A Guide to the Robert Holman Map Collection, 1920s, 1970s, 1980s Holman, Robert Map Collection Ms2013-019

A Guide to the Robert Holman Map Collection, 1920s, 1970s, 1980s

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-019


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Processed by: Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-019
Title
Robert Holman Map Collection, 1920s, 1970s, 1980s
Physical Characteristics
2.4 cu. ft. 6 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains more than 350 maps dating from the 1920s to the late 1980s, depicting U.S. states; regions of North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands, Antarctica, and the Arctic Circle; and celestial bodies. In addition, there are more than a dozen travel guides, mostly for cities and regions in France and Italy.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Robert Holman Map Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Robert Holman Map Collection, Ms2013-019, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Robert Holman Map Collection was donated to Special Collections in two accessions, one in November 1991 and another in October 1992.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Robert Holman Map Collection was completed in March 2013.

Scope and Content

The collection contains more than 350 maps dating from the 1920s to the late 1980s. The majority of the maps depict U.S. states and regions of the United States. Other maps include regions of North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific Islands, Antarctica, and the Arctic Circle, as well as celestial bodies. In addition, there are more than a dozen travel guides, mostly for cities and regions in France and Italy.

Arrangement

In general, the maps and guides are arranged from smallest unit (states) to largest (world, planetary, and space). The U.S. state maps are arranged alphabetically by state. The U.S. regional maps are arranged by region from East to West.

Index Terms

    Geographical Names:

  • Africa--Maps.
  • Antarctica--Maps.
  • Arctic--Maps.
  • Asia--Maps.
  • Australia--Maps.
  • Canada--Maps.
  • Central America--Maps.
  • Europe--Maps.
  • Mexico--Maps.
  • Middle East--Maps.
  • Pacific Islands--Maps.
  • Russia--Maps.
  • South America--Maps.
  • United States--Maps.
  • World Maps.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Maps (documents).

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Africa--Maps.
  • Antarctica--Maps.
  • Arctic--Maps.
  • Asia--Maps.
  • Australia--Maps.
  • Canada--Maps.
  • Central America--Maps.
  • Europe--Maps.
  • Mexico--Maps.
  • Middle East--Maps.
  • Pacific Islands--Maps.
  • Russia--Maps.
  • South America--Maps.
  • United States--Maps.
  • World Maps.

Contents List

U.S. State Maps
  • Box-folder 1-1
    Alabama, Alaska, Arizona
  • Box-folder 1-2
    California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida
  • Box-folder 1-3
    Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho
  • Box-folder 1-4
    Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas
  • Box-folder 1-5
    Kentucky
  • Box-folder 1-6
    Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska
  • Box-folder 1-7
    New Jersey, New Mexico
  • Box-folder 2-1
    New York
  • Box-folder 2-2
    North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
  • Box-folder 2-3
    South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah
  • Box-folder 2-4
    Virginia
  • Box-folder 2-5
    Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wyoming
U.S. Regional Maps
  • Box-folder 3-1
    Northeastern States
  • Box-folder 3-2
    Eastern Coastal States
  • Box-folder 3-3
    Southeast States
  • Box-folder 3-4
    Tennessee/Kentucky and Deep South
  • Box-folder 3-5
    Ohio Valley/Great Lakes
  • Box-folder 3-6
    Great Plains/Central States
  • Box-folder 3-7
    Rockies/Northwest States
  • Box-folder 3-8
    Southwestern States
General U.S., Canada, Americas, and Europe Maps
  • Box-folder 4-1
    General U.S.
  • Box-folder 4-2
    Canada--General Maps and Western Regions
  • Box-folder 4-3
    Canada--Eastern provinces
  • Box-folder 4-4
    Americas--South America, Central America and Mexico, North America
Travel Guides
  • Box-folder 5-1
    Europe Maps
  • Box-folder 5-2
    Europe Travel Guides and Maps: Bourgogne, Dijon, Italy, London, Savoie, Vosges
  • Box-folder 5-3
    Europe Travel Guides and Maps: Auvergne, Bretagne, Cote d'Azur, Environs de Paris, Normandie, Paris, Provence, Pyrenees
  • Books Object: 5-1
    Julliard Guide to Paris. Henri Gault and Christain Millau.
  • Books Object: 5-2
    The Land of France. Ralph Dutton and Lord Holden.
World and Space Maps
  • Box-folder 6-1
    Mediterranean; Middle East
  • Box-folder 6-2
    Soviet Union; Africa
  • Box-folder 6-3
    Asia
  • Box-folder 6-4
    Australia; Pacific Islands
  • Box-folder 6-5
    Antarctica; Arctic Circle; Ocean Floor
  • Box-folder 6-6
    World Maps
  • Box-folder 6-7
    Moon, Planet, and Universe Maps