Introduction to Maps
The Egan Library has some in-house map collections and there are also many online collections of maps.
This guide is an entry point to some major collections, with descriptions about the types of maps you can find.
If you know of a map source you would like to see on this research guide - especially Alaska-specific sources, please contact us at the Egan Library.
Online portals to maps
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
Start searching the historical map collection of the University of Texas at Austin.
David Rumsey Map Collection
The David Rumsey historical map collection has over 41,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.-- from the website
American Memory Project at the U.S. Library of Congress
The American Memory Project features "Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection." - from American Memory Project site
Scout Report Internet Archives
search the Scout Report for "maps" or "maps Alaska" or the type of map you are looking for. This source provides authoritative linking to reviewed map sites .