Texas Heritage, Volume 19, Number 1, Winter 2001 Page: 25
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The Texas Map Society is an organization
devoted to supporting and encouraging
the appreciation, analysis, collecting,
preservation, and use of maps and related
materials and the study of related
subjects, including the history of cartography.
It is the only association of its kind
in Texas, and one of the few map societies
in the United States.
The first meeting of the Texas Map
Society was held in November 1996 at The
University of Texas at Arlington, and the
board of directors has organized two meetings
each year since that time. Those gatherings
are held on the first Saturdays of
April and October at UTA and at alter
nate locations around te ;state. At each
meeting, a program of tip i six presentations
and/or workshps iis red along
with lively social iteractiionwithfellow
devotees of maps old and new. Topics that
were discussed at this year's gatherings were
broad and diverse, ranging from the art of
maps on wine labels to map trade in the
late 17th century and bringing historical
Upcoming TMS meetings for this
year are scheduled for April 1 at Texas Tech
University in Lubbock and October 6 in
Arlington. In 2002, the Map Society will
gather on April 6 in East Texas (site to be
decided) and October 5 in Arlington.
The organization also publishes
Neatline, a newsletter devoted to the enlightenment
and enjoyment of Texas maps.
Those who love maps and/or who
want to learn more about them should
check out the Texas Map Society website
The site includes a membership application
form, so joining the group is fast and
easy. Interested readers can also get more
information from Katherine (Kit) R.
Goodwin, Special Collections Division,
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries,
Box 19497, Arlington, TX 760190497,
(817) 272-5329 or by email at
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