In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary on Aug. 25, University Libraries is presenting an exhibition of maps. Beginning with famous surveyors’ maps and sketches pre-dating the establishment of the first national parks, continuing through early 20th century proposed boundary maps, and ending with more recent official visitor maps, the exhibit showcases a century of government mapping. Additional tourism materials published by railroad companies, local boosters and contemporary panoramic artists, from the CU Map Library and Special Collections & Archives Department, offer a complementary perspective. Exhibit includes a genuine copper printing plate used by the U.S. Geological Survey in the early days of their operation.
Visit the Earth Sciences & Map Library in Benson Earth Sciences on the CU Boulder campus between Aug. 22 and Dec. 16 to experience the wonder of our National Park system as visualized in maps.