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Maps Card File
Whipple fire insurance map

The Maps Card File is an old-style card file that lists the Library and Research Center's collection of maps and atlases. The following are among the highlights of the maps collection:

  • St. Louis City and County street maps and plat maps from the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Whipple and Sanborn fire insurance maps, circa 1870s-1940s
  • County atlases for many Missouri counties that show landowners' names, late 19th century to early 20th century
  • 19th-century United States railroad maps
  • 18th-century and 19th-century maps of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers

To consult the Maps Card File, visit the Library and Research Center or contact the library at or 314-746-4500 (during our open hours).

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