About the Indiana Maps Collection & Database

The Indiana Maps Collection contains maps:

  • at the regional, state, county, city and other local levels,
  • from territorial days to the present,
  • that illustrate various subjects from transportation to weather to hiking,
  • published by federal, state, local governmental bodies as well as non-government organizations and commercial vendors.

Almost 60 percent of maps covering the state have been cataloged and are accessible via IUCAT.

The IUB Libraries aggressively collects maps covering the state of Indiana, including purchasing new resources as well as historical. All users may recommend a map title, contact the department at libgimms@indiana.edu Copy 1 of Indiana maps published prior to 1950 are considered restricted or rare and must be requested from staff the East Tower 2 service desk. Duplicate copies are retained.


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