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St. Louis Area Historic Maps

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

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Sonya Rooney: 
314-935-9730 | e-mail

Miranda Rectenwald:
  314-935-5444 | e-mail

Located: West Campus Library until February 23, 2015

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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


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: