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ACROSS MY DESK: Brown University cataloguing rare maps

DearREADERS,

My Google Alert for the word 'genealogy' (without quote marks) notified me
of an interesting Brown University map project:

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Brown University cataloguing its repository of rare maps
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press Writer  |  November 18, 2006

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- As prospectors poured west in the 1840s to find riches
during the California gold rush, they turned to a valuable map that depicted
the gold fields in yellow and the best routes to get there in blue.

In another continent more than 75 years later, a tourism map replete with
swastikas was used in Nazi Germany to promote the country as an alluring
destination.

Both maps belong to a Brown University collection of more than 1,000 rare
maps that librarians are in the process of cataloging online in an effort to
move into the digital age.

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To read the full article see:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode_island/articles/2006/11/18/brown_univ
ersity_cataloguing_its_repository_of_rare_maps/


 


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