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American Geographical Society Library

American Geographical Society Library

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The American Geographical Society Library (AGSL), one of the premier collections of its kind in North America, contains over 1.3 million items supporting instruction, research and outreach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and around the world.

The collection contains maps, atlases, books periodicals, film media and digital data files. Its scope is worldwide with coverage from the 15th century to the present. Its resources have been used to produce an ongoing series of digital collections, including an award winning website on Afghanistan, a comprehensive site on world transportation and collections featuring unique photographic documentation of such places as Tibet, the Republic of Georgia, Korea and World War II Poland. The AGSL offers scholarly programs for the campus and local community throughout the year and welcomes visiting scholars from across the US and the world. 

Upcoming Events

SUNDAY, October 19, 2014 at 2:00pm in the AGS Library

“Creating a 3D Magnetic Relief Map of Lake Mendota”
Caroline Rose, UW-Madison grad student

Reception with light refreshments precedes the program at 1:30.


Schedule a Visit

American Geographical Society Library
UWM Libraries, Third Floor, East Wing
2311 E. Hartford Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-6282