During World War II, the U.S. Government Printing Office faced and met unprecedented demands for its services, as printing was vital to the war effort. Many of the items GPO printed in wartime were distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. After the war, surplus and captured maps were distributed to academic institutions throughout the country, including the University of Georgia.Seventy years after the end of World War II, these maps and documents remain the core of the UGA Map and Government Information Library’s collections.
Visit the Map and Government Information Library (MAGIL) for an exhibit and discussion of these fascinating materials to learn about the role maps and government documents played in this extraordinary time Oct. 7 from 5-8 p.m.
MAGIL is located in the subbasement of the Main Library.