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Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:06:19 +0000
Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress
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Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:18:33 +0000
Rising to the First: An Interview with Dr. Paulette Hasier
This is a special Women’s History Month guest post by Giselle Aviles, the 2019 Archaeological Research Associate in the Geography and Map Division. Giselle interviews Dr. Paulette Hasier, the first woman to serve as Chief of the Geography and Map Division since it was founded late in the nineteenth century. On one of my breaks from […] [ + ]
Fri, 01 Mar 2019 17:02:21 +0000
For Love, War, and Tribute: Featherwork in the Early Americas
This is the second in series of guests posts by Giselle Aviles, the 2019 Archaeological Research Associate in the Geography and Map Division, where she is delving into the treasures of the William and Inger Ginsberg Collection of Pre-Columbian Textiles and the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the History and Archaeology of the Early Americas. […] [ + ]
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:26:34 +0000
Society of Woman Geographers Coming to the Library of Congress
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) takes place in Washington DC this year and with the conference come thousands of geographers of all stripes, from across this vibrant and rapidly expanding discipline. This year the association will give one its highest honors, the Atlas Award, to the Librarian of Congress, […] [ + ]
Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:15:01 +0000
From Ethnography to Feathers: Investigating Collections at the Library
This is the first in series of guests posts by Giselle Aviles, the 2019 Archaeological Research Associate in the Geography and Map Division, where she is delving into the treasures of the Jay I. Kislak Collection of the History and Archaeology of the Early Americas. Captivated by the nuances in sociocultural texts, she is undertaking […] [ + ]
Fri, 04 Jan 2019 14:26:36 +0000
Library of Congress Story Maps Dive into Early Photography
The latest Story Maps from the Library of Congress detail some of the fascinating adventures and technological innovations of early photography! Story Maps are immersive, interactive web applications that showcase the incredible stories of Library of Congress collections through text, images, multimedia, and interactive maps. You can find all Library of Congress Story Maps at […] [ + ]
Wed, 19 Dec 2018 20:23:33 +0000
A Year in Review: Newly Scanned Maps of 2018
At this time last year, I shared a blog post reviewing maps that had been newly digitized that year. To celebrate the end of 2018 and to ring in 2019, I decided to continue the tradition and take a look back at the lists of maps that were scanned this past year and choose just […] [ + ]
Wed, 21 Nov 2018 16:36:44 +0000
Connecting Collections: The Battle of Trenton and Princeton
The following post is by Ed Redmond, a cartographic reference specialist in the Geography & Map Division. During the winter of 1776-1777, two key battles became an important turning point for George Washington’s Continental Army and the American struggle against the vaunted British Empire. In this blog post we will explore three maps that depict […] [ + ]
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:04:53 +0000
Mappy Thanksgiving!
The following post is by Ed Redmond, a cartographic reference specialist in the Geography & Map Division. According to lore, the very first Thanksgiving was celebrated in what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts. The location owes its name to the English port of Plymouth where the settlers, also referred to as Pilgrims, began their transatlantic voyage. […] [ + ]
Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:15:24 +0000
Mapping Armistice Day: 11 November 1918
The following post is by Ryan Moore, a cartographic specialist in the Geography and Map Division. At 11 am on November 11, 1918, the long and terrible fighting that was known as the Great War ended. The final hour of the final day of World War I, as it is known today, was documented by […] [ + ]

Extremities of the Earth: The Longest River (Part 2)
In Part 1 of this post, we discussed the Amazon River in South America as a contender for the title of the longest river on Earth. While arguments have been made by some cartographers that the Amazon should be given this distinction, it is traditionally held by most that the longest river in the world […] [ + ]
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