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College of Engineering Civil. Joint Transportation Research Program collection

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Audio Tapes, Video Tapes, Meeting Minutes and Yearbook

Aerial photographs and annual reports

Reports and survey lens

Photograph album

Oversized Photographs [OVS]

Alumni Photographs

Indiana road work photographs



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College of Engineering Civil. Joint Transportation Research Program collection, 1920-2007 | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

By Mary A. Sego

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Collection Overview

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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

Subjects: Civil engineering, Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae, Purdue University. School of Civil Engineering

Forms of Material: Audiovisual materials, Black-and-white photographs, Color photographs, Records (documents), Reports

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The College of Engineering/Civil/Joint Transportation Research Program collection (1920-2007; 2.5 cubic feet (2.5 c.f. boxes) and approximately 10 linear feet (1 large flat box and one OS photograph) documents the history of the Joint Highway Research Project, which was formed in 1937, and later became known as the Joint Transportation Research Program. The collection also contains items from the Purdue Civil Engineering Department, prior to 1937; numerous photographs, including 301 photographs and notations about the educational background of graduate students, circa 1920s-1960s, and photographs of early roadwork in the various Indiana counties, circa 1920s-1940s. Also included are annual reports, meeting minutes, video tapes and audio tapes of departmental activities, such as presentations. The oversized photographs have been separated and boxed for preservation purposes.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Civil engineering
Purdue University--Alumni and alumnae
Purdue University. School of Civil Engineering

Administrative Information

Repository: Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections

Alternate Extent Statement: 2.5 cubic feet (2.5 c.f. boxes) and approximately 10 linear feet (1 large flat box and one OS photograph)

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

Other URL: http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/jtrp.pdf


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[Box 1: Audio Tapes, Video Tapes, Meeting Minutes and Yearbook, 1939-1999],
[Box 2: Aerial photographs and annual reports, 1924-1943],
[Box 2a: Reports and survey lens, 1930s-1957],
[Box 3: Photograph album, circa 1930s],
[Box 4: Oversized Photographs [OVS], 1938-2007],
[Box 5: Alumni Photographs, 1920s-1960s],
[Box 6: Indiana road work photographs, 1920s-1940s],
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