VI. Genealogical Resources

Supporting Research with Old Maps. Because old maps are rich repositories of information from many fields of knowledge, they are a valuable resource to researchers of all ages and interests and not only to specialized map historians. Our nineteenth-century collections are of special interest for genealogists. Moreover, we are collaborating with Historic Map Works, Inc. ( to digitize the maps and make them available online.

The materials in this section are all from the 2,000 volumes of the Charles and Dalinda Carpenter Collection. These state and county atlases, gazetteers, and local histories from the nineteenth and twentieth century provide a wealth of information about land ownership and social change in the United States.