Research

New York State Department of Transportation Historical Aerial Photographs

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These aerial photographs were created by various federal agencies prior to and during the Second World War. They were collected and annotated by the Department of Public Works and/or the Department for Transportation for use in design, remediation, and emergency repair purposes. Photos depict areas located in counties which comprised the former Department of Transportation Region 3.
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Quantity:
6 cubic feet (approximately 900 photographic prints)
Inclusive Dates:
1938-1945
Series Number:
B2700

Arrangement

Geographical by county then by flight line.

Scope and Content Note

These aerial photographs were created by various federal agencies prior to and during the Second World War. They were collected and annotated by the Department of Public Works and/or the Department for Transportation for use in design, remediation, and emergency repair purposes. Photos depict areas located in counties which comprised the former Department of Transportation Region 3. Counties which comprised this region were Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, and Tompkins. The photos were most recently used, maintained, and annotated by the Department of Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Bureau.

Photographs typically measure approximately 27 inches x 22 inches. The focus of the photos is 1000 feet on either side of roads and waterways.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B2711 Indexes to Historical Aerial Photographs, which consists of related mosaic photographic prints, indexes this series.

Other finding aids

Aerial photographic prints and flight line maps are indexed with unique numbers in a Microsoft Access database created by the State Department of Transportation.

B2700-19: Folder list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under RDA 22508.

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