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Map Collection

Identifier: M/A 0392
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Description of Contents

Over 1300 maps of Minneapolis and Hennepin County from the 1820s to the 2010s. Maps range from city planning drafts to published tourist brochure maps. The bulk of the collection documents Minneapolis, but Hennepin County suburbs and the entire Twin Cities metropolitan area are often included. The collection includes many planning maps donated by the City of Minneapolis in 2018. Maps are arranged chronologically. Creator, contributor, and publisher information are included when known.


  • 1823 - 2017

Access Restrictions

The physical collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department’s open hours. Select maps from this collection are available in the Map Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.


138 Linear Feet (130 oversize folders and additional rolled maps)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

A spreadsheet inventory of this collection is available. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Donor Information

This collection was compiled by library staff over many years.

Digitized Materials

Select maps from this collection are included in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.

Related Materials

Maps received with archival collections remain with those collections. See individual finding aids for details.

M/A 0324 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Records contains many maps of park properties.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by library staff and volunteers over many years.

Map Collection
Jenna Jacobs
May 2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.