University of Florida at Historic Map Works. Whether you want to learn more about the history of your town or specific information about your home,Sanborn Fire Insurance maps are an invaluable resource.
The key below is your guide to deciphering the myriad of architectural and engineering details on a Sanborn map. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (G&M Reading Room, Library of Congress) Search by: Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress. 1981 Please note: There are over 50,000 hits for United States in this database.
Browse U.S. maps by state using the form below. » Full-text Search Hints. UFDC Home - Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Florida. The 'Sanborn® Fire Insurance Company Maps of Florida' comprise a collection of more than 300 bibliographic units in more than 3,000 map sheets.
The maps were mainly designed to help fire insurance agents determine the degree of damage to a property and show accurate information to help them determine risks and establish premiums. They showed the size (including color-coding), shape and construction of buildings (brick, adobe, frame, etc), dwellings (including hotels and churches), and other structures such as bridges, docks and barns. Along with fire stations, you could also find water facilities, sprinklers, hydrants, cisterns, and alarm boxes as well as firewalls, windows, doors, elevators and chimneys and roof types. The maps included street names, property boundaries and lot lines, and house and block numbers. Other information such as the latest census figures, prevailing winds; railroad lines and Indian reservations and topography were included. Map & Imagery Library at the University of Florida. Welcome to our Sanborn Fire Insurance web page.
One of the projects we would like you to be aware of is the collaboration of the Digital Library Center and the Map & Imagery Library to digitize the Map Library's Sanborn collection through 1923. It was a considerable project, though well worth the effort because of the wealth of information that is now available to the public. For access to digital images of the Sanborns please click HERE.
What is a Primary and Secondary Source? Joyce Valenza's Primary Source Pathfinder. Kathy Scrock's Primary Sources in the Classroom. What Makes a Primary Source a Primary Source? This guest post comes to us from Cheryl Lederle of the Library of Congress.
Is a newspaper a primary source? A political cartoon? A map? A lithograph? Is an excerpt in a textbook a primary source? “Primary sources” are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects which were created at the time under study. The definition seems clear enough until we begin to label particular items as primary or secondary. "Columbus taking possession of the new country," 1893 This image depicts Columbus landing on an island he named San Salvador, also known as Watling Island.
The phrase “created at the time under study” provided a focus for their discussion and decision. Using Primary Sources on the Web. This brief guide is designed to help students and researchers find and evaluate primary sources available online.
Keep in mind as you use this website, the Web is always changing and evolving. If you have questions, please consult your instructor or librarian. Primary sources are the evidence of history, original records or objects created by participants or observers at the time historical events occurred or even well after events, as in memoirs and oral histories. Florida on Florida - Florida Electronic Library. Florida Historical Society. Florida Memory - from the State Archives of Florida. FSC - McKay Archives Digital Collections. Florida Citrus Photographs Collection. Florida Citrus Postcards Collection. Florida Southern College Fruit and Vegetable Crate Label Collection. Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. National Archives and Records Administration.
National Archives Online Public Access. State Org. (click on state & scroll down to locate websites) World History Primary Sources. National Libraries and Archives. Museums and Historic Sites. Music. Photos, Maps & Other Images. Organizations and Institutions. US History Primary Sources. American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement. Index of Native American History Resources on the Internet. Smithsonian Institution Archives. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of the American Indian. National Museum of Am. History. Freer and Sackler Galleries.
Southern Historical Collection - UNC. The Old Well, circa 1892, North Carolina Collection.
Replica of Hayes Library in the North Carolina Collection. Students examine items from the Rare Book Collection. Hanes Book of Hours, French, 15th c., Rare Book Collection. The Dixon Brothers, ca. 1934, Southern Folklife Collection. Photo of Latin American textile, Southern Folklife Collection. Performance from Southern Historical Collection event. Johnson's Island Prison, 1863, Southern Historical Collection. The Gilder Lehrman Collection. New Deal Network. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Collections. National Anthropological Archives / Home Page. Iowa Women's Archives - The University of Iowa Libraries. Women's Studies Librarian's Office, University of Wisconsin System.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. FDOC Grower — Marketing, Economic and Nutrition Information for Florida Citrus Growers. Our Documents - Home. National Register of Historic Places Database and Research Page. The National Security Archive. December 9, 2014 Torture Report Finally Released Senate Intelligence Committee Summary of CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program Concludes CIA Misled Itself, Congress, the President about Lack of Effectiveness.
September 28, 2014 THE YELLOW BOOK Secret Salvadoran military document from the civil war era catalogued "enemies," many killed or disappeared. More recent items The National Security Archive is an independent non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Martin Luther King Jr. Collection - Morehouse College. Freedom's Journal, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper published in the US. Black Studies Collection. The library’s Black Studies collection has a rich history dating back to student activism and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
HistoryBuff.com. Electronic Texts, Primary Sources and Digital Libraries. See Also: Archives & Manuscripts | Audio, Video, Multimedia | French Literature | History | Images | Literature | Magazines & Journals Looking for a particular title or author?
Best starting place is the Online Books Page, John Mark Ockerbloom's index to full-texts on the Web with links to more than 30,000 books in various formats. ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle - Over 288 searchable French e-texts, ranging from Balzac to Zola, listed alphabetically by author and title. Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia. The Albert M. Digital Public Library of America.