The Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties consist of 66 atlases and include one or more atlases for all 36 Oregon counties that depict property owners and donation land claims. The bulk of the atlases were published in the 1930s-1950s. Each atlas includes an index map. The number of maps per atlas varies from 20 to 300; however, most of the atlases have fewer than 100 maps. The maps are at a scale of 2 inches = 1 mile. In addition to property boundaries, the maps show roads; railroads; streams, rivers, and water bodies; and schools. Most of the atlases were compiled by Charles F. Metsker, a civil engineer; the more recent atlases were prepared by Thomas C. Metsker.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties (MAPS Metsker), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
The Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties consists of one series: I. Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties, 1929-1988.
Acquisition Information :
The atlases were acquired by the Oregon State University Libraries through the 1980s as part of the general maps collection; they were transferred to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2012.Related Materials :
Other maps and atlases produced by Metsker are part of the OSU Libraries' general maps collection. Additional Metsker atlases of Oregon counties are available at the University of Oregon, the Oregon Historical Society, and the Oregon State Library. A comprehensive list of atlases at these repositories is available online.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The atlases are arranged alphabetically by county.