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Map and Atlas Collection

Map and Atlas Collection
This collection comprises over 1,000 maps from the 1860s - 1980s, including Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, geological surveys, street maps, planning and land use maps for San Jose, Santa Clara County and other cities and counties throughout California.

Physical maps (on site)

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for 1932, 1939, 1950, 1958, and 1962 (some years also available on microfilm)
  • City of San José Block Books: 1909, and 1924 multi volume set updated to the 1940s
  • 1876 Historical Atlas of Santa Clara County
  • City and street maps
  • State, county, and subdivision maps

Digital maps

The digital collection currently includes a representative selection of maps and atlases from the California Room. New images are added to the collection as they are digitized. If you are interested in keeping up to date with the latest additions, you can sign up for the collection RSS Feed.