Caltrans provides different types of documents for internal and public use: public outreach, school curriculum, cultural resources mitigation, and guidance for professionals.
- Public Outreach: Logtown: The Legacy of Ordinary Places (PDF). This booklet interprets the lifeways of the ordinary people who settled in the mining town of Logtown. After mining was no longer a feasible way to make a living, the descendents of those early miners turned to ranching and agriculture. Logtown: the Legacy of Ordinary Places tells their stories. This booklet has been distributed to local residents, schools, museums, and libraries in El Dorado County, as well as the Sacramento library and the State Museum.
- Brochure: Historic Preservation and Caltrans: Archaeology
- Brochure: Historic Preservation and Caltrans: Buildings and Bridges.
- Historic Highway Bridges of California - this book presents the results of of the Historic Highway Bridge Inventory with a narrative history of bridges and bridge building in California.
The following documents are available on the SER - Other Guidance Page.
- Index to California Highways & Public Works Magazine - a useful reference for those researching various aspects of California"s transportation history
- Caltrans Guidelines for Identifying and Evaluating Historic Landscapes (1999)
- Water Conveyance Systems in California, Historic Context Development and Evaluation Procedures (2000)
- A Historical Context and Archaeological Research Design for Agricultural Properties in California (2007)
- A Historical Context and Archaeological Research Design for Mining Properties in California (2008)
- A Historical Context and Archaeological Research Design for Townsite Properties in California (2010)
- Tract Housing in California, 1945-1973: A Context for National Register Evaluation (2011)
- A Historical Context and Archaeological Research Design for Work Camp Properties in California (2013)
- A Historical Context and Methodology for Evaluating Trails, Roads, and Highways in California (2016)