Category Archives: National

Federal Highway Administration Research Library

Location: Federal Highway Administration Research Library 6300 Georgetown Pike McLean, VA 22101 Phone: 202-493-3172 Web site: Federal Highway Administration Research Library Institution Type: Library, Government Agency Collections Description: Building and Planning of Route 66, Early Route 66; much of the library’s pertinent holdings on the history of Route 66 may now be housed at the National Transportation Library or the National Archives and Records Administration. Although the FHWA Research Library exists primarily for the use of Highway Administration employees, arrangements for

National Archives and Records Administration – Still Pictures Branch

Location: National Archives and Records Administration – Still Pictures Branch 8601 Adelphi Rd. College Park, MD 20740 Phone: 866-272-6272 Web site: National Archives and Records Administration Institution Type: Government Agency, Archive Collections Description: Within NARA’s Still Picture Branch, Record Group 30 contains tens of thousands of photographs that had originally formed part of the documentation generated and produced by the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. Material dates from 1896 to 1963. The topics covered in these images include cities and communities across

National Transportation Library, U.S. Department of Transportation

Location: National Transportation Library, U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE Washington, DC 20590 Phone: 800-853-1351 Web site: National Transportation Library Institution Type: Government agency, Library Collections Description: The National Transportation Library holds a variety of publications that relate to the history of Route 66, including old road magazines, technical studies and surveys (e.g. the effect of Route 66 bypasses on small towns), and statistical data. Areas of emphasis include traffic surveys, traffic engineering, bridges, highways, and the history of

National Route 66 & Transportation Museum

Location: National Route 66 & Transportation Museum 2717 West 3rd St. Elk City, OK 73644 Phone: 580-225-6266 Web site: National Route 66 and Transportation Museum Institution Type: Museum Collections Description: Transportation, Roadside Architecture, Images of Oklahoma and Route 66, Signage on Route 66, Automobiles/Automobile Industry Regions Covered: Route 66 in Oklahoma, Entire Route 66 Type of Materials: Photographs, Maps, Artifacts and Collectibles, Permanent Exhibit Time Periods: 20th century Access Facility Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm Online Resources and Finding Aids:

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program – National Park Service

Location: Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program 1100 Old Santa Fe Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: 505-988-6701 Web site: Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program Institution Type: Government Agency, Archive, Library Collections Description: The National Park Service’s Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program maintains an important library of primary source material and secondary literature. The collection, which is open to scholars and others with defined research interests, in large measure document the Program’s collaborative projects with private individuals, organizations, and civic and government partners

National Historic Route 66 Federation

Location: National Historic Route 66 Federation 374 Klamath Dr. Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 Phone: 909-336-6131 Web site: National Historic Route 66 Federation Institution Type: Preservation organization Collections Description: History of Route 66 (United States Highway 66), Roadside Architecture, Tourism, Historic Preservation, Dustbowl/Migrant Camps, Images of California and Route 66, Signage on Route 66 Regions Covered: Entire Route 66 Type of Materials: Photographs, Postcards Time Periods: 20th and 21st centuries Access Facility Hours: By appointment only; please e-mail requests (address on website) Online Resources and Finding Aids: