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100th Anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference: Exhibit
November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - February 15, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
This exhibit highlights the role of the American Geographical Society 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.