This collection contains meeting records, correspondence, media such as photographs and audio
records, and documents related to the governance of the Western Association of Map Libraries,
also known as WAML. Though WAML was formally organized starting in 1967, this collection
contains items from as far back as 1959 and items as recent as 2015.
In November 1966, a group of map librarians met at UC Berkeley to discuss the possibility of creating an organization specifically
for map librarians in the western United States and provinces of Canada. The Western Association of Map Libraries (WAML) was
founded in 1967. The original intent of this organization was to encourage high standards in every phase of the organization
and administration of map libraries by: providing for the
discussion of mutual problems and interests through meetings and publications; exchanging information on experiences, ideas,
and methods; encouraging higher production standards of
map manufacturers; and establishing and improving standards of professional service in this field.
6.50 Linear Feet
15 manuscript boxes and 1 flat box
Property rights reside with the repository. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services
Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.