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On Display This Week: Dakota Territory, 1882
June 03, 2013 - 3:40:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Territory of Dakota. Made by Charles Roeser. Published in Washington, DC by the United States General Land Office in 1882.

This map depicts the status of land division and disposition of Datoka Territory, under the United States General Land Office. At this time Dakota Territory comprised modern day North Dakota and South Dakota.


In the prior decade gold had been discovered inside the Great Sioux Reservation, which had led to the war between the United States and the Native Americans living in the region. This map shows the Great Sioux Reservation with its revised boundary...

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This is the last week to drop off food for our food drive competition with the University of...
May 28, 2013 - 4:01:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Uncategorized, Library News

The last day to get food or personal items in is Friday, May 31. The donations will go to the MSU Food Bank to help others.


More information: http://www.lib.msu.edu/features/?e=329. Go Green!



On Display This Week: Senegal-Gambia, circa 1666
May 20, 2013 - 4:00:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Genehoa, Jaloffi, et Sierraliones Regna. By Johannes Janssonius. Likely published in Atlas Contractus by Janssonius Heirs in Amsterdam in 1666.

This map is an early one to show the west coast of Africa in such detail. The Atlantic Slave Trade had been increasing for the past 150 years and was going to continue to increase for another 200. Portuguese influence can be seen by “Rio Portugues” dividing Mauritania (Genehoa) from Senegal. Goree Island, an early site of European activity, is noted. The cartouche shows light skinned people displaying products of bounty including fruit and...

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On Display This Week: The Panama Canal
May 13, 2013 - 8:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Panama Canal, Present Future, Topographic, Diagramatic and Illustrative: As Canal Will Look When Completed. By Edwin J. Beverstock and George Davidson. Published in Washington, D.C. by mapmaker Edwin J. Beverstock in 1903.

The Panama Canal is a good example of a project that seems like it will be much easier than it is. Anyone looking at a map of Central America can’t help but notice how skinny that isthmus is, and how nicely it would cut down travel if only we could cut a canal through there.


For 12 years the World watched as the French fiddled around trying to build a canal....

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On Display This Week: The Curvature of the Earth
May 06, 2013 - 2:31:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
The First Photograph Ever Made Showing the Division between the Troposphere and the Stratosphere and Also the Actual Curvature of the Earth. By A. W. Stevens and Orvil A. Anderson. Published in the May 1936 issue of National Geographic Magazine in Washington, D.C. by National Geographic Society.


-and-


One Hundred Proofs That the Earth Is Not a Globe. By William Carpenter and originally published in Baltimore in 1885. Republished in Zion, Illinois by Wilbur Glenn Voliva in 1929.

Certainly by 1936 practically everyone understood that the Earth is a sphere (or, more...

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Drop off your non-perishable food before you leave!
April 30, 2013 - 2:20:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

We need to beat the University of Michigan in our Food Drive! So don't lug that unused non-perishable food and personal items home. Drop them off at the library. They will go to the MSU Food Bank to help others.


More information: http://www.lib.msu.edu/features/?e=329. Go Green!



On Display This Week: Africa Mid-Century
April 29, 2013 - 1:55:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Africa. Map 49 in A General Atlas Of The World, With A Separate Map Of Each Of The United States Of America. By S.G. Goodrich and T.G. Bradford. Published in Boston by C.D. Strong in 1841.

This map shows the extent of European knowledge of African geography in 1841. Names of regions and places are almost entirely along the coasts, leaving the interior blank. One exception is some fairly good understanding of the oases and settlements across the Sahara. This map lacks busy details to fill unknown areas. Map-makers were by now content to leave areas of insufficient or conflicting reports...

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On Display This Week: Copyright, what Copyright?
April 15, 2013 - 1:03:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
Michigan Territory. Drawn by James Finlayson. Appeared as map 36 in A Complete Historical, Chronological, And Geographical American Atlas, Being A Guide To The History Of North And South America, And The West Indies ... To The Year 1822. Published in Philadelphia by Carey & Lea in 1822.

Territoire de Michigan. Drawn by by B. Beaupré. Appeared as map 40 in Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique des deux Ameriques et des Iles Adjacentes. Published by Jean Alexandre Buchon and J. Carez in Paris in 1825.

The 1822 “Michigan Territory” map is the first separate...

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We need food! The University of Michigan is ahead in boxes of food for the food drive competition!
April 08, 2013 - 5:13:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

The University of Michigan has almost two boxes of food and we don't have any. We need to catch up! Bring in your non-perishable food, household and personal items to the Business Library to donate to the MSU Food Bank. See our web site for more information: http://www.lib.msu.edu/features/?e=329.


Go Green! Let's beat the University of Michigan!




It’s a Food Fight! First Annual Gast-Kresge Food Fight (MSU vs UM)
April 01, 2013 - 3:45:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Library News

It’s a Food Fight!


First Annual Gast-Kresge Food Fight


(MSU vs UM)


or the first annual Gast-Kresge Library Food Drive Competition





Monday, April 1 – Friday, May 31





We’re collecting non-perishable food, household and personal items at the Business Library to donate to the MSU Food Bank. Clean out your cupboards before moving this spring!


Let’s beat the University of Michigan!


See our web site for more information: http://www.lib.msu.edu/features/?e=329.



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