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Downey (Mortimer) Transportation Papers
MSS.2018.09.21  
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Description
The Mortimer Downey Transportation Papers reflect major topics in transportation policy during the Mortimer Downey’s long career in public service, including as US Deputy Secretary of Transportation. The dates of the materials span 1962-2018, but the bulk are from the height of Downey's career, mid 1980s-2010s. The collection consists of government reports, memos, policy papers, maps, and brochures related to domestic and international transportation.
Background
Mortimer Leo Downey III was born in 1936 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1958 and received a Master of Public Administration from New York University in 1966. His long career in public service was dedicated to regional and national transportation policy. He currently works as a consultant on transportation issues in the Washington D.C. area.
Extent
40 boxes (17.5 linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of San Jose State University Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files from or derived from these collections is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Collection is open for research.