Touring Fantasyland: The “Maps of Imaginary Places” Collection and Exhibit at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2017 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis © 2017, © Jeremy Brett and Sierra Laddusaw. The Maps of Imaginary Places Collection at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M University (TAMU) is a singular collaborative effort between two library departments at creating a collection that not only appeals to a wide range of patrons but shows how maps, fantasy, and popular culture intersect. In 2017, the Cushing Library mounted a popular exhibit showcasing highlights from this collection in order to bring the emotional and imaginative power of maps to a wider audience. This article describes how both the collection and exhibit were developed, as well as how they have been received by different patron groups, and includes as future directions for the collection. The principles and procedures for development of such a collection and exhibit are also described.

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  • 3.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Brett, J., & Laddusaw, S.

citation count

  • 1

publication date

  • September 2017