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Collection Geographers on Film

About this Collection

Geographers on Film are a collection of recorded interviews conducted with hundreds of geographers from August 1970 until the mid-1980s, which includes scholars, and cartographers who have shaped the discipline. Interviews with Carl Sauer, Richard Hartshorne, Wilbur Zelinsky, Richard Chorley, Mildred Berman, William Warntz, Waldo Tobler, John Fraser Hart, Peter Hagget, E. Cotton Mather, Yi-Fu Tuan and William Bunge, are just a few of the names that are a part of the complete collection.

The late Maynard Weston Dow (1929 - 2011), Professor Emeritus at Plymouth State College, largely produced the series. The American Association of Geographers (AAG) and the Library of Congress are now the curators of the collection, and have preserved and digitized the films contents.

The Library of Congress presents these documents as part of the record of the past. These primary historical films and recordings reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of those interviewed. The Library of Congress does not endorse the views expressed in these collections.