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Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties, 1929-1988

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties, 1929-1988

Predominant Dates: 1929-1967

ID: MAPS Metsker

Primary Creator: Metsker Maps

Extent: 9.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties consists of one series: I. Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties, 1929-1988.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties depict property owners, primarily for the 1930s-1950s, and donation land claims.

Metsker atlases for Linn County in 1938 and 1967 have been digitized and are available upon request.

Scope and Content Notes

The Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties consist of 66 atlases and include one or more atlases for all 36 Oregon counties that depict property owners and donation land claims. The bulk of the atlases were published in the 1930s-1950s. Each atlas includes an index map. The number of maps per atlas varies from 20 to 300; however, most of the atlases have fewer than 100 maps. The maps are at a scale of 2 inches = 1 mile. In addition to property boundaries, the maps show roads; railroads; streams, rivers, and water bodies; and schools. Most of the atlases were compiled by Charles F. Metsker, a civil engineer; the more recent atlases were prepared by Thomas C. Metsker.

Metsker atlases for Linn County in 1938 and 1967 have been digitized and are available upon request.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 18 oversize boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The atlases were acquired by the Oregon State University Libraries through the 1980s as part of the general maps collection; they were transferred to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2012.

Related Materials: Other maps and atlases produced by Metsker are part of the OSU Libraries' general maps collection. Additional Metsker atlases of Oregon counties are available at the University of Oregon, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Oregon State Library. A comprehensive list of atlases at these repositories is available online.

Preferred Citation: Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties (MAPS Metsker), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Metsker Maps
Metsker, Charles Frederick (1881-)
Metsker, Thomas Charles

People, Places, and Topics

Baker County (Or.)--Maps.
Benton County (Or.)--Maps.
Clackamas County (Or.)--Maps.
Clatsop County (Or.)--Maps.
Columbia County (Or.)--Maps.
Coos County (Or.)--Maps.
Crook County (Or.)--Maps.
Curry County (Or.)--Maps.
Deschutes County (Or.)--Maps.
Douglas County (Or.)--Maps.
Gilliam County (Or.)--Maps.
Grant County (Or.)--Maps.
Harney County (Or.)--Maps.
Hood River County (Or.)--Maps.
Jackson County (Or.)--Maps.
Jefferson County (Or.)--Maps.
Josephine County (Or.)--Maps.
Klamath County (Or.)--Maps.
Lake County (Or.)--Maps.
Land grants--Oregon.
Lane County (Or.)--Maps.
Lincoln County (Or.)--Maps.
Linn County (Or.)--Maps.
Local History
Malheur County (Or.)--Maps.
Marion County (Or.)--Maps.
Morrow County (Or.)--Maps.
Multnomah County (Or.)--Maps.
Natural Resources
Polk County (Or.)--Maps.
Real property--Oregon--Maps.
Sherman County (Or.)--Maps.
Tillamook County (Or.)--Maps.
Umatilla County (Or.)--Maps.
Union County (Or.)--Maps.
Wallowa County (Or.)--Maps.
Wasco County (Or.)--Maps.
Washington County (Or.)--Maps.
Wheeler County (Or.)--Maps.
Yamhill County (Or.)--Maps.

Forms of Material

Maps (documents)

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties, 1929-1988

The atlases are arranged alphabetically by county.

Metsker atlases for Linn County in 1938 and 1967 have been digitized and are available upon request.

Box-Item 1.1: Baker County, 1942
Box-Item 1.2: Baker County, 1952
Box-Item 2.1: Benton County, 1929
Box-Item 2.2: Benton County, 1938
Box-Item 2.3: Benton County, 1962
Box-Item 2.4: Benton County, 1979
Box-Item 3.1: Clackamas County, 1937
Box-Item 3.2: Clackamas County, 1951
Box-Item 3.3: Clackamas County, 1966
Box-Item 4.1: Clatsop County, 1956
Box-Item 4.2: Clatsop County, 1974
Box-Item 4.3: Columbia County, 1942
Box-Item 4.4: Columbia County, 1956
Box-Item 5.1: Coos County, 1941
Box-Item 5.2: Coos County, 1958
Box-Item 5.3: Coos County, 1975
Box-Item 5.4: Crook County, 1954
Box-Item 6.1: Curry County, 1941
Box-Item 6.2: Curry County, 1955
Box-Item 6.3: Curry County, 1974
Box-Item 6.4: Deschutes County, 1944
Box-Item 6.5: Deschutes County, 1972
Box-Item 7.1: Douglas County, 1941
Box-Item 7.2: Douglas County, 1954
Box-Item 7.3: Douglas County, 1967
Box-Item 8.1: Gilliam County, 1934
Box-Item 8.2: Grant County, 1935
Box-Item 8.3: Harney County, 1955
Box-Item 9.1: Hood River County, 1931
Box-Item 9.2: Jackson County, circa 1945
Box-Item 9.3: Jackson County, 1955
Box-Item 9.4: Jackson County, 1970
Box-Item 10.1: Jefferson County, 1935
Box-Item 10.2: Josephine County, 1932
Box-Item 10.3: Josephine County, 1955
Box-Item 10.4: Josephine County, 1970
Box-Item 11.1: Klamath County, 1936
Box-Item 11.2: Klamath County, 1961
Box-Item 12.1: Lake County, 1958
Box-Item 12.2: Lane County, 1941
Box-Item 12.3: Lane County, 1954
Box-Item 13.1: Lane County, 1968
Box-Item 13.2: Lincoln County, 1930
Box-Item 13.3: Lincoln County, 1956
Box-Item 13.4: Linn County, 1938
These atlases have been digitized and are available upon request.
Box-Item 13.5: Linn County, 1967
These atlases have been digitized and are available upon request.
Box-Item 14.1: Malheur County, circa 1955
Box-Item 15.1: Marion County, 1941
Box-Item 15.2: Marion County, 1971
Box-Item 15.3: Marion County, 1988
Box-Item 15.4: Morrow County, 1935
Box-Item 15.5: Multnomah County, 1944
Box-Item 16.1: Polk County, 1929
Box-Item 16.2: Polk County, 1962
Box-Item 16.3: Sherman County, 1934
Box-Item 16.4: Tillamook County, 1942
Box-Item 16.5: Tillamook County, 1957
Box-Item 16.6: Tillamook County, 1974
Box-Item 17.1: Umatilla County, 1932
Box-Item 17.2: Union County, 1935
Box-Item 17.3: Wallowa County, 1935
Box-Item 18.1: Wasco County, 1933
Box-Item 18.2: Washington County, 1937
Box-Item 18.3: Washington County, 1964
Box-Item 18.4: Wheeler County, 1935
Box-Item 18.5: Yamhill County, 1942

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