1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 24, 2020 10:21 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking redlined map (HOLC) of Scranton, PA


      I am trying to locate a redlined map (HOLC) of Scranton, PA to conduct a neighborhood study. Does anyone where I could locate a .jpg, .pdf or shapefile? Thank you

        • Re: Seeking redlined map (HOLC) of Scranton, PA
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Ms. Ooms,


          Thank you for posting your request to History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located City Survey Files, 1935 - 1940 in the Records of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (Record Group 195) which contains the majority of the "Residential Security" maps (later known as "redlining" maps) and may contain a file for Scranton, Pennsylvania. For more information about this series, please contact the  National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via their email address archives2reference@nara.gov.


          We also located the series Residential Security Maps, 1933 1939 in Record Group 195 which includes a small sample of the maps. Portions of this series have been digitized and may be viewed online through the Catalog, however there is no map for Scranton among the digitized records. For more information about this series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) via their email address carto@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2 and RDSC. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          We also searched the University of Richmond’s “Mapping Inequality, Redlining in New Deal America” and were unable to locate data for Scraton.


          We hope this information is helpful.  Best of luck with your research!