ProQuest® U.S. Serial Set Maps Digital Collection
The U.S. Serial Set is considered by many to be the single most valuable collection of American historical documents in existence. Few, if any, research collections compare with it in size, time span, subject variety, source authority and diversity, or relevance to modern studies of yesterday's activities and attitudes. The Serial Set map collection has been largely ignored because they are physically and bibliographically difficult to access. Through the partnership with the University of Maryland, ProQuest is now providing access to maps found in U.S. Serial Set through its ProQuest U.S. Serial Set Maps Digital Collection.
Maps found in the collection, some of which represent the first geological, soil and population maps of many state and territories, are of paramount importance to historians and other social scientists. This enormous collection of government maps is also useful for many other scholars on campus. The list of researchers that will find the maps indispensable includes:
- Law students
- Labor studies researchers
- Political scientists
- Historians of the natural & built environments
- Epidemiologists and many others.