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Department of Transportation and related authorities and agencies


New Jersey's State Highway Commission was established in 1909. Its administrative functions were legally vested in the Highway Department in 1948 (although this department existed informally before then).

The Highway Department and related agencies were formed into the Department of Transportation in 1966.


See also:
Secretary of State - Corporate Filings
Department of the Treasury - Taxation Records (including railroad and canal taxation)
Non-Governmental Records - Railroad Company Records
Non-Governmental Records - Delaware and Raritan Canal
Non-Governmental Records - Morris Canal
Road Returns and related materials
Records relating to Bridges and Ferries

Series:
Department of Conservation and Development
Proposed New Jersey Ship Canal Publications, 1895-1938
Control #:
SCR00004
Format:
0.5 c.f. (5 pamphlets, 1 relief map)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
State Geologist Henry B. Kummel's copies; includes 1912 relief map of the New Jersey Ship Canal Commission.

Series:
Highway Department
Map of New Jersey Highways, 1941
Control #:
SHI00001
Format:
0.05 c.f. (1 map)

Series:
Highway Department
Invitation to Ground-Breaking Ceremonies for the Route 4 Parkway, 1946
Control #:
SHI00002
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 item)
Notes:
The Route 4 Parkway became the Garden State Parkway.

Series:
Highway Department
Charts Showing Volume of Vehicular Traffic on Middlesex County Roads, 1917-1918
Control #:
SHI00003
Format:
0.07 c.f. (7 pie charts)
Arrangement:
By road name

Series:
Highway Department
Miscellaneous Publications, 1935-1962
Control #:
SHI00004
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Highway Department
Hearings, ca. 1932-ca. 1953
Control #:
SHI00005
Format:
8 c.f. (8 boxes)

Series:
Highway Department
Annual Reports, 1917 & 1942-1944
Control #:
SHI00006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (4 reports)

Series:
Highway Department
Auditing and Accounting Bureau
Annual Reports, 1917-1931
Control #:
SHIAU001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Highway Department
Parkway Division
Annual Report, 1947
Control #:
SHIPA001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Highway Department
Division of Planning and Economics
General Highway Maps of New Jersey, 1945-1947
Control #:
SHIPL001
Format:
1 c.f. (110 map sheets)
Arrangement:
By county/sheet number
Notes:
Includes key map.

Series:
Highway Department
Division of Railroad Transportation
Miscellaneous Reports, 1960-1962
Control #:
SHIRR001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (2 vols.)

Series:
Department of Transportation
Photographs Filed by Subject, 1920s-1970s
Control #:
STR00001
Format:
11.5 c.f. (23 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by subject

Series:
Department of Transportation
Aerial Photographs of Route 46, Paterson/Clifton, ca. 1964
Control #:
STR00002
Format:
0.1 c.f. (34 aerial prints, 9"x9")
Notes:
Survey between Crooks and Lexington Avenues. Also show Route 46, Route 80 and Garden State Parkway bridges over Passaic River.

Series:
Department of Transportation
Miscellaneous Publications, 1971-2005
Control #:
STR00003
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box & 1 map folder)
Notes:
Includes map of Abandoned Railroad of New Jersey, 1911-1977 (published 1978).

Series:
Department of Transportation
Division of Accounting and Auditing
Financial Reports and Correspondence, 1917-1980s
Control #:
STRAC001
Format:
5.5 c.f. (6 boxes)
Notes:
Includes material from the Highway Department and Highway Commission.

Series:
Department of Transportation
Division of Comprehensive Transportation Planning
General Highway Maps, 1976-1982
Control #:
STRCM001
Format:
1 c.f. (61 map sheets)
Arrangement:
By map sheet number
Notes:
Includes highway maps for the entire state of New Jersey in 64 quadrants.

Series:
Department of Transportation
Commissioner's Office
Research & Development, Route, Management and Subject Files, ca. 1975-1984
Control #:
STRCO001
Format:
4 c.f. (4 boxes)

Series:
Department of Transportation
Commissioner's Office
Card Index to Commissioner's Files, 1969-1972
Control #:
STRCO002
Format:
9 reels (16-mm)

Series:
Department of Transportation
Commissioner's Office
Subject and Route Files [microfilm], 1965-1979
Control #:
STRCO003
Format:
3 c.f. (3 boxes)
Notes:
Includes Commissioner's and Assistant Commissioner's files. These three boxes contain microfilm.

Series:
Department of Transportation
Division of Design
Jurisdictional Control Office
Road Return Maps, 1916-1942
Control #:
STRDE001
Format:
4.5 c.f. (17 map folders, 1 box of negatives)
Arrangement:
By atlas sheet number
Notes:
Show road-return citations on New Jersey Geological Survey atlas sheets.

Series:
Department of Transportation
Division of Design
Jurisdictional Control Office
County Road Records [Transcripts and Copies], 1680-1932
Control #:
STRDE002
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box); 34 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Includes road returns and vacations, maps, and indexes.

Series:
Department of Transportation
Bureau of Legislative Analysis
Legislative Files, 1982-1993
Control #:
STRLE001
Format:
9 c.f. (9 boxes)

Series:
Department of Transportation
Division of Project Management
Bureau of Environmental Analysis
Trenton Complex Archaeology Reports, 1986-1998
Control #:
STRPM001
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
By report number
Notes:
Archaeological survey of Abbott Farm Historic District sites undertaken as a result of highway construction.

Series:
Department of Transportation
Division of Project Development
Bureau of Environmental Analysis
Views of Weymouth, Atlantic County, 1880s-ca. 1980
Control #:
STRPR001
Format:
0.26 c.f. (26 items)
Arrangement:
By number
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Transportation
Division of Transportation Systems Planning
Bureau of Data Development
Traffic Volume Maps, 1940-1982
Control #:
STRSY001
Format:
25 c.f. (1 box, 8 map drawers)

Series:
Bergen Line Road Commissioners
Minutes, 1872-1877
Control #:
SZBER001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Covers the period 17 September 1872 to 9 April 1877.

Series:
New Jersey Interstate Bridge and Tunnel Commission
Reports to the Legislature, 1920-1928
Control #:
SZBRI001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol. and 1 box)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Delaware River and Bay Authority
Minutes and Reports of Operations, 1976-1980
Control #:
SZDEI001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (8 items)
Notes:
Minutes date from 1980; reports of operations date from 1976.
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Series:
Delaware River and Bay Authority
Annual Reports (Delaware Memorial Bridge), 1960-1963
Control #:
SZDEI002
Format:
0.03 c.f. (3 reports)
Notes:
1960-61 and 1961-62 reports are from the Delaware Interstate Highway Division (State of Delaware).

Series:
Delaware River Joint Commission
Annual Reports, 1949-1951
Control #:
SZDEJ001
Format:
0.03 c.f. (3 reports)

Series:
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
Minutes, Agendas and News Clippings, 1974-1980
Control #:
SZDEL001
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
Annual Reports, 1951-1953
Control #:
SZDEL002
Format:
0.03 c.f. (3 reports)

Series:
Delaware River Port Authority
Minutes and Agendas, 1974-1980
Control #:
SZDEM001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Delaware River Port Authority
Annual Reports, 1952-1958
Control #:
SZDEM002
Format:
0.03 c.f. (3 reports)
Notes:
Includes 1952, 1957 & 1958.

Series:
New Jersey Expressway Authority
Minutes, 1978-1980
Control #:
SZEXP001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
New York, New Jersey Port and Harbor Development Commission
Joint Report with Comprehensive Plan and Recommendations, 1920
Control #:
SZHAR001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
New Jersey Highway Authority
Minutes, 1976-1981
Control #:
SZHIG001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
New Jersey Highway Authority
Reports (Garden State Parkway), 1952-1966 & 1991
Control #:
SZHIG002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (18 reports)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes Annual Reports for 1952-1966 and 1991, and report on the first five years, 1959.
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Series:
State Highway Commission
Reports, 1921-1934
Control #:
SZHIH001
Format:
1.25 c.f. (3 boxes)
Notes:
Includes annual reports, report of the Advisory Board Vehicular Tunnel Traffic Study (1923), etc.
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Series:
Metropolitan Rapid Transit Study Commission
Records, ca. 1955-ca. 1957
Control #:
SZMET001
Format:
9.5 c.f. (11 boxes)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Annual Reports, Minutes and Miscellaneous Publications, 1957-1975
Control #:
SZPOR001
Format:
2 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological within record type
Notes:
Includes material from Port of New York Authority (e.g. dedication of heliport and exhibit building, New York World's Fair, 1964-5).
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Port Raritan District Commission
Annual Reports, 1929-1944
Control #:
SZPOT001
Format:
0.06 c.f. (6 reports)

Series:
New Jersey Ship Canal Commission
Reports on the Proposed Sea-Level Canal Connecting Delaware and New York Bays, 1912
Control #:
SZSHI001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 report)

Series:
South Jersey Port Commission
Annual Report, 1968
Control #:
SZSOT001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
New Jersey Traffic Commission
Annual Report, 1931
Control #:
SZTRA001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
New Jersey Turnpike Authority
Annual Reports, Proceedings and Miscellaneous Publications, 1949-1993
Control #:
SZTUR001
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological within record type
Notes:
Partial finding aid available.
Finding Aid:
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~ The collections listed on this page represent 95.92 c.f. of paper records and 43 reels of microfilm ~



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This page last updated 02/05/2007