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Map collection

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.VIS290

Scope and Content

This collection includes city maps of Atlanta and its suburbs, as well as plat maps drawn to facilitate the purchase of new homes in neighborhoods and subdivisions in Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties. The maps illustrate the physical growth of the city of Atlanta and the creation of neighborhoods in and around the city in the latter half of the 19th century through the late 20th century.

Dates

  • 1853-1991, undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Extent

1467 map(s)

Language

English

System of Arrangement

This collection is organized in two series: 1. Atlanta city maps, 2. Plat maps. Maps in series one are listed by their published titles, with the exceptions of titles included in brackets [ ] which are supplied by staff. Maps in series two are arranged by land district number according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1956 and subsequent additions

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.

Creator

Title
Map collection
Author
Paul Crater
Date
April 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

Contact:
130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305
404-814-4040