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U.S. History

This guide provides useful print and online resources to help people doing research in the History of the United States of America, defined broadly.

Images & Maps

Recommended Map Databases

Recommended Databases for Images

PCL Map Collection - Online

Open Access Maps

American Panorama - a historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative interactive mapping techniques, designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in American history or a love of maps.

American Revolutionary War Era Maps (1750-1800) - a curated digital collection of maps and additional online resources related to the American Revolutionary War era, broadly defined as 1750-1800. Nearly 2,000 maps are currently available in the Portal

Civil War Maps - Approximately 3,000 maps from collections owned by the Library of Congress, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia.

David Rumsey Map Collection - over 55,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials.

Old Maps Online - OldMapsOnline Portal is an easy-to-use gateway to historical maps in libraries around the world.

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