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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Decorative Arts
Maps ➔ Print, Map of adventures for boys and girls : stories, trails, voyages, discoveries, explorations & places to read about.

A color highlighted world map apparently printed for the use of school children and annotated with indications of the adventures of historical explorers and explorations. A typed label on the verso of the backing reads" This map was framed through the generosity of the P.T.A. / Jan. 1928" It also there bears a F.H. McGough & Son, Grand Rapids, Michigan frame shop label. It was likely the former
property of the Grand Rapids Public School System.

According to the Library of Congress, the map was created/pulished by N[ew] Y[ork] : R.R. Bowker Co., c1925.
Paper map, wooden frame, glass
19 1/2"" h 27 3/4"" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Gift Of Old Collection
Old Collection

James A. Straub
James A. Straub was a Collections department volunteer and Collection Committee Member at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, offering his services as an art historian. Among his many life accomplishments were his family, and serving in the United States Marine Corps, including a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. His list of achievements include 27 years as Detective Lieutenant from the Kent County Sheriff's Department, Original Catalogue Director of the Mathias Alten Catalogue Raisonne, and providing significant contributions to the book, Mathias Alten: Journey of an American Painter.

Jim was honored to have been appointed by Gov. Milliken to the Board of Forensic Polygraph Examiners and by the GR mayor to the GR Historical Commission. Additionally, Jim served as President of the Command Officers Bargaining Unit at the Kent County Sheriff's Department and Vice President of the GR Historical Society. Along with his dedicated service to GRPM Jim was also a member of the Board of Kent County Employees Credit Union, the Kent County Pension Board, the Art Advisory Committee for Butterworth Hospital, the Acquisitions Committee at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the GVSU Gordon Gallery Advisory Committee.