Program for the June 4, 2016 Meeting in San Francisco

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9:30 – 10:00 AM CMS Member Check-in (Latino-Hispanic Room)

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome:John Fleming, CMS Pres.; and Nick Kanas, M.D., CMS N. Calif. VP

10:10 – 10:30 Susan Goldstein, M.L.I.S., M.A. (History), City Archivist, and Christina Moretta, M.L.I.S., M.A. (History), Photo Curator, San Francisco History Center/Book Arts and Special Collections, San Francisco Public Library. Their talk will be on “Discovering San Francisco through Maps: from Analog to Digital.”

10:30 – 11:15 Charles Fracchia, Founder of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. He hasauthored 14 books, five of them on San Francisco history. His talk will focus on: “Early Mapping of San Francisco: 1839-1854,” describing the origin of the city through early antiquarian maps.

11:15 – 12:00 PM Jim Schein, Owner of Schein and Schein Map Store: “Tracing the Development of California through its Maps.” Jim will tell of the state’s development through the use of important historical maps of California.

12:00 – 12:30 Viewing old mapsof the Bay Area and California in the San Francisco History Center (6th Floor, San Francisco Public Library). Susan Goldstein and her staff will show us examples of the special maps in this wonderful collection.

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch (No host lunch at nearby restaurants)

2:00 – 2:45 Wes Brown, Founder, Rocky Mountain Map Society, and CMS Member: “1500: The Year of Eight Separate World Views on Mapping.”His talk will discuss Greek and Roman maps, maps of Claudius Ptolemy, classical Islamic Maps, Biblically-based European maps, portolan charts, maps of European Renaissance, Chinese maps, and Asian Indian maps.

2:45 – 3:30 Kerri Young, Community Officer, Historypin: “Using Old Photographs to make New Maps.” She will discuss digital projects that leverage historical maps and photos to give a better visual understandingof the past, such as the fairgrounds of San Francisco’s 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition.

3:30 – 3:40 Break(Latino-Hispanic Room)

3:40 – 4:30 Student Presentations/Members Favorite Maps

4:30 – 5:00 California Map Society Annual Meeting