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AGSL Exhibits


The AGSL often displays materials from its holdings.  These exhibits usually follow some theme, and can include a variety of materials such as maps, charts, atlases, photographs, realia, etc. They are on display within the AGSL on the third floor, East wing of the Golda Meir Library.

Current Exhibit in the AGS Library

100th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference
November- December 2019.
This exhibit highlights the role of the AGS at the Paris Peace Conference following WWI. Besides providing thousands of maps, atlases, books and nautical charts from the AGS Library, which were shipped to France for use by the American delegation, the AGS building and its staff were involved in the work of the so-called “Inquiry” which preceded the actual Conference. Starting in November 1917, a team of geographers, historians, regional experts and cartographers worked in secret at the AGS headquarters building, drawing on the library’s vast resources to produce reports and maps for the American negotiators to use at the Peace Conference.


Academic Adventurers Exhibits
Shortly before Academic Adventurers lectures and for about a week following the lecture, there is a corresponding exhibit.  These exhibits contain a variety of materials related to the theme of the Academic Adventurer lecture.

Displays, Presentations, and Tours
Tours, presentations and displays are available to UWM classes, area colleges, community groups, and schools. Specialized displays and working tables could enhance college programming as well as space available for class lectures. Scheduling can be arranged for departmental colloquiums, visiting scholars and symposiums. Community groups such as genealogical societies, study groups and professional organizations are welcome to schedule their events with the AGS Library. Area middle and high schools are encouraged to utilize our resources as part of their course work.

Permanent Exhibits
The AGS Library has a number of items on permanent display including globes, maps, photographs and cartographic instruments.

List of Past Exhibits

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