T.R. Smith Map Collection

The Thomas R. Smith Map Collection, located on the first floor of Anschutz Library at the University of Kansas, is among the largest academic map collections in the United States. The map collection includes over 440,000 items, consisting of over 330,000 sheet maps and 120,000 aerial photographs with particular strengths in maps of the U.S.A. and Kansas, and several thousand folio and oversized atlases. Regional strengths of the collection include: North America, Europe, Latin America (especially Costa Rica), Japan, and Zanzibar. Other notable strengths include over 20,000 unbound serial set maps, a large number of captured maps from the Second World War, and nearly complete coverage of the Joint Operational Graphics (JOG) series.


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