Electronic Version Part 22, November, 1996. To be included in a future print version of the "Information Bulletin." 1. News 1.1 Exhibit at the Osher Map Library 1.2 1997 WALTER W. RISTOW PRIZE in the History of Cartography and Map Librarianship 1.3 A message from the U.S. Geological Survey 1.4 Common Names or Names in Common? 1.5 Elrey B. Jeppesen dead at 89 1.6 XToolkit Metadata Editor 2. New books, maps, etc. 2.1 New Mapping of Western North America compiled by Ken Rockwell 2.2 Other new items 2.2.1 Books and atlases 2.2.1.1 All over the map again 2.2.1.2 Atlas of Canada and the World 2.2.1.3 The Elvis Atlas 2.2.1.4 Macmillan Centennial Atlas of the World 2.2.1.5 Taking Measures Across the American Landscape 2.2.2 Maps 2.2.2.1 The Battle of the Little Big Horn, June25th, 1876 2.2.2.2 Map of the Peoples of Russia and Adjacent Countries Or, Narodny Rossii i Sopredel'nykh Stran) 1996. 2.2.2.3 New prints from Cartographic Designer Prints in California 2.2.3 Internet resources 2.2.3.1 Current Geographical Publications 2.2.3.2 Earth Science sites connected to the USGS Web page 2.2.3.3 History-gis, a new listserv 2.2.3.4 John Snyder's Map Projection Bibliography 2.2.3.5 Oddens's Bookmarks 2.3 Articles of interest 2.3.1 California geology 2.3.2 Dbms 2.3.3 Library journal 2.3.4 PE&RS 2.3.5 PE&RS 3. Meetings and other educational opportunities 3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, seminars, talks, etc. 4. Contributors to this issue 5. The Western Association of Map Libraries 1. NEWS 1.1 Exhibit at the Osher Map Library The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine, Portland, are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition: The Cartographic Creation of New England curated by Prof. Matthew H. Edney. It will be showing in Portland until April 27th, 1997. A web-version of the exhibition is now available at "http://www.usm.maine.edu/~maps/exhibit2/." 1.2 1997 WALTER W. RISTOW PRIZE in the History of Cartography and Map Librarianship The WALTER W. RISTOW PRIZE seeks to recognize achievement in cartographic history and map librarianship and is awarded annually by the WASHINGTON MAP SOCIETY. The competition is open to all full or part-time upper-level undergraduate, graduate and first-year postdoctoral students attending accredited colleges or universities. For further information about the RISTOW PRIZE or the WASHINGTON MAP SOCIETY, contact Ed Redmond, Secretary, Washington Map Society, P.O. Box 2149, Washington, DC 20013-2149 1.3 A message from the U.S. Geological Survey Information has recently been posted to this and other Internet mail lists which alleged that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has made, or is proposing to make, drastic changes in the form and content of our topographic maps. If you have read one of these postings, we regret the need to inform you that you have been provided with misleading information concerning the USGS topographic mapping program. It is not true, for example, that the USGS is considering producing topographic maps without contours, a concept that would qualify as a classic oxymoron. It is also not true that we are going to discontinue making available paper maps of the sort that you know and use. Much of the information that was disseminated recently by individuals outside the USGS has been misinterpreted and presented inaccurately and out of context. For this reason, I want to assure that all of you who may have concerns based on the misinformation you received, have an accurate understanding regarding our topographic mapping program. To this end, I have posted a detailed summary of recent changes in our maps and the reasons for those changes, to the USGS home page on the World Wide Web. The USGS home page address is "http://www.usgs.gov." You may click on the entry, "The Evolution of Topographic Mapping in the U.S. Geological Survey's National Mapping Program, or click on Mapping at the top of the page, scroll down to the words "What's New," then to "What's Happening with USGS Topographic Maps." Please read the summary if you are interested in the USGS topographic mapping program. We hope that you will find this summary informative, encouraging, and, most importantly, reassuring. We have long taken great pride in our topographic maps and we appreciate the interest that so many of you have shown in them. Sincerely, Gordon P. Eaton Director, U.S. Geological Survey 1.4 Common Names or Names in Common? According to a brief article in the Arizona Republic (3 Nov 96 p.T2), the U.S. Board on Geographic Names reports that "Mill Creek" is the most common geographic name in the country, being given to 1473 places. "Spring Creek" is next, at 1312. In Utah, "Mud Spring" and "Dry Canyon" are the most common names, being applied to 60 and 50 features, respectively. 1.5 Elrey B. Jeppesen dead at 89 Elrey B. Jeppesen, air-navigation chart publisher, died November 26, 1996, at age 89. According to his obituary (Arizona Republic 11/28/96, p.CL22) he initially collected information for his charts by driving the routes by car, climbing mountains and smokestacks with altimeters on his back and gathering information from city and county engineers. His charts have become standard navigational tools and a multimillion dollar business. 1.6 XToolkit Metadata Editor The XToolkit Metadata Edit (Xtme) is an FGDC metadata editor designed for X windows and UNIX and uses many of the same rules and routines as the metadata parser (the one-n-only validation tool out there). The Xtme background, software, and help can be downloaded from: "http://geochange.er.usgs.gov/pub/tools/metadata/tools/doc/xtme.html." 2. New books, maps, etc. 2.1 NEW MAPPING OF WESTERN NORTH AMERICA by Ken Rockwell ALASKA Church, S. E., et al. Maps showing mineral resource assessment of the Chandler Lake quadrangle, Alaska. Scale 1:250,000. USGS Miscellaneous field studies map MF-2144-E, pub. 1996. OCLC #35813076 Patton, William W., and Moll-Stalcup, Elizabeth J. Geologic map of the Unalakleet quadrangle, west-central Alaska. Scale 1:250,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2559, pub. 1996. OCLC #35773115 U.S. Geological Survey. State of Alaska, map E. Scale 1:2,500,000. Shaded relief ed. Reston, VA : USGS, rev. 1996. OCLC #35674956 ARIZONA Hereford, Richard. Map showing surficial geology and geomorphology of the Palisades Creek area, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Scale 1:2,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2449, pub. 1996. OCLC #35861838 Trapp, Richard A., and Reynolds, Stephen J. Map showing names and outlines of physiographic areas in Arizona used by the Arizona Geological survey with base map showing township and range only. Scale 1:1,000,000. Tucson, Ariz. : Arizona Geological Survey open-file report 95-2b, pub. 1995. OCLC #35799476 Trapp, Richard A., and Reynolds, Stephen J. Map showing names and outlines of physiographic areas in Arizona used by the Arizona Geological survey with comprehensive base map. Scale 1:1,000,000. Tucson, Ariz. : Arizona Geological Survey open-file report 95-2a, pub. 1995. OCLC #35799461 CALIFORNIA Buechel, Sally W., and Wagner, Anne F. Map showing vegetation in San Mateo County, California. Scale 1:62,500. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-1257-N, pub. 1996. OCLC #35769275 California Dept. of Water Resources, San Joaquin District. Lines of equal elevation of water in wells, unconfined aquifer, San Joaquin Valley : Spring 1995. Blue line print, scale ca. 1:253,440. Fresno : Dept. of Water Resources, 1995. OCLC #35700544 Manhattan Maps. The greater L.A. coffeehouse map and guide. Scale not given. Manhattan Beach, CA : Manhattan Maps, 1995. OCLC #35746742 COLORADO Carroll, Christopher J., et al. Geologic map of the Center Mountain quadrangle, Garfield County, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. Colorado Geological Survey Open-file map 96-2, pub. 1996. OCLC #35679417 Kirkham, Robert M. Geologic map of the Cattle Creek quadrangle, Garfield County, Colorado. Scale: 1:24,000. Colorado Geological Survey Open-file report 96-1, pub. 1996. OCLC #35679385 Latitude 40 degrees, Inc. Aspen-Crested Butte-Gunnison recreation topo map. 2nd ed. Scale 1:125,000. Boulder, Colo. : Latitude 40 degrees, 1995. OCLC #35707494 Latitude 40 degrees, Inc. Boulder County mountain bike map : visualize the ride. 5th ed. Scale 1:67,337. Boulder, Colo. : Latitude 40 degree, 1995. OCLC #35707517 Mountain bike trail system : Winter Park and the Fraser River Valley. Not drawn to scale. Winter Park, Colo. : Winter Park/Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1996. OCLC # 35710632 Robson, Stanley G. Geohydrology of the shallow aquifers in the Denver metropolitan area, Colorado. 5 maps, scale 1:50,000. USGS Hydrologic investigations atlas HA-736, pub. 1996. OCLC #35745478 Shroba, Ralph R., and Carrara, Paul E. Surficial geologic map of the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site and vicinity, Jefferson and Boulder Counties, Colorado. Scale 1:12,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2526, pub. 1996. OCLC #35861107 Wallace, Alan R., and Lindsey, David A. Geologic map of the Trinchera Peak quadrangle, Costilla, Huerfano, and Las Animas Counties, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Miscellaneous field studies map MF-2312-A, pub. 1996. OCLC #35774233 Wallace, Alan R., and Soulliere, Sandra J. Geologic map of the Ojito Peak quadrangle, Costilla County, Colorado. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Miscellaneous field studies map MF-2312-B, pub. 1996. OCLC #35799868 HAWAII Bier, James Allen. Oahu, Hawaii, the Gathering Place. 5th ed., scale ca. 1:150,000. Honolulu, Hawaii : University of Hawaii Press, 1996. OCLC #35824426 IDAHO Woods, Karen, and Pacotti, Pam. Historic Boise : a neighborhood guide. Boise, Idaho : Boise State University, Dept. of History, 1996. OCLC #35801066 MONTANA Cannon, M. R. Geology and ground-water resources of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, northwestern Montana. 2 maps, scale 1:125,000. USGS Hydrologic investigations atlas HA-737, pub. 1996. Clark, David W., and Dutton, DeAnn M. Quality of ground water and surface water in intermontane basins of the northern Rocky Mountains, Montana and Idaho. Scale 1:75,000. USGS Hydrologic investigations atlas HA-738-C, pub. 1996. OCLC #35746323 O'Neill, J.M., et al. Geologic map and cross sections of the central and southern Highland Mountains, southwestern Montana. Scale 1:50,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2525, pub. 1996. OCLC #35861817 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Montana : guide map & information. Scale ca. 1:180,000. Washington, D.C. : The Service, 1996. OCLC #35690533 NEVADA Bell, John W. Quaternary geologic map of the Mina quadrangle, Nevada. Scale 1:24,000. Reno, Nev. : Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Field studies map no.10, 1995. OCLC #35783013 John, David A. Geologic map of the Pirouette Mountain quadrangle, Nevada. 1st ed., scale 1:24,000. Reno, Nev. : Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Field studies map no. 9, pub. 1995. OCLC#35827282 OREGON Wang, Yumei., et al. Relative earthquake hazard maps of the Salem east quadrangle and Salem west quadrangle, Marion and Polk counties, Oregon. 4 maps, scale 1:24,000. Oregon Dept. of Geology and Mineral Industries Geological map series no.105, pub. 1996. OCLC #35758912 UTAH Landiscor Aerial Imaging, inc. 1996 Salt Lake City photo atlas. 62 leaves. Scale 1:14,400. Murray, Utah : Landiscor, 1996. OCLC #35839223 WASHINGTON STATE Miller, Fred K. Geologic map of the Empey Mountain area, Stevens County, Washington. Scale 1:24,000. USGS Miscellaneous investigations series map I-2493, pub. 1996. OCLC #35861828 WYOMING DeBruin, Rodney H., et al. Oil and gas map of Wyoming. Scale 1:500,000. Wyoming State Geological Survey Map series no. 48, pub. 1996. OCLC #35776780 Harris, Ray E., et al. Industrial minerals and construction materials map of Wyoming. Scale 1:500,000. Wyoming State Geological Survey Map series no.47, pub. 1996. OCLC #35776734 U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Wyoming : hydrologic unit boundaries. Scale 1:2,000,000. Washington, D.C. : The Service, 1996. OCLC #35698629 SOUTHWESTERN STATES Chalk Butte, Inc. The Colorado Plateau and its drainage. Scale 1:1,146,000. Boulder, Wyo. : Chalk Butte Inc., 1995. OCLC #35691845 O'Sullivan, Robert Brett. Structure contour map of the Paradox Basin area, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Scale 1:500,000. USGS Miscellaneous field studies map MF-2322, pub. 1996. OCLC #35759128 2.2 Other new items 2.2.1 Books and atlases 2.2.1.1 All over the map again Jouris, David. All over the map again. Ten Speed Press, 1996. 0-89815-835-4, 96p. 2.2.1.2 Atlas of Canada and the World Key Porter Books. Atlas of Canada and the World. 1996 ISBN 1550138162. Price CDN$ 40.00 ( US$ 28.50 ) 2.2.1.3 The Elvis Atlas Gray, Michael and Roger Osborne. The Elvis Atlas: a journey through Elvis Presley's America. New York : Henry Holt, 1996. (Discussed in an article from the Arizona Republic, November 24, 1996, p. E4) 2.2.1.4 Macmillan Centennial Atlas of the World MacMillan. Macmillan Centennial Atlas of the World. 1996 ISBN 0028612647. Price CDN$ 245.00 ( US$ 175.00 ) 2.2.1.5 Taking Measures Across the American Landscape Corner, James and Alex S. MacLean. Taking Measure Across the American Landscape. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1996. ISBN: 0-300- 06566-3. (There is a positive review of the book in Newsweek, 11/25/96, page 76g). 2.2.2 Maps 2.2.2.1 The Battle of the Little Big Horn, June25th, 1876 Schwartzberg, Philip, R.W. Nightengale and Charlie Bennett. "The Battle of the Little Big Horn, June 25th, 1876 [map]. Minneapolis: Meridian Mapping, 1995. It's a colored map, showing the battlefield, with 6 insets showing the progress of events. Meridian Mapping, P.O.Box 580186, Minneapolis MN 55440. 2.2.2.2 Map of the PEOPLES OF RUSSIA AND ADJACENT COUNTRIES Or, NARODY ROSSII I SOPREDEL'NYKH STRAN) 1996. 194 peoples and 67 sub-ethnic groups are shown on this 4-sheet multi-colored map of the peoples of Russia, the other Soviet successor states, and of the contiguous states. It is available in either English or in Russian language versions for $US70.00 (package and mailing costs included) 2.2.2.3 New prints from Cartographic Designer Prints in California Jeffrey Kowal, of Cartographic Designer Prints of California, has completed modern art map prints for Berkeley, Calistoga, Chico and Davis. Previous prints are for Carmel, Calistoga, Encinatas, Sacramento, and the Santa Ynez Valley Wine District. Contact him at P.O. Box 163562, Sacramento, CA 95816. 2.2.3 Internet resources 2.2.3.1 Current Geographical Publications This is to announce that the November 1996 issue of CURRENT GEOGRAPHICAL PUBLICATIONS is at http://leardo.lib.uwm.edu/cgp/cgp.html." 2.2.3.2 Earth Science sites connected to the USGS Web page The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) invites you to explore an earth science virtual library of digital information, publications, and data. The USGS Internet World Wide Web sites offer an array of information that reflects scientific research and monitoring programs conducted in the areas of natural hazards, environmental resources, and cartography. This list provides gateways to access a cross section of the digital information on the USGS World Wide Web sites. World Wide Web Sites (A sample listing) U.S. Geological Survey Home Page http://www.usgs.gov/ Geologic Information Home Page http://geology. usgs.gov/ Water Resources Information Home Page http://h2o.usgs.gov/ National Mapping Information Home Page http://www-nmd.usgs.gov/ EROS Data Center Home Page http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/ Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) http://www-nmd.usgs.gov/esic Technology Transfer Information http://www.usgs.gov/tech-transfer/ The Learning Web: K-12 Education http://www.usgs.gov/education/ Cascades Volcano Observatory http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/ Earthquake Information http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/ National Marine and Coastal Geology Program http://marine.usgs.gov/ National Water Conditions (updated monthly) http://nwcwww.er.usgs.gov:8080/ National Water-Quality Assessment Program http://wwwrvares.er.usgs.gov/nawqa/ nawqa_home.html Colorado Real Time Water Data Retrieval Server http://webserver.cr.usgs.gov/station_data/co_realtime/html/STATION_DATA.html National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, USGS Node http://nsdi.usgs.gov/nsdi/ Data Available from EROS Data Center http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/doc/edchome/datasets/edcdata.html US GeoData-File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Access http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/doc/edchome/ndcdb/ndcdb.html Global Land Information System (GLIS) http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/glis/glis.html Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) http://www-nmd.usgs.gov/www/gnis/ Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photographs http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/glis/hyper/guide/disp 2.2.3.3 History-gis, a new listserv A new list, 'history-gis', has been established to facilitate discussion among historical researchers interested in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology. By 'historical researchers' we mean people who study the past mainly using documentary evidence -- so if your interests are archaelogical you may be better off joining the 'gisarch' mailing list. To join history-gis send the message : Join history-gis firstname lastname (substituting appropriately) as the only text in the body of a message addressed to : mailbase@mailbase.ac.uk About the list: ============== If you are a historian or historical geographer who simply wants to know more about GIS, there is no harm in joining and you may be able to make some useful contacts (but see also the more general 'gis-uk' list). However, we hope that this list will be a place where there is specialist discussion of: -- How to obtain digitised historical mapping; for example, maps showing the boundaries of ancient counties or the road network as it was at some past date. -- Incorporating a time dimension into a GIS, which is surprisingly difficult using standard packages. -- Analysing and visualising geographical change. This covers both the problems posed for statistical analysis by changing geographical units and the creation of animated maps. -- Incorporating old maps and other archival resources into a GIS. How can we make best use of poor quality survey data, or maps using strange and obsolete map projections? The practicalities of digitising or otherwise capturing data from archive maps. The list is intended to be 'with special emphasis on the UK'. Information about other activities involving historical GIS is available at their web site at "http://www.qmw.ac.uk/~gbhgis." 2.2.3.4 John Snyder's Map Projection Bibliography The link to this bibliography, is accesssible from the 'Resources' section of the Ohio State University Department of Geography Web page at "http://www.geography.ohio-state.edu/resources/." 2.2.3.5 Oddens's Bookmarks Oddens's bookmarks at "http://kartoserver.frw.ruu.nl/html/staff/ oddens/oddens.htm." 2.3 Selected articles 2.3.1 California geology. November 01, 1996, v. 49 no. 6 Preliminary Maps of Seismic Hazards Zones and Draft Guidelines for Evaluating and Mitigating Seismic Hazards, p. 147. 2.3.2 Dbms : tools & strategies for is professionals November 01, 1996, v. 9 no. 12 Spitzer, Tom A Database Perspective on GIS, p. 95. 2.3.3 Library Journal September 15, 1996, v. 121 no. 15 Con man sells advertising space on city maps, p. 14. 2.3.4 PE&RS : Photogrammetric engineering & remote sen December 01, 1996, v. 62 no. 12 Aniya, M., Sato, H. and Gasassa, G. The Use of Satellite and Airborne Imagery to Inventory Outlet Glaciers of the Southern Patagonia Icefield, South America, p. 1361. 2.3.5 PE&RS : Photogrammetric engineering & remote sen December 01, 1996 v. 62 no. 12 Pope, Paul, Ed Van Eeckhout and Cheryl Rover. Waste Site Characterization through Digital Analysis of Historical Aerial Photographs, p. 1387. 3. Meetings and other educational opportunities 3.1 International Miami Map Fair, Miami, FL, 1 - 2 February, 1997. In addition to the sale of maps by dealers, the Map Fair will include a series of lectures and workshops for participants, designed to educate and inform them about map collecting. The 1997 Map Fair will include a keynote lecture by Dr. Seymour Schwartz of Rochester, New York, co-author of _The Mapping of America_. Alice Hudson, Chief of the Map Division, The research Library of The New York Public Library will lead one of the workshops. Dealer Michael Slicker will also participate in a panel discussion on "What to Look for When Buying an Antique Map." For more information, contact Historical Museum of Southern Florida 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130-1538, Phone: 305-375-1492, Fax: 305-375-1609, site: http:\\www.historical-museum.org. 3.2 Geospatial Information Age, 1997 RT-ACSM-ASPRS Conference, Seattle, WA, 7 - 10 April, 1997. 3.3 University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, 1997 UCGIS Summer Assembly and Retreat, 15 - 21 June, 1997 The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science will hold its 1997 Summer Assembly in Bar Harbor, Maine from June 15 to June 21. Two primary goals of the meeting are to: 1. disseminate advanced knowledge on geographic information science and technology topics among leading researchers, professors, and graduate students in the field, and 2. identify the nation's highest priority education needs for advancing geographic information science and develop initiatives to respond to those needs. Detailed information on the assembly and retreat is available through the UCGIS site at "http://www.ucgis.org." 3.1 Upcoming International Conferences, Seminars, Talks, etc. International Symposium on New Digital Technologies in Geography and Cartography : Applications in Education and Environmental Issues, Sao Paolo, 24 - 28 November 1996. 25th Annual Conference of the Australian Map Circle, Melbourne, Australia, 2 - 5 February 1997 The conference program encompasses a variety of activities, including papers, visits to mapping and related organizations in Melbourne, an excursion, and the conference dinner. It provides an opportunity for those with a professional involvement in maps and those with a personal fascination in maps to meet and enjoy their common interest. The University of Melbourne Library and the University of Melbourne Department of Geography and Environmental Studies host the conference. Visit their site at "http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/ collections/maps/amc-cnf.htm." 20th Annual Seminar of the New Zealand Map Society, Helensville, 11 - 13 February, 1997. 17th International Conference on the History of Cartography, Lisbon, Portugal, 6 - 10 July, 1997 5th International Symposium on Spatial Databases, Berlin, Germany, 15 - 18 July, 1997. Web site at "http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/~ssd97." 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, 14 - 16 August, 1997. 1997 Digital Resources in the Humanities (DRH), St. Anne's College, Oxford, England, 14 - 17 September 1997. Web site at "http://users.ox.ac.uk/~drh97." The Oxford Seminars In Cartography, The Earliest English Chart-Makers, 1550-1650 by Sarah Tyacke Keeper of Public Records, FSA, FRHistS, Thursday 24 October 1996, Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library at 5pm Sponsored by Sanders of Oxford (Prints and Maps) Supported by the Historical Geography Research Group, Lovell Johns Ltd and Oxford Cartographers. For further details, please contact Nick Millea at email: nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk "MAPS AND SOCIETY" LECTURE SERIES, Warburg Institute, London PROGRAMME FOR 1996-7 1996 November 21 Dr Liba Taub (Whipple Museum, Cambridge) "Celestial Mapping: Representation or Invention"? December 12 Professor Jeremy Black (Department of History, University of Exeter) "Political Ideology and Historical Atlas Maps in the Early Twentieth Century". 1997 January 30 Dr Peter Vujakovic (Department of Geography, Christ Church College, Canterbury) "Poison Pens: Maps and Mapping in Satirical Political Graphics (1778-1977)". February 27 Dr Jerry Brotton (School of English, University of Leeds) "Imagining Empires: the Cartographic Image in Early Sixteenth-century Europe". April 17 Peter Barber (Map Library, The British Library) "'A tille full of Plattes': Henry VIII's Maps". May 1 Earl B. McElfresh (McElfresh Map Co., Olean, New York) "Rapid Field Sketching: Making Maps for American Civil War Armies (1861-1865)". May 29 Molly Bourne (Department of Fine Arts, Harvard University) "Francesco II Gonzaga, Map Collecting, and Map Mural Cycles in Late Fifteenth-century Mantua". Meetings are held at the University of London, Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB at 5.00 pm on a THURSDAY. Admission is free. Each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are *most* welcome. This lecture series in the history of cartography is convened by Tony Campbell (Map Library, British Library) and Catherine Delano Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London). The program has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The International Map Collectors' Society, Jonathan Potter of Jonathan Potter Ltd, and Laurence Worms of Ash Rare Books. It is supported by Imago Mundi. For more information contact Tony Campbell, Map Librarian, British Library Map Library at tony.campbell@bl.uk. 4. Contributors : Sue Haffner sue_haffner@csufresno.edu Lucinda M. Hall hallx030@tc.umn.edu Ken Rockwell krockwel@library.utah.edu Vivienne Roumani vroumani@library.berkeley.edu Dale Steele dasteel@dlapr.lib.az.us Kathryn Womble kwomble@u.washington.edu 5. The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) WAML News and Notes is a moderated bulletin of the Western Association of Map Libraries The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) is an independent association established to encourage high standards in every phase of the organization and administration of map libraries. Membership in WAML is open to any individual, institution, or business interested in furthering the purposes of the organization. For further information, contact the WAML Secretary. WAML Officers as of July 1, 1996 Yvonne Wilson, President Government Information Dept. Main Library University of California P.O.Box 19557 Irvine, CA 92623-9557 (714) 824-7362 (714) 824-5740 (fax) ymwilson@uci.edu Robert Sathrum, Vice President/President Elect University Library Humboldt State University Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 826-4930 rls2@axe.humboldt.edu Sue Haffner, Secretary Henry Madden Library California State University, Fresno Fresno, CA 93740-0034 (209) 278-2405 sue_haffner@csufresno.edu Muriel Strickland, Treasurer 2465 Baja Cerro Circle San Diego, CA 92019 (619) 274-0613 103251.1605@CompuServe.COM Kathryn Womble, Past President Map Collection University of Washington Libraries Box 352900 Seattle, WA 98195-2900 (206) 543-9392 kwomble@u.washington.edu To submit items for release in News and Notes, contact the Information Bulletin editor, Larry Cruse (phone: 619/ 534 - 1248; e-mail: lcruse@ucsd.edu) or the e-News & Notes editor, Lucinda M. 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