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Indian Territory Maps: The Early Years

Two-Day Program Highlights History and Cartography

April 1, 2013
Story by Austin Bowles, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER - Map enthusiasts from around the region will enjoy two days of programming at the upcoming “Indian Territory Maps: The Early Years.”  The event is presented by the OSU Library in conjunction with the annual Texas Map Society spring meeting on May 17-18.

Registration for “Indian Territory Maps” includes a tour of the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid, Okla. and presentations at the OSU Library on the movement of Indian tribes and the development of forts, military roads and cattle trails from Texas through Indian Territory. All presentations will also relate to mapping and the history of cartography.

Maps from the OSU Library’s extensive collection will be on display during the event. The Library holds more than 300,000 maps in its collection and hosts the Oklahoma Digital Maps collection online. The Oklahoma Digital Maps collection includes the McCasland Collection, the US Geological Survey Collection, WPA Collection and the Russal Brawely Collection. All are freely available to the public from the Library’s website, www.library.okstate.edu.

For more information on the “Indian Territory Maps” event or to register, visit www.texasmapsociety.org/events.html or contact OSU’s John Phillips at john.phillips@okstate.edu or 405-744-6546.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality  teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spr13/maps.htm
Last Updated: 02 APRIL 2013

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