1993 – 1994 Meetings

Date: September 23, 1993
Title: An Introduction to the Cartographic Collections of the Newberry Library
Speakers: Robert Karrow, Jr., Curator of Maps, The Newberry Library and Jim Akerman, Assistant Director, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, The Newberry Library
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

It has been many years since we’ve attempted this, and we hope that both new and old members will join us for “show-and-tell” of Newberry treasures.

Date: October 14, 1993
Title: Dairen and Hario: Inscrutable Maps of the Orient
Speaker: Allen Meyer
Location: Smith Gallery, The Newberry Library

Map society stalwart Allen Meyer will lead us on an exploration of the maps of the Chinese city of Dairen (Talien), which he collected in the course of his work as an interpreter at the Repatriation ports of post-war Japan. It promises to be a fascinating evening.

Date: November 11, 1993
Title: Mapping among the Indians of Northern California
Speaker: Lee Davis, University of Nebraska
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Prof. Davis will discuss her research on the fascinating mapping traditions of the Northern California Indians, particularly the Hupa, whose traditional lands are in the northwest corner of the state. Dr. Davis is currently a long-term research fellow in the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center.

Date: December 6, 1993
Title: Holiday Banquet and Members’ Show-and-Tell
Speaker: Members of the Chicago Map Society
Location: Como Inn, Chicago, Ill.

Date: January 20, 1994
Title: The Mystery of Ptolemy’s Taprobane
Speakers: Mark Greaves, Cartographic Database Administrator, and Kerry Chambers, Project Manager for the National Roads Database, at Rand McNally and Co.
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Mark Greaves, Cartographic Database Administrator, and Kerry Chambers, Project Manager for the National Roads Database at Rand McNally will discuss the recent conversion of Rand McNally’s road atlas from manual to digital production. Their talk will include a brief history of the atlas’s production and many examples illustrating the atlas at various stages of production.

Date: February 17, 1994
Title: Early Finnish-Russian Contacts in Cartography (Late 18th – Early 19th Centuries)
Speaker: Dr. Alexei Postnikov, Chief, Department of the History of Geology and Geography, the Institute of the History of Natural Sciences and Technology, Moscow
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

We are very pleased and honored to announce that Dr. Alexei Postnikov, who is Chief of the Department of the History of Geology and Geography, the Institute of the History of Natural Sciences and Technology in Moscow, and who is a current fellow in the Smith Center, will speak on “Early Finnish-Russian Contacts in Cartography (Late 18th – Early 19th Centuries).”

Date: March 17, 1994
Title: Thirty Years of Collecting Maps of America
Speaker: Art Holzheimer, The Newberry Library
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

One of our most steadfast and esteemed members, Art Holzheimer, will reflect on his “Thirty Years of Collecting Maps of America.” Please join us for what should be delightful exploration of a great collection.

Date: April 21, 1994
Title: Cows, Culture, and Cartography: Previewing the Cultural Map of Wisconsin Project
Speaker: Stephen Hoelscher, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Mr. Hoelscher will speak about an intriguing mapping project underway at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Date: May 19. 1994
Title: Happy Motoring! Automobile Tourism and the Good Life in Road Map Cover Art
Speaker: James Akerman, Assistant Director, Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography, The Newberry Library
Location: Towner Fellows’ Lounge, The Newberry Library

Jim Akerman sends us off for the summer with visions of auto journeys past. Join him for a retrospective tribute to road map cover illustrations.