What is Research Route 66?

Research Route 66 is an initiative to bring attention to the historical record of Route 66. The National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program is collaborating with archival institutions along the route in order to stimulate the collecting and preservation of historical records, and make them accessible to the public.

Ten institutions have partnered with the NPS as lead repositories and have contributed significantly to the development of the initiative. Current goals are to promote the archives; identify important Route 66 collections throughout the states; encourage cross collaboration between archives, libraries and museums; and develop this website as a rich resource of archival information to help preserve the memory and materials of the route.