Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Indiana Music History Map from Ball State University Libraries

Indiana Rocks: Musical History Map of the Hoosier State

The GIS Research and Map Collection provides resources for teachers and other researchers through the University Libraries Cardinal Scholar institutional repository. The GRMC regularly creates maps, commemorative posters, lesson plans, and online tutorials and provides access to these resources on the GRMC Web page or the Cardinal Scholar repository located at http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/.

The newest map available as an educational resource is Hoosier Harmony: Music of Indiana. This map details some of the rich music history of Indiana. The map features photographs of musicians, songwriters, and music groups from Indiana like Cole Porter, the Jackson Five, and John Mellencamp. The map also shows the location of annual music festivals and important sites in music history like Elvis Presley’s last concert and the Gennett Records studio in Richmond.

The map can be accessed in PDF-format from the Cardinal Scholar at http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/334/. To review other resources from the GRMC, click on “Creator” on the left side of the Cardinal Scholar home page. Scroll down and select “GIS Research and Map Collection” for a complete list of available resources. Members of the Ball State University community may print off large copies of the maps and posters on the large-format plotter in the GRMC on the second floor of Bracken Library. (Plotter printing charges are sent directly to the Bursar’s account).

For more information about the musical map of Indiana, please contact the staff of the GRMC at 765/285-1097 Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00.

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