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Map Collection

The Indiana State Library holds over 11,000 maps related to Indiana. This collection holds historic and current print maps of various size, content, and coverage area.  The maps must be viewed at the library and do not loan. Use the library catalog, guides, and indexes to help with your research.

Map Collection holdings lists, guides and digital collections:

Historical Aerial Photo Viewers:


Selected bibliography of holdings at the Indiana State Library related to mapping:

Hubbard, Bill jr. American Boundaries: The nation, the states, the rectangular survey.  University of Chicago Press, 2009. [E179.5 H83] (Discusses the creation of states and the changing boundaries of the nation, how it was surveyed and how it was mapped.)

Pence, George and Armstrong, Nellie. Indiana Boundaries: Territory, state, and county. Indiana Historical Bureau, 1967. [IR 977.2 P397i]

Thorndale, William and Dollarhide, William. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920.  Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. : Baltimore, 1987. [G 9142.73 T496map] (shows how county boundaries in all states have changed from the 1790 census to 1920)

IN MH 2/1/2024