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Maps and ephemera collection

Identifier: H-Mss-0501

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 5 boxes of maps and travel brochures assembled by Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections from local history files and the G. William MacPherson collection. The collection is primarily made up of California state, regional, and street maps; as well as guides and brochures to California events and travel destinations, including museums, fairs, resorts, and areas of natural beauty. Also included in the collection are maps of the United States as well as other countries and regions of the world. The majority of the collection dates from the 1920s to the 1950s, but includes materials from the turn of the century to the present.


  • 1892-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1925 - 1955

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Special Collections staff.


5 boxes

Language of Materials



The collection has been arranged into three series. The series arrangement is as follows:

Series 1. World Maps Series 2. State of California Series 3. California Maps and Ephemera by County

Acquisition Information

Materials in the Maps and Ephemera Collection were transferred from the G. William MacPherson Collection and from Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections' California local history files.


Additions to the collection are anticipated.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Arranged and Processed by Jamie Weber in 2010.
Guide to the Maps and ephemera collection
Jamie Weber
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States