Part of the life cycle of a library is the withdrawal of worn out or excess materials. In 2013 the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub decided to withdraw surplus copies of topographic maps. The result was stacks of maps which were offered to other institutions. A few were claimed but the majority were not.
In 2014 the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub offered the remaining maps to the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art. Fine arts professor Ellen Meissinger jumped at the offer. She brought a cart and loaded it up. She took this as an opportunity to design a project for the students in her Art on Paper class. At the end of the Fall semester, the Map and Geospatial Hub hosted the student exhibition, Memories & Movement.
New groups of students in Professor Meissinger's Art on Paper classes further this collaboration with Order & Chaos (Fall 2015), Through Space and Time (Fall 2016), Point of View (Fall 2017), Place and Space (2018), and Old and New (Fall 2019).