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Map Library resources about Southern Illinois, Mapping, Cache River, Shawnee National Forest, etc.
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Map Library Resources

Click here for information about the Map Library, GIS, and staff contact information.

Below are a few examples of the materials shown in your library visit. Much more information is available, so please stop in for additional assistance!

Southern Illinois maps

  • Pulaski County, Illinois, 1:100,000 scale planimetric map [MRH G4100s 1981 U6]
  • Recreation of Southern Illinois [MRO G4101.E63 1972 .O8x]
  • Enjoy Southern Illinois and the surrounding area [MRO G4101.E63 2001 .S6]

Coal fields

  • Southern Illinois coal mines: Along or in vicinity of Illinois Central Railroad [MROu G4101.H9 1951 .I4x]
  • Coal mines in Illinois, Herrin quadrangle, Franklin and Williamson counties, Illinois [MRSu G4101.H9 s24 .I44x Herrin]
  • Land taken for strip-mining in Perry County [MRH G4103.P4H1 1952 .L3x]
  • Legends and lore of southern Illinois [F541.6 .A44 2010]
  • Photograph of the roadside historical marker - First coal mine in Illinois

Changes in the Cache River

  • Flood plain charts, Ohio River [MRO G3707.O5C315 s24 .U5x]
  • Topographic maps - show the route of the river
  • Air photos from 1938, 1959, 1965 [route changed in 1950]

Shawnee National Forest

  • Southern Illinois Shawnee National Forest guide [MRO G4102.S45E635 1999 .S6x]
  • A forest outing awaits you on [sic] the Shawnee National Forest [GV54.I3 S53 1950z]

Big Muddy River

  • Southern Illinois stream pattern & gaging stations [MRR G4102.S.C3 197- .A5]
  • Big Muddy Watershed [MRR G4102.C3 300 M6]
  • Major watersheds of Illinois [G4101.C315 2000 .M3x]
  • Hydrologic unit map, 1974, state of Illinois [G4101.C3 1974 .U5]

Trail of Tears

  • Trail of Tears National Historic Trail [MRO G3862.T7 1996 .U5x]
  • Trail of Tears : Illinois trail corrider [MRH G3702.T7 1984 .U5x]

Historical maps

  • Historical-pictorial map, Jackson County, Illinois [MRH G4103.J2S1 1944 .W3x]
  • Landforms of Illinois [MRH G4101.C2 1956 .B5x]
  • Illinois, the prairie state [MRO G4101.S1 1938 .A5x]
  • The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
  • In I-Share, search for "early maps" by subject. Under "Narrow Your Search," select "Map" under Format.

Artistic maps

  • Strange maps: An atlas of cartographic curiosities [G1046.B8 J3 2009]
  • Chicago downtown [typographic map] [MRH G4104.C6A15 2010 .A92x]

Miller Grove

  • African American settlements in southern Illinois [MRH G4101.G4 2005 .A3x]
  • Pope County [MRO G4103.P7A5 1986 .B3x]
  • Information available online here

Introduction to Mapping

  • The young Oxford companion to maps and mapmaking [Ref. Q. 912.09 S817y 1995]
  • Choosing a world map: Attributes, distortions, classes, aspects [526.8 R658c 1988]
  • Which map is best? Projections for world maps [526.8 R658w]

Projection (examples)

  • Dymaxion airocean world: the Raleigh edition of Fuller projection [MRH G3201.B72 1954 .F8 2009x]
  • Peters world map: The map which represents countries accurately according to their surface areas [MRHu G3201.B72 2006 .P4x]
  • The world turned upside down [MRHu G3201.B72 2000 .O92x]

Salt mining

  • Legends and lore of southern Illinois [F541.6 .A44 2010]
  • Depositional and structural history of the Pennsylvanian System of the Illinois Basin. Part 1: Road log and description of stops [557.73 I29g no.15 OR QE673 .D46 1979x]


  • Reading maps: An introduction to maps using color stereo photographs [GA151 .R54 1973x]

For general library information, see the Cinema & Photography Research Guide.

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