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AGS Library Research Fellow's Testimonials


"With the kind and professional help of the staff of the AGSL we “discovered” a further subproject of the International Map of the World, until then unknown to me. Of great importance for my research has also been the printed and often unpublished papers in the collection of the AGSL."

Ute Schneider, Universitat Duisburg Essen (Germany) 2009


"Having worked in a good number of archives, libraries and museums holding Russian and European maps, I found the AGSL to be one of the most welcoming and open places I have had the good fortune to visit.  The collections of maps, primary sources and secondary literature at the AGSL are stupendous."

Steven Seegel, University of Northern Colorado, Dept. of History 2010


"The AGS Library is an extraordinary scholarly resource, made even more remarkable by outstanding archivists and librarians. I have worked in libraries and archives in at least 20 countries and on every continent. I have yet to encounter a more welcoming environment and a more dedicated and professional team."

Mike Heffernan, The University of Nottingham, School of Geography 2008


"I examined pamphlet boxes in compact shelving [and] there were serveral extremely rare and unusual finds, including two works of a Polish geographer from the early part of the 20th Century; including maps he made and photos that to my knowledge have never been seen by current Nicaraguan and Central American scholars."

Karl Offen, University of Oklahoma 2007


"The outstanding knowledge and service provided by the AGS Library staff during my two weeks in Milwaukee were intense and immensely productive. The amount of materials that I surveyed was extensive and had I done this research in Italy, it would have taken months instead of weeks."

Stephanie Hom Cary, UC Berkeley, Dept. of Italian Studies 2005


"Many of the [Brazilian] maps and old articles in Milwaukee are unavailable in Brazilian and European libraries and archives."

Joel Outtes, DePaul University, Dept. of Geography 2004


"The AGS Library exceeded my expectations ... thanks to the unique resources of the collection. The Library does not dispose of maps when revisions arrive. Hence, it is a unique venue for performing time-series research. The Best Fellowship played a crucial role in my professional development and I am grateful."

Philip E. Steinberg, Florida State University, Dept. of Geography 2000


"AGS Library holdings are ideal for a work that intersects three academic fields: history of cartography, history of discoveries and cultural studies. AGS Library holdings are unique and abundant and comprehensively documented. I would also ad that I could make the most of my time thanks to the efficiency and helpfulness of staff."

Mercedes Maroto Camino, Lancaster University (UK), Dept. of History 2000





List of McColl Research Fellows 2006-2011

List of Best Fellows 2000-2011

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