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AGS Library Archival Collections

The American Geographical Society Library owns and cares for a number of important archives in the field of Geography. To discover all archival collections held at the AGSL, please utilize the Archival Resources in Wisconsin: Descriptive Finding Aids database.


 The Association of American Geographers 

The American Geographical Society Library holds AAG archival materials from 1904-2010. To search the records please consult the AAG finding aid. For materials after 2010 please contact the Library of Congress.


American Geographical Society Library and Map Department Archive 


The American Geographical Society of New York Archive

The American Geographical Society Archives consists of approximately 350 cubic feet of materials including meeting minutes, financial records, publications, maps, photographs, correspondence, drawings and artifacts, as well as records on expeditions, explorers, and other geographic organizations and activities relating to all of the great names in American exploration and the larger field of geography from the mid-19th century through most of the 20th. The archives were processed through an Andrew Mellon Foundation grant awarded through the Council on Library and Information Resources. The archives were transferred to the AGS Library under terms of a deposit agreement from New York City to Milwaukee in 2011.  View the finding aid.