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Historical Visual Materials Collections: Maps

This guide lists a variety of research materials such as photographs, architectural plans, postcards, historical maps, artwork and ephemera.

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Special Collection's map holdings are in the process of being cataloged; however, many maps can be found in the Library's online catalog. Once you identify an appropriate call number, staff will also bring you related uncataloged maps to peruse as well.

The Special Collections Reference Area also has maps and atlases available to browse:

 

    Historical & Rare Maps

    Special Collection's historical and rare maps range from 16th-century world maps to 19th and early 20th-century Pacific Northwest maps and bird's-eye views. Many color examples can be found in the World and Regional Maps, 16th to 19th Centuries Digital Collection. This collection emphasizes North America, the Pacific Northwest, and exploration in this region from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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    Rare Maps

    Special Collection's historical and rare maps range from 16th-century world maps to 19th and early 20th-century Pacific Northwest maps and bird's-eye views. Many maps are described in the Library's online catalog.