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Time: 7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT/5:00 pm MT/4:00 pm PT
Title: World War II Captured Maps: The Army Map Service and Two University Libraries
Speaker: Julie Sweetkind-Singer, Associate University Librarian for Science and Engineering Resources Group, Stanford Libraries, Stanford University; and Gregory March, Map Librarian, John C. Hodges Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
At the end of World War II, U.S. Army officers located large troves of maps in Germany and Japan. These materials were shipped back to the United States and deposited with the Army Map Service (AMS). The AMS created a repository service to distribute the captured maps to libraries across the United States, eventually sending them to a subset of thirty-five geographically dispersed institutions. While numerous libraries processed these materials, many did not, including the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, who made the decision to donate their maps to Stanford University for cataloging and scanning. In this talk, the speakers will discuss the history of captured maps, their dispensation into each collection, and the partnership to combine the materials at one location.
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