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A Map For That

January 7, 2014

The Harvard Map Collection is one of the oldest and largest in the world, with more than 500,000 cartographic items. Every year, students in Professor Stephen Prina’s “Lay of the Land” Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) course take full advantage of its scope, devising a treasure hunt for Joseph Garver, the librarian for research services and collection development, and then traveling to the map collection in Pusey Library to see what he produces. “This is one of my favorite days of the year,” said Prina, who has been taking classes to the collection since he arrived at Harvard in 2004. Read the full story.