Accession 2018-042 - Military Maps

France North west Europe Belgium and northeastern France Belgium and France Belgium and France Trench maps Belgien Italy road map Luzon Cadzand
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Military Maps

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  • Cartographic material

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CA UVICARCH SC122-2018-042

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  • 1889 - 1960 (Creation)

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13 drawers, 3 docs, 1 OS folder.

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Custodial history

Military maps have been collected by the McPherson Library since at least the early 1960s. Dr. R.H. Roy, the first incumbent of the Chair of Military History, solicited maps from veterans of the two world wars by placing letters to the editor in local newspapers and then turned the resulting donations over to the University Archives. Military map holdings have been augmented from time to time by other donations and have been complimented by the map component of records such as those of the Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's). A list of donors is included at the back of the inventory.

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The accrual consists primarily of published map series of Europe during World War I and World War II, and several of Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. Some aerial photographs are included.

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