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.
The map depicts all the French controlled lands in North America, from Acadia in the north through the Great Lakes, and down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. The extensive text describes the territory they control, the history of its discovery, and names their numerous Native American allies.
The Lake Superior islands have gotten so big that that it hardly seems like a canoe...Continue reading "On Display This Week: Fort Contesté"...
The French were on the forefront of mapmaking in the 18th century. Geographers such as Robert Vaugondy carefully sifted through a wide variety of available reports, maps, and scientific measurements, balancing differences in conflicting reports.
This map focuses on French-controlled parts of North America. Vaugondy’s depiction of the Great Lakes is heavily influenced by Bellin’s 1744 map. The British were...Continue reading "On Display This Week: 1755 French map of Canada"...
The Bergens were among the original settlers of a remote place called Breuklen, New Netherlands, which was later called Brooklyn, New York. For several generations this Norse/Dutch family worked their own farmland. Eventually the economic reach of New York City altered farming in Brooklyn from field crops to more profitable vegetables. As farm income and therefore land values rose, the Bergens and other such families...Continue reading "On Display This Week: Brooklyn property sale map"...
Archidiaconatus Baumburgensis: Tabula Topographica. Published in Vol. 3 of Monumenta Bioca by the Akademie in Munich, 1764.
These two maps note the locations of monasteries churches and chapels within two Archdioceses in Bavaria. One exception is a depiction in the Garsensis map of two armies clashing in red and blue coats. This is to note the glorious victory for House of Wittlesbach over the powerful Habsburgs,...Continue reading "On Display This Week: Bavarian Monasteries"...
The MSU Libraries have purchased campus-wide access to The Chronicle of Higher Education. The site license allows MSU departments and faculty members to save money by cancelling their individual subscriptions to The Chronicle and connecting through the library’s subscription instead.
From a computer on campus, simply go to the Chronicle website: chronicle.com. The entire MSU IP range is covered by the new subscription, so no login or password is needed.
From a computer off-campus, you must connect through the library’s proxy server: http://ezproxy.msu.edu/login?url=http://...Continue reading "New campus-wide access for The Chronicle of Higher Education"...
From 1818 to 1836 Wisconsin was part of Michigan Territory. European settlement was sparse west of Lake Michigan, with Green Bay Township, located in Brown County, and some lead mines in the southwest being the only settlements of note.
Map-makers rarely depicted the entire legal boundary of the Territory. Perhaps...Continue reading "On Display This Week: Green Bay, Michigan?"...
Made by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission in 1970.
This map shows the locations of nuclear bomb shelters in the 3-county area around Lansing. The number next to each dot refers to a listing that names each of the 389 locations. Approximately one-quarter of the locations were not open to the general public but rather served a defined population (usually residents of a marked area).
The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission participated in a federal program to develop a...Continue reading "On Display This Week: Lansing-East Lansing Community [Nuclear] Shelter Map, 1970"...
This township plat map shows land owners in one 6-mile by 6-mile survey township in Montmorency County, Michigan. The names entered here represent the first time these lands were in private hands under state and federal law and shows transactions that occurred through about 1874.
Practically all of the land sold in this township served as either bounty lands to compensate veterans under the Scrip Warrant Act of 1855 or to support the establishment of Agricultural Colleges through the Morrill Act of 1862. The proceeds from land sold to...Continue reading "On Display This Week:: Township Plat from mid-1870's"...
Dediée au roy de Danemark par son trés humble et trés obeissant et trés fidele serviteur Lahontan. 1703.
Captain Louis-Armand de Lom d’Arce, Baron de Lahontan of the French marines explored the western Great Lakes. As a colorful and flamboyant figure he caused controversy and comment everywhere he went.
Scholars usually lambaste his cartographic style, which was less accurate than other works of his time. The stylization seems to accentuate relationships and features more so than spatial accuracy, much like a subway map.
Other troubles...Continue reading "New in the Map Library: Carte Generale de Canada, 1703"...