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Maps & Geospatial: Aerial Photographs (Historic)

A listing of resources that serve as a starting point for researchers who are interested in using historic aerial photography in their work.

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Heather Ross
1 Pattee Library
Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information
Penn State University Libraries
University Park, PA 16802

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Penn State University Libraries collections encompass ONLY Pennsylvania.  Please use this guide on how to access historic aerial photographs from US government websites.  Each state is different and varies in how accessible their data is.  Your best bet is to contact a large research library in the state you are interested in and ask them.  They will be the most knowledgeable about the data in their state.

ESRI - U.S. Historical Imagery

National Archives and Records Administration

Library of Congress