State of Minnesota, Dept. of Highways collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains architectural drawings of shop and office buildings for the Minnesota Department of Highways. The plans include structural and architectural details, floor plans, mechanical and electrical plans and elevation details for buildings in Crookston, Duluth, Morris and Willmar, Minnesota.
- Minnesota. Dept. of Highways (Organization)
Language of Materials
Restrictions on Access
Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.
Restrictions on Use
There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.
The Minnesota Legislature created the Department of Highways in 1917 to oversee the construction of Minnesota highways. The basic highway plan for Minnesota was endorsed by the Legislature in the early 1920s, with the creation of a system of 70 trunk highways. In 1976, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) was created by the Legislature and assumed the responsibilities previously held by the Department of Highways.
0.5 Cubic Feet
Collection contains architectural drawings of shop and office buildings for the Minnesota Department of Highways.
Additional Finding Aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
- Architecture -- Designs and plans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minnesota. Dept. of Highways
- State of Minnesota, Dept. of Highways collection
- Karen Spilman
- April 2005
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Northwest Architectural Archives Collecting Area