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St. Louis Area Historic Maps

A guide to locating historic maps of the St. Louis (Missouri) regional area.

Contact Info

Owl

Archive, Manuscript & Rare Book collections are accessed in Olin Library at the Special Collections reading room

HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00-5:00

LOCATION:  Olin Library, 1st floor, Danforth Campus

*REQUESTS / APPOINTMENTS:  314-935-5495  spec@wumail.wustl.edu

*collections stored offsite require 5 days notice for retrieval

Questions about a specific topic? Contact:

University Archives: Sonya Rooney

Local History: Miranda Rectenwald

Popular American Arts: Vernon Mitchell, Jr.

Contact US History Librarian

Melissa Vetter
Contact:
Washington University in St. Louis
Olin Library, 1st Floor Help Center
p. 314.935.5079
e. mvetter@wustl.edu

Archive Sources

Located at University Archives, the Harland Bartholomew and Associates Collection is a wonderful source for detailed maps of St. Louis in the 20th century.  This large collection also includes many other metropolitan areas. 

HBA Series 02, black Vol 53, part 1

Image above from HBA Series 2, black Vol 53, part 1

Items in the Harland Bartholomew and Associates Collection include:

ONLINE - St. Louis Area Maps

Hosted by various other organizations:

Other sources for St. Louis Maps

Missouri Maps

Bookshelf

In addition to University Archives, various types of historic maps are located in WU Libraries, including Olin, Art & Artictecture, Earth & Planetary Sciences, West Campus, and Special Collections - Rare Books

See especially subject headings:

Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Maps

Saint Louis (Mo.) -- Maps -- 19th century.


 

More Research Guides about Maps

Looking for maps of other cities, states, or places? Try these resources: