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Joel Kovarsky papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 15845

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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.

Dates

  • 2011-2013

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Manuscript chapters are arranged in order by chapter followed by epilogue, bibliography, endnotes, index, a book proposal and correspondence with the publisher.

Provenance

Donated by Joel Kovarsky, 6 August 2014.
Title
Joel Kovarsky papers
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
17 February 2017
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States