Map Library Blog
Exhibit on 4 West, Main Library
Now through Summer 2010
The MSU Map Library recently received a 1959 plat map of the Idlewild resort in Yates Township, Lake County, Michigan. The map delineates the boundaries and numbers for each of the thousands of lots.
After an 18-month visit to the Etherington Conservation Lab, our 1849 map of the United States and Mexico is back and up for viewing.
The MSU Map Library received a gift of 27 maps of Michigan and the Great Lakes dating from 1757 to 1862. Mike DeGrow built this collection over many years, with the goal of illustrating the political development of the state.
In September the MSU Map Library acquired Africa : corrected from observations of Mess. of ye Royal Societies at London and Paris published by Charles Price and John Senex in London in 1711.
This summer we've been processing a large gift of maps from Professor Emeritus John Hunter. These maps are primarily of Ghana and Sierra Leone, and include both detailed topographic maps and thematic maps illustrating disease eradication projects.
We've had some major additions to the Map Library collection in the last few months. In March we added about 5,000 detailed topographic maps of the world, including Mexico (1:50,000), Canada (1:50,000), Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Colombia.