ERIC Number: ED088458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Federal Government Map Collecting; A Brief History.
Stephenson, Richard W., Ed.
The text of four papers originally presented at a 1968 meeting of the Geography and Map Group, Washington Chapter, Special Libraries Association is printed in this booklet. Each of the papers deals with the origins and growth of Federal map collections. The first of these, "History of the Army Map Service Map Collection" by Mary Murphy, traces the history and personalities of the Army Map Service from World War I to 1968. "Congress' First Map Collection" by Richard W. Stephenson gives the early history of the Library of Congress map collection and discusses some of the items in the collection which were later destroyed. The third paper is titled "Early Years in the Map Division, Library of Congress" by Clara E. Le Gear. It describes the map department which was established in 1897 and the administration of Philip Lee Phillips who was the superintendent for 27 years and had a great impact on the development of the department. The final paper "The National Archives of the United States: A Repository of the Official Records of the History of American Cartography" by Herman R. Friis presents a brief description of the nature, operations and some of the holdings of the Cartographic Branch of the National Archives. (JG)
Descriptors: Archives, Cartography, Depository Libraries, Federal Government, Government Libraries, History, Library Collections, Maps, National Libraries, Special Libraries, Speeches
Special Libraries Association, Washington, D.C. Chapter, P.O. Box 287, Benjamin Franklin Station, Washington, D.C. 20044 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Special Libraries Association, Washington, DC. Washington Chapter.