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About this collection

The map collection comprises over 1,000 maps from the 1870s - 1980s.  The collection includes:

Physical maps (on site):

-Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for 1932, 1939, 1950, 1958, and 1962 *some years also available on microfilm

City of San José Block Books: 1909, and 1924 multi volume set updated to the 1940s

-1876 Historical Atlas of Santa Clara County

-City and street maps 

-State, county, and subdivision maps

 

Digital maps:

-A Digital Sanborn Maps database covers cities throughout California (1867-1970) including San Jose maps from 1884, 1891, and 1915-1950.

-Brainard Atlas of Santa Clara County 

-1876 Historical Atlas of Santa Clara County

-City of San José Block Books, 1871 and 1882-1886

-and more

 

The Digital Collection

This collection currently includes a representative selection of maps and atlases from the California Room. New images are added to the collection as they are digitized. If you are interested in keeping up to date with the latest additions, you can sign up for the collection RSS Feed.

 
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