Guide to the San Diego County Department of Transportation Collection

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Guide to the San Diego County Department of Transportation Collection 1903/1949

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: San Diego County Department of Transportation Collection
Dates: 1903-1949
Identification: MS-0207
Creator: Department of Transportation
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

In July 1974 the Public Works and Engineering Departments merged and became San Diego County's Department of Transportation. The Department had four subdivisions: Airports, which maintained Brown and Gillespie Fields; Streets, which was responsible for maintenance, lights, the storm drainage system, and signals; Design, which planned new routes, parking facilities, speed zones, and conducted traffic studies; and the Special Transportation Division, which operated the "Dial-a-Ride" service for the elderly and disabled. The Department lost its title in July of 1978 because of insufficient funds due to Proposition 13.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego County (Calif.). County Surveyor
San Diego County (Calif.). Dept. of Transportation -- Archives

Genre/Form of Material:

Corporate Records

Topical Term:

Regional planning -- California -- San Diego County -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Roads -- California -- San Diego County -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Transportation -- California -- San Diego County -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, San Diego County Department of Transportation Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of histories, surveyor reports, grand jury reports on the office of the County Surveyor, and correspondence.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Early History of San Diego County. Report January 1951

Box 1, Folder 2

Pueblo Lots in the City of San Diego. Correspondence. April 1949

Box 1, Folder 3

Colorado City, Arizona. Correspondence relating to August 1948

Box 1, Folder 4

Peaks and Mission Bell Guides Post Markings. Correspondence December 1942 - February 1948

Box 1, Folder 5

Mr. Tom Allen, Correspondence February 1941 - June 1941

Box 1, Folder 6

Box 1, Folder 6

Report of Highway Development in San Diego County 1938

Box 1, Folder 6

History of Road Development in San Diego County 1852-1857

Box 1, Folder 6

San Diego County Planning Commission

Box 1, Folder 6

Division of Mines August 1937

Box 1, Folder 7

Box 1, Folder 7

County Surveyor, E.R. Childs, Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 7

Warner Ranch April 1936

Box 1, Folder 7

Rights of Ways, Fort Yuma - Pot Holes - Pichacho February 1936

Box 1, Folder 7

New County Charter Juny 1932

Box 1, Folder 7

Checking of Relief Maps of San Diego County February 1931

Box 1, Folder 8

Grand Jury Legislative Committee, Memorandum 1932

Box 1, Folder 9

Grand Jury, Status of the Office of County Surveyor. Correspondence 1912-1932

Box 1, Folder 10

"Island or Peninsula", Coronado, Rights of the City. Correspondence July 1917

Box 1, Folder 11

Expense of County Surveyor's Office. Correspondence November 1916 - January 1917

Box 1, Folder 12

Senate Bill 313, Assembly Bill 289 March 1915

Box 1, Folder 13

County Serveyor, General Correspondence 1903-1955