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University Library Map Collection News

The Library Map Collection in the news:

  • Map Curator Chris Salvano was quoted in a Tribune-Star newspaper article about the use of printed maps in a GPS Era: Bennett, Mark, "Exploring open road by map," Tribune Star, April 21, 2019 (2019).
  • KCET and the Lost LA series showcased a Braille map of the state of California from the Map Library: A Map of California for the Blind (2017). The Map Library holds a small collection of Braille maps and atlases to support students and researchers who are visually impaired. The Braille map of the state of California includes Braille system to identify geographic names, physical features, scale, and an index.
  • The Map Library contributed a rare 1888 Sanborn sheet map of downtown Los Angeles for the California Historical Society's History Keepers Exhibit (2015). The 1888 map of downtown Los Angeles shows the Plaza, Chinatown, and the Pico House. August 6, 2015-August 31, 2015.