Frances C. Poage Map Room

Well lit photo of the 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 Jeff Pirtle at The map collection can be searched via Baylor's OneSearch catalog.

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

University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702