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Geoffrey J. Martin

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780195336023

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.001.0001

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The Association of American Geographers and the American Society for Professional Geographers

The Association of American Geographers and the American Society for Professional Geographers

Schism and Rapprochement

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(p.1025) 17 The Association of American Geographers and the American Society for Professional Geographers
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American Geography and Geographers
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Geoffrey Martin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.003.0017

The Association of American Geographers, founded in 1904 with forty-eight members, was the product of the fecund mind of William Morris Davis. Membership increased very slowly. Meanwhile, a “Young Geographers” group in 1936 became the “Young Geographers Society” in 1940, and presented itself as a challenge to the Association. It retitled itself the “American Society for Geographical Research,” and in the spring of 1944 assumed the title “American Society for Professional Geographers” (ASPG). The ASPG assumed many service functions, grew quickly in numbers, and began to outnumber the Association. In December 1948, at Madison, Wisconsin, the two organizations were amalgamated. In part, this is a study in the anatomy of professional organization.

Keywords:   AAG, “Young Geographers,” Young Geographers Society, ASPG, Amalgamation AAG-ASPG, growth

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