Friday, August 21, 2009

Ball State University Libraries Dillinger Map Available for Circulation

Ball State University Libraries’ Public Enemies: Robberies of the John Dillinger Gang Map Available for Circulation

A laminated copy of Ball State University Libraries’ “Dillinger map” is now available for circulation and via interlibrary loan. The map can be accessed in the University Libraries’ CardCat catalog. The title of the map is Public Enemies: Robberies of the John Dillinger Gang. The Library of Congress call number is G4041.E625. 1934.P83. (Maps from the GIS Research and Map Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library circulate for two weeks or longer).

The GRMC created the map to commemorate the release of the movie “Public Enemies” and the 75th anniversary of Dillinger’s death. The map was created based on information from a book by Bryan Burrough—Public Enemies: America’s Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34—and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Historic Famous Cases Web page. The map pinpoints locations of reported robberies of John Dillinger and his gang and follows Dillinger’s activities through the time of his killing in Chicago in 1934.

A copy of the map is also available in PDF-format from the Ball State University Libraries Cardinal Scholar repository at

For more information, please contact the GRMC weekdays at 765/285-1097.

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