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Featured Maps! Let’s Roll (wall maps)

Theme for the week: Let’s Roll (Wall Maps)

Date:  June 3-21, 2019

As a staple of every elementary school classroom, rolled wall maps are the best way to view the world at large.  Rolled wall maps come in sizes as small as a poster to as big as a classroom chalkboard, and can still maintain a high enough level of detailed for educational purposes.  Our staff like to consider rolled wall maps as ancestors to PowerPoint.

The Map Collection is showcasing our holdings of rolled wall maps from a variety of locations and generations. Come in to see massive displays like the geologic formation of the Russian Far East, to the movement of United States troops during World War II, to the city of Oakland as it was back in 1910.

Featured this week is a chalkboard map of the world placed out on the easel in front of the map room doors. This map is out for interactive use and some chalk will be left so you can show us where you are from.

Come to the Map Collection and look for this sign:


Title: Southern Pacific and Union Pacific systems and other railroads: west of El Paso and south of Portland

by S.l. : s.n. (1920)

Call Number: G4211.P3 1920 .S6 (Old Maps)

Title: Geologic map of California

by Jenkins, Olaf P. (Olaf Pitt), 1889-1983. California. Division of Mines and Geology. (1938)

Call Number: G4361.C5 1938 .C2

Title: Die Welt des Weins

by Könemann, Ludwig. Pini, Udo, editor.; Studio für Landkartentechnik, cartographer. (2005)

Call Number: G3201.M8 2005 .K6

Title: Astronomy, earth’s annual revolution

by Educational Pictures  (1967)

Call Number: G3190 1967 .E3

Title: Origin and distribution of United States soils

by Belcher, Donald J. (Donald Jenks), 1911-2005. United States. Civil Aeronautics Administration.; Purdue University. Engineering Experiment Station.; Donald J. Belcher and Associates. (Date)

Call Number: G3701.J3 1946 .U5

Title: Deutschland unter der Hitler-Kiktatur 1933-1945

by Hilgemann, Werner (1965)

Call Number: G6081.F1 1933 .H4 1965

Title: Geological map of the north-western part of the Pacific mobile belt

by Krasnyĭ, L. I. (Lev Isaakovich); Soviet Union. Ministerstvo geologii.; Vsesoi︠u︡znyĭ nauchno-issledovatelʹskiĭ geologicheskiĭ institut (Soviet Union) (1964)

Call Number: G7201.C5 1964 .R8 (Wall map DUP of Main Map)

Title: Africa: physical map

by Lovell Johns Ltd. Maps International (Firm : Long Hanborough, England); Universal Map Enterprise Inc. (2005)

Call Number: G8200 2005 .L6

Title: Official map of San Mateo County, California, June 1950.

by San Mateo County (Calif.). County Engineer. Grant, Melville A.; Woodworth, Richard I. (1950)

Call Number: G4363.S28 1950 .G7

Title: World

by Denoyer-Geppert Company. Smith, Thomas Russell (1970)

Call Number: G3200 1970 .D3

Title: Geologic map of California

by Jenkins, Olaf P. (Olaf Pitt), 1889-1983. California. Division of Mines and Geology. (1916)

Call Number: G4361.C5 1938 .C2

Title: Map of Oakland and vicinity

by Realty Union. Allan, T. J. (Thomas J.); Morcom, T. R. (1911)

Call Number: G4364.O2 1911 .A5 (Old Maps)

Title: University of California, Davis, main campus : January 2018 : zone map

by University of California, Davis. Facilities Management, issuing body. (2018)

Call Number: G4364.D3:2U6 2018 .U53

Title: Pacific area in World War II, 1941-1945.

by Denoyer-Geppert Company. Wesley, Edgar Bruce (1970)

Call Number: G9231.S7 1970 .W3

Title: Twentieth century map of the world

by Chicago, IL : Geo. F. Cram (1905)

Call Number: G3200 1905 .C7

Title: Pontyfikat Jana Pawła II 1978-2005 : Papiez Jan Paweła II w Polsce

by Mazur, Cezary.; Łużna, Eugenia.; Dzieniszewska, Teresa (2006)

Call Number: G3201.E423 2006 .N6

Note: Map showing the travels of Pope John Paul II.

Title: Official map of Alameda County, California, 1910

by Haviland, P. A. (Perry A.), 1865- Alameda County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors.; Tribune Publishing Company  (1910)

Call Number: G4363.A3 1910 .H2 (Old Map)

Map Collection: Location and Hours

The Map Collection room is normally open to the public in the basement (Lower Level) of Shields Library, Monday-Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm. However, our hours change around the academic calendar and the holiday season. To see the most accurate schedule, please visit this link: click here.

Contact the Special Collections Department for map related questions by email at or by phone at 530-752-1621.

Post created by Dawn Collings and Ben Andrews.


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