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Indiana Highway and Road Commission personnel photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP007
Identifier: SP007

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of personnel of the Indiana Highway and Road Commission. Most of the photos are portraits of individuals; however, there are also a few group photographs. Some of the groups in the photographs are identified fully, but there are a couple of groups that only a few members were known. There are thirty-seven photographs identified within the collection and twenty-eight unidentified photographs. These photographs seem to cover the 1930s through the 1940s, as far as can be outlined using Commission reports that include personnel lists.


  • circa 1930-circa 1940

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Originally known as the Indiana State Highway Commission in 1919, the Indiana Highway and Road Commission was the predecessor to the Indiana Department of Transportation. This commission was in charge of road work, maintenance and design as well as other related duties. There were six different districts to lend themselves to the aid of road care in Indiana in the 1930s-1940s.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Item List

Folder 1.

Adams, James D.

Atcheson, Howard


Boren, Robert B., Vice-Chairman of Highway Commission, Fountain City

Brown, John J., Director of State Highway Commission

Brown, John J., Group Photograph, ten men, L-R: #3 Brown,

John J., #5 Melton, Arthur P., #9 Murden, Jess L., all others unidentified

Cohee, George, Assistant State Geologist

Cohen, S.G., Engineer of Construction

Folder 2.

Feeney, AI

Feldman, Earl

Hallett, J.T.

Hinkle, R.H.

Kellam, Fred

Leslie, Harry G., Governor

Lutz, Phillip

Manlove, Orner S., Chief of Division of Motor Transport

McClain, C.W.

Melton, Arthur P.

Melton, Arthur P., Group Photograph, five men, L-R: #3 Melton,

Arthur P., #5 Barnhart; Other three men unidentified, Two prints in different sizes of this photograph

Murden, Jess L.

Murden, Jess L., Group Photograph, four men, L-R: Murden,

Jess L., Wedeking, Albert J., Boren, Robert B., Melton, Arthur P. Myers,?

Offutt(?), H.C., State Highway District Maintenance Engineer at Vincennes

Petty, Professor Ben H., Purdue, Chairman of the 21st (18th) Annual Road School

Sapp, Arthur H.

Sare, Dr.

Simpson, Ralph E., Indianapolis, Assistant Director of Indiana

State Highway Commission

Smith, Arthur R.

Spencer, W.T.

Stotsenburg, Evan B.

Titus, William J., Chief Engineer, Three photographs, all different sizes and poses

Trevler, Frank M.

Wedeking, Albert J., Chairman of the State Highway Commission

Wedeking, Albert J., Group Photograph, eleven men, L-R:

Wedeking, Albert J., Noblet, M.E., Bruene, Richard, Melton,

Arthur P., Boren, Robert B., Sapp, Arthur H., Titus, William J.,

Leslie, Gov. Harry G., Lucas, William W., Brown, John J., and

Murden, Jess L.

Wheeler, John W.

Williamson, Floyd

Zahrt, Walter J., Group PhotograP.h, four men, L-R: Zahrt, Walter

J., Burch, Alvan V., Zeigh (?),Charles W., and Crawford, Earl

Folder 2.

28 Portraits, unidentified

Processing Information

Collection processing completed and EAD finding aid created in 2004 by Amy C. Belcher.
Indiana Highway and Road Commission personnel photographs
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.