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Where to find aerial photographs


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Where to Find Aerial Photographs

Local libraries with aerial photograph collections

  • MU Ellis Library has soil surveys which include B/W aerial photographs overlaid with lines indicating soil type areas.  Although soil surveys date back to 1899, only the most recent decades include aerial photos.  Shelved in 1 East under call number A 57.38.  See example MERLIN record.
  • MU Geology Library has 8"x10" black-and white aerial stereo photographs, primarily of rural areas in northwest Missouri, produced by the US Department of Agriculture (and/or predecessor agencies) between 1938 and 1965.  Missouri counties include Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Carroll, Jackson and Lafayette.  Library use only.  Contact for further details.
  • State Historical Society of Missouri has a collection dating from 1930s-1960s.

 Government-based sources for aerial photographs

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