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Geography and Map Division

INTRODUCTION

USING THE COLLECTIONS
MARC Maps
arrow graphicAtlas Collection
Title Collection
Set Maps
Special Collections
Reference Collection

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

WOMEN'S CONTRIBUTIONS

CONCLUSION

GEOGRAPHY AND MAP EXTERNAL SITES

VISIT/CONTACT

Atlas Collection

Most of the Atlas Collection is also cataloged, with its records available online. The catalog can be searched by geographic area, title, author, and subject. Unlike searching for maps, in searching for atlases, the term “women” is useful in identifying some of the newer thematic works about women. In addition, there are detailed finding aids available for much of the collection, including the nine-volume reference work A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress (Washington: Library of Congress, 1958-92; Z6028 .U562 1992) [catalog record] by Philip Lee Phillips and Clara Egli LeGear, which contains a partial index to individual plates bound into atlases published before 1968. Most of the atlases that contain useful information for studying women's history are fully cataloged.

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