The Nell maps, scanned and made available online through the SIPA Micro-Grant, are currently receiving the most use of any digital collection at the library.

Colorado Historical Maps: SIPA Grant

July 18, 2018

The map collection located at the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library at CU Boulder is as impressive online as it is offline. Over the past years, the map library has been working to expand the reach of their historical maps for use not only by CU students...

A camera graphic.

4th Annual Photo Contest from Earth Sciences & Map Library

April 3, 2018

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce our fourth annual photo contest. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, this photo contest is designed to highlight student photography depicting earth features and natural landscapes. Photos will be judged on: Artistic merit, composition, and aesthetics...

Film poster of an hour glass with the earth running out

Q&A with former Vice President Al Gore & Film Screening

Oct. 24, 2017

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Keep Colorado Green, University Libraries and CU Boulder Climate Reality Project Campus Corps will be hosting a campus screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power . This is the sequel to former Vice President Al Gore's popular and successful film An Inconvenient Truth . The...

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library: A Retrospective

Sept. 14, 2017

On a January morning in 1998, the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library opened its doors for the first time. The library was named after the Johnson family matriarch, who had earned her degree in Geology from Northwestern University in the 1940s, a major feat at the time...

A map that a fourth grader drew during their class.

Learning About Maps at Lafayette Elementary

May 8, 2017

Do you want CU Map Librarians to teach your K-12 students class about Maps and geography? The fourth grade class of Lafayette Elementary did. On April 13, Maps Librarians Ilene Raynes and Naomi Heiser went down to the school to give the class a hands-on lesson using historical maps. The...

The top 10 submissions for 2018

Earth Sciences & Map Library Photo Contest Winners

May 1, 2017

The Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce the winners of its 3rd annual photo contest. There were many outstanding photographs among the 77 photo submissions, representing undergraduate and graduate students from the Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Education, Media, and Business. The winner of this year's...

Mixed media art by Melanie Yazzie

Native American Geographies Exhibit at the Earth Sciences and Map Library

April 27, 2017

photo credit © Glenn Green Galleries The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library at the University of Colorado Boulder will host a new exhibition highlighting art and maps that addresses the history of Indigenous peoples’ lands in the United States. It will be on display May 1 through...

Students had to guess the theme of several types of maps.

Boulder Middle School Students Explore the Map Library

March 13, 2017

Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grade at Platt CHOICE Middle School in Boulder visited the Map Library on Friday, March 2, to learn how university students use library resources and to enhance their geography curriculum. Students rotated through four stations with themes addressing geography and map-reading concepts. The students...

Rock and Ice, by Bill Armstrong. 2016 Contest Winner

Earth Sciences & Map Library Photo Contest 2017

March 6, 2017

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce our third annual photo contest. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, this photo contest is designed to highlight student photography depicting earth features and natural landscapes. The full contest description and entry guidelines are available at...

snow & Ski Maps: Celebrating Winter in the Colorado Rockies. Earth Sciences & Map Library January 30th-April 28th

Exhibit -- Snow & Ski Maps: Celebrating Winter in the Colorado Rockies

Feb. 6, 2017

For many, winter in Colorado means one thing – skiing. Whether traveling to the resort towns of Vail or Aspen or sticking closer to home at Eldora, skiing in Colorado is a way of life. Not only a major tourist draw and economic boon to the many mountain towns with...

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