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Indiana State Highway Commission members photographs

 Collection — Folder: SP173
Identifier: SP173

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 5 black-and-white portrait photographs of unidentified members of the Indiana State Highway Commission circa 1950.


  • circa 1950

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.

Historical Note

A dramatic increase in automobile travel led to the passage of the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916, which established the modern federal-state road building partnership and authorized states to create highway commissions to oversee road improvements. The Indiana State Highway Commission was created in 1919, when it awared the first state highway contracts in the state. The Indiana State Highway Commission became the Indiana Department of Highways in 1981, which included the Office of Traffic Safety, the Toll Road Commission, and the Toll Bridge Commission. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) was formed from the Indiana Department of Highways and the Transportation Planning Office in 1989. INDOT is responsible for building and maintaining interstate highways, U.S. routes, and state roads in Indiana. The agency also administers federal highway funds provided to cities, towns and counties; provides financial assistance to public transit systems, freight and passenger rail and port facilities; and assists in INDOT also the development of airports and other aviation facilities.


Indiana Department of Transportation. "INDOT History." Accessed May 2, 2022.

Wikipedia. "Indiana Department of Transportaiton." Accessed May 2, 2022.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/05/02 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2022/05/02 by Brittany Kropf.
Indiana State Highway Commission members photographs
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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