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SCHENECTADY DIGITAL HISTORY ARCHIVE

Schenectady County Public Library Maps and Atlases

The Schenectady County Public Library has a large atlas collection. Below are listed the items with local history and genealogy value.

(Shelving note: the reprinted 1866 Beers atlas and the USGS topographic maps are in the atlas case on the main floor. The others are older and more fragile, and are shelved in storage. You will need to ask for them at the Reference Desk.)

1866: Beers, S. N. and D. G. New Topographical Atlas of the Counties of Albany and Schenectady, New York.
13" long x 15.25" high. View some of these maps online.
1880: Hopkins, G. M. City Atlas of Schenectady, New York from Official Records, Private Plans and Actual Surveys.
14" long x 17.25" high, 18 2-page images.
1892: Atlas of Schenectady, New York.
27.5" long x 18" high, 20 images (which would be similar to the double-page maps in the 1880 and 1905 atlases).
1905: Miller, D. L. Atlas of the City of Schenectady, Embracing Maps of the Village of Scotia.
15.25" long x 18.5" high, 16 2-page images.

We also have the following New York State atlases which have some local material:

1941: Munger, William P. Historical Atlas of New York State.
Contains a city street map and a county map. 22" long x 17" high.
U. S. Geological Survey topographic maps for New York State in bound volumes.
Volume 3 contains the Schenectady area, and the individual quadrangles for that area date primarily to 1954. 22" long x 26.75" high.

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http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/maps/holdings.html updated 4/9/05
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http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/maps/holdings.html updated July 30, 2009

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