More digitized versions of 'irreplaceable' map collection available

by | Jun. 20, 2011

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The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library recently announced a 77 percent increase to its collection of digital historical maps documenting the development of 26 Utah cities.

The library's Sanborn Fire Insurance Co. collection now includes 1,950 maps. After copyright restrictions were lifted, the university was able to digitize maps through 1963, an additional 850 maps.

“The beauty of the Sanborn maps is that they tell you ... really rich data and information,” said David Rencher, chief genealogical officer for The LDS Church's FamilySearch.

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