Muncie Sunday Star, Digital Media Repository
Eleanor Roosevelt at Ball State University, Digital Media Repository
Women in the World: The Geography of Women’s History Program
The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library is celebrating Women’s History Month with a public presentation in downtown Muncie. Women in the World is a special program featuring maps from the GRMC and historic photographs of women in Muncie from the Libraries’ Digital Media Repository. The program will be from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, March 16 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts at 520 East Main Street. (Free parking is available).
The program will cover maps about women’s issues around the world (click maps above to enlarge). Maps depicting education and employment inequality, women in government, healthcare issues facing women around the world, and discrimination and advancements in society will be shown. Other maps showing the contributions of women in history will also be featured and coordinated with photographs of women in Muncie.
The GRMC created a special collection of online maps for Women’s History Month available from the Libraries’ Cardinal Scholar institutional repository. These include maps about women working in agriculture, women heads of state, women in tertiary teaching, the travels of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the life of Madam C.J. Walker, and countries with high breast cancer rates. (Type “women in the world map” in the search box in Cardinal Scholar to access the available cartographic resources).
Please contact the GRMC for more information about using maps for research and learning at 765-285-1097.