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Glenn R. Scott map collection

Identifier: C-99005

Scope and Content

This is a small collection of USGS maps and Geological Survey papers by Glenn R. Scott covering the region around Douglas County, Colorado and the eastern portion of the state. The maps primarily illustrate historic trails and the overland routes of early explorers and white migrants.


  • 1963-1999

Access and Use

This collection is open to researchers. Archives and Local History material is non-circulating and requires staff retrieval. See for hours of operation.

Biographical Note

Glenn Robert Scott (1918-2012) was born in Ohio but spent his adult life as a resident of Colorado. After his service in the Army, stationed in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Scott pursued a degree in geology and mineralogy. He worked for the United States Geological Survey for more than 40 years, based at the Denver field office, and produced hundreds of published geologic maps and scientific papers.


0.35 Linear Feet (2 top containers) : 1 half manuscript box, 1 oversized folder

Language of Materials



Arranged by format (professional papers followed by historic trail maps) then alphabetically. Each folder contains a single publication, but a number of these are multi-part "items" consisting of separate sheet maps, pamphlets, texts, and printed sleeves.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Glenn R. Scott in 1999.

Guide to the Glenn R. Scott Map Collection, 1963-1999
Alyssa Carver
28 October 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Local History, Douglas County Libraries Repository

Douglas County Libraries
100 S Wilcox St
Castle Rock CO 80104 United States