Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium
The Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium (LVHMC) is a group of local archivists, librarians, curators, and historians with an interest in historical maps who collaborate with the goal of establishing a collective inventory of maps related to the Lehigh Valley. Ultimately this inventory will provide a centralized resource for the discovery of maps which have been digitized for access over the internet, as well as for those physical maps which remain in map drawers in libraries, museums and historical societies across the Valley.
Our Mission Statement:
The Lehigh Valley Historical Maps Consortium serves as a collaborative forum for cultural heritage and educational institutions to build accessible digital collections of historical maps and other geographic information that illuminates the history of the Lehigh Valley.
This website is the first result of this collaboration: a showcase for a growing collection of digital map images documenting the history of the Lehigh Valley, as well as a centralized registry of the physical maps available for research in person at area institutions. These lists are updated on a continuing basis.
Partners in the LVHMC include:
Bethlehem Area Public Library, Carbon County GIS & Mapping, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Easton Area Public Library, Governor Wolf Historical Society, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian Archives, Moravian College, Moravian Historical Society, Muhlenberg College, Museum of Indian Culture, National Museum of Industrial History, Northampton County Archives, Slate Belt Heritage Center, South Bethlehem Historical Society.
The Contact page contains more information.
Sponsored in part by the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, with generous support provided by a grant to Lafayette College from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Hosted by Lafayette College Libraries.