Collections

Eleanor Houston and Lawrence M. C. Smith Collection

Donated in 1986

OML’s first founding collection, the Smith Collection features a broad and rich collection of maps, globes, and atlases from the early sixteenth century to the twentieth century.

Harold L. and Peggy L. Osher Collection

Donated in 1989

OML’s second founding collection comprises a broad and rich collection of maps, navigational charts, globes, atlases starting in the fifteenth century. Included is a collection of late 19th to early 20th century transportation and geographical board games.

Osher Map Library Collections

Donated in 1990

A varied collection of miscellaneous materials formed since 1994 either from small gifts or by direct acquisition by OML.

Fleet Bank Collection

Donated in 1994

A small collection of early maps of the state of Maine.

Peter H. Enggass Collection

Donated in 1996

About 150 maps, almost all of early modern and modern Spain and Spanish territories.

Roger Baskes Collection

Donated in 1998

Annual reports of the U.S. Coast [and Geodetic] Survey, 1844-1919.

Douglas Yorke Collection

Donated in 2002

An extensive collection of twentieth-century U.S. road maps and books, emphasizing the genre's cover art.

Matthew Edney Collection

Donated in 2004

A varied assembly of modern maps and facsimiles collected as examples for the teaching of cartography and the history of cartography.

Charles and Dalinda Carpenter Collection

Donated in 2009

A wide-ranging collection of U.S. land-ownership maps, atlases, and gazetteers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Robert and Shirley French Collection

Donated in 2009

A substantial collection of twentieth-century U.S. road maps and books.

Norman H. Morse Collection

Donated in 2009

A comprehensive collection of ocean-liner memorabilia, mostly transatlantic, from the 1870s to the 1970s.

Earle G. Shettleworth Collection

Donated in 2010

A collection of Portland, Maine, related items.

Richard Auletta Collection

Donated in 2011

A comprehensive collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century guidebooks (esp. Baedeker), maps, and other works related to travel and tourism.

Robert and Frank Neikirk Collection

Donated in 2012

A collection of over forty color lithograph posters advertising war bonds from the First World War.

To browse the collection, all of which has been imaged, use Osgood.

Erno Bonebakker Collection

Donated in 2012

A selection of modern topographical maps and charts.

Friends of the Osher Map Library Collection

Donated in 2013

Varous maps and atlases acquired through the good graces of the Friends of the Osher Map Library, and donated to OML.