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Robert Holman Map Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-019

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.

Dates

  • 1920s; 1970s; 1980s

Creator

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.

Extent

2.4 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

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.

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.

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.

Creator

Title
Robert Holman Map Collection, 1920s, 1970s, 1980s
Status
Completed
Author
Hannah Bochain, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist
Date
© 2013 Virginia Tech. All rights reserved.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Contact:
Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US
540-231-6308