1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Mental maps.

  1. Thomas F. Saarinen collection

    ca. 4,100 pieces (chiefly ms. maps) : some printed items, some col. . 204 folders . 7 bankers boxes (7 linear ft.). -- Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Thomas F. Saarinen was a geographer who extended the technique of mental or cognitive mapping to the world scale. He collected the first broad, worldwide sample in his research project titled, Parochial Views of the World. The collection consists of the raw data from that project and represents findings and administrative issues. Specifically, present are some 3,900 sketch maps of the world drawn by students from 71 sites in 52 countries; these maps were analyzed based on their positioning on sheets of paper ca. 8 1/2 x 11 inches. The collection also includes statistics, discussion papers, thesis papers, books, magazines, published articles, correspondence related to the project.