In the introduction to this fine collection, the curators note that “People create maps to indicate how to get from one place to another and, more broadly, to reconstruct as best as they are able the world around them.” It’s an important statement, and one that sets the tone for this digital collection created via a partnership between the University of Oregon Libraries and the Oregon State University Libraries. The exhibit focuses on maps dealing with the state’s development, and visitors can browse a variety of road maps and other types of maps that document the state’s geological makeup and political geography. The road maps afford visitors a unique look into the massive transformation of the roads throughout the state in the early 20th century, particularly during the 1910s. All told, there are over 110 maps in this collection, and the site is rounded out by a set of links to related resources.
From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2009. http://scout.wisc.edu/