Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
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Maps, Atlases, Surveys

Digital Iowa Geological ResourceS (DIGS)

Contributor: University of Iowa Sciences Library

Included in this collection are annual surveys from the late 19th century, published by the Iowa Geological Survey as well as shorter technical papers related specifically to coal in Iowa. These materials are full-text searchable.

Hixson Plat Map Atlases of Iowa

Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Map Collection

95 plat books, published by W.W. Hixson & Co. in 1930, showing land ownership maps for townships in Iowa counties. The maps include some topographic information.

Iowa Counties Historic Atlases

Contributor: University of Iowa Libraries, Map Collection and State Historical Society of Iowa

Until this time, of the two most widely used early Iowa atlases, the 1875 Andreas Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa has been the most readily available in digital format. With this in mind, the University of Iowa Libraries Map Collection has undertaken and completed the digitization of the 202 maps and photographic plates comprising the 1904 Huebinger Atlas of the State of Iowa, complete with zoom and pan capability. Subsequent additions to this collection include early Iowa county landownership atlases.