Historic map collection
Scope and Contents
This collection of historic maps date from 1675-1971, and primarily relate to the Washington and Custis families, the Revolutionary War, and society life in antebellum Washington D.C. and Virginia. Includes matching editions of maps personally owned by George Washington.
Note: surveys created by George Washington are found in the George Washington Collection.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.
Language of Materials
This collection is primarily arranged by size.
Items in this collection were acquired by gift and purchase from various sources. Materials are added to the collection as they are acquired.
- Historic map collection
- In Progress
- Lesley Parilla, Technical Services Librarian
- November 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description