Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Elvis Presley Maps from Ball State University Libraries

Cartography of the King:  Elvis Presley in Maps

On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley died in his Memphis home.  The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library has a special map of Memphis available for research and learning.

Memphis Map for Elvis Fans was published by Good Foot Enterprises in 2013.  The pictorial map includes 137 tourist sites in the city of Memphis, with an emphasis on those places related to the life of Elvis Presley.

The Atlas Collection also on the second floor of Bracken Library also includes a unique cartographic resource for fans of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”  The Elvis Atlas: A Journey through Elvis Presley’s America by Michael Gray was published in 2011 by Chartwell Books.  The atlas includes maps of Elvis’ childhood, his time in the Army and the movies, the comeback years, and Las Vegas.

Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer.  Atlases circulate for 28 days or longer.

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

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