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Geography & Environmental Resources

A subject guide to library resources in geography and environmental resources.

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Map Collections

Stanislaus State Map Collection:

The Stanislaus State Library Map Collection is located on the first floor of the J. Burton Vasche Library at the Turlock main campus. This collection includes over 8,000 regional, state, and global topographic maps. The collection is stored in four map cases located in the mobile compact shelving area. For access to the map collection, please consult the main library service desk or the research help desk.

Regional Map Collection in Special Collections:

A Regional Map Collection (1860-1972) is housed in Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) on the third floor of Vasche Library. This collection includes historical maps of regional cities, such as Turlock, Modesto, Riverbank, etc., and the counties of Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne.  The maps range in content, size, purpose, and historical provenance.  Types of maps include the following: water resources, land and parcel, Sanborn fire insurance, irrigation districts (TID/MID), mining, topographical, and railroads. Contact SCUA Librarian Mary Weppler for assistance.

United States Geographical Survey (USGS)