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Arkansas Department of Transportation Collection

Identifier: MC 2500

Content Description

Collection of photographs, books, photocopied document, and memorabilia pertaining to operations of the Arkansas State Highway Department (now the Arkansas Department of Transportation).


  • 1929-1978


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical / Historical

The Arkansas Department of Transportation is the state agency responsible for planning and managing the intermodal transportation system, including state roads and highways. The first agency of this type was the Arkansas State Highway Commission, established in 1913; it was followed in 1929 by the Arkansas Highway Department. In 1977, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department was established, with a broader scope and mission than its predecessors; in 2017, it was renamed the Arkansas Department of Transportation.


3.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 1 item )

Language of Materials



Materials are arranged by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Arkansas Department of Transportation Collection was originally loaned to the University of Arkansas College of Engineering for an exhibit. The exhibit was disassembled in 2018; some materials were returned to the Department of Transportation, while these collection materials were donated to Special Collections by the Department of Transportation on January 14, 2021.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed February 2021.



Arkansas Department of Transportation Collection
Katrina Windon
February 2021
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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