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Aerial Photographs: Aerials @ UIC

Aerials @ UIC

Aerial photographs are available in the Maps Unit of the library. Check the library catalog for location and availability.

Aerials held by the Maps Unit are accessible by request during Special Collections hours. The index maps in this guide may be used to determine the item(s) needed prior to scheduling a visit. Email requests for materials to Maps Unit staff.

No appointment is necessary to view atlases.

City of Chicago Department of Development and Planning

The City of Chicago Department of Development and Planning aerial photographs cover much of the city of Chicago. The aerials are large paper prints (about 60 x 60 cm). The scale is roughly 1:3,050, please refer to the scale on the sheet for an accurate scale.

Use the index maps linked below to determine the sheet number(s) needed.

The spring 1968 and 1973 aerial photographs are organized by flight index number or sheet number.

  • 1968
    Call Number: G4104 .C6A4 s3 1968 .C6
     
  • 1973
    Call Number: G4104 .C6A4 s3 1973 .C6

The spring 1994 Chicago Department of City Planning aerials are organized by Township, Range, and Section.

  • 1994
    Call Number: G4104 .C6A4 .S3 .K8

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)

The Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC) aerial photographs cover Northeastern Illinois, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. The aerials are large paper prints (about 77 x 77 cm). The scale is 1:4,800 or 1" = 400', please refer to the scale on the sheet for an accuracy.

The aerial photographs are organized by Township, Range, and Section. Each sheet covers four sections.

Use the index maps linked below to determine the section(s) needed.

Other Aerial Collections

  • Miscellaneous Aerial Photos
    Other miscellaneous aerials, outside the Chicago area, are also available. Please check the library catalog. (Tip: use the keyword "aerial" and the name of a place, such as "Lake County")

  • Atlases
    The library has several airphoto atlases, such as Venezia, New York, and London airphoto atlases. Check the library catalog or atlas section to find more.

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