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Los Angeles History and Culture in Library Special Collections

Resources and Search Strategies

UCLA Library Special Collections’ map collections include maps of Los Angeles and Southern California that date from the nineteenth century to the present time and that were drawn up for a variety of purposes. Along with maps of the original California ranchos, they contain real estate maps, topographical and geological survey maps, railroad maps and road maps.

Finding aids for maps can be found in the Online Archive of California. In addition to the holdings listed below, searching for “Maps” in the Online Archive of California will identify a number of collections that include maps among other materials