San Diego County Department of Transportation Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of histories, surveyor reports, grand jury reports on the office of the County Surveyor, and correspondence.
- Department of Transportation (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
In July 1974 the Public Works and Engineering Departments merged and became San Diego County's Department of Transportation. The Department had four subdivisions: Airports, which maintained Brown and Gillespie Fields; Streets, which was responsible for maintenance, lights, the storm drainage system, and signals; Design, which planned new routes, parking facilities, speed zones, and conducted traffic studies; and the Special Transportation Division, which operated the "Dial-a-Ride" service for the elderly and disabled. The Department lost its title in July of 1978 because of insufficient funds due to Proposition 13.
0.42 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Source of Acquisition
San Diego County Department of Transportation
- Corporate Records
- Regional planning--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources
- Roads--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources
- San Diego County (Calif.). County Surveyor
- San Diego County (Calif.). Dept. of Transportation--Archives
- Transportation--California--San Diego County--History--20th century--Sources
- San Diego County Department of Transportation Collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note