Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 25122

Department of Transportation. Office of Community Relations Official photographs index

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Dates: 1965-1998.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

The Community Relations Office of the Department of Transportation created an index to their official photographs. The office assigned a job number to each set of photographs taken or adopted by the office as official photographs. The job number provides access to all photographic material in the official photographs collection. Job numbers include a three part number series. The first number identifies the year in which a photo was taken or adopted as an official photograph. Numbers 5,6,7,8, and 9 represent photographs taken in 1965-1969. Thereafter, numbers identifying year are more complete, such as 1970, 71, 72, 73, and so forth. The second number in the series identifies the job number, which is generally chronological by date for the year. The third number identifies a specific photograph within that job. For example, number 9-022-7 is photograph #7 of job 22 for 1969, and 79-141-130 is photograph #130 of job 141 for 1979. For each job number the index minimally identifies the subject of the photos and the date or dates on which they were taken. Some entries also identify the photographer or provide other notes relating to the pictures.

This series also includes a secondary index which identifies photographs by subject. For each subject the secondary index provides dates and job numbers of photographs relating to that subject. Also included are a map of district boundaries for Utah Highway Districts, and a list of 54 prominent photographs labeled "pictographic service unit list."


Sequential by job number with secondary reference alphabetical by subject.

Related Records

Official photographs from the Department of Transportation. Office of Community Relations, Series 24289, contains the photographic materials referenced in this index.

Official photographs: Thistle disaster documentation from the Department of Transportation. Office of Community Relations, Series 25229, contains a collection of photographs referenced by this index which document the Thistle disaster.

Official photographs: video documentation of construction projects from the Department of Transportation. Office of Community Relations, Series 25239, provides reference and additional descriptive information about the videos in this series.

Official photographs: AASHTO convention from the Department of Transportation. Office of Community Relations, Series 25633, includes entries for the photographs in this series.

Custody History

The official photographs index was transferred to Utah State Archives from the Department of Transportation along with official photographs in 2003.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Rosemary Cundiff in November 2003.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 1 1 jobs for 1965-1966
1 1 2 jobs for 1967-1968
1 1 3 jobs for 1969
1 1 4 jobs for 1970
1 1 5 jobs for 1971
1 1 6 jobs for 1972
1 1 7 jobs for 1973-1974
1 1 8 jobs for 1975
1 1 9 jobs for 1976
1 1 10 jobs for 1977
1 1 11 jobs for 1978-1979
1 1 12 jobs for 1980-1981
1 1 13 jobs for 1982
1 1 14 jobs for 1983
1 1 15 jobs for 1984
1 1 16 jobs for 1985
1 1 17 jobs for 1986
1 1 18 jobs for 1987
1 1 19 jobs for 1989-1990
1 1 20 jobs for 1991
1 1 21 jobs for 1992-1993
1 1 22 jobs for 1994-1995
1 1 23 jobs for 1996-1998
1 1 24 references for subjects A-J
1 1 25 references for subjects K-R
1 1 26 references for subjects S-Z
1 1 27 pictographic service unit list
1 1 28 boundary map for UDOT districts