My friend David and I decided to rummage through our department’s storage pit, unearthing a ridiculous bounty of USGS Maps from the post-War era that covered everything from climate to topography, as well as innumerable other classroom treasures from over forty years ago. It’s crazy just how much physical material passed through a typical Geography department before the digital revolution; I can understand why nobody was particularly sad to transition to zeros and ones. Still, we barely found anything that wouldn’t look awesome on someone’s wall. We’re currently thinking about doing a CSULB antique map show somewhere in Long Beach this spring.
That hand-drawn map is the coolest!
I take it these are all from that “map storage room” adjacent to LA-4?
Don’t reveal our secrets! (Yes).
I’m all about it. Walked by that place hundreds of times– always wondered, never inquired! Good on ya.