Saved from Dumpster: Amazing Map Collection Makes Librarians Tingle

Saved from Dumpster: Amazing Map Collection Makes Librarians Tingle

map historicThe occupant of a 90-year-old cottage had stashed a huge collection of maps throughout their Mount Washington, Calif home. The maps, destined for the trash, will now put the Los Angeles Public Library “on the map”.

Tens of thousands of maps. Fold-out street maps were stuffed in file cabinets, crammed into cardboard boxes, lined up on closet shelves and jammed into old dairy crates. Wall-size roll-up maps once familiar to schoolchildren were stacked in corners.

(READ the story in the LA Times)

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