The 26th Annual Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS Workshop is Happy to Welcome Dr. John R. Hebert Home to Louisiana Where he will Serve as Keynote and Plenary Speaker

 

Brief Biographical Sketch on Dr. John R. Hébert

Dr. John Hébert is the Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (1999 to the present).

A Louisiana cajun, Dr. Hébert has been employed in the Library of Congress since 1969.  Initially, he was senior reference specialist in the Geography and Map Division (1969-1974) then served as Assistant Chief and acting Chief in the Hispanic Division (1975-1999) and as Coordinator of the Library of Congress’ Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Program 1492-1992: An Ongoing Voyage. (1989-1993) before his return as Chief of the Geography and Map Division in September 1999.  In his position as chief he oversees the multiple activities of the largest collection of maps and atlases in the world, directs the activities of the Philip Lee Phillips Society, the friends group of the Geography and Map Division, serves on the steering committee of the Federal Geographic Data Committee and is a member and presently Chairman of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.  He has been an active member of the Society for the History of Discoveries, Association of American Geographers, and is a past president of the Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM).   He contributed to the atlas publication Virginia in Maps: Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development (Richmond: The Library of Virginia, 2000) and contributor and editor of Charting Louisiana; Five Hundred Years of Mapsatlas (New Orleans: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2003) at the Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans.  He served as Advisory Scholar to that organization in 2001.

A historian (Georgetown University M.A ‘67., Ph.D.’72 in  Latin American History, University of Southwestern Louisiana B.A. ’65, history) , Dr. Hébert has written on the 18th century Spanish presence in the U.S. (the Spanish borderlands), historical cartography, and Latin American bibliography.  He is the editor and contributor to 1492: An Ongoing Voyage (Washington: Library of Congress, 1992), directed and contributed studies in the preparation of exact facsimiles of the indigenous 1531 (Mexico) Huexotzinco  codex (1995), in the study of the Oztoticpac (Mexico) 1540 lands map, and the 1562 map of America by Diego Gutiérrez (a facsimile of the map was issued by the Library of Congress in 1999).  From 1973-1987, he served as editor of the cartographic and the bibliography and general works sections of the annual Handbook of Latin American Studies (University of Texas Press) and authored The Library of Congress Hispanic and Portuguese Collections, An Illustrated Guide (Washington, 1996).   He contributed to Eyes of the Nation (Alfred Knopf and Library of Congress, 1997);  produced, with Anthony Mullan, The Luso Hispanic World in Maps; A Selective Guide to Manuscript Maps to 1900 in the Library of Congress (1999) with support from a James Billington Grant; and authored Panoramic Maps of Cities in the United States and Canada (1st edition 1974, rev. edition 1984).

From 1989 to 1993 he directed the Library of Congress's Columbus Quincentenary Program, which featured the major exhibition 1492-1992: The Ongoing Voyage.  He served as a member of the presidential U.S. Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission.

His research interest for the past 30 years has been in the study of the initial Spanish and French presence in North America, especially along the Gulf Coast of the United States.       

 

                                                                     RÉSUMÉ

 

JOHN RAYMOND HÉBERT

 

Work:   
Geography and Map Division,  Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C. 20540
Tel. 202-707-1992
FAX 202-707-8531
Email  jheb@loc.gov

Home:   
5303 Dunleer Lane,
Burke, Virginia 22015
Tel. 703-978-1553

 

Birthdate:
March 2, 1943  in Houma, Louisiana
Married, 4 children

 

                                                                  EDUCATION 

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 
Ph.D. 1972
Major :  Latin American History. 
Minors:  Comparative Government, U.S. Diplomatic History
Dissertation: "The Tragic Week of January 1919 in Buenos Aires: The Precedent, The Events, The Aftermath" Published through University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan        

            M.A. 1967
Major:  Latin American History.
Minor: U.S. Diplomatic History
Thesis: "An Argentine Dilemma: The activities of the Peronistas of Argentina from September 1955 to June 1966"
Comprehensive examination passed with distinction

University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette,  Louisiana
B.A. Granted with honors  1965   
Major:  History 
Minors: Geography, Foreign Languages, English

 

                                                                EMPLOYMENT

Chief, Geography and Map Division
Library of Congress, September 1999-

Senior Specialist in Hispanic Bibliography
Hispanic Division, Library of Congress  1994-September 1999

 
Coordinator (Director), The Quincentenary Program An Ongoing Voyage 1492-1992
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. March 13, 1989-September 30, 1993

 

Assistant Chief, Hispanic Division
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 1977-1994

 

Acting Chief, Hispanic Division
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. August 1978-January 19, 1979; August 13, 1983-July 2, 1984; November 24, 1986-July 2, 1988

 

Assistant to the Chief, Hispanic Division
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.  December 1974-May, 1977

 

Reference Librarian, Geography and Map Division
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. August 1969-December 1974

 
Research Assistant, Dean of the Graduate School
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.  Part time, 1967-1969

 

Intern, Latin American Section    
U.S. Information Agency, Washington, D.C.  Summer 1967

Program Director, Camp Salmon,  New Orleans Area Council,
Boy Scouts of America.  Summers 1961-1963

 

                           PROFESSIONAL AND ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

 

Association of American Geographers
Philip Lee Phillips Society. 
Latin American Studies Association
Scholarly Resources Committee 1978-1988
Program Committee 1982
Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials
President 1983-84
Vice President 1982-83
Chairman, Committee on Bibliography 1979-82
Chairman, Subcommittee on Gifts and Exchanges 1978-80
Program Committee 1981 and 1982
Chairman, Local Arrangements Committee 1982; Local Arrangements Committee,1997
Chairman, National Level Cooperation Subcommittee 1984-86 
American Historical Association
Conference on Latin American History
Member, Projects and Publications Committee, 1985-1990 (Chairman 1989-1990)
Federal Geographic Data Committee, Steering Committee, 1999-
Society for the History of Discoveries
Chairman, Nominations Committee 1977-78
Member, Local Arrangements Committee 1985
Executive Board, 2000-
Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
Local Arrangements Committee, Chairman, 1979
Executive Committee 1981-83
Chairman, Committee on the Quincentennial 1984-88
Inter American Council of Washington
Secretary 1977
Seminar Committee 1981
Council for the International Exchange of Scholars
Member, selection committee for Spanish postdoctoral awards (1981-83)
National Hispanic Quincentennial Commission
National Endowment for the Humanities
Member, selection committee for summer grants, 1980s
Member, selection committee for museum and historical organization grants, 1990
People of America Foundation, Advisory Council, 1997-
U. S. Board on Geographic Names. Deputy Representative.  1999-present; Chairman 2009-2011
U.S. Department of Education
Member, selection committee for Latin American Studies Centers' grantees, January and December 1985
Member, selection committee for Academic research grants

U.S. Information Agency
Member, selection committee for Fulbright Awards, 1988, 1989

U.S. Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission
1988-1993, representing the Librarian of Congress
Member of Projects, Cultural Programs, and International Relations committees, 1988-1993
Washington Map Society

HONORARY ORGANIZATIONS AND AWARDS

James H. Billington Grant (Krasnoff Gift) to compile a selective guide to the manuscript maps of the Hispanic World to 1900 in the Library of Congress.  Fall 1998.

 Library of Congress Meritorious Service Awards 1980, 1984, 1986, 1989

 Library of Congress Special Achievement Awards (for directing the Library of Congress's Columbus Quincentenary Program, 1993; for the publication of
            Eyes of the Nation (1998)

Dean's Scholarship, Georgetown University 1967-68

Louisiana Knights of Columbus Fellowship, Georgetown University, 1965-67

Outstanding Graduating Senior, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1965

Broussard Scholar-Athlete Award, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1965

Phi Alpha Theta

Pi Sigma Mu

Phi Eta Sigma

Pi Sigma Alpha

Blue Key Honorary Leadership

Outstanding Young Men of America Award 1966
Personalities of the South 1967, 1982

Who's Who in the South and Southwest 1982-1986

Who's Who in the History of Cartography

Who's Who in Library and Information Services

State nominee (Louisiana) Rhodes Scholarship and regional finalist, 1964-65

                                  CIVIC AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

President, Arlington County (Virginia) Historical Society 1972-73

Arlington County (Virginia) Historical Commission, member, 1972-74

Associate Chairman, William Manger Inter American Relations Project, Georgetown University 1975-77

President, Student Government Association, University of Southwestern Louisiana 1964-65

President, Men's Student Government Association, University of Southwestern Louisiana 1963-64

First Freshman Representative, Student Government Association, University of Southwestern Louisiana 1960-61

President, Graduate Students Organization, Georgetown University, 1968-69

President, Louisiana 4-H Clubs, 1960-61

President, Louisiana 4-H Key Clubs, 1961-62

Youth Soccer coach, Braddock Road Youth Club (Fairfax County, Virginia), 1977-1992

National History Day judge, George Mason University, April 1987, l989, l990, 1992

 

 

 

                                                                             

PUBLICATIONS, RESEARCH, AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION (Selected)

“Maps of La Louisiane, 1680-1763" in The Louisiana Purchase and Its Peoples; Perspectives from the New Orleans Conference (Lafayette, Louisiana: Louisiana Historical Association and Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2004), 215-230.

“Depicting China; 800 Years of Early Chinese Maps”, Library of Congress Information Bulletin, Vol. 62, No. 12 (December 2003), 312-314.

“The Map That Named America”, Library of Congress Information Bulletin, Vol. 62, No. 9 (September 2003), 187-193.  

Charting Louisiana; Five Hundred Years of Maps. New Orleans: The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2003)

“An ancient map reveals a sordid dispute in old Mexico” Curator’s Corner, Civilization Magazine, April 1999, p. 100.

The 1562 Map of America by Diego Gutiérrez. (Washington: Library of Congress, 1999). 8 p.  Commentary about the map and its history to accompany facsimile of the map Americae sive quartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio [Map of America]. By Diego Gutiérrez. Antwerp, 1562.   In the the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.  Spring 1999.  Facsimile and commentary printed by Digicolor, Seattle, Washington, for the Library of Congress.

The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps: A Selective Guide to Manuscript Maps to 1900 in the Library of Congress.  With Anthony Mullan.  (Washington: Library of Congress, 1999).   282 pages.

“Seventeenth Century Maps of Virginia: The Westward Vision” in Virginia in Maps: Four Centuries of Settlement, Growth, and Development (Richmond: The Library of Virginia, 2000).

“The 1562 Map of America by Diego Gutiérrez”, Archer M. Huntington Society Newletter, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring 1999), 12-15.

Eyes of the Nation (New York and Washington: Alfred A. Knopf and Library of Congress, 1997). Co-author, with 13 curators and Vincente Virga and Alan Brinkley.

Library of Congress Hispanic and Portuguese Collections, an illustrated guide. Washington: Library of Congress, 1996.

"Rare Book and Special Collections Division"  and "Early Contacts with Europeans" in Many Nations; A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Indian and Alaska Native Peoples of the United States. Washington: Library of Congress, 1996.  pp. 35-71

"Small Particulars: Variant titles and dates to the manuscript of Fray Diego Durán"  With Abby Forgang. The Americas, October 1998, pp.299-313.

"America's Hispanic Heritage: Deep Roots, Continuing Enrichment".  One of 50 participants in the six-part radio documentary highlighting  the contributions of Spanish-speaking peoples in the United States.  Aired on more than 230 radio stations broadcasting the series during Hispanic Heritage Month, September-October 1996.  Produced by Media Works, Bethesda, Maryland, with funding from Philip Morris Companies.              

"In Their Own Voices: Sixteenth Century Indian Language Documents in the Library of Congress", Insights; The Library of Congress Professional Association Newsletter, Vol. 26, No. 5 (Sept.-Oct. 1994), 16-17.

"Exploring the Columbian Quincentenary Through Historiography", Magazine of History (Organization of American Historians), Vol. 5, No. 4 (Spring 1991), 11-13.

The 1531 Huexotzinco Codex. Editor.  Washington: Library of Congress/Mexico: Ediciones de Multiarte, 1995. Co-contributed "Introduction/Introducción"  Bi-lingual study and facsimile of the 1531 Huexotzinco Codex in the Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Harkness Collection.

1492: An Ongoing Voyage.  Editor. Washington: Library of Congress, 1992. 169 p. And contributed "An Overview", pp. 23-36; "Zodiac" in Battista Agnese's Portolan Atlas of 1544, pp. 54-56; "The Oztoticpac Lands Map 1540", pp. 138-139; "Map of America 1562 by Diego Gutiérrez", pp. 146-147.  

1492: An Ongoing Voyage.  The Library of Congress Quincentenary Exhibition catalog.  Washington: Library of Congress, 1992. 51 p.

"The Library of Congress Quincentenary Program--An Ongoing Voyage" in Louis de Vorsey, Jr., Keys to the Encounter; A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of the Age of Discovery. Washington: Library of Congress, 1992.

The Christopher Columbus Quincentenary: An Introduction to the Issues. with James Sayler and Roger Walke.  Washington: Congressional Research Service, The Library of Congress, May 5, 1992. (CRS Report for Congress)  37 p. 

"The Century of José Ortega y Gasset and William Carter" in José Ortega y Gasset; Proceedings of  the Espectador Universal International Interdisciplinary Conference. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. (Contributions in Philosophy, 34).  pp. 159-163.

"Vicente Sebastian Pintado, Surveyor General of Spanish West Florida, 1805-1817" and "List of Maps in the Vicente Sebastian Pintado Manuscript Collection the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress", Imago Mundi 39 (1987), 50-72.

"Foreword", National Directory of Latin Americanists. 3d edition. Washington, Library of Congress, 1985.

Covington, Paula Haddox.  Indexed Journals: a guide to Latin American serials.  Madison, Wisconsin: Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, 1983.  Contributor.

Fire Insurance Maps of American Cities: a cartobibliography. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982. Joint Contributor.

"Spanish History: a list of recent publications", Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Bulletin, v. VI, n. 1 (January 1982), 8-42, and v. VII, n. 2 (June 1982), 7-42.

"Spanish History: a list of recent publications", Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Bulletin, v. V, n. 1 (May 1980), 26-48, and v. V., n. 2 (October 1980), 81-97.

"The Library of Congress" in Kenneth J. Grieb's Research Guide to Central America and the Caribbean (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985).

Contributing Editor, Handbook of Latin American Studies (13 years) and compiler of the following chapters of the volumes:
"Cartography", v. 35 (1973), 330-343;
"Cartography", v. 37 (1975), 421-436;
"Bibliography and General Works", v. 39 (1977), 3-20;    
"Bibliography and General Works", v. 40 (1978), 3-21;
"Bibliography and General Works", v. 41 (1979), 3-29;
"Bibliography and General Works", v. 42 (1980), 3-36;
"Bibliography and General Works", v. 43 (1981), 3-28;
"Bibliography and General Works", v. 44 (1982), 3-31;
"Bibliography and General Works", v. 45 (1983), 3-13;
"Bibliography and General Works", v. 46 (1984), 3-19;
"Bibliography  and General Works", v. 47 (1985), 3-23;
"Bibliography and General Works", v. 48 (1986).   

SALALM. Subcommittee on Gifts and Exchanges.  Gifts and Exchange List.  Parts I and II. Edited by Marilyn Whitmore.  Austin, Texas: Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, 1977.

"Latin America" in "Workshop on acquisitions from the third world: proceedings" Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory, v. 1, n. 2 (April 1977), pp. 129-132.

"The Hispanic Collections of the Library of Congress", The Federal Linguist, v. 7 (1976).

"Mapping the road to Santa Fe, 1825-1827", Terrae Incognitae, v. 7 (1976).

Panoramic Maps of Anglo-American Cities. Revised edition, with Patrick Dempsey. Washington: Library of Congress, 1984.

Panoramic Maps of Anglo-American Cities. Washington: Library of Congress, 1974.

"Panoramic Maps of American Cities", Special Libraries, December 1972.

"Maps by Ephraim George Squier; Journalist, Scholar and Diplomat", The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, v. 29 (January 1972), 14-31.

"A list of state and regional population maps of the Western Hemisphere from 1960."  Washington: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, 1971.  21 pages.

"Panoramic Maps of American Cities."  Washington: Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, 1970.  7 parts, 100 page cartobibliography.

In preparation:

An Encyclopedia of Hispanic America, 1492-1850.  Millbrook Press, 2001.  

U.S. Mexican War 1846-48; a cartobibliography of maps in the Library of Congress.

Hydrographic charts of the Spanish Navy 1750-1800; a list of manuscript maps of Latin American coastal waters prepared at the Royal Naval School in Cadiz, in the collections of the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress.

Vicente Sebastian Pintado, Surveyor General of Spanish West Florida 1805-1817.  Book in Preparation based on manuscript collections at the Library of Congress, Louisiana State University and the Archivo General de Indias (Seville)  

Historical Atlas of Louisiana Project.  Historic New Orleans Collection.
Fall 2000.  A selection of ca. 200 historical maps, from first known representation to the present period, that depict the changing perceptions of Louisiana and the vast continent of La Louisiane, from the Spanish, French, English, American, and indigenous perspectives.  With essays on each major period provided by various specialists.  Primary emphasis on the collections of the Historic New Orleans Collection, the Library of Congress, and various other Louisiana archives.

 


 

CONFERENCE AND COMMISSION ACTIVITY


U.S. Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission meetings.  Madrid and Sevilla, Spain--April 12-17, 1988; Baltimore, Maryland--September 15-16, 1988; Miami, Florida--December 8-10, 1988; Dallas, Texas--April 6-9, 1989; Washington, D.C.--        September 1989; Bahamas--January 1990; Santa Fe, New Mexico--May 1990; Washington, D.C.--September 1990; Washington, D.C.--May 1991; Washington, D.C.--      October 1991.

Projects Committee meeting, Jalapa and Veracruz, Mexico, with the Mexican Quincentenary Commission, April 1990.

Coordinator, National Educator's Institute on the Columbian Quincentenary, July 9-27, 1990. Library of Congress.  Cosponsored by the Library of Congress Quincentenary Program and National History Day with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Three week institute with 50 secondary school social science teachers from 38 states and 30 discipline specialists and additional Library of Congress specialists providing lectures and discussion.  33 separate video tapes of  presentations, discussions, and proceedings available from Educational Alternatives, Inc., Port Tobacco, Maryland.

Quincentennial of Columbus's Voyage Planning Conference. Virginia Center for the Humanities.  Charlottesville.  July 8, 1988.

The Copying of Spanish Archival Documents Conference. Library of Congress, September 22-25, 1987. Co-chairman. Sponsored by the Library of Congress and the American Historical Association with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

U.S. delegate (of 5 international representatives) at Seminario de Cartografía Histórica of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 26-29, 1982.  To discuss the preparation of a Monumenta Cartographica Americana, a multivolume collection of the outstanding maps of the Americas from pre-discovery to the end of the 19th century.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

1492: An Ongoing Voyage.  The Library of Congress's Quincentenary Exhibition. Madison Gallery, James Madison Memorial Building. August 12, 1992-February 16, 1993. Curator of exhibition and Director of Quincentenary Program.  Prepared catalogue, checklist of objects, introductory 10 minute film "1492: An Ongoing Voyage", helped prepare contents of educators' packets, and directed work of curators.  

In Their Own Voices.  Library of Congress Travelling Exhibition. February 1994-. Co-Curator with Barbara Loste.

An Ongoing Voyage. SIRS Library of Congress Corner. Travelling exhibition.  (Social Issues Resources Series, Boca Raton, Florida.) Co-Curator with Barbara Loste. Commercially produced travelling exhibition based on the 1992-1993 major exhibition at the Library of Congress.

Latin American Atlantic Port Cities 1650-1850. May 1, 1986-October 27, 1986.  Library of Congress Geography and Map Corridor. Curator, wrote the historical captions, selected all materials for the exhibit, prepared the catalog.

Literature, Music, and Hispanic Culture at the Library of Congress: Two Benefactors.  Library of Congress, Great Hall. December 17, 1986-April 15, 1987. Prepared the Hispanic segment on Archer M. Huntington.

Panama; An exhibition in Five Parts.  August 1, 1978-January 2, 1979.  Curator, prepared catalog, wrote the historical captions, selected materials for the exhibit.

 

 

                                                             PRESENTATIONS

“Other European Interests in the Settlement of Virginia before 1620", Virginia in Maps Symposium.  April 23-25, 1999.  Library of Virginia, Richmond.

“Vicente Sebastián Pintado, Surveyor Geneeral of Spanish West Florida, 1805-1817", The Pearl of the Antilles and The Crescent City; Historical Connections between Havana and New Orleans Conference.  New Orleans, January 23, 1999; Havana, Cuba, April 9, 1999.

“The Luso-Hispanic World in Maps to 1900" Washington Map Society, January 21, 1999.  With Anthony Mullan..

“The 1531 Huexozinco Codex: First Image of the Virgin Mary, Successful Legal Document”, Image of Devotion, Icon of Identify: The Virgin Mary in the Americas Conference, San Antonio, Texas, May 14-17, 1998.  Sponsored by the    Smithsonian Institution and Centro Alameda, Inc. (San Antonio, Texas)

“The 1531 Huexotzinco Codex”.  USIA Television Worldnet Presentation to Bolivia and Cuba.  May 7, 1998.  In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution Conference.  Panel Presentation.

American Treasures of the Library of Congress.  WQED Pittsburgh.  Produced and directed by Sandra W. Bradley . (Potomac, MD: Wentworth Films, Inc. 1997. 60 minute television special  on the Library of Congress' collections, airing 1997.  Served as consultant, participant (interviewed for the show), and curator.  Nationwide presentation.

“European and American Indian Contact in the Caribbean, 16th Century”.  Guest Speaker to the University of Michigan Multi-Cultural/Latino/a/Puerto Rican Month Program, November 19, 1997.  Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Christopher Columbus and the events surrounding 1492.  A 60 minute live discussion on the Mary Matalin Program, CBS Talk Radio Network.  October 15, 1997.         

"Columbus's Book of Privileges".  Presentation to the James Madison Council at its meeting in the Library of Congress.  October 8, 1997.

"Battiste Good's Winter Count".  Presentation in the Curator's Corner Series, Treasures Exhibition, Library of Congress.  September 10, 1997.

"The Piri Reis map of America 1516".  Research prepared for Prima Productions and the Turkish Scientific Council.  August 1996.

"Spain's America: Diego Gutiérrez's 1562 map of America and Spain's sphere of  influence in America".  Paper presented to the First Phillips Society meeting, Washington, April 1996 and the Hispanic Cultural Society, Library of Congress, July 17, 1996.   

Participant in the preparation of four 60 minute films on "The Mightiest Sword" which appeared on cable television throughout the country from the spring and summer of 1996.  Recommended participants and materials in theprograms, which was a documentary on oral communications, origins of writing, future of writing, especially in the transfer of ideas and concepts among peoples without formal written languages.  Filmed through the Library of Congress's Global Library Project and Jones Cable.

"The 1531 Huexotzinco Codex of Mexico, the document and its significance", Society of  Federal Linguists, Washington, D.C., March 25, 1995.
"The Hispanic World 1492-1898/El mundo hispánico 1492-1898, the project and its antecedents" at the Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, D.C., March 16, 1995.

"The Hispanic World 1492-1898/El mundo hispánico 1492-1898, the project and its antecedents" to the Hispanic Cultural Society, Library of Congress, March 16, 1995.

"In Their Own Voices: Sixteenth Century Indian Language Documents in the Library of Congress" to the Library of Congress's Ethnic Resources Information Forum, August 16, 1994.

"The Quincentenary Program in the United States: An Assessment" at the Latin American Jewish Studies Association Conference, Philadelphia, November 7, 1993.

"The Quincentenary Programs in the United States" Chair of session, International Geographical Union meeting, Washington, August 10, 1992.

"The Library of Congress's Quincentenary Program" presented at the Charles County   (Maryland) Historical Society, January 25, 1992.

 "The Library of Congress's Quincentenary Program" presented at the Association of  State Social Science Directors, Washington, D.C., November 1991.

"The Library of Congress Exhibition 1492: An Ongoing Voyage" presented at the Mid- Atlantic Association of Museums Conference, Buffalo, NY., October 1991.

"The Library of Congress Exhibition 1492: An Ongoing Voyage" presented at the National Association of Science Museum's Conference, Louisville, Ky., October 1991.    

"The Quincentenary Program in the United States" presented at the Americanists Congress, Tulane University, New Orleans, July 1991.

"Library of Congress Quincentenary Program", National Hispanic Quincentenary Conference, Washington, D.C. July 13-14, 1990

Participant and consultant in the preparation of the Synapse Technologies and IBM Christopher Columbus Interactive multimedia project.  The product was offered commercially throughout the U.S. and abroad as The Columbus Project and featured interviews with contemporary experts on the Columbian period, illustrations of key documents on the period from the Library of Congress's collections, and bilingual texts and presentations. Fall 1990-Spring 1992.

Participant in the preparation of the 60 minute film "Christopher Columbus: The Ongoing Voyage" which appeared on cable television throughout the country from the fall of 1990.  Recommended participants and materials in the film, which was a documentary on Columbus and ideas of "discovery" filmed through the Library of  Congress's Global Library Project and Jones Cable.

Session chair, Sarmiento Conference, Harvard University, October 14-15, 1988.

"18th Century Hydrographic Cartography of the Real Escuela de Navegación in Cadiz" presented to the Mercator Society, New York City, October 27, 1987.

Chair,  Plenary Session on the Quincentennial, Annual meeting of the Society for
Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Austin, Texas, April 24-25, 1987.

"Grants and granting foundations in the United States" in session on grants and grantsmanship, SALALM/ACURIL joint meeting, Miami, Florida, May 13, 1987.

"The Library of Congress and cooperation in collection development in Latin American collections" Colloquium of Latin American Collections Development, University of Southern California, March 19-20, 1987.

Commentator in session on the development of Alexandria (Va.) as a port city in the "Potomac: Headwaters of the Constitution" Conference, Mount Vernon, Virginia, November 1986.

Chaired session on Brazilian and Argentine Atlantic port cities in the "Atlantic Port Cities: Economy, Culture, and Society in the Atlantic World 1650-1850" Symposium, Library of Congress and Johns Hopkins University, May 1-2, 1986.

Chaired session on the new role of the armed forces, autonomous states, and the business community in Spain, in Spain in the 1980s conference, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. September 25-27, 1985.

"Vicente Sebastian Pintado, Surveyor General of Spanish West Florida, 1805-1817: The Man and His Maps".  Paper delivered at the Society for the History of Discoveries meeting, November 14-16, 1985, Washington, D.C.

"The Need for Cooperation and Rationality: Collection Development in the Single Institution". Paper delivered at the Seminar for the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials meeting, June 19-23, 1985, Princeton University. 

"The Spanish Are Coming! The Spanish Are Coming! Sixteenth Century Spanish Interest in the Chesapeake Bay Area of Virginia".  Paper delivered and presentation videotaped for public television viewing through the Virginia Colloquium, September 19, 1984, Roanoke, Virginia.  The videotape has been distributed to the Virginia State High School system and the Virginia Council for the Humanities. 

"José Ortega y Gasset and William Carter".  Paper delivered at the Hofstra University Conference on José Ortega y Gasset, November 10, 1983. 

"The Vicente Sebastian Pintado Papers in the Library of Congress.  Paper delivered at the Association of Surveying and Mapping Conference, Washington, 1973.

"Mapping the Road to Santa Fe. 1825-1827" Paper delivered at the Society for the History of Discoveries meeting, Washington, 1973.

"Panoramic maps of Anglo American Cities" Paper delivered at the Special Libraries Association meeting, Boston, June 1972

 

 

 

                                                                   LECTURES

Smithsonian Institution Resident Associate Program.  January 28, 1998.  Creed and Conquest: Religious Art in Colonial Spanish America course January 28-March 4, 1998.  “Europe             Encounters America: Attempts at Religious Conversion in 16th Century New Spain”.

Cabrini College, Radnor, Pennsylvania.  November 18-19, 1996.  Community of Scholars Lecture Series, Peoples of the Atlantic (1996-1997 Area Studies Program)
Class lectures: "The Development of American Societies in the Atlantic World", "Multicultural Perspectives on the Atlatnic World", "The Historic Consequences of 1492"; Area College Colloquium "1492: An Ongoing Voyage"; and Faculty Forum "Spain's America: the 1562 map of America by Diego Gutiérrez and Spain's sphere of influence in the Americas."

University of Georgia, Athens.  March 1992. 
"The Columbian Quincentenary and the Library of Congress" Retired Teachers Association.

"The historical cartography in late 15th century Europe and America", Geography Colloquium, Department of Geography, University of Georgia.

Princeton University. March 1992.  University Lecture series. "A view on the historical  cartography in the late 15th century Europe and America"

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Spring 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989.  The economic geography of Latin American.  Seminar on Latin American Culture in the School of Languages and Linguistics.
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. 
Spring 1989.  "18th century Spanish cartographical and scientific endeavors". Lecture in class on the history of Spain and Portugal.

Fall 1989.  Lecture on research collections and materials related to the Quincentenary of Columbus's historic voyage of 1492 located in the Library of Congress.

Ferrum College, Virginia.  l983.  The Library of Congress and research opportunities.

University of Maryland, Political Science Department.  College Park.  Lectured on the Falklands/Malvinas conflict.  Spring 1982.

 

 

                   COLLECTIONS SURVEY AND LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS TRIPS

August 1976.  Three week acquisitions trip to Central America for the Library of Congress. Visits to Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

January 1978.  Acquisition trip to review the Panama Collection, Canal Zone Library  Museum, Balboa, Panama.

November 1982.  Acquisitions trip to Buenos Aires and Córdoba, Argentina for the Library of Congress.

February-March 1984.  Acquisitions trip to the Eastern Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana, and Suriname, for the Library of  Congress,  February 19- March 4, 1984.

July-August 1985.  Acquisitions trip to Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, for the Library of   Congress.  July 4-August 17, 1985.

July-August 1986.  Acquisitions trip to Belize, Guatemala, and Panama for the Library of Congress.  July 27-August 10, 1986.

September 1986.  Acquisitions survey trip to review the Archer Huntington Collection, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

February 1988.  Publications survey trip to Spain--Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Vigo, and Sevilla. January 31-February 19, 1988.

March 1991, April 1992, and April 1993.  Publication trip to Mexico--Mexico City, Toluca, and    Puebla, for the publication of the Huexotzinco codex.  
September 1997.  Publication trip to Chile--Santiago and Valparaiso.  Primary meetings  with the Director, Biblioteca Nacional de Chile.