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Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Records (PARTIALLY PROCESSED), 1987-2017

Accession 2017.51 (UNPROCESSED)

Overview of the Collection

Title: Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Records (UNPROCESSED),
Inclusive Dates: 1987-2017
Quantity: 18 linear feet, 18 boxes of unsorted material, including photographs, scrapbooks, VHS tapes, and textual material
Abstract:The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Records includes 18 boxes of unprocessed material, including meeting agendas and minutes, event material, publications, photographs, newsletters, scrapbooks, and other ephemera.
Identification: NAU.MS.66
Accession 2017.51 (UNPROCESSED)
Language: Material in English
Repository: Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department
Northern Arizona University
Box 6022
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022
Phone: 928 523-5551
Fax: 928 523-3770

Historical Note

In the 1980s, Angel Delgadillo, barber and proprietor of the Delgadillo Barber Shop and Pool Hall, began looking for ways to help revive Seligman, Arizona, after observing the economic damage done to the town caused by the recent I-40 bypass. On February 18, 1987, he arranged a meeting of representatives from Route 66 towns across Arizona to organize a group to make old Route 66 a “historic” highway with hopes of reviving tourism and increasing traffic. At this meeting the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona was proposed.

The Association formally came into being in November 1987. Soon after, the state of Arizona christened the former Route 66 alignment between Seligman to Kingman as “Historic Route 66”. Then, sections of Route 66 east of Seligman, and from Kingman to Topock at the California border was also named part of historic Route 66, preserving the longest remaining stretch of uninterrupted Route 66 in the country. In 1988, the Association began putting on an annual "Fun Run," a two-day event running from Seligman, to Golden Shores, Arizona. Starting with just a couple of dozen cars and participants that first year, the Fun Run today is one of the larger annual events held on Route 66.

Through the efforts of the Association, Route 66 has been designated as an Historic Road by the Arizona State Transportation Board (1987), an All-American Road (2009), and a National Scenic Byway. The Association is among the oldest in the contiguous Route 66 states promoting tourism and preservation of the old highway. In addition, many Route 66 associations in other states and in other countries can draw a direct lineage back to the Historic Route 66 Association in Arizona through either direct support and encouragement, or through inspiration. Visitors from all across the United States and around the world seek out pieces of Arizona’s Route 66 as part of a "pilgrimage" of traveling some or all of the old highway.

Scope and Content

The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Records largely reflect the organization's efforts between 1987-2017. It includes meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, pamphlets, posters, and ephemera from the annual Fun Run and other events put on by the Association, as well as the research files of one of the Association's founders, Dr. Vince Salmon. The records also contain materials relating to other Route 66-related organizations, as well as scrapbooks, photo albums and VHS tapes.


Currently, the bulk of the records are unprocessed; these are represented in the "Unprocessed" section of this finding aid. The newsletters have been separated from the rest of the materials and fully processed. They are found in:
NAU.MS.66.1 - Series 1: Newsletters, 1987-2012


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is still being processed. It may contain sensitive materials that requires advance review by Special Collections and Archives staff. Please contact Special Collections and Archives at least three weeks in advance to request access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for Northern Arizona University, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Delgadillo, Angel
Salmon, Vince

Family Name(s)

Corporate Name(s)

Geographic Name(s)

United States Highway 66

Genre Form(s)


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona (UNPROCESSED). NAU.MS.66; NAU.PH.2017.51. Special Collections and Archives. Northern Arizona University. Cline Library. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Acquisition Information

This material was donated to Special Collections and Archives by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona in October 2017.

Processing Information

Mowana Lomaomvaya inventoried the initial donation of records in January 2018.

The records are currently being processed by Special Collections and Archives (2019).


Future accruals are anticipated.

Container List

NAU.MS.66.1 Newsletters, 1987-2012 1.3 linear feet (textual materials), 3 manuscript boxes
Scope & Contents
The Newsletters series consists of newsletters produced and distributed by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona between 1987 and 2012. The title of the newsletter changed several times during its run. It was titled Route 66 News from 1989 to 2007, changing its name to Route 66 East to West in 2008. The publication schedule for the newsletter also varied. In some years, it was published monthly; in others, quarterly.
Materials in this series are organized chronologically.
NAU.MS.66.1.1987.1-9Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona newsletters, 1987 March-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1988.1-10Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona newsletters, 1988 January-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1989.1-12Route 66 News, 1989 January-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1990.1-12Route 66 News, 1990 January-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1991.1-11Route 66 News, 1991 January-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1992.1-5Route 66 News, 1992 January-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1993.1-6Route 66 News 1993 January-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1994.1-6Route 66 News, 1994 January-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1995.1-6Route 66 News, 1995 January-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1996.1-4Route 66 News 1996 January-December
NAU.MS.66.1.1997.1-2Route 66 News, Spring-Summer 1997
NAU.MS.66.1.1998.1-3Route 66 News, Spring-Fall 1998
NAU.MS.66.1.1999.1-4Route 66 News, Winter-Spring/Winter 1999
NAU.MS.66.1.2000.1-4Route 66 News, Spring-Winter 2000
NAU.MS.66.1.2001.1-3Route 66 News, Spring-Fall 2001
NAU.MS.66.1.2002.1-4Route 66 News, Spring-Winter 2002
NAU.MS.66.1.2003.1-5Route 66 News, Spring-Winter 2003
NAU.MS.66.1.2004.1-4Route 66 News, Spring-Winter 2004
NAU.MS.66.1.2005.1-3Route 66 News, Spring/Summer-Winter 2005
NAU.MS.66.1.2006.1-3Route 66 News, Spring-Fall/Winter 2006
NAU.MS.66.1.2007.1Route 66 News, Fall 2007
NAU.MS.66.1.2008.1-4Route 66 East to West, Issues 1-3, 2008
NAU.MS.66.1.2009.1-3Route 66 East to West, Issues 4, 5, 7, 2009
NAU.MS.66.1.2010.1-3Route 66 East to West, Issues 8, 9, 10, 2010
NAU.MS.66.1.2011.1-2Route 66 East to West, Issues 11, 12, 2011
NAU.MS.66.1.2012.1Route 66 East to West, Issue 13, 2012
Unprocessed Material 1987-2015 18 linear feet (textual materials), 18 boxes of unprocessed materials
Box 1, 1987-1993
Scope and Contents
Contact sheets, Photographs, 1987 Route 66 Research Book 2, Brochure project, Route 66 Brochure project, 1993 Fun Run Photos, Binder of correspondence and articles
Box 2, 1987-1993
Scope and Contents
Scrapbook of postcards and stamps, 1987 Route 66 Research Book #1, 4th Annual Fun Run (articles, pamphlet, etc.), 6th Annual Fun Run Apr. 23, 24, 25, 1993, Articles of Interest, 2 Scrapbooks, Passing the Shield – small photo album
Box 3, 1987-2015
Scope and Contents
Newspapers, Brochures and pamphlets, Maps, Photographs, Advertisements, Photocopied news articles, Magazines
Box 4 1987-2015
Scope and Contents
Route 66 Fun Run Placards, Fun Run license plates, Route 6 pamphlets, Advertisements, Photocopied ads, Magazines, Newspaper artic Maps, Photographs, Route 66 Museum Association Area, Various paperwork and correspondence.
Box 5 1993-2006
Scope and Contents
4th Annual Fun Run poster (2), 1993 Miss Historic Route 66 Pageant poster (2), 10th Annual Fun Run poster, Route 66 poster (3 copies), 5th Annual Fun Run poster (43 copies), Route 66 "Ghost Road" poster, Route 66 Preservation Foundation poster, Illinois state map (2 copies), 22nd Annual Fun Run poster, 12th Annual Fun Run banner, 16th Annual Fun Run poster (8), 17th Annual Fun Run poster (2), 12th Annual Fun Run poster, 6th Annual Fun Run poster, 21st fun rub 3 cop, 1st annual cruise the route poster, 9th Annual Fun Run poster (3), 8th Annual Fun Run poster (4), 15th Annual Fun Run poster (4), 1992 Tulsa State Fair poster, 2006 Fun Run poster (4), Arizona state map (2), 23rd Annual Fun Run poster, 14th Annual Fun Run poster (3), 30th Annual Fun Run poster, Midpoint Rt. 66 bumper stickers (4), Tulsa State Fair letter, Route 66 Pulse newspaper, Route 66 Menu, 4th Annual Fun Run envelopes.
Box 6 1987-1993
Scope and Contents
Route 66 Historic Road Appl. Report, Action Arizona ATTN Kevin Kaighn, 1993 Historic Route 66 Club of Ancient Automobiles and Rallies, Book: FSA on Route 66, Route 66 Pamphlets, Historic Route 66 Corridor Management Plan, Fun Run booklets, Route 66 Newsletters.
Box 7 1988-2015
Scope and Contents
VHS tape labeled, To: Jerry Richards RTE 66 Dedication April 22-23-24, 1988, 4th Annual Route 66 Fun Run Weekend April 26, 27, 28, 1991 VHS tape, VHS Tape: Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, VHS Tape: April 1993 Historic Route 66 Fun Run by Robert T. Burton, VHS Tape: Historic Route 66 Association Channel 3 Arizona USA - Kingman Channel 12 Jerry Foster – Kingman, Film in a film can: Kingman – 66 Last Portion, European Route 66 Auto Rally button, Police Kingman, AZ 1952 Patch, Travel Arizona's Historic Route 66 pamphlet (3 copies), Southwestern Desert postcard, Family Tour Guide Points of Interest from Topock, Arizona to Ashfork, Arizona (8 copies), Origins of the Association article (2 copies), Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Deed of Gift application, Photographs on Route 66, Route 66 postcards, Envelope addressed to Vincent Salmon, Various photocopied articles, Various Route 66 Pamphlets, Various city pamphlets, Zdenek Jurasek, Route 66 Book, Arizona Road maps, "6 Runs on 66" Certificate, Grand Canyon Caverns pamphlet, La Posada Hotel Pamphlet, Route 66 advertisements, Route 66 Artwork, Various news articles, Camp Beale's Springs pamphlets, The History Channel, Great Race Year Book magazine, Book: Peach Springs, Book: Pump and Circumstance, Powerhouse Visitor Center cards, Turquoise Room pamphlet, American Solar Run ad, Various business cards, Arizona Highways magazines, Route 66 envelopes, Various magazines, Route 66 Menus from other countries, Route 66 Pulse newspapers and articles, Correspondence, Fourth edition of the activities for the year 2001 booklet, 29th Fun Run Pamphlets (2), 2015 Fun Run Pamphlets (2), 2014 Fun Run pamphlets (2), 14th Annual Fun Run pamphlet, Book: The Route 66 TV Series, Route 66 East to West, Vincent Salmon 1928-2009, booklet, 30th Fun Run, Route 66 Calendar, 3 inch floppy disk, Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona notes and papers.
Box 8 2008-2010
Scope and Contents
Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona Time Line by Vince Salmon, Photos of: Misc. 8x10, National Old Trial Highway, Scrapbook 2008, 2009, 2010, Foreign Letters, Arizona Historic Route 66 All-Community Meet Summary, June 29th, 2008, Powerhouse, Kingman, AZ, Route 66 photos compiled and bound by Vince Salmon.
Box 9 1987-2005
Scope and Contents
Newsletters from Canada and Miscellaneous, 1987 In the beginning Letters and Newsletters, Fun Run Photos 12th Annual 1999 – 18th Annual 2005
Box 10 1987-2015
Scope and Contents
Fun Run Pamphlets and Booklets, Newsletter articles from the Association, Arizona TEA-21 Transportation Enhancement Grant, Various correspondence with different people, Historic Route 66 Corridor Management Plan, "Wall of Fame" papers, Route 66 Plans and Projects, Department of the Interior paperwork, Oral History Reader, Generic Sign Preservation Ordinance, Frontier Motel paperwork, Postcards, Route 66 Pulse newspapers, Book: Conserving Our Treasured Places.
Box 11 1993-2001
Scope and Contents
Magazines, Letter to and about Route 66, Cars and Parts 2000-2001, BLM Back-country by-way dedication '93, Photos The People of Route 66, The Vince Salmon Library, Newspapers
Box 12 1987-2010
Scope and Contents
Photos Route 66 Association and Cars Continued, Photos 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Fun Run Photos 1st Annual 1988 – 11th Annual 1998, Route 66 Scrapbook Before the start of the Association and the years of 1987 1989.
Box 13 1989-2008
Scope and Contents
Photo album of Route 66 in States: California, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Photo album of Route 66 In Arizona: Photos: Ashfork, Flagstaff, Gold Road, Grand Canyon, Caverns, Hackberry, Holbrook, Kingman, Photo album: Photos: Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles, Photo album: Photos Of: The People of Route 66 Meetings of Association, Photos: 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Box 14 1987-2015
Scope and Contents
The Late Jerry Richard Co-founder of the Historic, Route 66 Association of Arizona, Route 66 Magazines 1994-2000 Published by Paul Taylor Williams, AZ.
Box 15 1994-2009
Scope and Contents
Book: La Route 66 en Harley-Davidson, Scrapbook 2003-2004, Scrapbook Misc. Odds and Ends Unknown Dates, Scrapbooks 1998-1999, Route 66 Scrapbook 1994-1995, Scraps 2005-2009.
Box 16 1991-2009
Scope and Contents
Route 66 Scrapbook 1996-1997, Scrapbook 2007, 2008, 2009, Route 66 Scrapbook Part of 1991-1992, Scrapbook 2002-2003, Route 66 Scrapbook 1993, Scrapbook 2000, 2001, Part of 2002.
Box 17 1988-2004
Scope and Contents
Artwork, Photos Kingman Army Airfield, Kingman Andy, Devine Parade Oatman, Peach Springs, Seligman, Photos Topock-Golden Shores, Truxton, Valentine, Valley Vista, Williams, Winona, Framed photograph of Miss Route 66, Photos of: Miss Historic Rt. 66's of AZ 1988-2004, Seligman Pictorial book, Various Route 66 Magazines, Framed Route 66 News 1989, Route 66 Scrapbook 1990, 1991, 1992.
Box 18 1988-2004
Scope and Contents
Magazines of Various Cars Car Parts, Book, Shoebox of photographs