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Collection Title: Alfred de Vries Papers
Date (inclusive): 1937-1944
Date (bulk): 1944
Collection Number: BANC MSS 73/47 cz
de Vries, Alfred H.
1.2 linear feet
The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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Abstract: This collection was originally part of the Alfred H. de Vries map collection. The map collection is available through UC Berkeley
and contains 416 volumes in addition 106 individual sheet maps. This collection consists of original manuscript “Maps and
their Makers Through the Centuries: A General Handbook for Map History”, newspaper clippings regarding the exhibit of his
map collection in Amsterdam, 1937, and a copy of “On the Development of Cartography” presented to the Cercle de Bibliophile
in Amsterdam in April, 1936. Also included are photos of the map making process, a lecture given to the San Francisco Museum
of Art on “400 Years of Mapmaking”, 1 miniature map, a sheet of stamps from various counties and personal/business correspondence.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, Dutch
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information
on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Information for Researchers
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Alfred H. de Vries Papers, BANC MSS 73/47 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Alternative Form of Materials Available
There are no alternate forms of this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
University of California, Berkeley - Faculty
University of California, Berkeley, Map History
University of California, Berkeley. Department of Geography
Processed by Jae Mauthe in 2011.
De Vries was a lecturer and research associate in Map History from Fall 1942 to Spring 1951 at University of California, Berkeley.
Scope and Content Note
Consists of original manuscript “Maps and their Makers Through the Centuries: A General Handbook for Map History”, newspaper
clippings (in Dutch) regarding his 1937 cartographic exhibit in Bijenkorf, and a copy of “On the Development of Cartography”
presented to the Cercle de Bibliophile in Amsterdam in April, 1936. Also included are photos of the mapmaking process, a lecture
given to the San Francisco Museum of Art on “400 Years of Mapmaking” in 1939, 1 miniature World Atlas in Dutch, stamps from
various counties mounted on board and personal/business correspondence. This collection spans a brief period of deVries work
This collection arrived in rough chronological and alphabetical order with the bulk of the collection being his manuscript