American Geographical Society (AGS ) is an
organization of professional geographers,
founded in 1851 in New York
City. Most fellows of the
society are Americans, but among them have always been a significant
number of fellows from around the world.
encourages activities that expand geographical knowledge, and it
has a well-earned reputation for presenting and interpreting that
knowledge so that it can be understood and used not just by
geographers but by others as well, especially policy makers.
It is the
oldest nationwide geographical organization in the United States.
The society publishes the Geographical Review
, a quarterly
scholarly periodicaldevoted exclusively to geography, which
contains original and authoritative articles on all aspects of
geography. Each issue also includes reviews of recent atlases
, monographs and books on geography and related
The society's presidents have included:
society occupied its own building on Audubon Terrace in New York from 1911 until the early 1970s.
the society's research library was transferred to the University of