One of the pieces of the exhibit.

More than Geography: Panel Conversation of the Mapping Home/Collecting Truths Exhibition

Nov. 5, 2018

In honor of Geography Awareness Week , the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library invites you to a reception and panel on Thurs, Nov 15, at 3:30 p.m., More Than Geography . The discussion, which begins at 4 p.m., engages the libraries’ current exhibition Mapping Home/Collecting Truths and...

Artwork and photographs of the environment from the exhibit

Mapping Home / Collecting Truths: Works by Indigenous and International Artists

Oct. 8, 2018

CU Boulder University Libraries invites you to Mapping Home / Collecting Truths: Works by Indigenous and International Artists at the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library , in Benson Earth Sciences . The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular library hours from now through...

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...

Children sitting on the map.

Giant Map of Colorado Joins the Map Collection

June 18, 2018

It’s a plastic tarp! It’s a Twister mat! No, it’s National Geographic’s Giant Map of Colorado and it’s now part of the collections in the Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library. The Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder have purchased this 14’ x 21’ map to use...

Detail of map

A Century of Views of Colorado: 1820-1920

Feb. 8, 2018

The Friends of the CU Boulder Libraries invite you to their Spring Treasures event, A Century of Views of Colorado: 1820-1920, March 8, 5:30 p.m. in Benson Earth Sciences. You may recognize our guest presenter, Christopher W. Lane, from his regular appearances as a print and map appraiser for public...

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences and 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...

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...