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College of Civil Engineering, Joint Transportation Research Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 47

Scope and Contents

The College of Engineering/Civil/Joint Transportation Research Program collection 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.


  • 1920 - 2007


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Historical Information

The Joint Highway Research Project (JTRP) connects Purdue University, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), and private companies to enable research for the betterment of transportation systems and offer students practical research experience in the field. Established in 1937 as the Joint Highway Research Project (JHRP), the project was renamed in July 1997 to better align with the more expansive needs of INDOT and transportation research.


6.142 Cubic Feet (Four cubic feet boxes, two legal-size full-width manuscript boxes, one flat box, and one flat file folder)


The collection has been arranged into three series. Whenever possible original order of the materials has been retained.
  1. Audio Tapes, Video Tapes, Meeting Minutes and Yearbook
  2. Annual Reports, Aerial Photographs, and Artifacts
  3. Photographs

Acquisition Information

Collection received from Darcy Bullock, School of Civil Engineering (Director of Joint Transportation Research Program) on September 1, 2010.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free envelopes, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes. Oversized photographs have been separated and grouped together for preservation purposes.
College of Civil Engineering, Joint Transportation Research Program collection
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-10-20.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States