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"In a period of intellectual flux, when geography seems tempted to follow nongeographical sirens of transient glamour, John Borchert always manages to anchor the discipline's sense of identity on the rock of cartographic information." Yi-Fu Tuan

Regents’ Professor John R. Borchert was a University of Minnesota geography faculty member from 1949 to 1989. He died March 30, 2001 after an extraordinary life of scientific study, teaching and travel dedicated to the understanding and advancement of our community and world. We remember him with admiration and respect as a great scholar.

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Use the map to explore 150 years of growth by viewing building footprints, aerial imagery and historic maps.

The Campus History map is a collaboration between the John R. Borchert Map Library and the University Archives.