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NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (Special Lists 25-26)


SPECIAL LIST #25, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. Compiled by Charles E. Taylor and Richard E. Spurr (Washington: 1973).

This list of aerial photographs in the Cartographic Archives Division of the National Archives, includes photographs from five record groups representing the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (RG 145), the Soil Conservation Service (RG 114), the Forest Service (RG 95), the Geological Survey (RG 57), and the Bureau of Reclamation (RG 115). These photographs, of about 85 percent of the contiguous land in the United States, provide a unique record of the physical and cultural landscape of the country during the period just before World War II. They constitute an important reference aid for studying changes in the natural environment and in rural and urban development that have occurred since then.

SPECIAL LIST #26, PRE-FEDERAL MAPS IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES: AN ANNOTATED LIST. Compiled by Patrick D. McLaughlin. (Washington: 1971).

This special list describes maps dated before 1789 in the reference collection of the Cartographic Archives Division. With the exception of a few items covered by copyright, photo reproductions of the maps described can be furnished for a fee. Requests for information should be addressed to the Cartographic Archives Division, National Archives, Washington, DC 20408.

Part II. Maps Encompassing Two or More Colonies or States.

21. A MAP OF PENSILVANIA (sic.), NEW-JERSEY, NEW-YORK, AND THE THREE DELAWARE COUNTIES, by Lewis Evans.

A published facsimile of the original map by Lewis Evans which shows Benjamin Franklin's ideas on storm movement. 1 inch to approx. 15 miles, 28 x 22 1/2. Shows generalized topography, roads, and settlements. Includes notes on topography, climate, and the compilation of the map, with a table of distances between major cities.


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