CSAA Donates 7,000 Maps to Stanford

The California State Automobile Association has donated 7,000 old road maps to Stanford University’s Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections; the donation was triggered by the CSAA’s move to new headquarters with less space. “Along with the road maps, the AAA donation includes thousands of linen maps, topographic maps and county tract maps that expose the nooks and crannies of neighborhoods down to the sizes of housing lots and location of storm drains,” Stanford’s news service reports. “Also in the collection are several boxes of etched sheets of scribecoat, a material similar to Mylar that was used by AAA mapmakers starting in 1970.” Via MAPS-L.

Previously: Rumsey Donates Maps to Stanford; CSAA Getting Out of the Paper Map Business.