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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 4:51pm Categories: Uncategorized

Map catalogers Tim Kiser and Nicole Smeltekop have attacked the Map Library backlog in the areas listed below. Catalog searches of the following places will now reveal EVERY paper map MSU Libraries owns*.

List for 2015, 2nd Quarter:

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 3:55pm Categories: Uncategorized

Our map catalogers Tim Kiser and Nicole Smeltekop have attacked the Map Library backlog in the areas listed below. Catalog searches of the following places will now reveal EVERY paper map MSU Libraries owns*.

List for 2015 1st Quarter:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:17pm Categories: Uncategorized

On April 1, 1840 Michigan’s governor approved the creation of 30 new counties to fill in the recently surveyed northern Lower Peninsula. The counties didn’t fit on old 1830s style maps.

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:29pm Categories: Uncategorized

Maps were no longer just for kings and scholars. By the late 1500s, maps were increasingly purchased by ‘regular’ (though still fairly wealthy) people. After all, everyone was interested in the voyages of discovery and exploration going on at this time.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:20pm Categories: Uncategorized

Gas stations weren’t the only place to get free road maps in the early 20th century. This map of the U.S. Midwest was distributed by the menswear clothing chain Richman Brothers.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:07pm Categories: Uncategorized

Richman’s Official Road Map. Made by The Foreman-Bassett Company of Cleveland, Ohio circa 1935. Distributed by Richman Brothers, Inc.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:59pm Categories: Uncategorized

This world map is composed entirely of musical notation. It was created with the intention of viewing the world in musical terms.

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 2:29pm Categories: Uncategorized

Donetsk. From Ukraïna, [topohrafichna karta]: 1:200 000. Published in Kiev by ViĭsʹKovo-kartohrafichna Fabryka in 1997.

This detailed map of Donetsk Oblast shows the area where Malaysian flight 17 went down approximately 14:15 Greenwich Mean Time on Thursday July 17th, 2014.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 4:13pm Categories: Uncategorized

Чикаго [Chicago]. Compiled by E. M. Kolokoltseva, edited by L. I. Komarov. Published by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1961.

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 3:46pm Categories: Uncategorized

By guest blogger Diana Rivera

Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Subject Specialist, Michigan State University Libraries

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