Rare and Distinctive Maps

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Reference code

US TxSaT SC.025

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Rare and Distinctive Maps


  • 1780-1975 (Creation)


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Administrative history

The staff of Trinity University Special Collections and Archives will, upon occasion, assemble an artificial collection of related materials to serve as a teaching collection.

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Scope and content

Artificial collection of rare and distinctive maps in Coates Library Special Collections and Archives. Contains thirty-eight maps, with subjects ranging from cities to the world.

System of arrangement

Maps are arranged in series and subseries by geographic location depicted. Within each subseries, maps are arranged in chronological order.

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Conditions governing access

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Special Collections & Archives reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Physical access

Some items in this collection have also been cataloged in the general library catalog.

Technical access

Conditions governing reproduction

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

Languages of the material

  • English
  • French
  • German

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Additional materials may be added to this collection in the future.

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Related archival materials

Additional maps may be found in other collections within SCA's holdings. Please consult the library catalog or ask a librarian for assistance.

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Specialized notes

  • Citation: Rare and Distinctive Maps. Coates Library Special Collections & Archives, Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas).

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Archivist's note

Finding aid created by Colleen Hoelscher, September 7, 2021.

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