Monographs and Serials
The AGS Library’s large monograph collection dates back to 1472 and contains some of the earliest printed geographical works. Broad themes include:
Chauncy D. Harris and Jerome Fellman (Geographical Review, 1973) concluded that “the leading American library in recorded holdings of the older geographical serials, those which began publication before 1950, is the library of the American Geographical Society ... for recent geographical serials, the American Geographical Society and the Library of Congress have an impressive lead over all the other libraries in the United States." This tradition continues through affiliation with the UWM Libraries and the University of Wisconsin System.
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