6 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Cartography--History.

  1. Thomas R. Yanosky collection, 1928-1996

    450 items; 3.5 linear feet. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Thomas R. Yanosky Collection relates largely to his cartographic and artistic careers and accomplishments. Included are items documenting is contributions to shaded-relief mapping, as well as his study of color and design in cartography; materials pertaining to his experience as an instructor at the Army Map Training Center; and samples of his own artwork. A second section of the collection contains materials relating to his colleague, Mylon Merriam, and documents Merriam's participation in the Eclipse Exepdition to Rebun Jima, Japan, in 1948; his collaboration with Dr. Eduard Imhof in Zurich, Switzerland; and information concerning various films and publications produced during his career at the U.S. Army Map Service. The Merriam section supplements a separate collection of Merriam maps and papers donated to the Library in 1983.

  2. Nicholas R. Chrisman collection : gray literature on the origins of computerized geographic information systems

    41 boxes (21 linear ft.) . -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Nicholas R. Chrisman is a pioneer in the field of geographic information systems, known commonly as GIS. From 1972 to 1983, he worked at the Harvard Lab for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis; he went to work in GIS research, instruction, and journal publications as an editor and writer. His forty-plus year career is represented in this collection of 41 archival boxes containing gray literature, manuscripts, letters and other printed material; it also contains GIS maps, computer files, software, and printouts.

  3. Hammond World Atlas Corporation archive of print records and samples of printing methods

    65 boxes (52 linear ft.). -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Hammond World Atlas Corporation archival collection consists of map sculptures, printing separations, and business records (index cards) that document the 100-year publishing history of the company. Hammond was known for its extensive line of world, historical, school, and thematic atlases, but the company also issued a wide variety of other cartographic items, including maps, globes, and transparencies during the last 100 years. It printed numerous other works, primarily for the educational market. In addition to its own imprints, Hammond's cartographic output was included in the encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, religous texts, and textbooks of many other publishers.

  4. Joel L. Morrison collection : gray literature on the origins of computerized geographic information systems

    98 folders. 21 archival boxes (10.5 linear ft.). -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Joel L. Morrison was active in the development of geospatial data standards, bringing together diverse efforts within the United States to create the Spatial Data Transfer Standard. He compiled a large body of papers on the topic from professionals around the world. His collection of gray literature and white papers from 1963 to 2001 by cartographic and geographic experts from around the world. The papers address the development of computerized geographic information systems. Also part of the collection are materials and correspondence from his time as Professor at The Ohio State University. These include notes during the writing of his book Elements of Cartography and for Goode's World Atlas. As aslo present is correspondence and materials relating to his work as editor for Annals of the Association of American Geographers and as chairman for the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping.

  5. Waldo R. Tobler collection : the beginnings of computerized geographic information systems

    42 folders. 1 archival box (.5 linear ft.). -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Materials from Waldo R. Tobler's time as an Assistant Professor to Professor at the University of Michigan from 1961 to 1977 and portions of his thesis when a student at the University of Washington from 1957 to 1961. Items in the collection include manuscripts, lectures, published papers, manuscript maps, early cartographic computer programs, and instructional materials.

  6. Hal Shelton manuscript map collection

    chiefly manuscript maps . 33 maps; 1 exhibit flyer; and 2 audio cassettes. -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Hal Shelton collection contains 33 manuscript maps, an exhibit flyer, and an interview with Shelton on two audio tapes. NASA employed this collection of maps by Shelton to index photos of Earth taken on early space missions. The maps represent Shelton's use of natural colors that added realism in the depiction of landforms while retaining orthographically accurate position and scale for each feature. Shelton worked for the U.S.G.S. from 1938 until 1949. He later made maps for Jeppesen Co. and the Times Mirror Company from the 1950s to the 1970s.