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M-109: Norbury Wayman Collection

DATE: ca. 19th century - 20th century 

CREATOR: Wayman, Norbury. 

SCOPE: The collection is arranged in 14 series, with approximately 5000 folded maps and other separates..

Series 1 - Metropolitan St. Louis, holds material related to the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, as well as other Missouri and Illinois counties.

Series 2 - St. Louis, is alphabetically arranged by subject, and covers material from Aerial Views to the Zoo.

Series 3 - United States, contains material about and from throughout the United States, and is alphabetically arranged by state, with heavy emphasis on Missouri.

Series 4 - World, holds material from various foreign countries and regions and is alphabetically arranged by continent, and then country or region.

Series 5 - Architecture and Urban Planning, is alphabetically arranged by subject matter, and covers material from Architecture to Works, relating mainly to St. Louis and Chicago.

Series 6 - Art and Advertisements, holds general material related to art and advertising.

Series 7 - Fairs, contains general material related to fairs.

Series 8 - Transportation, covers subjects related to air transportation, automobiles, railroads, river transportation, and ships.

Series 9 - Postcards and Ephemera, contains postcards from various states, as well as the Catherine Schumann Collection of family postcards.

Series 10 - Life on the River, contains the photographs and some text from Wayman's Life on the River.

Series 11 - Oversize, contains some of the many maps and scrapbooks of Wayman, as well as various miscellaneous oversize materials. (This series has not yet been processed.)

Series 12 - Personal, holds some of Wayman's personal papers and materials.

Series 13 - Maps, contains the large maps of the collection.

Series 14 - Garnett Collection, holds additional travel related items, such as maps and brochures, purchased by the library in 2001.

EXTENT: Approximately 75 linear feet, alphabetically arranged by subject; approximately 5000 folded maps and other separates.

HISTORY: The Norbury Wayman Collection contains the working library of this St. Louis city planner, architect and historian. Acquired shortly after his death in 1986, the collection spans his fifty-year research of the by-ways of St. Louis--its buildings, streets, infrastructure and mapping. The collection was complied for his work, which centered on many civic improvements projects, as well as, for his own publications and presentations. Additionally the collection contains many travel related materials from various countries and regions. Together with a deep concentration of materials on nineteenth and twentieth century St. Louis history, the Wayman collection´s strengths include, twentieth century transportation issues and comprises one of the largest holdings of separate maps in the Mercantile Library.

ACCESS: This collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-109 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

Researchers are advised to call ahead concerning changes in hours due to University intersessions and holidays. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building.

In observance of security procedures, certain services may not be available shortly before the daily closing time.

Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.