Guide to the Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties
1929-1988

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Metsker, Charles Frederick, 1881-
Title: Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties
Dates: 1929-1988 ( inclusive )
1929-1967 ( bulk )
Quantity: 9 cubic feet (18 oversize boxes)
Collection Number: MAPS Metsker
Summary: The Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties depict property owners, primarily for the 1930s-1950s, and donation land claims.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries
Special Collections & Archives Research Center

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2075
Email: scarc@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu

Languages: Materials in English. 

Content Description

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.

Use of the Collection

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.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

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

Series I:  Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties, 1929-1988

The atlases are arranged alphabetically by county.

Container(s)
Description
Baker County
Box
1 1942
1 1952
Benton County
Box
2 1929
2 1938
2 1962
2 1979
Clackamas County
Box
3 1937
3 1951
3 1966
Clatsop County
Box
4 1956
4 1974
Columbia County
Box
4 1942
4 1956
Coos County
Box
5 1941
5 1958
5 1975
Box
5 Crook County, 1954
Curry County
Box
6 1941
6 1955
6 1974
Deschutes County
Box
6 1944
6 1972
Douglas County
Box
7 1941
7 1954
7 1967
8 Gilliam County, 1934
8 Grant County, 1935
8 Harney County, 1955
9 Hood River County, 1931
Jackson County
Box
9 circa 1945
9 1955
9 1970
10 Jefferson County, 1935
Josephine County
Box
10 1932
10 1955
10 1970
Klamath County
Box
11 1936
11 1961
12 Lake County, 1958
Lane County
Box
12 1941
12 1954
13 1968
Lincoln County
Box
13 1930
13 1956
Linn County
Box
13 1938
13 1967
14 Malheur County, circa 1955
Marion County
Box
15 1941
15 1971
15 1988
15 Morrow County, 1935
15 Multnomah County, 1944
Polk County
Box
16 1929
16 1962
16 Sherman County, 1934
Tillamook County
Box
16 1942
16 1957
16 1974
17 Umatilla County, 1932
17 Union County, 1935
17 Wallowa County, 1935
18 Wasco County, 1933
Washington County
Box
18 1937
18 1964
18 Wheeler County, 1935
18 Yamhill County, 1942

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Subjects

      • Subject Terms :
      • Land grants--Oregon.
      • Real property--Oregon--Maps.
      • Geographical Names :
      • Baker County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Benton County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Clackamas County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Clatsop County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Columbia County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Coos County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Crook County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Curry County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Deschutes County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Douglas County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Gilliam County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Grant County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Harney County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Hood River County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Jackson County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Jefferson County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Josephine County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Klamath County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Lake County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Lane County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Lincoln County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Linn County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Malheur County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Marion County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Morrow County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Multnomah County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Oregon--Claims--Maps.
      • Polk County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Sherman County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Tillamook County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Umatilla County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Union County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Wallowa County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Wasco County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Washington County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Wheeler County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Yamhill County (Or.)--Maps.
      • Form or Genre Terms :
      • Atlases.
      • Maps.
        • Other Creators :
        • Metsker, Thomas Charles.
        • Metsker Maps.

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