Collection ID: M.46

Collection context

Summary

Date:
1843-1942 and undated
Abstract:
The Waterbury Regional Map Collection is divided into 3 series or topics based on location: Waterbury; Connecticut; and Other. A large portion of the maps are rolled, and require advance notice for viewing. The collection contains several maps of Waterbury from 1852, 1909, and 1932 which show how much the landscape of Waterbury has changed. Of interest are the maps which "map" abstract concepts like time, or the celestial heavens.
Extent:
30 items, 30 oversized maps are currently rolled and in archival boxes. , .44 Linear Feet, 1 manuscript box, 25 Volumes, and 25 bound volumes of local and national atlases.
Language:
English .

Background

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Scope and Content:

The Waterbury Regional Map Collection is an artifical collection that was largely acquired through various donations and purchases. The collection is composed of oversized rolled maps, atlases, and small folded maps that span from the mid 1850s through the 1970s. This collection is arranged into 3 series based on location: Waterbury; Connecticut; and Other which includes national, world, and other topics. Within each series the maps are arranged chronologically. Some maps require advance notice.

Biographical / Historical:

This collection is an artifical collection that was largely acquired through various donations and purchases.

Arrangement:

This collection is arranged into 3 series based on location: Waterbury; Connecticut; and Other which includes national, world, and other topics. Within each series the maps are arranged chronologically.

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 753-0381
scrawford@mattmuseum.org