University Libraries

Aerial Photography Collection

Aerial Photo Collection

Choose one of the links below or click an area on the map for information about our Aerial Photo collection.
For holdings information, please visit our Aerial
Photography in the Borchert Map Library
page.
Aerial Maps | Air Photos by county | Hennepin County suburbs
| High Altitude | Indexes | Metro area enlargements |
Negatives | Slides | USGS Statewide photos
 

  

Please visit our Aerial Photography in the Borchert Map Library page for holdings information

 

Aerial Maps

Full coverage for the State of Minnesota for 1968-69 and 1977-79, partial coverage for 1975-76; maps are blueline aerial photos at a scale of 1:24,000; indexes located in the first drawer of each set

Back to top
 

Air Photos by county


Coverage for the State of Minnesota from the late 1930s to date; photos are primarily 9" x 9" black & white prints and are filed by county, then by year

Back to top

 

Half-section photos of Hennepin County suburbs

Detailed photos of Hennepin County suburbs dated variously between 1949 and 1967; arranged by suburb name
Back to top
 

High Altitude Photos

Less detailed photos; coverage for the State of Minnesota for 1949-53 and 1968-69
Back to top

 

Indexes to Air Photos by county

Index books for Air Photos by county; arranged alphabetically

Back to top

 

Metropolitan area photo enlargements

Large photos of the seven-county metro area; photo dates range from 1958 to 1997; indexes located in the first drawer of each set or on top of the cases

Back to top

 

Negatives

Large rolls of film negatives; may be viewed using equipment in the Map Library; currently no way to make copies from the negatives

Back to top

 

Slides

Color 35mm slides for select counties dating from 1979 to 2000; partial coverage for some counties; slide scanner available in the ACIC for making digital copies

Back to top

 

USGS statewide photos

Sporadic statewide coverage from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

Back to top