1977 – 1978 Meetings

Date: September 22, 1977
Title: Contemporary Cartography
Speaker: Harry J. Steward, Associate Professor, Department of Geodetic Science, The Ohio State University
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: October 27, 1977
Title: The Modern Map Trade
Speaker: Gerald Jones, Manager, Rand McNally Map Store
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: November 17, 1977
Title: Scientific Instruments at the Adler Planeterium
Speakers: Roderick and Marjorie Webster, Curators of Instruments, Adler Planetarium
Location: The Adler Planetarium, 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Ill.

A tour of the Library will be included in the program.

Date: January 27, 1978
Title: The Map Collection at the University of Chicago
Speaker: Kathleen Zar, Map Librarian and Bibliographer for Geography, Anthropology and Geophysics, University of Chicago
Location: Regenstein Library, University of Chicago, 100 East 57th Street, Chicago, Ill.

The main part of the program will be a visit to the Regenstein’s Map Room. Kathleen Zar, a member of the Society, will introduce us to the collection and some of its special features and discuss how it serves the university.

The preceding social hour will be in the Rare Book Room where the current exhibit is drawn from the Joseph Shaffner Collection in the History of Science, one of the very finest collections of its type. Also on display will be materials from the Albert Meyer Papers, including maps showing urban development in India.

This meeting was cancelled due to a snowstorm.

Date: February 23, 1978
Title: The Ayer Map of Teotihuacan
Speaker: George Kubler, Sterling Professor of the History, of Art, Yale University
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

This will be an unusual opportunity for us all, as Prof. Kubler is a recognized international authority in his field and the map he will discuss is one of two extant manuscript “Aztec” maps, very rare and unusual.

Date: March 23, 1978
Title: Computer Mapping
Speaker: David Merrill, Research Manager, Chicago Area Geographic Information Study (CAGIS), Department of Geography, University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: April 27, 1978
Title: Mapping Lake Superior
Speaker: Robert Karrow, Curator of Maps, The Newberry Library
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: May 5, 1978
Title: Visit by the Michigan Map Society
Speakers: David Woodward: “Look, Read, and Live Happy! The Work of the Sixteenth-Century Italian Cartographers
Paul Banks: Map Conservation
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Date: May 25, 1978
Title: An Atlas Not An Atlas: The Newberry’s Historical Cartographic Data File Project
Speaker: John Long, Acting Director, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, The Newberry Library
Location: Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library