Good Roads Association Records

A new finding aid has been added to the Organization Records finding aids page:

National Highway Association, Good Roads Association Records, 1902 – 1917, 1949 – The Good Roads Association was formed in 1902 as North Carolina’s chapter of the National Highway Association. The association actively worked towards the establishment of a highway system in North Carolina with great success. The state spent $65 million to make 5,500 miles of roads. Significant members in the association included Hattie Morehead Berry and Joseph Hyde Pratt. The work of the Good Roads Association led to the creation of the State Highway Commission in 1921, and in 1971, the State Highway Commission became the Department of Transportation. This collection includes general records of the organization, consisting of the constitution and by-laws, the original charter of the Good Roads of North Carolina membership in the National Highways Association, correspondence, press releases, and event programs covering the years 1902 to 1917; also included is a series of newspaper clippings covering activities of the organization during the years 1913 and 1914; additionally, there are series of materials related to the passage of a school and roads bond issue bill in 1949. (2 boxes)