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...

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...

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...

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

Exhibit -- Snow and 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...

The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus’ Histories

The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus’ Histories

May 2, 2016

Join CU-Boulder Associate Professor of Classics John Gibert Monday May 9 th at 5:30 p.m. for “The Edges of the Earth in Herodotus’ Histories”. The talk, held in the Denver Public Library, will survey tales of people and creatures living at the edges of the world as known to the...

Mirage and Myth

Exhibit – Mirage and Myth: Distorting Our Perceptions Through Maps

May 2, 2016

The University Libraries are pleased to present an eclectic mix of its maps exploring the idea of myth . Maps range from depictions of sea creatures, fantastical animals and “exotic” peoples in far-away lands, to propaganda maps with deliberate distortions and explorer’s maps with honest mistakes. Ranging from medieval to...

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