This guide will help you locate primary sources and use them in your research paper.
The guide for Research Using Primary Sources will help you answer questions such as:
The National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection is the largest and most comprehensive concentration of preservation materials in the United States. The collection covers subjects related to historic preservation such as archaeology, law, public policy, education, planning, landscape architecture, and more.
Materials in the NTL collection can only be used in the Maryland Room in the Hornbake Library.
Tip: Sometimes the Architecture Library has copies of material held in the NTL collection. Typically these books in the Architecture Library can be checked out to students
Maryland Sanborn Fire Insurance maps are available in print in the Maryland Room on the first floor of Hornbake Library. Sanborn maps for Washington, DC (which also include Maryland suburban locations) may also be found there.
The library also has access to digital Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of regions all over the country from 1867-1970.
For any questions or assistance with locating archival materials, contact us.