Maps. We all use them. If we do research dating from the early days of the United States and before, we have maps of countries and U.S. county formations. And, we have a lot of them!
Do we use them once and then dispose/recycle them? Then, the next time one is needed for that state or country, we use the Internet to find the same map again? I hope not!
How does one organize so many maps?
I have a “Maps” notebook for all of my maps. It started out in a thin folder, then a ½” binder, then a 1″ binder, etc. I have them organized by state. Each map is not just printed out, but also an explanation of the map is included. And, of course my source is included. I also have areas for “sections” of the U.S. – New England, Northwest Territory, etc. And, of course, I also have some foreign maps in there as well.
Do you have another idea for organizing maps? If so, please do not hesitate to share