PHOENIX—The State of Arizona Research Library rolls out a new digital collection: Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Route Map and Land Grant Filing Maps. This is one of several new collections that will become available this year.
The Arizona State Railroad Museum Foundation, located in Williams, Arizona, recently uploaded 22 full-size, color land grant application maps of the historic Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company on the Arizona Memory Project. The collection will be available indefinitely and can be viewed on any digital device at http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/aprlandgrant.
According to the foundation, the maps in this contribution represent a small subset of the full collection, some 60,000 documents strong, of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company and Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway- Albuquerque Division maps, photos, and drawings.
The Land Grant Filing Maps are first generation enhanced images scanned from the original ink-on-lined color drawings and filed with the National Archives and Records Administration. The maps represent the railroad from 1881 to 1883.
For questions about this or any digital collection, or for cultural institutions interested in sharing collections on the Arizona Memory Project, contact [email protected].
The Arizona Memory Project provides free online access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.