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Finding aid of the Caltrans District 7 records

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2009

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
California. Dept. of Transportation. District 7.
Title
Caltrans District 7 records
Collection no.
0352
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1970-1990
Date [inclusive]
1959-1995
Extent
6.67 Linear feet, 6 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The records contains reports either used or created by the District 7 office of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Caltrans District 7 is responsible for the planning, construction and maintenance of over 1000 highway and freeway miles in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Caltrans District 7 records, Collection no. 0352, Special Collection, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Historical Note

District 7 of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is responsible for the building and maintenance of the state highway system in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The Department's mission is to improve mobility across California and District 7 has the second largest workforce of the 12 Caltrans statewide districts. It employs most of its people in construction and maintenance. Caltrans District 7 is responsible for 915 miles in Los Angeles County and 273 miles in Ventura County spread over 42 freeways and highways.

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Scope and Content

The records contain planning reports produced by or for a variety of Californian transportation planning commissions, including the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Topics covered by the reports include highway planning, the recovery from the 1994 Northridge earthquake, local transit, vehicle emissions, and commutes.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2009
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access. Consult finding aid for additional information.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published reports; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed on previously published works. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials beongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition

The Caltrans District 7 records were donated by employees of the Regional Transportation Planning Office, Travel Forecasting Branch, Caltrans District 7.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • California. Dept. of Transportation. District 7. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • California, Southern--Transportation--Archival resources

Subject(s)

  • Earthquake damage--California, Southern--Archival resources
  • Highway planning--California, Southern--Archival resources
  • Local transit--California, Southern--Archival resources
  • Northridge Earthquake, Calif., 1994--Archival resources
  • Transportation--California, Southern--Archival resources
  • Transportation--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Archival resources
  • Transportation--Planning--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) 1960-1995 

Scope and Content

Contains reports created by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Most of the reports pertain to the Los Angeles region, although other regions of the state are also represented.

 Los Angeles Regional Transportation Study (LARTS) 1960-1976 

Scope and Content

Contains reports produced by the Los Angeles Regional Transportation Study (LARTS).

Box
1

 Northridge Earthquake Recovery 1994-1995 

Scope and Content

Sub-series contains reports produced by Caltrans District 7 on the progress of the recovery from the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake.

Box
1

 Other Reports 1970-1991 

Box
1-2

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Series 2:  Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) 1982-1990 

Scope and Content

Series contains transportation reports produced by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).

Box
3

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Series 3:  Northern California Transportation Commissions 1965-1982 

Scope and Content

Series contains reports produced by the Bay Area Transportation Study Commission and the BART Impact Program. Caltrans reports pertaining to Nothern California are in the Caltrans series.

Box
3

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Series 4:  Other California Transportation Reports 1959-1995 

Scope and Content

Series contains reports produced by or for transportation organizations and commissions in California.

Box
3-5

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Series 5:  US Federal Government 1974-1985 

Scope and Content

Series contains reports produced by agencies and departments of the federal government.

Box
5

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Series 6:  Transportation Commissions Outside of California 1969-1988 

Scope and Content

Series contains reports created by transportation commissions and organizations outside of California for governments outside of California. Reports created by the federal government are in the US Federal Government series.

Box
5-6

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Series 7:  Transportation Quarterly 1986-1988 

Scope and Content

Series contains 3 issues of the journal Transportation Quarterly.

Box
6

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