IUB Map Collections

About IUB Map Collections

The IUB Map Collections contain digitized public domain maps from the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries print map collections. Maps in the digital collection range from the early nineteenth century to the present and feature:

  • Geologic, topographic, and highway maps of Indiana in the Indiana Historic Maps Collection
  • Soviet Red Army topographic maps produced for defense and economic planning in the Cyrillic Map Collection

The print IUB Map Collections are located on the 2nd floor of the East Tower of the Herman B Wells Library, 1320 East Tenth Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47405. Visit the Map Collections web site for more information: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=5171.

To suggest maps to add to the digital collection or for more information, please contact us at libet2@indiana.edu.

Collections

Cyrillic Maps

Cyrillic Map Collection

Indiana University’s Cyrillic map collection consists of maps in the Cyrillic alphabet. The bulk of this collection is made up of the Soviet Red Army topographic maps, which were produced for defense and economic planning. This collection came to Indiana University from the duplicate map room of the Library of Congress Map Collection in the early 1990s. These maps cover not only parts of Russia and Eastern Europe, but extend as far north as Scandinavia, as far west as Germany and the Netherlands, and as far south as Iran.

Other collection high-lights include maps of Yugoslavia, Belarus, Romania, Poland, and Mongolia. There are also a few individual city maps, such as a reproduction of a map of Moscow from 1739.

Indiana Historic Maps

Indiana Historic Maps

Indiana Historic Maps provides images of a small portion of maps that focus on Indiana. The majority of this collection focuses on maps produced prior to 1923 unless known to be in the public domain as state or federal documents. In addition, Indiana University Bloomington holds an outstanding collection of print maps by and about geographic areas covering the state of Indiana. Most well known of these are the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps which have been digitized through 1923 and now available at: http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1002181. In addition we own many maps produced by Indiana State government agencies including state and county highway maps, IGS geologic maps and DNR park maps; U.S. Federal agencies such as the USGS topographic maps, Congressional survey maps and AMS maps from the 1940s; as well as privately produced maps for the state but also cities and counties.