American Geographical Society Library

A special event at UWM Libraries - Friday, May 30, 2008

30th Anniversary of the AGS Library at UWM

in conjunction with
Maps and America: The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series

Millionth Map of Hispanic America
Preparation of the
Map of Hispanic America

Come help us celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the arrival of the American Geographical Society Library at UWM Libraries. The festivities begin at 4:30pm with the 19th Annual Maps and America Lecture, sponsored by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer. The evening also includes a celebratory dinner, beginning at 7:30pm.

Program of Events (pdf).

Maps and America: the Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series
Ordering the South: The Mapping of Hispanic America by the American Geographical Society
Presented by Alastair Pearson, University of Portsmouth (UK) and
Michael Heffernan, University of Nottingham (UK) (view pdf poster)

Sponsored by Arthur and Janet Holzheimer
Co-sponsored by The Friends of the Golda Meir Library with help from The Map Society of Wisconsin

A reception will follow the lecture.

Medal Awards Ceremony

Presentation of medals by the American Geographical Society of New York for meritorious service in preserving the AGS Library.
Richard H. Nolte (1920-2007), past Chairman of the AGS Council
John E. Gould, Chairman of the AGS Council

Anniversary Reception

Celebratory Dinner

The dinner takes place in the fourth floor Conference Center of the Golda Meir Library.
Dinner is $45.00 per person. Please RSVP by May 16, 2008 by printing out the RSVP card (pdf) and returning it with a check (made out to UWM Libraries) to the AGS Library.

30th Anniversary events are presented in cooperation with the American Geographical Society of New York.


For more information on the event, please call (414) 229-6282 or email



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