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Imaginary Maps in Literature and Beyond: Children’s Stories

This blog post is part of a summer series on imaginary maps, written by Hannah Stahl, a Library Technician in the Geography & Map Division. Read the introductory post to the series here. Our journey into imaginary worlds continues this week with maps of imaginary places that are related to children’s literature. My first exposure […]

Imaginary Maps in Literature and Beyond: “Different Roads Sometimes Lead to the Same Castle”

This blog post is part of a summer series on imaginary maps, written by Hannah Stahl, a Library Technician in the Geography & Map Division. Read the introductory post to the series here. “Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle. Who knows?” – George R.R. Martin We pick back up today with a comparison […]

Bungled Borders in the Pacific Northwest (Part 2)

This is the second of a two part post on the Oregon Treaty and its aftermath. Part 1 can be found here. Earlier this week, we left our story of the Oregon Treaty on its peculiar instructions for the border between British and American controlled lands: following the 49th parallel to the Strait of Georgia, […]

Bungled Borders in the Pacific Northwest (Part 1)

This is the first of a two part post on the Oregon Treaty of 1846 and its aftermath. This week, specifically June 15th, marks an important event in the history of the United States’ changing geography: the 170th anniversary of the signing of the Oregon Treaty. I know, you probably don’t have this event marked […]

Imaginary Maps in Literature and Beyond: Middle Ages and the Renaissance

This blog post is part of a summer series on imaginary maps, written by Hannah Stahl, a Library Technician in the Geography & Map Division. Read the first post in the series here. We start our journey into imaginary worlds this summer by examining maps and texts created during the high Middle Ages and the […]

The Meandering Mississippi

Today’s guest post is from Erin Kelly, a GIS Library Technician in the Geography and Map Division. A native of the Baltimore, Maryland area, Erin came to the Library of Congress as a recent graduate of Towson University. Do you ever look out of an airplane window and admire the natural beauty that is below […]