Our Archive

Our collection of Green Maps and materials made around the world is amazing! Created throughout our 20-year history, this collection of 500 unique printed Green Maps and hundreds of educational and outreach materials will soon become available at the esteemed Map Collection at the New York Public Library!Formally known as the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, each of these beautiful maps will be publically accessible and preserved for the long term on 5th Avenue at 42nd Street.

Organizing our collection of Green Maps, getting them ready for a new permanent home at the New York Public Library.

In addition, we plan to create a digital archive of all these materials so that more communities can benefit from the depth of knowledge, worldwide examples and best practices embedded in each Green Map. Together with the NYPL, we are pursing this goal, and this digital archive will be integrated with each Mapmaker’s content on GreenMap.org in addition to the library’s website.Phase one of this project was supported by New York University’s Green Grants program and Andy Rutkowski of Bobst Library. We welcome your support for this important Archive.

Our Green Maps, icons and resources are in other archives as well, including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Victor J. Papanek Foundation Archive. Thanks to the generosity of Green Mapmakers, many communities have small collections that spark new participation and creativity!