20th century maps of the Soviet Union

The Osher Map Library has in its possession an impressive assortment of Atlases, maps, and related materials cover the years from just prior to the formation of the Soviet Union all the way up until its downfall. The majority of the materials are in Russian, but some are multi-lingual or in languages other than Russian. They provide a unique historical and geographical recording of the Soviet Union and insight into its transitions through history. The maps cover everything from political borders to geology, population, cultural production, industry, and watersheds.