Frances C. Poage Map Room

The Frances C. Poage Map Room contains more than 14,000 maps with an emphasis on Waco, topographic, and historic Texas maps. A lifelong lover and collector of all kinds of maps, former Congressman W. R. 'Bob' Poage established the collection and the accompanying endowment in the 1980s in honor of his wife, Frances C. Poage. The endowment enables the continued growth and preservation of the map collection by providing funding for additional cartographic holdings and supplies.

Using the Collection
All patrons are welcome to use the map collection. If you wish to visit the collection, contact the map curator, Rachel DeShong, at and review our Reading Room Policy. The collection can be searched via the Baylor Libraries catalog system. To view items specific to the collection, limit the search to Library Catalog and Texas Collection on the right-hand side.

County Map of the State Texas, Drawer 25 Folder 10 (31263030897786)

More than 300 of our historic Texas maps are available via Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections. For questions regarding copies and usage, please email Rachel DeShong at

To Donate Material
To donate items to the Frances C. Poage Map Room, please visit our Give page for more information and contact Rachel DeShong at