The Historic Map Cases are not accessible to the public. You must ask staff to bring you maps in your area of interest.
A map is considered historic if:
The Map Collection has an extensive collection of topographic maps of Washington state. Although we do not actively collect older maps, we do make occasional exceptions for good older maps of Washington state.
Historic maps can be found at the UW in the Map Collection and also in Special Collections.
Historic topos and other historic maps cannot be checked out. To obtain copies, see Options for Copying Maps.
UW Special Collections has very rare or original historic maps.