National Aerial Photograph Program Photographs
Scope and Contents
Photographs, circa 1960s-1970s, of various locations in Virginia, taken by the National Aerial Photography Program of the United States Geological Survey.The National Aerial Photography Program is a Federal project that is coordinated by the United States Geological Survey. The photographs are used to create and revise topographical maps of the United States. They are taken in cycles ranging from 5-7 years from an airplane flying at an altitude of 20,000 ft. and they cover an area that is slightly over 5 miles.
- Creation: circa 1960s-1970s
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use
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- Guide to the National Aerial Photograph Program Photographs
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note