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- David L. Atwell Papers
The collection consists primarily writings, research notes and maps of Pakistan and East Pakistan (Bangladesh).
- J. Neilson Barry manuscript maps collection
tracing the exploration of Lewis and Clark in the Pacific Northwest
The collection consists principally of J. Neilson Barry's map studies of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and his map studies of the
route of John Colter, a member of the expedition.
- Tasker Howard Bliss collection of World War I
maps and other related graphic materials
The collection primarily concerns maps from WWI, the Allied intervention
in Russia, and the Paris Peace conference of 1919. All maps were collected and/or used by General Bliss.
- Richard Edes Harrison collection
The collection contains maps, manuscripts, slides and other materials related to the professional career and personal
life of Richard Edes Harrison. The materials were created and/or culminated by Harrison from 1920 to 1994. Included in
the professional papers are unpublished writings and letters about Harrison's views of cartography for popular consumption,
as well as his criticism of his peers. Published copies of Harrison's maps are dispersed throughout the collection and
cataloged individually. Maps can also be found in periodicals, journals and other publications that used Harrison's work.
- The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps
Spain and Portugal expanded in rapid fashion from the Iberian Peninsula, in southwestern Europe, following the late
fifteenth century discoveries along the African coast, the Indian Ocean, and in the Americas and Asia. New discoveries and exploration
brought with them the need for improved information in descriptions and maps as the Luso-Hispanic world began to be formed in
the early years of the sixteenth century. Vast expanses of the Americas, of Asia, and of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific
oceans were uncovered and explored repeatedly until a reasonable understanding of the entire world unfolded. Spain and Portugal
were in the vanguard of Europe's overseas expansion, ushering a shift from an interior looking Europe to one that sought
territories and trade worldwide.
- [McConnell's Economic Surveys Collection]
This collection is a set of manuscript maps and plans that primarily concerns
economic development projects in the City of Los Angeles and southern Califorina from 1920s to 1970s. The
surveys were conducted by Cormac McConnell on behalf of various businesses and other entities in order to
anticipate construction costs and the likely profitability of business situated in a said geographic space.
[chiefly maps, manuscript maps ; 164 folders]
- [Progressive military maps of the United States]
This set of topographic maps were created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1894 - 1945, in the event it
became necessary to move troops throughout the country. They are replete with detailed information
relevent to such manuevers. The areas represented include: the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands,
and the Panama Canal Area. [1344 maps]
- Oregon Department of Transportation City Maps
These city maps issued by the Oregon Department of Transportation show highways, streets, parks, railroads,
schools, public buildings, section corners, water features, land features, and various boundaries.
[maps : col. ; 64 x 44 cm. or smaller, on sheets 70 x 49 cm. or smaller]
- [Willard B. Prince collection of World War I maps
and other related graphic materials]
The collection primarily consists of World War I military maps created by Willard B. Prince, a cartographer
who served in the American 5th Division during the war. An incomplete set of Princes' letters and photographic
materials are part of the collection. After the war, Prince designed the Heisman Trophy for the Downtown
Athletic Club. A limited number records related to that history are present. [336 items chiefly of printed
maps, manuscript maps, manuscripts ; 32 containers]
- Hal Shelton manuscript map collection
This collection consists of 33 manuscript maps. Also included in the collection is a framed flyer for an exhibit and two audio tapes.
- [Maps from the Charles Pelot Summerall papers,
primarily showing First World War battles and campaigns in France]
This is a collection of maps from the Charles Pelot Summerall papers that have been transferred
from the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress. These include manuscript maps, manuscript
copies of maps, annotated printed maps, printed maps, and photocopied maps. The maps show various
World War I battles and campaigns, including those of Argonne, Meuse, Saint Mihiel, and Verdun;
as well as, captured German military maps. The collection also includes maps of Camp Zachary Taylor,
Fort Bragg, and southeastern United States ports. [maps : some colored ; various sizes; some
textual documents accompany maps. ; 71 folders; 1 bound, oversized volume; and disbound duplicates
of the oversized volume]
- Herold J. Wiens Collection
This collection consists of pen and ink drawings, pencil sketches, facsimiles, and photographs of aerial views showing
all or part of China during the period of World War II. The collection also consists of technical drawing
equipment, notes, charts, atlases, some books, personal folders, letters, correspondence, and other
miscellaneous items. [264 pieces ; chiefly maps ; charts, and views]