By Mary A. Sego
Primary Creator: College of Engineering/Civil/Joint Transportation Research Program
Extent: 2.5 Cubic feet. More info below.
Arrangement: Whenever possible, original order of the materials has been retained. All materials have been housed in acid free envelopes, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes. Oversized [OVS]; photographs have been separated and grouped into individual series for preservation purposes.
Date Acquired: 09/01/2010
Since its inception in 1937, the Joint Highway Research Project (JHRP) has continuously conducted meaningful research and relevant extension activities in accordance with its goals. Today it is a national model for the successful partnership of government, academia, and the private sector, combining their efforts in a mutually rewarding research program.
Over the years the state highway agency evolved into the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) as its mission changed to encompass all modes of transportation. To align itself more fully with INDOT's mission, the Joint Highway Research Project’s name was changed as well in July of 1997 to the Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP), thus enabling a broader range of research at INDOT's disposal.
The Joint Transportation Research Program has far reaching benefits beyond the obvious objective of improving Indiana's transportation system for its residents. Not only is the research specific to INDOT's and Indiana's needs, but at its disposal are a broad range of Purdue's knowledgeable professionals for immediate advice and consultation when the need arises.
At the same time, Purdue faculty and graduate students are exposed to a broad range of significant and real engineering problems; and participants, due to this excellent training program, go on to become leaders in the transportation field in the United States and abroad. A mutually satisfying partnership with many success stories over the years, the Joint Transportation Research Program is clearly a national model of how a state university can cooperate with that state's transportation agency to perform needed research at the least cost.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.
Acquisition Method: Collection received from Darcy Bullock, School of Civil Engineering (Director of Joint Transportation Research Program) on September 1, 2010.
Preferred Citation: UA 17.06.01, College of Engineering/Civil/Joint Transportation Research Program collection, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
1. 10 audio tapes labeled “Shadia Ahimad’
2. 17 vhs video tapes
1. “Strategic Highway Research Program,” New Work Zone Safety Devices, time: 17:04, Contracts H-109 and H-110, No. 3, circa 1990s
2. “TRD, Benkdman, Dynafest on SR-52,” circa 1990s
3. “Careers in Transportation Engineering, time: 17:30, Institute of Transportation, Washington, D.C., copyright 1989
4. Illinois Department of Transportation, “Bridges to Your Future,” time: 23 minutes, circa 1990s
5. AMTECH Corporation, “Welcome to the Future,” time 6:57, circa 1990’s
6. Federal Highway Administration “SHRP,” 9:08, July 23, 1993
7. 1st Level Bridge Inspections, tape 1: Crawfordsville, Fort Wayne and Greenfield District, circa 1990s
8. 1st Level Bridge Inspections, tape 2: LaPorte and Seymour District, circa 1990s
9. 1st Level Bridge Inspections, tape 3: Vincennes District, circa 1990s
10. Holiday Detection, Site Visits and Placement 1 Pour, SPR-2124, circa 1990s
11. Federal Highway Administration /IN/ Joint Highway Research Project -96/16; Sources, Measurements, and Effects of Segregated Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement; T. White, C. Williams and G. Duncan, time: 51 minutes, August, 1996
12. Federal Highway Administration /IN/ Joint Highway Research Project -96/16; Sources, Measurements, and Effects of Segregated Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement; T. White, C. Williams and G. Duncan, time: 48 minutes, August, 1996
13. Federal Highway Administration /IN/ Joint Highway Research Project -96/16; Sources, Measurements, and Effects of Segregated Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement; T. White, C. Williams and G. Duncan, time: 52 minutes, August, 1996
14. Federal Highway Administration /IN/ Joint Highway Research Project -96/16; Sources, Measurements, and Effects of Segregated Hot Mix Asphalt Pavement; T. White, C. Williams and G. Duncan, time: 49 minutes, August, 1996
15. 3 unmarked vhs video tapes, circa 1990s
4. American Society of Civil Engineers yearbook, Central Ohio Section, 1935
5. Road School Planning Committee minutes, 1957-1971
1. 4 photographs of city infrastructures, black and white, 8 1/2” x 11” undated
2. 3, 11” x 14” photographs; cloverleaf on interstate, aerial interstate photograph and rural road, undated
3. Committee for Uniform Traffic Laws, 1938
4. American Society of Civil Engineering Board of Direction, 1949
5. Road Show in Purdue Armory, 1950
6. National Conference on Street and Highway Safety Governing Board and Executive Council, circa 1950
7. Charter, Indiana partnership for Transportation Quality, March 2007
8. 12th Annual Purdue Road School, January 18-22, 1926, 33 ½” x 9 ¾” group, black and white photograph [shelved with the oversized items]