This guide is intended to help people doing research in the History of the United States of America, defined broadly. It is not intended to be comprehensive. The focus is on topics of research in History Department.
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013. https://www.scout.wisc.edu/ "The project is housed at the William M. Scholl Center for American History & Culture at The Newberry Library in Chicago & it was completed in 2010. The Atlas includes such features as all boundary changes in states and countries, non-county areas, separate map or polygon files for every different county configuration, & other helpful features. Users can get started by clicking on different states of interest & just exploring as they see fit. It's also useful to read over the Using the Atlas area for additional assistance. Finally, visitors can also look at the Publications section for more information on the source material for these county boundaries." [KMG]
"Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century."
"The historical map collection has over 24,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented."
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides access to scanned fire insurance maps and other maps of cities and towns in the United States. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, or anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. The maps include information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors.
"The portal was created as part of a collaboration between the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, based at the University of Portsmouth, & Klokan Technologies GmbH, based in Switzerland. First-time visitors will note the site draws on GPS technology & other place-based location services to pull up local maps of interest. For example, if one is in Los Angeles, dozens of maps of the nearby area will appear on the right-hand side of the interface screen. Visitors can click on each map as they see fit, or move to another part of the world for more maps. On the top of the interface, visitors will see a timeline that ranges from 1000 CE to the present day. They can use this timeline to look for historical maps from a set period of time. There's also a blog to consider here, and visitors can learn more about the contributing institutions via the Collections tab. [KMG] From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2012. http://scout.wisc.edu/"
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2009. http://scout.wisc.edu/ "Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau was the commander in chief of the French expeditionary army from 1780 to 1782. Rochambeau played a key role in the American Revolution, and his extensive map collection covered a great deal of eastern North America."