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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon, 1879-1956

Detail from a 1912 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Corvallis, Oregon.

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MAPS Sanborn

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon are an extensive collection of detailed maps of 178 towns and cities in Oregon beginning in the 1880s. The maps depict both business and residential areas and provide information about the location of structures and type of construction.

Scope and Content Note


25 cubic feet, including 5571 maps; 28 boxes, including 25 oversize boxes


The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon consist of 3 series: I. Maps, 1884-1951; II. Microfiche, 1879-1956; and III. Description and Utlization of the Sanborn Map, 1953.

Related Papers

The Library Records (RG 009) include information about the acquisition, cataloging, and preservation of the maps.

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