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Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC 1999-UA

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of reports sponsored by the the Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center with some publications produced by the Center.


  • 1994-2012


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

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Historical Note

The Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center was established at the University of Arkansas (U of A) in May 1992. It was authorized by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 which was a reauthorization and expansion of a 1987 law. The US Department of Transportation located the center in Arkansas because of the state’s geographic diversity and existing multi-modal transportation system. The center was named after Arkansas state senators Y.M. Mack and Lawrence Blackwell who had sponsored a bill in 1952 which restructured the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Commission. Beginning on September 30, 2013, three centers were organized under the Mack-Blackwell Center: the Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center (MarTREC), the Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC), and the Center for Training Transportation Professionals (CTTP). MarTREC and CTTP are housed at the U of A. SPTC is housed at the University of Oklahoma. The U of A is a regional consortium member of the SPTC.

The center is focused on research and professional training with the intent to improve rural transportation networks and more fully integrate them into the modern economy. This collection contains many of the reports conducted or sponsored by the Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center from its inception. The collection also contains newsletters and brochures from the center.


7.8 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Reports are ordered alphabetically by author's last name. Related materials and publications follow the reports.

Acquisition Information

The Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center Records were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 2014 by the Mack Blackwell Rural Transportation Center through Heather Nachtmann.

Processing Information

Amy Allen and Heath Robinson; completed in July 2014.

Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center Records
Amy Allen and Heath Robinson
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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