;A draft of this paper was sent to thirty former members of the Young Geographers, and suggestions from some of them have been incorporated in this article. Thanks are also given to William A. Koelsch, W. A. Bladen, and the editor for their suggestions.
The Young Geographers And Their Research: 1936–1943*
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2005
The Professional Geographer
Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 359–365, November 1986
How to Cite
McCune, S. (1986), The Young Geographers And Their Research: 1936–1943. The Professional Geographer, 38: 359–365. doi: 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1986.00359.x
- Issue published online: 23 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 23 FEB 2005
- American Society for Professional Geographers;
- Association of American Geographers;
- geographical research;
- Young Geographers
The Young Geographers, an informal organization of American geographers, flourished from 1936 to 1943. One of its projects in 1940 and 1941 was the compilation and publication of lists of contemplated research by some 170 Young Geographers. Their listed research interests were relatively narrow in subject and geographical area. The successor of the Young Geographers was the American Society for Professional Geographers which merged with the Association of American Geographers in 1948 under a democratic constitution which assured that young geographers and their research would be recognized.