Joel Kovarsky papers
Scope and Contents
Joel Kovarsky papers (2011-2013; 0.25 cubic feet) consist of drafts from his book, "The True Geography of Our Country," the book proposal, e-mail correspondence with his editor, Mark Mones, and the Virginia Press.
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Collection is open for research use.
Joel Kovarsky is the author of "The True Geography of Our Country," and the owner of The Prime Meridian. He was also a rheumatologist who had a career in medicine, mainly at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Before he retired, he earned a master’s degree in information science and interned at the University of Virginia’s Special Collections Library, where he was involved in cataloging maps.
He became interested in antique maps and eventually formed the company, The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps and Books. For seven years he contributed the “recent publications” column of the Washington Map Society’s bulletin.
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 document box)
Language of Materials
Manuscript chapters are arranged in order by chapter followed by epilogue, bibliography, endnotes, index, a book proposal and correspondence with the publisher.
Donated by Joel Kovarsky, 6 August 2014.
- Joel Kovarsky papers
- Ellen Welch
- 17 February 2017
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