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Maps at MNHS: Search for maps

A guide to accessing maps and other geospatial resources at MNHS.

Searching for Maps at MNHS

There are many different places you can find maps at MNHS. Please consult the resources below when searching for maps.

Library Catalog

Most maps at MNHS can be found in the library catalog. In the catalog, you can conduct a search for maps in a couple of different ways:

    • Maps of a certain type, such as an atlas or plat, could be searched as "Ramsey county atlas" or "Ramsey county plat."
    • One can also search for maps produced by a certain publisher or author, such as "Rockford Map Publishers" or Geological Survey (U.S.).
    • Maps of a certain region, such as Polk County, could be searched as "Polk county."
    • Maps can also be searched by subject, such as pictorial maps, biographical maps, or maps of bicycle trails.

Map call numbers in our catalog begin with the letter G. Most MNHS maps also have a sizing code such as 2f, 4f, 6f or 8f (2f being the smallest size and 8f the largest).

Given the wide breadth of materials found in MNHS' map collection, you may not find exactly what you are looking for when searching the catalog. Detailed notes about our map records' call numbers can be found behind the reference desk. Please speak to a librarian if you need further assistance locating maps at MNHS.

Maps Online

Please visit the Online Resources page for more information about finding maps that have been digitized and are available online.

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