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Finding aid of the Caltrans District 7 records 0352
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  • Historical Note
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  • Title: Caltrans District 7 records
    Collection number: 0352
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 6.67 Linear feet 6 boxes
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-1990
    Date (inclusive): 1959-1995
    Abstract: The records contains reports either used or created by the District 7 office of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans District 7 is responsible for the planning, construction and maintenance of over 1000 highway and freeway miles in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
    creator: California. Dept. of Transportation. District 7.


    The Caltrans District 7 records were donated by employees of the Regional Transportation Planning Office, Travel Forecasting Branch, Caltrans District 7.

    Historical Note

    District 7 of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is responsible for the building and maintenance of the state highway system in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The Department's mission is to improve mobility across California and District 7 has the second largest workforce of the 12 Caltrans statewide districts. It employs most of its people in construction and maintenance. Caltrans District 7 is responsible for 915 miles in Los Angeles County and 273 miles in Ventura County spread over 42 freeways and highways.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Caltrans District 7 records, Collection no. 0352, Special Collection, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The collection contains published reports; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed on previously published works. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials beongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access. Consult finding aid for additional information.

    Scope and Content

    The records contain planning reports produced by or for a variety of Californian transportation planning commissions, including the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Topics covered by the reports include highway planning, the recovery from the 1994 Northridge earthquake, local transit, vehicle emissions, and commutes.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California. Dept. of Transportation. District 7. -- Archives
    California, Southern--Transportation--Archival resources
    Earthquake damage--California, Southern--Archival resources
    Highway planning--California, Southern--Archival resources
    Local transit--California, Southern--Archival resources
    Northridge Earthquake, Calif., 1994--Archival resources
    Transportation--California, Southern--Archival resources
    Transportation--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Archival resources
    Transportation--Planning--Archival resources