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In an especially equipped room in the Fondren Science Building on the campus of Southern Methodist University may be found the University's sheet map collection. There steel map cases hold a file of more than 93,000 maps and charts and 3,500 aerial photographs. In addition, atlases, gazetteers, and cartographic bibliographies are available for research and the large world globe offers more than 22,000 place names for reference. There are map tables suitable for assembling map series. The Map Library now ranks as one of the ten largest university map libraries in the United States and the largest in the Southwest. It has expanded from an original collection of some 27,000 maps and photos to its present size through the depository program of the major governmental mapping agencies and through private acquisition.

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