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On Display This Week: Africa Mid-Century
April 29, 2013 - 1:55:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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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)
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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)
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)
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.



On Display This Week: Fort Contesté
March 25, 2013 - 1:46:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Carte du Canada et de la Louisiane Qui Forment La Nouvelle France et des Colonies Angloises ou font representez les Pays contestez. Published in Atlas Universel by Jean Baptiste Nolin in Paris in 1756.

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...

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On Display This Week: 1755 French map of Canada
March 18, 2013 - 1:11:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Partie de l'Amérique septent? qui comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada. Published as page 98 in Atlas Universel, By Robert de Vaugondy in Paris in 1755 (second state).

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...

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On Display This Week: Brooklyn property sale map
March 11, 2013 - 12:58:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Map of Land in the Eighth Ward of the City of Brooklyn belonging to the heirs of Leffert Bergen. Drawn by [Brooklyn] City Surveyors Ludlaw and Stuchfield in March 1882.

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...

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On Display This Week: Bavarian Monasteries
February 25, 2013 - 12:27:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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Archidiaconatus Garsensis: Tabula Topographica. Published in Vol. 1 of Monumenta Bioca by Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Munich, 1763.

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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,...

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New campus-wide access for The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 19, 2013 - 1:42:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News   Categories: Database Updates, Library News

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://...

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On Display This Week: Green Bay, Michigan?
February 18, 2013 - 2:29:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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North America [Sheet V]: The North West and Michigan Territories. Published in London by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge in 1833.

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Michigan and the Great Lakes. By Thomas Bradford and Published by Ticknor in Boston in 1835.

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 they...

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