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AGSL Lectures, Exhibitions and Other Events

AGSL 40th Anniversary at UWM Celebration: Panel Discussion and Reception

June 21 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The UWM Libraries celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the American Geographical Society Library’s arrival at UWM with a panel discussion that commemorates the end of World War I and the role that the AGSL and the American Geographical Society played in post-war plans on Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m. in the AGSL, located on the 3rd floor east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.

The title of the panel is “100 Years After World War I: The Legacy of the American Plan for Peace and the American Geographical Society.” A reception in AGSL at 6 p.m. follows the talk.

More information

The AGS Library hosts a number of lecture series, events and exhibits throughout the year. To receive email updates about any of our lectures, send an email to with the subject : lectures & exhibits updates.

Academic Adventure Series
GeoFocus Lecture
Maps & America: The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series
Map Society of Wisconsin

UWM Department of Geography Lectures


Each academic year the AGS Library hosts the UWM Geography Department’s colloquium from 2:30-4:00pm on Friday afternoons. For more information see the Department of Geography’s Colloquium web site.

Harold and Florence Mayer Lecture Series

This lecture series is sponsored by the Department of Geography and held in the AGS Library in the fall and spring. It is made possible by an endowment from Harold and Florence Mayer. Harold Mayer (1916 – 1994) was a professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and one of the leading scholars in the field of urban geography in the twentieth century. He specialized in Urban and Transport Geography of North America with a focus on New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and British Columbia. For more information see the Department of Geography’s web site.