Category Archives: Archives & Research

Albuquerque Historical Society

Location: Albuquerque Historical Society, PO Box 20568, Albuquerque, NM 87154-0568 Phone: Contact via website Web site: https://albuqhistsoc.org/ Institution Type: Archive Collections Description: The Albuquerque Historical Society (AHS) is a non-profit, membership organization of residents interested in promoting and preserving all matters relating to the history of Albuquerque, New Mexico and the surrounding communities. Founded in 1947 as the Old Town Historical Society, it originally focused on efforts to preserve the historic character of Old Town Albuquerque. Regions Covered: Route 66

Duane G. Meyer Library – Missouri State University

Location: Duane G. Meyer Library, 850 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65897 Phone: (417) 836-4700 Web site: https://libraries.missouristate.edu/ Institution Type: Library, Archive Collections Description: Union collections; Greater Springfield CLC (corr. From 1930’s to 40’s) on website full-text; Series I 1920-1979; Ozarkiona, Lang Kirkland 100th Ann. Of AFL-CIU, Nov. 21, 1980:30; Oho Bowies, Nov. 1, 1981: 30; Yesteryears: A study of Missouri’s First Roads” W.A. McVey 98pp, spp index, 1973 reprint; Radio doc. On Rt. 66 “CulturFrancais”, Movie Fraisse

Powers Museum

Location: Powers Museum, PO Box 593, Carthage, MO 64836 Phone: (417) 237-0456 Web site: https://powersmuseum.org/ Institution Type: Museum, Archive Collections Description: Library of Congress Veteran’s Oral History Project (30 interviews) Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri   Type of Materials: Oral history, Route 66 ephemera Time Periods: 20th century Access Facility Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday 12PM-4PM Online Resources and Finding Aids: None

Evangel University Libraries

Location: Evangel University Libraries, 1111 N. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 Phone: (417) 865-2815 ext. 7268 Web site: https://library.evangel.edu/home Institution Type: Library Collections Description: War-time records (O’Reilly General Army Hospital on Route 66, World War II to 1952) Regions Covered: Route 66 in Missouri Type of Materials: Government records Time Periods: 20th century Access Facility Hours:  Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM-11:45 PM; Friday 7:30 AM-8 PM, Sunday 4 PM-11:45 PM, closed Saturday. Online Resources and Finding Aids: Online catalog

Illinois State Historic Preservation Office

Location: State Historic Preservation Office (Preservation Services), IDNR-One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702-1271 Phone: (217) 782-4836 Web site: https://www2.illinois.gov/dnrhistoric/Pages/default.aspx Institution Type: Government Archives Collections Description: Early papers of State Route 66 Association, historic preservation, Pure Oil drawings Regions Covered: Route 66 in Illinois Type of Materials: Books, vertical files, video, newspaper clippings, architectural designs, photographs Time Periods: 20th century Access Facility Hours:  Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Online Resources and Finding Aids: None

Devil’s Rope Barbed Wire Museum

Location: Devil’s Rope Barbed Wire Museum, 100 Kingsley St, McLean, TX 79057 Phone: (806) 779-2225 Web site: https://www.barbwiremuseum.com/ Institution Type: Museum Collections Description: Items from different businesses along Route 66 in the Texas Panhandle, road maps showing stops along Route 66, photographs, a wall of fame with stories from locals who lived on Route 66, and miniature models of two gas stations that were on Route 66 in Alanreed and Shamrock, Texas. Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Personal

Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Location: Texas State Library & Archives Commission, 1201 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 463-5455 Web site: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ Institution Type: Library, Archive Collections Description: Digital collections, Texas Highway Department historical records [word document finding aid]: Federal Aid System, County project files Map Collection Database: Texas highway maps, county maps www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/maps/index.php Historical Commission History Programs Division records: Historical marker files legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/20113/tsl-20113.html tsl.access.preservica.com/uncategorized/collection_2974c8a1-1e71-473b-895b-bba68d5490a8/ Department of Insurance State Fire Marshal key rate files legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/20070/tsl-20070.html Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Government

Texas Department of Transportation

Location: Texas Department of Transportation, 125 E. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78701 Phone: (512) 463-8588 Web site: https://www.txdot.gov/ Institution Type: Government Archive Collections Description: Texas DOT holds all road plans for designated federal and state highways in Texas; plans for Route 66 show different routes and alignment changes across Texas. Includes photographs, articles from the Texas Highways magazine, and architectural history survey data on Route 66. Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Government records, photographs, maps, promotional material

Historic 6th on Route 66 Association

Location: Historic 6th on Route 66 Association, 3511 SW 6th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106 Phone: (806) 373-1427 Web site: https://www.amarillo66.com/ Institution Type: Association archive Collections Description: Antique shop that serves as association office and has archived association records; handwritten notes for Mainstreet application process, local history (biography, business, government institutions, etc.), historic preservation, grant writing records Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Government records, photographs, architecture design records, Mainstreet application records Time Periods: 19th and 20th centuries

Oldham County Library

Location: Oldham County Library, P.O. Box 640, Vega, TX 79092 Phone: (806) 267-2635 Web site: https://harringtonlc.org/vega/ Institution Type: Library Collections Description: History of Route 66 and transportation, cookbooks, photo journals, atlas, traveler’s guides Regions Covered: Route 66 in Texas Type of Materials: Published material (books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, etc.), photographs, maps, architecture, tourism, Dust Bowl history Time Periods: 20th, and 21st centuries Access Facility Hours:  Monday-Wednesday-Friday 12:00 PM-6:00 PM Online Resources and Finding Aids: Online catalog

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