Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Glen McLaughlin Map Collection, the largest privately held collection of maps showing California as an island. The collection has been scanned and will be available through Searchworks and the collections pages. Take a look at the following links to find out more about this impressive collection.
- The website for the collection is found here: californiaisland.stanford.edu.
- The article published in the Stanford Report is here: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/august/california-island-maps-083012.html.
- Business Insider published a short post about it with 16 of the maps as part of a slideshow: http://www.businessinsider.com/people-used-to-think-california-was-an-island-2012-8?op=1.
Work on scanning, cataloging, purchasing, and promoting the collection started nearly four years ago. Over 30 people helped along the way and are listed here in thanks for their hard, dedicated work on this project. What a joy it is to work with so many talented people.