2192

71. EQUIPMENT INVENTORIES. 1932-1935, 1939, 1946.

Physical Description: 6 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Itemized listings of all equipment and property owned by the Division of Highways. Filed separately - 3A-1, B56.
 

Bridges

 

General

Folder F3778:2193

72. BRIDGE DEPARTMENT MANUAL. 1929.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Contains procedures to be used by employees in office work, the investigation of bridges and bridge sites, design, and construction.
Folder F3778:2194-2201

73. GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE. 1946-1953.

Physical Description: 8ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.
Includes the following subjects: article on modern highway bridge construction containing numerous plans and sketches of California highway bridges; Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering - agendas, copies of papers delivered at meetings, and related correspondence; Public Roads Administration diaries - review of bridge construction projects; Toll bridges - memoranda regarding the operation of toll bridges and the possible purchase of the Carquinez Bridge; incoming and outgoing correspondence with officials of other states regarding bridge building techniques; and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge - memoranda dealing with the planning of the bridge, and correspondence from the general public and resolutions encouraging its construction.
Folder F3778:2202

74. OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE (Green Sheets). June 3, 6, 1955.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Copies of staff weekly activity reports; memoranda between staff members reporting on meetings to discuss bridge design and conference with railroad officials regarding overpasses, and discussing design features of bridges under construction; and letters sent to railroad officials providing information requested on the grade separation program.
Folder F3778:2203-2220

75. BRIDGE WORK REPORT FILE. 1929-1952.

Physical Description: 18ff.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by name of bridge, and thereunder arranged by category in the order listed below.
Contains the following:
 

Statements of Working Days (Weekly)

Scope and Content Note

Charts listing days worked, weather conditions, and revisions to projected completion dates caused by bad weather.
 

Progress Diaries (Weekly)

Scope and Content Note

Charts listing number and types of workers, and work being done on a project, and the percentage of work completed.
 

Project Reports

Scope and Content Note

Narrative statements by the resident engineer on the progress of construction, estimated cost, and estimated remainder of project to be completed.
 

Final Construction Report

Scope and Content Note

Narrative reports describing project, its specifications, work done, and observed violations of contract.
Filed separately - photographs removed from the Figueroa Street Viaduct Construction report, F3778:2220.
Folder F3778:2221-2222

76. SPECIAL REPORTS. 1931-1940, 1950.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
 

Summaries of Cost Data (1931-1940)

Scope and Content Note

Indexed compilation of quarterly reports on the cost of bridge construction listing the cost per square foot of each bridge constructed in that quarter, and the quantity and unit price of materials used.
 

Bridge Record for Defense Requirements (1950)

Scope and Content Note

Chart prepared by the Department for the Bureau of Public Roads listing the name and location of each bridge in the State, its construction type, and its estimated load capacity.
Folder F3778:2223

77. AUTOMOBILE REPORTS. 1925.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Organized by license number and chronologically thereunder.
Reports list hours operated, speedometer readings, miles traveled, driver, a description of trips, expenditures for repairs, gasoline and oil used.
 

Field Operations

Folder F3778:2224-2229

78. BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION FIELD CORRESPONDENCE. 1914, 1924-1926, 1929.

Physical Description: 5ff. 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by district, county, route, and section and chronologically thereunder.
Letters received and copies of letters sent by the Chief Bridge Engineer. Composed largely of communications with resident bridge engineers including progress reports, work orders, instructions, cost estimates, and pile driving records (on Yolo Causeway, III-Yol-6-B), and blueprints. Also contains correspondence with contractors, and accident reports. Filed separately - photograph of warning sign relating to X-Sac-4-B, F3778:2229.
Folder F3778:3086-4324

78A. BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FILES. 1918-74.

Physical Description: 1239 ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged by Highway District number, alphabetically by county, then chronologically thereunder.
Files may contain: copies of contracts and agreements; final reports describing the work completed and quantities and costs of supplies and equipment used; progress reports and on-site inspection reports by the local district engineer; preliminary reports; laboratory test results on materials used in construction; change orders; memoranda between the highway engineer/bridge engineer and district engineers regarding routine matters and special problems; correspondence between the highway engineer/bridge engineer and the Public Roads Administration and other Federal agencies; correspondence between headquarters and contractors regarding construction timetables, extensions, change orders, and lack of quality workmanship; transcripts of Bridge Department or Board of Control hearings regarding contractual disputes; audits; legal documents from cases involving the Bridge Department and contractors; grade crossing applications to the California Railroad Commission (Public Utilities Commission); advertisements for early road building equipment; engineering and design drawings (blueprints and original tracings); and, photographs and films.
Note on sampling: initially, project files representing the years 1930-46, -48, -50, -55, -60, -65, -71, and -75 were selected and accessioned. During the processing phase the records were further sampled to preserve only significant or representative project files. Factors in determining significance included the relative importance of the structure (e.g., size, design, construction techniques) and the volume and completeness of the records accumulated. There was an emphasis on new construction project files rather than maintenance or repair project files, and an attempt was made to select representative project files from all counties in each highway district if available.
The following project files are included:
 

I Del Norte

Folder 3086

1927-33 1A443 and 911E1

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3087

1932-33 71AW.O. #411C48

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3088

1929 1C211TC5

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3089

1925-27 1C497

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3090-3091

1927-32 1C530

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3092

1939-41 71A

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3093

1942-44 1CrC14TLC2

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3094-3095

1928-41 71A214TC7

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3096-3099

1924-33 1A443

Physical Description: 4f
Folder 3100

1952-55 46A55-1TC26

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3101

1953-54 1,71A,A54-14BC3

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3102

1965 101-14-074764

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3103

1964-65 101-14-504-074714

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3104

1965-66 199-14-074754

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3105

1963-66 199-01-076714

Physical Description: 1f
 

I Humboldt

Folder 3106-3107

1932-35 1A614TC5 and 211TC31

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3108

1929-32 1A411TC8

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3109

1933-34 1B514EC1

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3110

1941-42 84B

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3111

1936-37 1G81TC5 and 61TC10

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3112

1941-43 FDR-41AN2

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3113-3115

1937-43 1Eur,H414TC3

Physical Description: 3f
Folder 3116-3117

1926-41 46E,F214WLC1

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3118

1937-38 35A014WWC5

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3119

1937-38 Whitlemore State Park-014WWC6

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3120

1937-39 1C014TLC2

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3121

1932-39 1A014AC5

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3122-3123

1940-45 1E414WLC1-P

Physical Description: 2f
 

(Siskiyou)

Folder 3122-3123

1940-45 46A414WLC1-P

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3124-3126

1937-41 1E214TC8

Physical Description: 3f
Folder 3127

1951-56 1,20I,A56-14TC3-F

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3128

1951-54 84B54-14TC35

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3129

1954-55 46D55-14KC6

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3130

1953-55 FAS501-55-14DC6-P

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3131

1954-55 20A56-14TC15

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3132

1955 1E55-14KC7

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3133-3134

1958-59 1G59-14TC17

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3135

1959-61 FAS1204-59-14DDC50-P

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3136

1958-60 FAS1204-59-14BDC17-F

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3137

1958 FAS977-59-14BDC15-F

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3138

1964-65 977CR14-102124

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3139

1965 101-14-074814

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3140

1965 96-14-075374

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3141

1965-67 36-14-076124

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3142

1965-66 101-01-078484

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3143

1957-66 299-14-504-040724

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3144-3145

1959-66 299-01-043824

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3146

1961-66 Acc-14-073004

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3147-48

1964-66 101-14-078424

Physical Description: 2f
 

I Humboldt

Folder 3149

1965 101-14-076204

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3150-3153

1964-71 255-01-077504

Physical Description: 4f
Folder 3154

1967-73 101-01-061244

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3155

1970-74 502CR01-101194

Physical Description: 1f
 

I Lake

Folder 3156

1928-55 49A54-14TC9

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3157

1959-60 FAS1043-60-14DDC55-P

Physical Description: 1f
 

I Mendocino

Folder 3158

1930-32 1J411TC14

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3159

1936-38 56C014WC8

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3160

1927 16A1046

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3161-3162

1930-35 1J,K614-TC-4

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3163

1936-39 Fdr-014FNC5

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3164

1937-39 56E014WC7

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3165-3166

1951-55 56F53-14TC35-F

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3167

1938-42 56FW.O.#41WL4

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3168

1953-55 56D56-14TC4

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3169

1952-54 48B54-14TC42

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3170

1943-55 70A54-14TC26

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3171

1955-59 56FBg,F59-14TC15

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3172

1957-59 56G60-14TC7

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3173

1965 FAS505-14-102214

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3174

1965-66 306CR14-102234 Section 131G

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3175

1973-74 1-01-147504

Physical Description: 1f
 

I Siskiyou

Folder 3176

1965-66 96-14-075124

Physical Description: 1f
 

II Butte

Folder 3177-3178

1929-31 21B211CN2

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3179

1932 21B,C211CN2

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3180

1932-34 21B411TC22

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3181-3182

1930-36 21C211TC23

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3183

1930-33 21C211TC24

Physical Description: 1f
 

II Lassen

Folder 3184

1924-25 28,29-

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3185-3186

1928-32 29E011WC3

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3187

1929 29E011CN2

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3188

1936-54 73A53-14TC36

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3189

1937-39 28A214TC1

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3190

1937-38 Feeder-014FNC3

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3191

1958-59 29C59-14C26

Physical Description: 1f
 

II Modoc

Folder 3192

1926-28 28B527

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3193

1928-29 28A011TC6

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3194

1937-38 73A,H014WC11

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3195

1952-54 210B54-14TC15

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3196

1953-54 1192-54-14DC5-P

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3197

1954-58 1215-55-14DC18-P

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3198-3199

1967-71 395-02-053704

Physical Description: 2f
Folder 3200

1967-71 395-02-053-714

Physical Description: 1f
Folder 3201

1969-75 515CR02-114304