About this collection
The collection comes from Barry Lawrence Ruderman, a map and atlas dealer who is a longtime friend and supporter of Stanford Libraries. Since 2009, Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc. has contributed over 50,000 digital map images to the Stanford Digital Repository. Barry Ruderman is also a founding friend of the David Rumsey Map Center and sponsors the bi-annual Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography. On October 19, 2017 in commemoration of the opening of the conference, Stanford Libraries released 19,400 of his maps through its online catalog, making them fully accessible as part of the Barry Lawrence Ruderman Map Collection and joins the other digital collections curated by the David Rumsey Map Center. This is an ongoing collection which will grow over time and unearth maps that ordinarily not available to the public.