SCOPE: Separate maps, prints, and loose plates of cities and towns, agricultural scenes, and American historical views, some watercolor engravings, or color lithographs.
EXTENT: Approximately 2000 images in 10 linear feet.
HISTORY & PROVENANCE: This collection was donated to the Mercantile Library by a collector of regional county atlases, American view books, and prints, by his heirs in 1989. The prints supplement the Mercantile Library's large collection of bound county atlases and nineteenth-century illustrated periodicals, and constitute an additional resource for the study of American town planning and early landscape and urban design.
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-120 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.
Special Collection M-120 is a reference source organized loosely by state. It is boxed and un-inventoried. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.
Researchers are also 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.