American Geographical Society Library



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The AGS Library Fellowship Program


The AGS Library fellowship program was created to give scholars from this country and abroad an opportunity to pursue their work in proximity to a distinguished collection of primary sources. Approximately 4-8 fellowships are awarded each year for periods of time usually ranging from two to four weeks. Fellowships are available for any qualified researcher, the main criteria for appointment being the merit and significance of the candidate’s proposal, the qualifications of the candidate, and the relevance of the project to the holdings of the Library. The fellowship selection committees look closely at the potential shown by the candidate for creative utilization of the Library’s resources.

Fellowship descriptions and application process

List of current 2013 Fellows

List of Best Research Fellows 2000-2013

List of McColl Research Fellows 2006-2013


The Library’s position within the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Libraries, its location near other major research collections, and its links with scholars and institutions in this country and abroad, offer a network of resources invaluable for AGSL fellows.

As the former research library and map collection of the
American Geographical Society of New York, the Library has strengths in geography, cartography and related historical topics. The Library maintains a wide variety of hard to find primary and secondary resources including:

  • books,
  • archives,
  • photos,
  • maps,
  • atlases,
  • globes,
  • data and
  • an extensive serial collection

In addition, researchers benefit from access to the UWM Libraries print and online collections during their residency. Not all AGS Library materials are listed in the online catalog, but finding aids and professional staff are available to assist.



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