Selected Historic Minnesota Collections

Until further notice, access to the Map Library is limited to library staff only.

For access to many of our maps, aerial photographs, and other physical materials, please search for the item in Libraries search. Sign in and place a “Get It” request and you can pick up items at one of our four open buildings — Wilson, Walter, Health Sciences, and Magrath libraries — or have them delivered to your office or residence hall.

For access to non-circulating materials or for in-depth research assistance, please send an email to mapref@umn.edu.

While this list is not exhaustive, its goal is to highlight some particular strengths in our collection. Choose one of the links below for information about a specific collection.

Interested in digitized versions of our maps? Check out what is available at UMedia!

HISTORIC MAP AND ATLAS HOLDINGS

CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS

Historic Minneapolis Map and Atlas Holdings in the Borchert Map Library

CITY OF SAINT PAUL

Historic Saint Paul Map and Atlas Holdings in the Borchert Map Library

STATE OF MINNESOTA

Historic (pre-1900) Map and Atlas Holdings in the Borchert Map Library