Women's Worlds at the American Geographical Society*

  title={Women's Worlds at the American Geographical Society*},
  author={Janice J. Monk},
  journal={Geographical Review},
  pages={237 - 257}
  • J. Monk
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • History, Sociology
  • Geographical Review
For much of the twentieth century, women in the United States found it difficult to obtain university positions in geography. Opportunities existed in other types of institutions, however, including the American Geographical Society (ags). This article addresses ways in which the Society's mission intersected with its historical context from 1895 to 1970 to create niches for women in editorial and library work. It explores the women's origins, their perspectives and experiences with the ags… 
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