The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Geographical Archives

From A.J. Bormeester’s Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula (1684), courtesy of the Public Domain Review

Recently, Atlas Obscura wrote about the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, focusing on their enormous and impressive collection of geographical artifacts.

Originally belonging to the American Geographical Society, the collection of maps, atlases, and globes required a new home after the company was forced to sell its headquarters in the seventies. The geography staff at UWM were enthusiastic to apply for the relics. They now reside within the Golda Meir Library, a location large enough to hold all of them.

To learn more about the various articles kept at UWM, you can read Atlas Obscura’s post.

If you’re interested in visiting the archives, visit UWM’s website.