Richard Ramsay Stander Historical Map Collection

The Stander Collection is a large personal collection of historical maps of the United States, with a special emphasis on Ohio, that was acquired by Richard Ramsay Stander, Sr. (OSU, Engineering, 1940).  His collection was donated to the University Libraries in 2012.

Stander was an important civic and business leader in the Mansfield area, who maintained strong ties with his alma mater, even donating land for the construction of the Mansfield campus.  He was honored in 2005 with the University’s Distinguished Service Award, and was also recognized by the Transportation Research board of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for his role in the development of the Interstate Highway System.  

A preliminary inventory is available in a spreadsheet, until individual catalog records are created.

map of original Ohio survey

The selection above is a detail of a map that documents the original survey made of the southeastern portion of Ohio, including the following counties: Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe, Noble and Washington.  Square-mile quadrants breaking down each county would have been accompanied in county archives by “witness tree” notes (See also the vegetation survey maps created by a team led by Edgar Nelson Transeau that documented these tree locations).