Historic Archives Digital Collections

The Iowa Department of Transportation's Historic Archives Digital Collections is a compilation of transportation-related photos, maps and other documents gathered by DOT employees or donated to the department. It is one of the few digital collections of historical transportation artifacts in the country.

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The collection spans a wide range of subject areas and examines all modes of transportation. Approximately 13,400 images are currently available and additional photos and updates are being made continuously. Many of the images are one-of-a-kind or rare.
Numerous photos remain unidentified or only partially identified and we would appreciate any help the public can give us in the identification process. If you can help us identify an image,
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