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Aerial Photography - Other Federal

National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration houses historical federal aerial photography collected from the late-1930s to the mid-1950s by several agencies. The most comprehensive collection is the county-based imagery from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Begin searching for information by using the Archival Research Catalog (ARC). ARC is an online source for searching a wide range of NARA's holdings.


In addition to current National Aeronautics and Space Administration efforts to collect remotely sensed data via satellites, in the 1970s and 1980s, NASA collected photography imagery with high altitude aircraft (small scale), largely in western Minnesota. See the U.S. Geological Survey's Aerial Photo Single Frames webpage for more information.

Return to MnGeo's first-stop Aerial Photography page



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