The William Smith Map at Stanford Bicentennial Celebration (1815-2015)

Sponsored by Branner Earth Sciences Library


Tuesday, March 31, 2015
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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As part of the 100 days until 100 years: Branner Earth Sciences Library Celebration event series, please come and celebrate 200 years of the William Smith map -- a map that is considered to be the first ever national geologic map.

  • View this enormous map approximating 10 ft. by 6 ft. and its accompanying memoir
  • Hear from Dr. Gail Mahood, Professor of Geological Sciences about the historical context of the map and how it laid the groundwork for modern geology while establishing important principles underpinning the theory of evolution. Jens-Erik Lund Snee, Geophysics graduate student, will present geologic maps made by him and GES Stanford alum '11 Nicholas Van Buer
  • Hear from Deardra Fuzzell, Cartographic Technology Specialist, on how it was digitized at Stanford University Libraries

Everyone welcome and refreshments will be served!

For more information, please contact G. Salim Mohammed at or Hannah Winkler at