Yale’s Missing Maps

After Forbes Smiley was caught in the act of stealing maps from Yale’s Beinecke Library last year, the university began an inventory of its map holdings to discover, comprehensively, what was missing. Precluded by federal authorities from making the list public until Smiley’s guilty plea last month, Yale has now posted a list of maps found to be missing from the Sterling Memorial Library’s map collection; they are asking for help in their recovery. Via MapHist.

See previous entry: Forbes Smiley Case: Fallout at Yale’s Beinecke Library.

Update, July 20: The Hartford Courant’s coverage makes clear just how significant it is for a library to publish a list like this (they don’t normally fess up to what’s missing) and provides some context.