University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

World War I Maps

The World War I maps collection contains maps and atlases published shortly before, during, and after World War I. The maps included cover all areas of the world showing the course of the war and its economic, political, and social contexts. Types of maps encompass propaganda maps, trench maps and other maps of battles and fronts, ethnographic and economic maps, maps and atlases for citizens at home, and maps created to support work of the United States delegation to the Paris Peace Conference.

Please contact the Map Library with questions regarding these items via e-mail ( or by calling 217-333-0827.