Finding Aid

University Map Collection

UPX 13

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Summary Information

Prepared by
Joseph-James Ahern
Preparation date
February 2019
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1873-1990
Date [inclusive]
1753-1994
Extent
3.0 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

The University Map Collection was created during a review of the Archives oversized holdings. The maps were acquired individually at different periods of time, and were not part of any collection.

ARRANGEMENT

The University Map Collection is arranged alphabetically by map title.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The University Map Collection consists of maps that document the geographical history of the University of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadlephia, and the surrounding area. The buik of the collection is comprised of campus maps. There are a few associated maps – such as the map of Canton Christian College in China from 1905.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
City of Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane.
University of Pennsylvania.
Genre(s)
Maps

Inventory

 

Inventory 

Box

Folder

Baist’s Atless of the City of Philadelphia, Part of Wards 27 1888 

OS 2

1

Campus and Facilities Planning and Development History Project 1950 January 

OS 1

1

Campus Development Plan n.d. 

OS 1

2

Campus from News Bureau 1953 

OS 2

2

Campus Map – Plan of Development 1948 October 

OS 3

1

Campus Map [from 27th Ward map] 1950 

OS 2

3

Campus Map [hand drawn and pasted on board] n.d. 

OS 1

3

Campus Map [used in “Prelude”] 1972 July 

OS 2

4

Campus Map [with whiteout] ca. 1953 

OS 1

4

Campus Map with Key 1971 July 

OS 3

2

Campus, from News Bureau n.d. 

OS 3

3

Campus, with streets and buildings labeled n.d. 

OS 3

4

Canton Christian College, Honglok Canton China 1905 

OS 3

5

Caricature of the University 1933 

OS 3

6

City of Philadelphia, Showing the Location of Volunteer Fire Companies in 1792 1938 

OS 3

7

Delaware River, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey 1881 June 

OS 4

1

Hopkins Company. Atlas of West Philadlephia (Including the 24th and 27th wards) 1873 

OS 2

5

Locust Walk – A Planning Study Preliminary Thoughts 1990 October 

OS 1

5

Map of Almshouse and Surroundings 1893 

OS 3

8

Nicholas Scull and George Heap. A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent [Gentleman’s magazine (London, England), August 1753. First edition] 1753 

OS 2

6

Parade Route Diagram 1940 September 20 

 OS 6

 

Philadelphia City Planning Commission Maps 1970-1992 

OS 4

2

Philadelphia Water Front Schuylkill River, United States Coast and Geodetic Survey 1891 April 

OS 4

3

Plan of the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane, Pleasure Grounds and Gardens ca 1860 

OS 3

9

Plans for the Sesquicentennial Grounds and Extension of the University, drawn for George E. Nitzsche 1920 

OS 4

4

Property owned by the University, by Cret, Laird and Wheelwright ca. 1928 

OS 3

10

Property Ownership Map 1987 

OS 1

6

Property Ownership, University of Pennsylvania 1994 August 

OS 4

5

Property Ownership, University of Pennsylvania Campus 1990 April 

OS 4

6

University Historic District Map n.d. 

OS 3

11

University Property Premises Owned and Rented, and Boarding Houses ca. 1920 

OS 3

12

West Philadelphia Campus Land Title Project, Philadelphia Deed Registry Unit Plot Plans for Campus area. n.d. 

OS 3

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