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Spring 2007
No. 51
Map of New France by Vincenzo Coronelli, 1688AGSL Contributes to Extraordinary Field Museum Show (and Other Midwestern Exhibitions)
In addition to its own busy schedule of exhibits and displays, the American Geographical Society Library has been experiencing unprecedented demand for its materials for use in exhibits elsewhere. The impetus for some of this activity is the 2007 “Festival of Maps” being held in Chicago. More >

Centenarian Donates World Travel Photos
Bret Sears and his wife Elsbeth, well-known Milwaukee musicians and teachers, have donated their collection of 16,500 travel slides to the American Geographical Society Library (AGSL). The Sears, who traveled extensively throughout the world, have given some 60 travelogues over the years, each comprising approximately 350 slides. More >

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News from the Director
I am excited to announce that the firm of Kubala Washatko Architects in Cedarburg has been selected to design our renovation project. The physical remodeling will begin early next year. More >

Spanish Windfall
The UWM Libraries recently received a gift of over 1000 Spanish-language books from Northwestern University Libraries. More >

Libraries and SOIS Create New Course
Students matriculating in our so-called information century may be internet savvy, but many are, at the same time, information illiterate. To address this at UWM, the campus Access to Success initiative has awarded the UWM Libraries and the School of Information Studies a grant for a new course, “Information Literacy” (SOIS 210). More >

Recent Visitors
Slovenian pianists Alenka and Igor Dekleva, and the Consul General for the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Zvone Zigo, visited the Libraries November 8. More >

Nationally Recognized Book Artist in Special Collections
Clifton Meador, a nationally recognized book artist and a faculty member at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, will speak about his work on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in Special Collections.More >

Videophone For Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students Now Available
A Hamilton videophone for deaf and hard of hearing students has been recently installed in the Libraries' Adaptive Technology Room (E191). More >

UWM Authors Honored
One hundred and twenty UWM authors who have published books or recordings in the last two years were honored at a book signing and reception Nov. 17 in the UWM Libraries’ Conference Center. More >

Recent Donations
Thank you to the following donors who gave gifts-in-kind—books, maps, videos, and other library material—from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006. More

Begun and Rose Chosen as Fromkin Grant Recipients
UWM Director of Libraries Ewa Barczyk and the members of the Morris Fromkin Memorial Research Grant Committee are pleased to announce that Professor Audrey L. Begun and Associate Professor Susan J. Rose, both faculty members in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, are the recipients of the 2007 Fromkin Research Grant and Lectureship.More >

Buff Delivers 2006 Fromkin Lecture
Rachel Ida Buff, associate professor of history and coordinator of the Comparative Ethnic Studies Program, delivered the 2006 Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture in the UWM Libraries Conference Center on Oct. 5. More >

America's Oldest Scientific Agency Subject of Holzheimer Lecture
The 2007 Holzheimer “Maps and America” Lecture will feature historian John Cloud with a presentation titled “‘And the Charts Themselves May Become the Best Future Historical Authority’: Cartography and the Coast Survey, America’s Oldest Scientific Agency.” More >

AGSL's Most Popular Maps Online
Over 200 of the most-frequently-requested maps of American cities, states, and national parks from the American Geographical Society Library form the core of a new online digital library. More >

East Side Alderman to Speak at the Libraries
Milwaukee Alderman Mike D’Amato will speak on east side development issues at the UWM Libraries on May 17 at 6 p.m. The presentation is part of the Friends of the Golda Meir Library's Annual Meeting, and will be held in the Golda Meir Library's fourth floor Conference Center. More >

Time/Space Compression and the Geographical Imagination among AGSL Fellowship Topics
The American Geographical Society Library continues to provide short term fellowships to scholars who live beyond commuting distance of Milwaukee, through two separate fellowship programs. More >

Selected New Resources

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