Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

To Conquer or Submit? America Views the Great War- current exhibition at Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.

April 6, 2017 to July 11, 2017
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, May 12, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, May 19, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, May 26, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, June 2, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, June 9, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, June 16, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, June 23, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, June 30, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 1, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 6, 2017, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, July 7, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland
Free and open to the public.

​Americans relied on print images to understand World War I before and after the US entered the war in March 1917. Their understanding of Germany as an enemy was shaped by propaganda maps and posters, while newspaper maps helped them follow the war’s battles. In Europe, maps of the trench systems and of the Western Front were vital to the success of the American Expeditionary Forces. This exhibition commemorates and explores American participation in the Great War—the “War to End All Wars”—with a sample of informative and propagandistic posters, maps, and atlases from the collections of USM’s Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education.