Special Collections > Blair Brainard Peace Corps in Afghanistan Photographic Collection
Herat (Afghanistan)--Maps.
Brainard, Blair, 1942-
positive slide
Coverage - Temporal
Radford University. McConnell Library. Archives & Special Collections.
This is a copy of a map I drew of the city of Herat, Afghanistan in 1967 when I worked as a representative of the Afghan National Tourist Office. I used the map in the local tourist office in Herat when I was giving directions to tourists. The old walled city of Herat is shown by the 4 squares in the lower left corner of the map. The areas of the map to north and east of the old city are the more recent and modern expansion of the city. Water in the city came from irrigation canals that entered the city from the north and east which is the reason the city expanded in that direction. Expansion of the city to the west and south would have depended on water after it had gone through the city and would have been polluted. <br>The Blair Brainard Peace Corps in Afghanistan Photographic Collection captures the photographers experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan, primarily in the city of Herat, 1965-1968.
Copyright for this collection is retained by Radford University. The images are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (Brained, Blair. The Blair Brainard Peace Corps in Afghanistan Photographic Collection. McConnell Library Archives and Special Collections, Radford University, Radford, VA). Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of Radford University is strictly prohibited.