Map Collection

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.

The map collection can be searched via Baylor's OneSearch catalog. In addition, more than 300 historic Texas maps are available via Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections.