Archives of the Association of American Geographers -

Addenda

As noted in the introduction to these Archives, included here are “special collections” of materials contributed by professional geographers, that are not directly related to the evolution of the Association or the conduct of its business, but are important to the development and/or conduct of our scholarly endeavor.

 

1. Departmental Histories

At the urging of the Retired Geographers Organization- with support of the History of Geography specialty group and several AAG Presidents, these 75 Geography Department Histories were solicited, collected, and organized by Dr. Michael Comeaux, assisted by Dr. Janice Monk who made them available to the AGS Library.

The contributions are primarily reprints, especially from regional journals (eg. Yearbook of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers) but include some manuscripts. The original organization is largely preserved as received: alphabetical, maintaining regional qualifiers (eg. East Carolina University.)

 

BOX A1 #1 : General/Regional

  • General Index (Includes some E-mail, relevant to the acquisition process).
  • Midwest:
    • Rugg, D. "The Midwest as a Hearth Area in American Academic Geography." In: Blouet, B. W. Archon Books 1981, pp 175-191
    • Anderson, T. and S. Chang, "Ohio Geography in the One Hundred Years of the Ohio Academy of Science". In: Ohio Journal of Science, Vol. 91, 1991
  • New England:
    • Harmon, J. E. and T. Rickard: Geography in New England, NESL GEOGR. Soc., 1988 (Only pp. 34-117) “Interviews with New England Geographers”, and pp. 19-144,“Applied Geography in New England”.
  • Pacific Northwest:
    • Price, E. “Geography Departments in the Pacific Northwest”. In: APCG Yearbook,(Vol.58), 1996, pp. 158-177.
  • The South:
    • Prunty, M. C., “Geography in the South”. In: The Annals of the AAG, (Vol. 69), 1979, pp. 53-59. (See also Wheeler, J. and S. Bruhn, (Eds.), The Role of the South in the Making of American Geography. AAG, 1980.
  • The West:
    • Spencer, J. E. A Geographer West of the Sierra Nevada”. In: The Annals of the AAG (Vol. 69), 1979, pp.46-52.
  • Miscellaneous:
    • An eclectic collection of published materials related to the theme, and Geography’s intellectual history.
    • Copies of E-mail correspondence chronicling the efforts to accumulate departmental histories.

 

Specific Departments

Box A1 #1 :

  • Arizona State University
  • Arkansas (University of)
  • British Columbia (University of)
  • California/ Berkeley
  • California/ Los Angeles
  • California/ Santa Barbara
  • California State University/ Chico
  • Central Washington University
  • Chicago, (University of)
  • Cincinnati, (University of)
  • Clark University
  • Colorado (University of)
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Delaware (University of)
  • East Carolina University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Florida (University of)
  • Florida State University
  • Framingham State College
  • Georgia State University

Box A1 #2 :

  • Harvard University
  • Humboldt State University (Calif.)
  • Illinois (University of)
  • Illinois State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kansas University
  • Kansas State University
  • Kentucky (University of)
  • Louisiana State University
  • Maine- Farmington (University of)
  • Massachusetts-Amherst (University of)
  • Mississippi State University
  • Missouri (University of)
  • Montana State University (Bozeman)
  • Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary and College
  • Nebraska (University of)
  • New Hampshire (University of)
  • North Carolina (University of) Chapel Hill
  • North Dakota (University of)
  • North Texas (University of) Denton
  • Northern Arizona (University of)
  • Northwestern University

Box A1 #3 :

  • Oklahoma (University of)
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oregon (University of)
  • Oregon State University
  • Portland State University
  • Rhode Island (University of)
  • Rutgers University
  • Salem State College (Mass.)
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Slippery Rock University
  • South Carolina (University of)
  • South Dakota State University
  • Southern California (University of)
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Southern Oregon State College
  • Southwestern Texas State University
  • Tennessee (University of)
  • Texas (University of)
  • U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
  • Victoria (University of)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
  • Washington (University of)
  • West Florida (University of)
  • West Texas A & M University
  • Western Oregon state College
  • Western Washington (University of)
  • Wisconsin- Madison (University of)
  • Wisconsin- Milwaukee (University of)
  • Yale University

 

 

2. Women in Geography Project

(Dr. Janice Monk)

The Women in Geography Project in this collection consists of 58 taped interviews conducted by Dr. Janice Monk, with women geographers across a broad spectrum of ages, academic status, affiliations and experiences. They represent a critical chronicle of the significant (and underappreciated) role of women in the development of Academic Geography in the United States. Dr. Monk's publications based upon these interviews provide historical and contextual dimensions to women's contributions to geographic scholarship, and particularly to issues of respect and inclusion.

NOTE: Index includes some material not available in this archive.

(T) = Transcripts included (Some files also contain additional material: CV's, obituaries, etc.)

* = Special conditions on release

€ = Served as President of the AAG

 

Box A2 #1

AGNES M. ALLEN (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Recorded: Flagstaff, AZ 12.14.89

AGNES M. ALLEN

  • 2 sides - supplemental
  • Retired faculty member, N. Arizona University 12.14.89

MAMIE ANDERZHON (T)

  • 2 sides
  • Retired faculty member, Indiana University, PA / Former NCGE President
  • Recorded: Phoenix, AZ 04.1998
  • No release requested (died before follow-up completed.)

GOURA BANERJEE (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, Boston University, Boston 6.10.92

ELINOR BARRETT (T)

  • (no tape)
  • Faculty Member, University of New Mexico
  • Recorded: 3.10.86

MILDRED BERMAN (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, Salem State (and others)
  • AAG Distinguished Service Honoree
  • Recorded: Salem, MA 8.11.91

JACQUELYN BEYER (T)

  • 4 sides (30 minutes each)
  • Faculty Member, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Recorded: Colorado Springs, CO 4.21.90

MARGARET BOORSTEIN (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, C.W. Post College
  • Recorded: Long Island, NY 6.23.91

MYRNA BREITBART (T)

  • Partial interview (side 3) - other sides accidentally destroyed
  • Faculty Member, Hampshire College, July 1991
  • No release available.

BETTY DIDCOCT BURRILL (T)

  • 3 sides
  • U.S. Government, retired
  • Bethesda, MD 11.6.92

SYLVIA ALEXANDER-BUSHONG (T)

  • 2 sides
  • Librarian, Columbia, SC
  • 2.24.94

LAURA CONKEY (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, Dartmouth College
  • 5.30.91

€ SUSAN L. CUTLER (T)

  • Faculty Member, University of South Carolina
  • Peronal Memoir (draft), 2005

MOLLY DEBYSINGH (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, California State-Long Beach (Trinidad Indian)
  • Recorded: Long Beach, CA 4.18.93

MARY DOOLEY (T)

  • Faculty Member (retired), Mankato State University
  • Recorded: Mankato, MN 9.10.?

MARGERY HOWARTH ELIOT

  • 4 sides plus supplementary side
  • U.S. Government, retired (census)
  • Washington, D.C. 12.14.89

CATHERINE ENDERTON

  • 3 sides
  • Ph.D. UCLA, working in Administration
  • No release available, 6.5.88

BARBARA FREDRICH

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty, San Diego State
  • Restrictions noted on release
  • 2.19.90

MARGARET GEIB (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Staff Cartographer, University of Akron, OH
  • Recorded: Akron, OH 10.8.90

PATRICIA GILMARTIN (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, University of South Carolina
  • Recorded: Columbia, SC 2.26.94

€ PATRICIA GOBER (T)

  • Faculty Member, Arizona State University
  • Personal memoir, n.d.

SUSAN HANSON (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, Clark University
  • Recorded: Worcester, MA 2.22.90

SUSAN HARDWICK (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, California State-Chico
  • Recorded: Forest Ranch, CA 11.30.89

ELLEN HARTIG (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Environmental Consultant
  • New York City 11.12.92

Box A2 #2

KATHERINE HIRSCHBOECK (T)

  • 5 sides
  • Faculty Member, University of Arizona
  • Recorded: Tuscon, AZ 9.26.92
  • No release

BETH HOBBS (T)

  • 2 sides
  • Faculty Member, Macalester College
  • Recorded: Minneapolis 5.22.90

GAIL HOBBS (T)

  • Faculty Member, Pierce College, Van Nuys, CA
  • Recorded: Sherman Oaks, CA 5.6.94

BRIAVEL HOLCOMB (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, Rutgers University
  • Recorded: Highland Park, NJ 4.19.93

MEI-LING HSU (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, University of Minnesota
  • Recorded: Minneapolis, MN 6.20.90

MARY JACOB (T)

  • Faculty Member, Mt. Holyoke College
  • Recorded: Mt. Holyoke, MA
  • Release signed 8.9.91

EILEEN JAMES (T)

  • 2 sides
  • Cartographer / Faculty spouse
  • Recorded: Honolulu, HI 6.18.90

HILDEGARD BINDER JOHNSON (T)

  • 6 sides
  • Faculty Member, Macalester College
  • AAG Meritorious Service Award
  • Minneapolis, MN 5.22.90
  • See restrictions

CLARISSA KIMBER (T)

  • 5 sides
  • Faculty Member, Texas A&M
  • Recorded: College Station, TX 4.30.90

MARGARET MACE KINGMAN (T)

  • 2 sides
  • U.S. Government / Retired Faculty Member, SUNY Cortland

MARIA KOSHEL: See Sarah (Sally) K. Meyers

CELESTE KOSTANICK (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Retired Community College Faculty / Faculty wife
  • Recorded: Woodland Hills, CA 5.6.94

MINNIE LEMAIRE (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Retired Faculty, Mt. Holyoke College
  • Recorded: Westborough, MA 8.10.91

NANCY DAVIS LEWIS (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Professor, University of Hawaii
  • Recorded: Honolulu, HI 6.18.90

SARA McLAFFERTY (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, Hunter College
  • Recorded: New York City, NY 6.27.91
  • Currently: Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MELINDA MEADE (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Recorded: Washington, D.C. 3.22.89

JUDITH MEYER (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, University of Connecticut
  • 6.11.92

SARAH (SALLY) K. MEYERS (T)

  • 3 sides plus supplementary on Maria Koshel
  • Former Editor, Geographical Review / Director, American Geographical Society
  • Recorded: Croton on Hudson 6.14.90

Box A2 #3

E. JOAN WILSON MILLER (T)

  • Faculty Member (retired), Illinois State University (Normal)
  • Recorded: Normal, IL 4/29/05

€ JAN MONK (T)

  • Faculty Member, University of Arizona
  • Personal Memoir, 2006

€ JUDY OLSON (T)

  • Faculty Member, Michigan State University
  • 6.11.92

SUSAN PLACE (T)

  • Faculty Member, University of New Mexico (at time of recording)
  • Release signed at California State-Chico
  • 4 sides
  • 11.27.89

EVELYN L. PRUITT (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Retired U.S. Governement - Office of Naval Research
  • Recorded: Arlington, VA 6.6.91

CAROL ROSEN (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, Wisconsin State University-Whitewater
  • Recorded: Whitewater, WI 10.5.90

CAROLYN RYAN (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, Salem State Business School
  • Recorded: Salem, MA 6.12.92

RICKIE SANDERS (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, Temple University (African-American)
  • 11.9.92

JONI SEAGER (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member, University of Vermont
  • Recorded: Somerville, MA 3.29.90

BARBARA SHORTRIDGE (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Faculty Member (intermittent), University of Kansas
  • Recorded: Lawrence, KS 2.14.90

FREDERICKA SIDIROFF (T)

  • 2 sides
  • Private Sector
  • Recorded: New York, NY 11.13.92

HELEN SMITH (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, Wheaton College, IL (and other appointments)
  • Recorded: La Verne, CA 6.1988
  • No release requested. Now deceased.

ALVENA STORM (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Retired Faculty, San Diego State
  • Recorded: San Diego, CA 2.21.90

MELVINA SVEC (T)

  • 6 sides
  • Former President, NCGE
  • Recorded: Cedar Rapids, IA 5.29.93

JUDITH TYNER (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, California State-Long Beach
  • Recorded: 8.18.93

ANASTASIA VEN BURKALOW (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Retired Faculty, Hunter College
  • Recorded: New York, NY 2.15.90
  • Restricted until 2050

CONNIE WEIL (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, University of Minnesota
  • Recorded: Minneapolis, MN 5.18.90
  • Restricted until 2025

JENNIFER WOLCH (T)

  • 4 sides
  • Faculty Member, University of South Carolina
  • Recorded: Tucson, AZ 5.23.91

GEORGIA ZANNARAS (T)

  • 3 sides
  • Consultant
  • Recorded: San Antonio, TX
  • No release

Additional Notes:

RECORDING HELD AND TRANSCRIBED BUT NOT IN FILE BOXES:

PATRICIA CALDWELL LINDGREN

  • Independent Cartographer
  • Recorded: San Francisco, CA 4.2.94
  • No release

ANN HALE MIGLARESE

  • 24 single spaced pages
  • State Government Geographer, Columbia SC
  • Release signed 2.23.94

MIDORI NISHI

  • 3 sides
  • Retired Professor, California State-Los Angeles
  • Permission for research use only, not for archival deposit.

 

TRANSCRIBED BUT RECORDINGS NOT AVAILABLE:

ELINORE BARRETT

  • 15 pages single spaced
  • Faculty, University of New Mexico
  • Recorded: Albuquerque, NM 3.10.88
  • Release signed 12.7.89

KAY EHRLICH

  • 81 pages double spaced
  • Part-time Faculty, Marion, SC

JUANITA GASTON

  • 9 pages, handwritten notes from phone interview
  • Faculty Member, Florida A&M (African-American)
  • See article: "Teachers and Their Times: Thelma Glass and Juanita Gaston." Sunita George and Janice Monk with Juanita Gaston. J.O. Wheeler and S. Brunn (editors) The South's Role in the Making of American Geography: Centennial of the AAG, 2004. Columbia, MD: Bellwether Publishing, 2004. Pages 327-342.

ALICE RECHLIN PERKINS

  • 48 pages single spaced, under name Alice Rechlin
  • Faculty and chair of Geography Department, Valparaiso University
  • Geographer, National Geographic Society
  • Note: Project collaborator with first husband Fred Rechlin, both now deceased.

MARILYN SILBERFEIN

  • 27 pages single spaced
  • Administor, National Geographic Society
  • Recorded: Alexandria, VA 6.7.94
  • Note: Project collaborator, now deceased. No release form.

ADDITIONAL AUDIO RESOURCES:

Taped responses to interview questions mailed from curriculum project at Eastern Washington University. Date not available. Estimated mid-late 1980's:

JACQUELYN BAYER

BRIAVEL HOLCOMB

JANICE MONK

RISA PALM

 

3. C. W. Thornthwaite Reprint File

Thornthwaite’s vast (99 large boxes) collection of reprints (and some manuscripts) reflects the remarkably eclectic interests of a critical founder of American geographical climatology. Expectably most reprints, which range from the 1890’s to 1960, concern physical or natural issues (soils, geology, vegetation), but human, especially historical matters are included. Coverage is global, some in original languages.

Organization is equally eclectic- roughly by date received (the lower the box number, the earlier the material) with some internal groupings (by author, subject, region, journal, etc.).

Although the amount of the material is too large to itemize here, Thornthwaite provided two card file indexes- one numerically sequenced, the other alphabetical- which are best consulted in person.

 

4. The Relaciones Geograficas

(C. R. Edwards)

Introduction

The Relaciones Geograficas (R.Gs.) are a remarkable testament to the efforts by the Spanish Crown to compile and systematize basic information about its New World colonies. Beginning with a questionnaire of 50 items in the 1570's (later ballooning to more than 300) regarding a wide range of natural, cultural and demographic phenomena, the administrative responses provide an extraordinary accounting of peoples and places encountered in the process of conquest and colonization.

This collection consists of manuscript copies of most of the surviving R.Gs. known at the time (1970's), personally garnered from the Archive of the Indies (Sevilla), major University Libraries, and other sources by Dr. Clinton Edwards, an authority on New World Exploration and its consequences. Included are Edward's descriptions and analyses of the R.Gs. in reprints of his publications, as well as ancillary material (primarily reprints) of significant sholarly treatments of the R.Gs. and their context. Especially noteworthy are papers of Historian Howard F. Cline, long-time Director of the Hispanic Foundation of the Library of Congress, whose interest in R.Gs. is reflected in his publications, and especially in a copy of his card catalogue of relevant documents from the Archive of the Indies.

Given the volume of material, the contents of this archive cannot be listed in detail. The outline below lists major components; individual documents are best consulted in the AGS Library.

 

Relaciones Geograficas at UWM

Box A4 #1

General:

  • Bibliographic materials / notes taken in various archives.
  • The questionnaires, responses (notes). Lists of "lost" Relaciones.
  • Edwards' publications: analytical notes, Mss., reprints

Ancillary Materials:

  • Additional bibliographic aids
  • H. Cline's papers and card file
  • Collection of scholarly treatments of Relaciones and their historical context (alphabetical by author)

Box A4 #2

The Relaciones: Manuscripts, some transcriptions / translations / notes.

Mexico (alphabetically by author, when known)

  • General: lists, catalogues, inventories
  • Michoacan: 1 item, notes only
  • Yucatan: General. 4 items (instructions, lists, Antonio Gaspar Chi, a critical source)
  • Yucatan: Merida. 26 items
  • Yucatan: Valladolid. 24 items

Central America

  • Costa Rica: 1 item
  • Guatemala: 3 items

South America

  • General: 1 item
  • Argentina: 1 item
  • Bolivia: 1 item
  • Columbia: 5 items
  • Ecuador: 1 item
  • Peru: 1 item
  • Venezuela: 6 items

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