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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of North Carolina: Accessing Sanborn Maps

Accessing Sanborn Maps

East Carolina University offers access to three sources of North Carolina Sanborn maps:

  • The North Carolina Collection has several microfilm copies of Sanborn maps from the state. Researchers can view them in the collection's microfilm room.  A list of the maps that are available on microfilm can be found here.
  • The Joyner Library offers access to the North Carolina portion of ProQuest's Digital Sanborn Maps: 1967-1970 database.  The database includes digitized versions of over 11,000 maps of 158 North Carolina cities and towns. It is only available to users who are in the library or who are elsewhere but have a Pirate ID and password.
  • Joyner Library's Special Collections has Sanborn Maps of the city of Greenville (Map Collection #MC0010) for the following years: 1929, 1938, 1946.  They are available for viewing in the Special Collections reading room.