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Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties, 1929-1988

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
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


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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.

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Preferred Citation

Metsker's Atlases of Oregon Counties (MAPS Metsker), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

The atlases are arranged alphabetically by county.

Container(s) Description Dates
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
Box
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
Box
10
Jefferson County
1935
Josephine County
Box
10
1932
10
1955
10
1970
Klamath County
Box
11
1936
11
1961
Box
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
Box
14
Malheur County
circa 1955
Marion County
Box
15
1941
15
1971
15
1988
Box
15
Morrow County
1935
15
Multnomah County
1944
Polk County
Box
16
1929
16
1962
Box
16
Sherman County
1934
Tillamook County
Box
16
1942
16
1957
16
1974
Box
17
Umatilla County
1932
17
Union County
1935
17
Wallowa County
1935
18
Wasco County
1933
Washington County
Box
18
1937
18
1964
Box
18
Wheeler County
1935
18
Yamhill County
1942