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Aerial Photographs of Arkansas

Identifier: MC 735

Scope and Content Note

Seven sets of aerial photographs created by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, representing the counties of Sebastian, Washington, Crawford, Garland, Grant, Hot Springs, and Saline. The photographs are 10" x 10" black-and-white photographic prints, providing coverage at a scale of 1:20,000.


  • 1981-1982


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Use Restrictions Apply: The aerial photographs in Special Collections are use copies. To obtain duplicate copies, please contact the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

The Arkansas Department of Transportation, formerly the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, is a government department whose mission is to provide safe and efficient transporation systems.


4.5 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

The photographs are arranged by county according to flightline patterns. For each county, the flightlines and photo numbers along the flightlines have been drawn as a flightline index map for which the county general highway map serves as a base.

Each county set of aerial photographs has been organized into folders by flightline and photo numbers. A copy of the flightline index map is in the first folder for each county set.

Acquisition Information

The Aerial Photographs of Arkansas were donated to Special Collections by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department in October 1987.

In October 1987, an ongoing donation of aerial photographs, organized in sets by county, was initiated with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, Little Rock, Arkansas. In the future, additional sets of aerial photographs will be donated to Special Collections as the sets become outdated for highway purposes.

Each year the highway department has new sets of aerial photographs produced for approximately eight counties in the state (Arkansas has 75 counties). Current aerial photographs are required for the highway department's planning needs, so the superseded prints are no longer used. The Special Collections Department of the the University Libraries, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, will serve as the repository for the superseded photographic prints. The film negatives, however, will remain with the highway department.

Initially, seven sets of aerial photographs have been donated and processed. These represent the counties of Sebastian, Washington, Crawford, Garland, Grant, Hot Springs, and Saline.

Processing Information

Processed by Jan Dixon; completed March 1988.

Aerial Photographs of Arkansas
Jan Dixon
March 1988
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444