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State of Oregon Maps Collection, 1866-2000

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen and Anna Stewart.

Collection Overview

Title: State of Oregon Maps Collection, 1866-2000

Predominant Dates: 1890-1985


Primary Creator: Baldwin, Ewart Merlin (1915-)

Extent: 15.0 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The State of Oregon Maps Collection is arranged into seven series: I. Oregon Statewide Maps, 1976-1984; II. Earth Sciences Maps, 1911-2000; III. Agricultural Maps, 1912-1972; IV. Recreation Maps, 1931-1975; V. County Maps, 1882-1990; VI. City Maps, 1866-1994; and VII. Various Oregon Maps, 1916-1988.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The State of Oregon Maps Collection includes a diverse selection of maps of the full state of Oregon as well as counties, cities, and regions. Topics of the maps include geology, soils, agriculture, recreation, traffic flow, dams and reservoirs, land use, and physiography.

One map in this collection (the 1876 General Land Office map of Oregon) is available in the Oregon Maps digital collection. The Polk County maps in Series 5, Folder 16 have been digitized and are available upon request.

The D.L. Buckingham map - Coos County, 1919-1921 - in folder 14 has also been digitized and is available upon request.

Scope and Content Notes

The State of Oregon Maps Collection includes a diverse selection of maps of Oregon. The collection includes single-sheet maps of the full state of Oregon and detailed maps of specific areas. Maps of counties, cities, and regions of the state are included. Topics of the maps include geology, soils, agriculture, recreation, traffic flow, dams and reservoirs, land use, and physiography. Most of the maps depict roads, city and town locations, and political boundaries. City and county maps include street names, buildings, and historical sites. All regions of the state are represented in the collection, including all counties and many cities and towns. Maps of Corvallis and Benton County are in a separate collection.

The collection includes maps prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, the U.S. Bureau of Soils and Soil Conservation Service, the Oregon Experiment Station, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Oregon Historical Society. Maps created by Ewart M. Baldwin, Edwin T. Hodge, Erwin Raisz, T.P. Thayer, Ray C. Treasher, George W. Walker, and Francis G. Wells are part of the collection.

One map in this collection (the 1876 General Land Office map of Oregon) is available in the Oregon Maps digital collection. The Marion and Polk County maps in Series 5, Folder 16 have been digitized and are available upon request. The D.L. Buckingham map - Coos County, 1919-1921 - in folder 14 has also been digitized and is available upon request.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 508 maps; 27 map folders and 4 boxes, including 4 oversize boxes

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: These materials were transferred from the Oregon State University Libraries' maps collection to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2014.

Related Materials: The Special Collections and Archives Research Center has many other collections of maps, university and organizational records, and faculty papers that provide information on Oregon forestry, geology, highways and transportation, parks and recreation, rivers, dams, wetlands, and land use and ownership.

Preferred Citation: State of Oregon Maps Collection (MAPS ORMaps), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


Baldwin, Ewart Merlin (1915-)
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Hodge, Edwin T. (Edwin Thomas) (1887-1970)
Oregon Historical Society
Oregon State Agricultural College. Experiment Station
Oregon. Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
Oregon. State Highway Department
Oregon. State Highway Division
Raisz, Erwin (1893-1968)
Thayer, Thomas Prence (1907-)
Treasher, Ray C. (Raymond Clarence) (1898-)
United States. Bureau of Soils
United States. Forest Service
United States. Soil Conservation Service
Walker, George Walton (1921-)

People, Places, and Topics

Albany (Or.)--Maps.
Ashland (Or.)--Maps.
Astoria (Or.)--Maps.
Baker County (Or.)--Maps.
Benton County (Or.)--Maps.
Brookings (Or.)--Maps.
Clackamas County (Or.)--Maps.
Clatsop County (Or.)--Maps.
Columbia County (Or.)--Maps.
Coos Bay (Or.)--Maps.
Crook County (Or.)--Maps.
Curry County (Or.)--Maps.
Dalles (Or.)--Maps.
Deschutes County (Or.)--Maps.
Douglas County (Or.)--Maps.
Eugene (Or.)--Maps.
Fire protection districts--Oregon.
Forest Grove (Or.)--Maps.
Forest reserves--Oregon--Maps.
Gilliam County (Or.)--Maps.
Gladstone (Or.)--Maps.
Grant County (Or.)--Maps.
Grants Pass (Or.)--Maps.
Grazing districts--Oregon--Maps.
Grazing districts--Washington (State)--Maps.
Harbor (Or.)--Maps.
Harney County (Or.)--Maps.
Hodge, Edwin T. (Edwin Thomas), 1887-1970.
Hood River County (Or.)--Maps.
Jackson County (Or.)--Maps.
Jacksonville (Or.)--Maps.
Jefferson County (Or.)--Maps.
Josephine County (Or.)--Maps.
Klamath County (Or.)--Maps.
Klamath Falls (Or.)--Maps.
Lake County (Or.)--Maps.
Land use--Oregon--Maps.
Lane County (Or.)--Maps.
Lincoln County (Or.)--Maps.
Linn County (Or.)--Maps.
Malheur County (Or.)--Maps.
Marion County (Or.)--Maps.
Medford (Or.)--Maps.
Morrow County (Or.)--Maps.
Multnomah County (Or.)--Maps.
Natural Resources
Oregon City (Or.)--Maps.
Outdoor recreation--Oregon--Maps.
Phoenix (Or.)--Maps.
Polk County (Or.)--Maps.
Portland (Or.)--Maps.
Public lands--Oregon--Maps.
Public lands--Washington (State)--Maps.
Raisz, Erwin, 1893-1968
Recreation areas--Oregon--Maps.
Saint Helens (Or.)--Maps.
Salem (Or.)--Maps.
Sherman County (Or.)--Maps.
Springfield (Or.)--Maps.
Talent (Or.)--Maps.
Tillamook County (Or.)--Maps.
Umatilla County (Or.)--Maps.
Union County (Or.)--Maps.
Vancouver (Wash.)--Maps.
Wallowa County (Or.)--Maps.
Wasco County (Or.)--Maps.
Washington County (Or.)--Maps.
West Linn (Or.)--Maps.
Wheeler County (Or.)--Maps.
Yamhill County (Or.)--Maps.

Forms of Material

Geological maps.
Land use maps.
Soil maps.
Topographic maps.
Tourist maps.
Transportation maps.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Oregon Statewide Maps, 1876-1984
Series I consists of maps depicting the full state of Oregon on one sheet. The maps provide information on transportation systems, state and county boundaries, and locations of cities and towns. The series includes several topical maps depicting Oregon flora, historical sites and trails, postal service routes, and gem and mineral locations. The majority of the maps also denote the state capitol, county seats, public land boundaries, and key landmarks across Oregon. Many of the items in the series are pictorial maps; several maps depicting physiography of the state are also included. The series includes several wall maps that were produced for classroom use. Wall maps have been removed from dowels and flattened; fragile items have been encapsulated. The items are arranged chronologically within this series.
Extent: 54 maps

Folder-Item 1.1: General Land Office State of Oregon, 1876
Compiled by C. Roeser.
Folder-Item 1.2: Rand McNally Business Atlas of Oregon, 1889
Folder-Item 1.3: The Rand McNally Map of Oregon, 1893
Reproduction prepared in 1970s.
Folder-Item 1.4: The Rand McNally New Map of Oregon, 1895
Washington on verso.
Folder-Item 1.5: General Land Office State of Oregon, 1897
Folder-Item 26.1: General Land Office State of Oregon, 1897
Folder-Item 1.6: Map of Oregon, 1904
Published by George F. Cram.
Folder-Item 1.7: Map of the State of Oregon, 1904
Hunter Land Company.
Folder-Item 1.8: Rand McNally & Co.'s Indexed County and Township Pocket Map and Shippers Guide to Oregon, 1907
Accompanied by a new and original compilation and ready reference index, showing in detail the entire railroad system. Index is housed separately from the map.
Box-Folder 31.1: Rand McNally & Co.'s Indexed County and Township Pocket Map and Shippers Guide to Oregon (Index), 1907
Map is housed separately from the index.
Folder-Item 1.9: Map No. 1 Western Oregon Lands of Oregon and California Railroad Co., undated
Folder-Item 1.10: Map of Portland, Eugene, and Eastern Railroad, undated
Folder-Item 27.1: J.K. Gill Company State of Oregon, 1911
Surveyed lands, railroads, cities, towns, and irrigation projects.
Folder-Item 27.2: Tunison's New Railroad, Distances, and Townships Map of Oregon, 1912
Folder-Item 2.1: The Rand McNally New Commercial Atlas Map of Oregon, 1915
Folder-Item 2.2: Columbia River Power Project Committee Map of the State of Oregon, 1915
Accompanied report of Columbia River Power Project Committee to Oregon State Legislture, 1915.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 2.3: USGS State of Oregon, 1915
Includes a 1915 edition and reprinted editions for 1918 and 1925.
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 27.3: National Map Co. Commercial and Railroad Map, 1917
Folder-Item 2.4: Clason's Guide Map of Oregon, 1921
Folder-Item 27.4: Heald-Menerey Co. Inc. Commercial and Highway Map, 1921
Folder-Item 2.5: General Land Office State of Oregon, 1922
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 27.5: USGS Base Map of the State of Oregon, 1923
Compiled in 1914, revised in 1923, and reprinted in 1939.
Folder-Item 27.6: Heald-Menerey Co. Inc. Geographical, Commercial, and Recreational Map, 1926
Folder-Item 2.6: Early Exploration of State of Oregon, 1929
Drawn by Doris Wildman; published by the American Association of University Women.
Folder-Item 2.7: Oregon Minor Civil Divisions, 1930
Folder-Item 27.8: Latest Official Survey of Oregon Herne Brother's Map of Oregon, circa 1930, , 1950
Produced by National Map Company; index encapsulated separate from map.
Folder-Item 2.8: State of Oregon, 1931
Missing sheet that depicts the northeast quadrant of the state. Preapred by Charles E. Stricklin, State Engineer, Salem.
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 26.2: Post Route Map of the State of Oregon, 1931
Showing post offices with the intermediate distances of mail routes in operation on the 1st of November, 1931. Published by order of Postmaster General Walter F. Brown. Shows frequency of delivery (1, 2, 3, or 6 times per week).
Folder-Item 2.9: Map Showing Oregon State Highway System, 1932-1957
Oregon State Highway Commission.
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 2.10: Airway and Airport Map of the State of Oregon, 1935
Folder-Item 2.11: Oregon Physical Relief and Highways, 1936
Folder-Item 3.1: Oregon Historical Map, 1940
Folder-Item 3.2: Oregon Minor Civil Divisions and Election Precincts, 1941
Folder-Item 3.3: Metsker's Map of Oregon, undated
Folder-Item 3.4: Oregon Historic Sites and Trails, 1945
Published by Oregon Historical Society.
Folder-Item 3.5: Map of Oregon Quicksilver [mercury] Deposits, 1945
Prepared by Francis Frederick; published by Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries.
Folder-Item 3.6: Abbott, Kearns, and Bell Co. Map of Oregon, 1950
Published by KEX, Portland.
Folder-Item 3.7: Oregon Flora, 1950
Charlotte Mish; reproduced from mural map in Oregon State Library, Salem.
Folder-Item 3.8: USGS Base Maps of Oregon, 1955-1966
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 27.9: USGS Base Maps of Oregon, 1955-1966
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 3.9: Keep Oregon Green, 1970
Folder-Item 3.10: Oregon Gem Locations, 1975
Oregon Agate and Mineral Society.
Folder-Item 3.11: Oregon Passenger Services, 1984
Oregon Department of Transportation.
Series 2: Earth Sciences Maps, 1911-2000
Series II consists of maps depicting the geology, soils, hydrology, and geophysics of Oregon. The bulk of the geologic maps were prepared in the 1940s-1970s during the years preceding, during, and immediately following the development of the scientific theory of plate tectonics. Most of the maps were published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) or the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). Some of the maps are for the full state; others are for counties, regions, or quandrangles. Most of the geology and soil maps are published in color with color-coded descriptions of the geologic units or soils. Some include narrative descriptions of the geologic history or soils of the depicted area. The USGS maps were published in several different series including Miscellaneous Geologic Investigation Maps (I- series); Miscellaneous Field Studies Maps (MF- series); Oil and Gas Investigations Maps (OM- series); Geological Quadrangle Maps (GQ- series); and the Hydrologic Investigations Atlas (HA- series). The soils maps were prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Soil Conservation Service and Bureau of Soils) in cooperation with the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. The series includes several maps by George W. Walker, Francis G. Wells, Ewart M. Baldwin, T.P. Thayer, Ray C. Treasher, Edwin T. Hodge, and James H. Robinson.
Extent: 108 maps

Sub-Series 1: Geology Maps, 1938-2000
Folder-Item 4.1: Geologic Map of Oregon, 1969
I-595; by George W. Walker and Philip B. King; scale 1:2,000,000.
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 4.2: Geologic Map Index of Oregon, 1949
Compiled by Leona Boardman and Annabel Brown; scale 1:750,000.
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 4.3: Index to Potassium-Argon Ages of Cenozoic Volcanic Rocks of Oregon, 1974
By George W. Walker, G. Brent Dalrymple, and Marvin A. Lanphere; MF-569
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 4.4: Geologic Map of Oregon West of the 121st Meridan, 1961
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 4.5: Geologic and Tectonic Maps of Oregon East of the 121st Meridan, 1973-1977
Preliminary map published in 1973 (2 sheets) is USGS MF-495. Final map published in 1977 as I-902; only sheet 2 included here. All maps by George W. Walker.
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 4.6: Preliminary Geologic Map of Southwestern Oregon, 1955
By Francis G. Wells; USGS MF-38.
Folder-Item 4.7: Geologic Map of Coos County, Oregon, 1973
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 4.8: Mineral Resource Map of Coos County, 1973
Published as a plate in Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Resources Bulletin 80, Geology and Mineral Resources of Coos County, Oregon.
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 4.9: Geologic Map of Lake County Oregon, 1950
Published by U.S. Geological Survey. Shows locations of representative wells and springs.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 5.1: Reconnaissance Geologic Map of the John Day Formation in the Southwestern Part of the Blue Mountains and Adjacent Areas, North Central Oregon, 1975
USGS I-872; by Paul T. Robinson.
Folder-Item 5.2: Reconnaissance Geologic Map of the Cascade Range in Oregon South of Mount Hood, 1938
Prepared by USGS.
Folder-Item 5.3: Geology of the Coastal Area Between Cape Kiwanda and Cape Foulweather, 1949
By Parke D. Snavely, Jr. and H.E. Vokes; USGS Oil and Gas Investigations Map OM-97.
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 5.4: Geologic Map of the Pre-Tertiary Rocks in the Eastern Aldrich Mountains and Adjacent Areas to the South, Grant County, 1977
By C. Ervin Brown and T.P. Thayer; I-1021
Folder-Item 5.5: Geology of the Myrtle Point Area, Coos County, Oregon, 1969
MF-302; by Ewart M. Baldwin.
Folder-Item 5.6: Geology of the Newport-Waldport Area, Lincoln County, 1949
Folder-Item 5.7: Geologic Map of the Portland Area, 1942
Published by State Department of Geology and Mineral Resources. Geology by Ray C. Treasher.
Folder-Item 5.8: Geology of the Southern and Southwestern Border Areas of the Willamette Valley, 1951
Extent: 3 copies

Folder-Item 5.9: Geology of the West-Central Border Area of the Willamette Valley, 1954
Extent: 3 copies

Folder-Item 6.1: Geologic Map of the Aldrich Mountain Quadrangle, 1956-1966
Includes preliminary map published in 1956 as MF-49 and final map published in 1966 as GQ-438. Prepared by T.P. Thayer and E. Ervin Brown.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 6.2: Reconnaissance Geologic Map of the Eastern Half of the Bend Quadrangle, 1969
I-568; by Donald A. Swanson.
Folder-Item 6.3: Geologic Map of Cape Foulweather and Euchre Mountain Quadrangles, Lincoln County, 1976
Folder-Item 6.4: Geologic Map of the Dallas Quadrangle, 1947
Published by DOGAMI. Geology by Ewart M. Baldwin.
Folder-Item 6.5: Geologic Map of the Galice Quadrangle, 1953
GQ-25; by Francis G. Wells and George W. Walker.
Extent: 6 copies

Folder-Item 6.6: Preliminary Geologic Map of the Grants Pass Quadrangle, 1940
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 6.7: Preliminary Geologic Map of the Izee and Logdell Quadrangles, 1956
Folder-Item 6.8: Preliminary Geologic Map of the John Day Quadrangle, 1956
MF-51; by T.P. Thayer.
Folder-Item 6.9: Preliminary Geologic Map of the Jordan Meadow Quadrangle, 1972
MF-341; by Robert L. Greene.
Folder-Item 6.10: Geologic Map of the Madras Quadrangle, 1940
By Edwin T. Hodge.
Folder-Item 6.11: Geology of the Marys Peak and Alsea Quadrangles, 1955
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 6.12: Geologic Map of the Medford Quadrangle, 1939-1956
Includes preliminary map published by DOGAMI in 1939 and final map published as GQ-89 in 1956. By Francis G. Wells.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 6.13: Geologic Map of the Mount Vernon Quadrangle, 1956-1966
Preliminary map by T.P. Thayer published as MF-50 in 1956; final version by C. Ervin Brown and T.P. Thayer published as GQ-548 in 1966.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 6.14: Reconnaissance Geologic Map of the Pendleton Quadrangle, 1973
I-727; by George W. Walker.
Folder-Item 6.15: Geologic Map of the Portland Quadrangle, 1957
GQ-104; by Donald E. Trimble.
Folder-Item 6.16: Geology of the Sheridan and McMinnville Quadrangles, 1955
Extent: 3 copies

Folder-Item 6.17: Geologic Map of the Salem East and Turner Quadrangles, 2000
USGS Open-File Report 00n351.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 6.18: Geologic Map of the Spirit Mountain Quadrangle, 1952
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 6.19: Reconnaissance Geologic Map of the Valsetz Quadrangle, 1947
Geology by Ewart M. Baldwin; published as part of DOGAMI Bulletin 35.
Folder-Item 6.20: Geologic Map of the Waldport and Tidewater Quadrangles, Lincoln, Lane, and Benton Counties, 1976
Folder-Item 6.21: Geologic Map of the Yaquina and Toledo Quadrangles, 1976
Sub-Series 2: Soil Maps, 1911-1985
Folder-Item 7.1: General Soil Map of Oregon State, 1985
Prepared by Soil Conservation Service.
Extent: 3 copies

Folder-Item 27.10: Willamette Basin Soil Association Map, 1950
Folder-Item 24.1: Clackamas County, 1921
Folder-Item 7.2: Columbia County, 1929
Folder-Item 7.3: Josephine County, 1919
Folder-Item 24.2: Linn County, 1924
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 7.4: Marion County, 1927
Folder-Item 24.3: Multnomah County, 1919
Folder-Item 7.5: Polk County, 1922
Folder-Item 24.4: Washington County, 1919
Folder-Item 24.5: Yamhill County, 1917
Folder-Item 8.1: Astoria Area, 1938
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 8.2: General Soil Map - Deschutes Drainage Basin, 1969
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 8.3: Eugene Area, 1925
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 8.4: Grande Ronde Valley Area, 1926
Folder-Item 8.5: General Soil Map - Hood Drainage Basin, 1968
Folder-Item 8.6: Medford Area, 1911
Folder-Item 8.7: Umatilla Area, 1937
Extent: 2 sheets

Sub-Series 3: Hydrology and Geophysics Maps, 1968-1978
Folder-Item 9.1: Availability of Ground Water in the Grants Pass Area, Josephine County, 1973
By J.H. Robinson; HA-480.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 9.2: Water Budget of Upper Klamath Lake, Southwestern Oregon, 1970
Folder-Item 9.3: Availability of Ground Water in the Sutherlin Area, Douglas County, 1974
Water-Resources Investigations 32-74 Open-File Report by J.H. Robinson.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 9.4: Hydrology of Basalt Aquifers in the Hermiston-Ordnance Area, Umatilla and Morrow Counties, 1971
HA-387; by James H. Robinson.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 9.5: Sediment Yields of Streams in the Umpqua River Basin, 1975
By D.A. Curtis; Open-File Report.
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 9.6: Patterns of Runoff in the Willamette Basin, 1968
By Eugene A. Oster; HA-274.
Folder-Item 9.7: Travel Rate of Water for Selected Streams in the Willamette River Basin, 1968
By David D. Harris; HA-273.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 9.8: Free-Air Gravity Map of the Oregon Outer Continental Shelf, 1977
Folder-Item 25.1: Preliminary Geothermal Resource Map of Oregon, 1978
Compiled by Joseph F. Riccio; published by Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries GMS-11.
Extent: 2 sheets

Series 3: Agricultural Maps, 1912-1972
Series III consists of maps documenting agriculture in Oregon, primarily grazing and irrigation. Maps of the full state as well as maps of of regions and counties are included. The maps depict grazing movements and capabilities, land classification for agriculture projects, range types, irrigated lands, and range water improvement projects. Most of the detailed maps are for central and eastern Oregon. The bulk of the maps in the series were prepared in the 1930s and 1940s. Maps were created by the Office of Grazing in Portland, Oregon; the U.S. Bureau of Agricultural Economics; the Oregon Experiment Station, the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Resettlement Administration. One map in the series includes northeast Oregon and southeast Washington.
Extent: 36 maps

Folder-Item 10.1: Oregon Major Land Use and Types of Farming, 1935
Prespared by H.D. Scudder, Oregon Experiment Station, and E.B Hurd.
Folder-Item 10.2: Oregon Range Lands, 1935
Includes season of use, length of grazing season, and carrying capacity.
Extent: 3 copies

Folder-Item 10.3: Land Use on the National Forest of Oregon, undated
Folder-Item 10.4: Grazing on the National Forest of Oregon, 1935
Folder-Item 10.5: Origin and Movement of Livestock Grazing on National Forest in Oregon, 1934
Folder-Item 25.2: Origin and Movement of Livestock Grazing on National Forest in Oregon, 1934
Folder-Item 10.6: Origin and Movement of Cattle Grazing on National Forests in Oregon, 1934
Folder-Item 10.7: Origin and Movement of Sheep Grazing on National Forests in Oregon, 1934
Folder-Item 11.1: Central Oregon Grazing Area, 1936
Folder-Item 11.2: Grazing Area Types for Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington, 1921
Folder-Item 25.3: Major Seasonal Movements of Range Sheep in Southeastern Oregon for 1938-1939, 1939
Folder-Item 11.3: Basin Grazing District Base Map, 1941
Folder-Item 11.4: Jordan Grazing District Base Map, 1941
Folder-Item 11.5: Grazing Classification of Minam Region, 1913
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 25.4: Land Use and Grazing for Crook County, 1972
Folder-Item 11.6: Range Type Map of Morrow County, 1938
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 11.7: Range Economic Study of Umatilla County, 1935
Folder-Item 12.1: Oregon Irrigation by Drainage Basins, 1939
Includes Census of Irrigation for 1940 listing acreage irrgated per county.
Folder-Item 12.2: Oregon Location of Irrigated Lands, 1949
Includes amounts of irrigated acreage.
Folder-Item 12.3: Status of Irrigation Development in Oregon, 1935
Extent: 4 sheets

Folder-Item 12.4: Oregon Range Water Improvement Projects, 1936
Extent: 4 sheets

Folder-Item 12.5: Jefferson Water Conservancy District Ownership Map, 1947
Deschutes Project.
Folder-Item 12.6: Warner Lake Irrigation Company Ownership and Soil Conditions, 1912
Folder-Item 12.7: Farm Drainage Plan, 1960
For property in Lincoln County near the Salmon River; prepared by the Soil Conservation Service.
Extent: 2 copies

Series 4: Recreation Maps, 1931-1975
Series IV consists of maps of recreational facilities and opportunities throughout Oregon. The series includes boating guide maps, trail maps, hunting guide maps, fishing maps, and park maps. These maps include information on roads and their conditions, trails, landmarks, historical sites, and park ranger lookouts. Many of the maps include narrative descriptions and photographs of recreation sites, parks, and Oregon landmarks. The series includes maps prepared by the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon State Highway Department, and county parks departments.
Extent: 45 maps

Folder-Item 13.1: Oregon State Parks, U.S. Forest Service Map, 1956-1958
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 13.2: Oregon Parks Map, 1967-1975
Extent: 9 sheets

Folder-Item 13.3: Oregon Boating Guide, 1967-1973
Extent: 4 sheets

Folder-Item 13.4: Clackamas County Parks, 1964
Folder-Item 13.5: Douglas County Parks, 1975
Folder-Item 13.6: Lane County Parks, 1974
Folder-Item 13.7: The Scenic Rogue, 1971
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 13.8: Willamette River Recreation Guide, 1970
Box-Folder 20.1
Item 1: Oregon State Highway Commission Map Showing State Parks, 1955-1956
Extent: 2 sheets

Item 2: Oregon Recreation Map, 1966
Item 3: Oregon Big Game Management Units, 1967-1970
Extent: 2 sheets

Item 4: Oregon Pleasure Hunt Map, 1975
Produced by the Blitz-Weinhard Company.
Item 5: Oregon Skyline Trail, 1931
Mount Hood to Crater Lake.
Item 6: Clackamas County Recreation Areas, 1960
Item 7: Coos County Fishing and Recreation, circa 1965
Item 8: Douglas County Park Maps, 1957-1974
Extent: 3 sheets

Item 9: Jackson County Road and Recreation Map, 1969-1972
Extent: 2 sheets

Item 10: Josephine County Recreation and Parks, circa 1965
Item 11: Fishing in Klamath County, circa 1970
Item 12: Lane County Recreation Sites, 1963
Extent: 2 sheets

Item 13: Linn County Outdoor Recreation Map, No Date
Extent: 2 sheets

Item 14: Stay and Play Another Day in Linn County, circa 1970
Item 15: Yamhill County Parks and Recreation Facilities, circa 1965
Item 16: Waldo Lake, circa 1970
Series 5: County Maps, 1882-1990

Series V consists of Oregon county maps. All Oregon counties are represented in the series. Maps of Benton County are held in other maps collections. The maps in this series were created by a variety of organizations, including Fire Patrol Associations for several counties. Maps of Lincoln (1895) and Umatilla (1893) Counties depict the extent of the Siletz and Umatilla Indian Reservations, respectively. Also of the note in the series are an 1882 map of Polk County and a 1932 map of Tillamook County depicting lands with delinquent property taxes. In general the maps in this series depict primary and secondary roads, historic and natural landmarks, and inhabited areas. The series also includes Metsker maps for all the Oregon counties.

The Polk County maps in Folder 16 of this series have been scanned and are available upon request.

Extent: 97 maps

Folder-Item 14.1: Clackamas County, 1940
Extent: 2 copies

Folder-Item 14.2: Clatsop County, 1937
Clatsop County Fire Patrol Association.
Folder-Item 14.3: Columbia County, 1937
Columbia County Fire Patrol Association.
Folder-Item 14.4: Coos County, 1919-1921
1919 map prepared by D.L. Buckingham. One copy of this map has been digitized and is available by request.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 14.5: Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties, 1917
Coos Bay Lumber Company. Depicts railroads
Folder-Item 14.6: Douglas and Coos Counties, undated
Including Elliot State Forest.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 26.3: Douglas County, 1916
L.G. Hicks, Civil Engineer, Roseburg, Oregon.
Folder-Item 14.7: Harney County High Desert, 1970
Marc Palmer.
Folder-Item 14.8: Josephine County, 1962
Board of County Commissioners.
Folder-Item 15.1: Klamath County, 1959
Road index map prepared by Oregon State Highway Department.
Folder-Item 15.2: Lake County, circa 1970
Folder-Item 15.3: Lane County, circa 1940
Road map.
Folder-Item 15.4: Lincoln County, 1895-1961
Includes 1895 map that shows Siletz Indian Reservation, O&C lands, and private landowners; 1961 map of historic sites in Lincoln County published by Lincoln County Historical Society; and several early 20th century maps.
Extent: 6 sheets

Folder-Item 15.5: Linn County, 1903-1964
Includes Linn County Historical Map (circa 1964) and 2 maps prepared by Linn County Fire Patrol Association District.
Extent: 4 sheets

Folder-Item 16.1: Marion County, 1968-1969

Sheets depict septic tank permits, water resources, land use, zoning, soils, and sewerage plan. Prepared by Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments.

These seven maps have been scanned and are available upon request.

Extent: 7 sheets

Folder-Item 16.2: Multnomah County, 1926-1946
Road maps.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 16.3: Polk County, 1882-1949

Includes reproduction of 1882 map by H.W. Ogilbee; reprinted by Dale C. Schmidt. The 1882 map includes insets of Bethel, Buena Vista, Dallas, Eola, Independence, Lincoln, Monmouth and Perrydale; shows land ownership. Also included is a 1951 land survey map (T7S R3W Sec 28) created by Oregon Land Surveyor Ralph G. Barnes.

Both Polk County maps have been scanned and are available upon request.

Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 16.4: Tillamook County, 1932-1970
Includes maps prepared by Tillamook County Fire Patrol Association District. Map of a study of delinquency in taxes and of public ownership as shown in county records prepared by Pacific Northwest Forest Experiment Station in 1932.
Extent: 5 sheets

Folder-Item 27.11: Umatilla County, 1893
Prepared by John C. Arnold; drawn by F.H. Brigham; depicts extent of Umatilla Indian Reservation and school districts.
Folder-Item 16.5: Union County, 1961
Historical map; drawn by John W. Evans.
Folder-Item 16.6: Washington County, 1947-1981
Extent: 2 sheets

Sub-Series 22: Metsker County Maps, circa 1955-1990
One or more Metsker maps are included here for all Oregon counties, including Benton County. These maps depict paved and main gravel roads, schools and other public buildings, campgrounds, and national forest boundaries. Most of the maps are at 1:125,000 scale (1 inch = 2 miles).
Extent: 52 sheets

Folder-Item 28.1: Baker County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 28.2: Benton County
Folder-Item 28.3: Clackamas County
Folder-Item 28.4: Clatsop County
Folder-Item 28.5: Columbia
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 28.6: Coos County
Folder-Item 28.7: Crook County
Folder-Item 28.9: Curry County
Folder-Item 28.10: Deschutes County
Folder-Item 28.11: Douglas County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 28.12: Gilliam County
Folder-Item 28.13: Grant County
Folder-Item 28.14: Harney County
Folder-Item 28.15: Hood River County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 29.1: Jackson County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 29.2: Jefferson County
Folder-Item 29.3: Josephine County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 29.4: Klamath County
Folder-Item 29.5: Lake County
Folder-Item 29.6: Lane County
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 29.7: Lincoln County
Folder-Item 29.8: Linn County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 29.9: Malheur County
Folder-Item 29.10: Marion County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 30.1: Morrow County
Folder-Item 30.2: Multnomah County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 30.3: Polk County
Folder-Item 30.4: Sherman County
Folder-Item 30.5: Tillamook County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 30.6: Umatilla County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 30.7: Union County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 30.8: Wallowa County
Folder-Item 30.9: Wasco County
Folder-Item 30.10: Washington County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 30.11: Wheeler County
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 30.12: Yamhill County
Extent: 2 sheets

Series 6: City Maps, 1866-1994
Series VI consists of maps of cities and towns in Oregon, primarily street maps. About half of the maps in this series are of Portland or the Portland metropolitan area. Pictorial maps, campus guides, and tourist maps are also part of the series. Most of the maps were created in the 1920s-1970s. Several original maps prepared in the 1890s-1910s are included, however, some of the earliest maps are reproductions produced by the Oregon Historical Society in the 1960s-1970s. Most of the street maps include indexes and prominent sites such as parks, schools, public buildings, and shops. Descriptive information about the landmarks and history of the communities, as well as advertisements, are included on some maps. The series includes campus guides for the University of Oregon in Eugene and the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health Sciences University) in Portland. The city maps were prepared and published by city and county governments, local chambers of commerce, individuals, and map companies. The maps are arranged alphabetically by city and there-under chronologically. Maps of Corvallis are in a separate collection of maps of Corvallis and Benton County.
Extent: 73 maps

Folder-Item 17.1: Map of the City of Albany, 1890
By G.W. Watts.
Folder-Item 17.2: City Map of Albany, 1975-1978
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 26.4: Coos Bay, 1906
Reprinted copy of 1906 map prepared by E.L. Robinson. Scale 1:20,000. Shows ownership.
Folder-Item 17.3: Eugene - Springfield City Map, 1965-1977
Extent: 5 sheets

Folder-Item 17.4: University of Oregon Campus Guide, 1973
Folder-Item 17.5: Eugene, Springfield, and Vicinity, 1983
Folder-Item 17.6: Forest Grove, undated
Early 20th century; by T.S. Wilkes & Son; shows property owners.
Folder-Item 17.7: Grants Pass, 1962
Folder-Item 18.1: Cyclists' Road Map of Portland, 1896
Reproduced in 1973 by Oregon Historical Society.
Folder-Item 26.5: Industrial Map of Portland, 1919
Folder-Item 18.2: Guide Map of the City of Portland, 1933-1937
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 18.3: Map of Portland and Vicinity, 1946
Folder-Item 18.4: USGS Portland, Vancouver, and Vicinity, 1954
U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic map.
Folder-Item 18.5: Greater Portland Street Map, 1963
Folder-Item 18.6: Industrial Map of Portland, 1965
Folder-Item 18.7: Commercial Street Maps of Portland, 1965-1971
Extent: 6 sheets

Folder-Item 18.8: Pittmon City of Portland, 1970
Folder-Item 18.9: Isometric Map of Central Westside Portland, 1972
An isometric bird's-eye view.
Folder-Item 18.10: The Greater Portland Area, 1978
Folder-Item 26.6: Premiere Map of Portland, undated
Folder-Item 18.11: City Map Salem, 1948
Folder-Item 18.12: Metsker Map of Salem, 1974
Box-Folder 20.2
Item 1: Albany, 1964-1970
Extent: 2 sheets

Item 2: Albany Comprehensive Plan and Interim Highway Plan, 1972
Item 3: City of Ashland, 1956-1973
1973 map includes church directory; 1971 sheet map includes Talent and Phoenix, Oregon, on verso.
Extent: 4 sheets

Item 4: City of Astoria, 1955-1959
Extent: 3 sheets

Item 5: Brookings-Harbor Area, 1970
Item 6: The Dalles Historic Jacksonville, 1954-1968, , circa 1975
Extent: 2 sheets

Item 7: Klamath Falls, 1957
Klamath County on verso.
Item 8: Lebanon, 1949
Item 9: Medford, 1968
Item 10: Oregon City, 1956
Item 11: Tri-Cities Area, 1970
Oregon City, Gladstone, and West Linn.
Item 12: Map of the City of Portland, 1866
Undated reproduction of 1866 map.
Item 13: Portland, Oregon, 1890
Pictorial map reproduced by Oregon Historical Society in 1967.
Item 14: Map of Portland, 1909
Rowland and Fortner's.
Item 15: The Port of Portland, 1920-1923
Extent: 3 sheets

Item 16: Hibernia Guide Map of Portland, 1923
Item 17: Official Guide Map of Portland, 1925
Item 18: Location of Portland Airport, 1928
Prepared by Port of Portland Commission.
Item 19: Portland Traction Company Map, 1935
Shows routes for street cars, electric coaches, and motor coaches.
Item 20: Bekins Map of Portland, 1947
Item 21: Portland Harbor Directory, 1960
Oblique aerial photo with structures identified.
Item 22: University of Oregon Medical School Guide, circa 1972
Item 23: Redmond, 1994
Item 24: Roseburg, 1971
Extent: 2 copies

Item 25: St. Helens, 1962
Item 26: Street Map of Salem, 1957-1967
Extent: 3 sheets

Series 7: Various Oregon Maps, 1916-1988
Series VII is composed of various maps of Oregon including maps of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams and reservoirs, traffic flow maps, highway design plans, USGS orthoquadrangles, physiographic and landform maps of Oregon, land use maps, topographic maps, and maps of timberlands. Of special note is a map of the Beaver Hill Coal Mine in Coos County where African-American miners worked in the 1890s.
Extent: 105 maps

Sub-Series 1: Dams and Reservoir Maps, 1963-1970
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Box-Folder 23.1
Item 1: Blue River Reservoir, 1965-1970
Extent: 2 sheets

Item 2: Cougar Reservoir, 1965
Item 3: Cottage Grove Reservoir, 1965
Item 4: Detroit Reservoir, 1966
Item 5: Dorena Reservoir, 1965
Item 6: Fern Ridge Reservoir, 1965
Item 7: Foster Dam and Green Peter Reservoir, 1967-1968
Extent: 2 sheets

Item 8: Hills Creek Reservoir, 1964
Item 9: Lookout Point Reservoir, 1963
Box-Folder 19.1: Traffic Flow Maps, 1952-1986
Show all vehicle average daily traffic for interstate highways and primary and secondary roads; includes annual editions for 1950s-1960s; prepared by Oregon Department of Transportation.
Extent: 22 sheets

Folder-Item 21.1: Beaver Hill Coal Mine, 1916
The Beaver Hill Coal Mine in Coos County operated from 1894 to 1923 and was owned (at least in its later years) by the Southern Pacific Railroad. African-American miners were recruited in West Virginia and worked the mine during the 1890s or perhaps longer. This items shows the mine shafts at detailed scale of 1 inch = 100 feet.
Sub-Series 4: Highway Design Plans and Detailed Section Maps, 1925-1938
Box-Folder 20.3
Item 1: Oregon Highway Commission Plan of Proposed Pacific Highway in Jackson County, circa 1925
Extent: 19 sheets

Item 2: County Acre, East Approach Willamette Bridge, Linn County, 1938
This included 2 copies of the maps and 2 letters attached to one of the sheets.
Extent: 2 copies

Item 3: Detailed Road Design in Lincoln County, circa 1925
Item 4: Section detail of Township 10 S. Range 3 W. Section 16, undated
Item 5: Section detail of Township 10 S. Range 3 W. Section 17, undated
Item 6: U.S. Signal Corps Right of Way Map, Yaquina Bay, Lincoln County, circa 1925
Sub-Series 5: USGS 7.5 Minute Orthoquadrangles, 1974-1979
Folder-Item 22.1: Cave Junction, 1977
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 22.2: Chetco Peak, 1977
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 22.3: Pearsoll Peak, 1977
Extent: 3 sheets

Folder-Item 22.4: Peoria, 1976
Folder-Item 22.5: Selma, 1974
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 22.6: Three Sisters, 1979
Extent: 3 sheets

Sub-Series 6: Physical Features Maps, 1932-1988
Folder-Item 27.12: Oregon Visual Relief Map, 1970
Box-Folder 23.1
Item 10: Physiographic Diagram of Oregon, 1932
Prepared by Louis C. Raymond.
Item 11: Landforms of Oregon, 1941
Prepared at the Institute of Geographical Exploration, Harvard University, by Erwin Raisz. Issued by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.
Extent: 4 copies

Item 12: Physiographic Provinces of Oregon, circa 1980
Extent: 2 copies

Item 13: Willamette River Basin and Vicinity, circa 1960
Item 14: The Willamette Valley, 1988
Cartography by Frederick N. Weston.
Extent: 2 copies

Sub-Series 7: Land Use, 1951-1970
Folder-Item 22.7: Oregon Generalized Classification of Land According to its Capability for Use, 1951
U.S. Soil Conservation Service.
Extent: 2 copies

Box-Folder 19.2
Item 1: Bear Creek Urban Region, Jackson County - Preliminary Land Use Plan, circa 1970
Extent: 2 copies

Item 2: Salem - Existing Generalized Land Use, 1970
Extent: 2 copies

Sub-Series 8: Timberland Maps, 1950-1967
Folder-Item 22.8: K-P Timber Company Railroad Locations Map, undated
In Clatsop County; scale 1 inch = 800 feet.
Folder-Item 22.9: Pacific Spruce Corporation Ownership Map, circa 1920
In Lincoln County; also shows camps and railroads.
Folder-Item 22.10: Siuslaw National Forest Road Map, 1976
Mapleton and Alsea Ranger Districts.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 22.11: Weyerhaeuser Timber Company Millicoma Road Map, 1950-1951
Coos County.
Extent: 2 sheets

Folder-Item 22.12: Weyerhaeuser Timber Company Ownership in Klamath County, 1967
Sub-Series 9: Topographic Maps, 1920-1983
Folder-Item 22.13: Chemult Quadrangle, 1935
Scale 1:96,000.
Folder-Item 22.14: Madras Topographic Map, 1983
1:100,000 metric.
Folder-Item 22.15: Topographic Map of North Central Oregon, 1930
By Edwin T. Hodge.
Folder-Item 22.16: Quadrangle Mosaic of Salem through Valsetz Quads, 1941-1942
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tactical Map
Folder-Item 22.17: Topographical Map of the Feeble Minded Institute, 1920
By Rhea Luper; scale 1 inchy = 60 feet with 2-foot contours; shows buildings and roads. June 1920; ink on vellum
Folder-Item 22.18: Oregon Portland Cement Company Limestone Quarry near Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, 1947
Folder-Item 22.19: Bathymetric Maps of the Pacific Coast, 1968-1971
Ranging from Tillamook Head to Heceta Head and the Umpqua River to Cape Ferrelo.
Extent: 2 sheets

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