Searching for Africa – The Map Collection of Dr. Jack Franke

The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries Special Collections

Searching for Africa – The Map Collection of Dr. Jack Franke

Author:  Ben W. Huseman
Cartographic Archivist,
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Date: 2021
The Gallery Guide for the exhibit featuring 190 items relating to the history of Africa, largely drawn from the map collection donated by Dr. Jack Franke (UTA Distinguished Alumnus, class of 1983). Items range in date from 1493 to 1916.

The guide introduces Dr. Franke’s collection, focusing upon the context of the maps’ and images’ production, with some minimal discussion of the African subject matter.

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