Manitoba Historical Maps
If you are looking for Manitoba Historical Maps then you will want to check out the 1000+ maps of Winnipeg, Brandon and other regions of Manitoba that are posted on the Historical Maps of Manitoba Flickr account.
“Manitoba has a rich legacy of cartographic material, printed throughout the progression from Rupert’s Land to Postage Stamp Province to Gateway to the West.
While the cartographic material is numerous, its location is scattered throughout many different institutions, including Library and Archives Canada, Archives of Manitoba and the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, not to mention many other specialized collections scattered throughout the province.
The goal of the historical maps of Manitoba digital collection will be the ongoing, identification, location, scanning and displaying of these intriguing images over the Internet.” (L. Laliberte, 2008)
CanadasHistory.ca interviewed Larry Laliberte about his work on the Historical Maps of Manitoba Flickr project and the increased use of social media methods as a medium to share these important cartographic historical documents.
You can view the full interview from the embeded video on the CanadasHistory.ca website.