New York Map Society
Hall of Fame
The society's first two "Hall of Fame" inductees are its co-founders:
Sy Amkraut and Alice Hudson. The society is forever indebted to
them not only for starting the New York Map Society in 1980, but
for all the work they've both done since then to keep it alive and
flourishing.
Sy Amkraut: Co-Founder, Director. In his own words:
"It all began in the early 70s, when I spent a good deal of vacation time
wandering the earth and waiting around while my wife, Joyce, shopped  for
antiques. A map dated 1714, called the "Beaver" map, caught my eye. It
intrigued me. As I perused the details, it transported me to a different place
and time. I felt like I was living at the time when the map was created. I
became obsessed with antiquarian maps and globes. To me, the maps are
not only a cartograph, but a living experience. Over the years I acquired
hundreds of antiquarian maps, atlases and globes. I also developed an
interest in the cartographers, and especially in the contemporaneous notes
on the maps. Antiquarian maps are the story of those who commissioned
them, how the information was obtained, and why.

"I wanted to share my enthusiasm with others, and decided to start a map
club. Alice Hudson, the map librarian at the 42nd Street New York Public
Library, was the answer: we started the New York map Society. We pulled
maps off the shelves and enjoyed studying them together. We also took
interesting field trips. My wife and I, travelling all over the world, would  
often forgo the cathedrals and castles. We rented a car and drove through
small towns, visiting small shops. My wife, as usual, searched for her
antiques, while I now looked for my antiquarian maps and globes.

"But about me: I was born in Brooklyn on April 29, 1924. My first
recollection was standing on line in 1929 with my father to withdraw money
from the Bank of the United States. But the Bank had failed, and there  
was no money left. We lost all our savings. It gives me an appreciation of
how bad things were and how much better we are today.

"I spent three years as a soldier helping the United States win World War
II. I served as a medic on a luxury liner, the Nieuw Amsterdam, designed
to carry a few hundred vacationers, that had been converted to a troopship
able to carry 8,000 GIs. We spent our time transporting troops in the
Pacific, in the Middle East, and in the European theater of operations. Our
most daunting task was zigzagging mostly seasick GIs across the stormy
Atlantic. Our job was to make sure they survived the  10-day journey while
cooped up in the bowels of a ship with its port holes sealed shut. We
transported men to Greenock on the Clyde in Scotland and returned to  
Pier 90 in Manhattan with the wounded. We traveled without a Navy  
escort. During my time at sea the ship traveled once around the world,
crossed the stormy Atlantic over 50 times, outwitted U-boat commanders
and a German pocket battleship. I was finally awarded my three stripes:
sergeant, tripling my salary from $28 a month to $96. We didn’t lose one
man, not a one!

"The G.I. Bill paid for my BA business degree at New York University, and
I spent the next very rewarding 27 years representing the Picker X-ray
Company, selling diagnostic radiographic equipment to all the hospitals in
the Bronx. I then created Shaco Inc., and we contracted to maintain all the
equipment that I had sold in the previous 27 years.

"At 65 I had endowed the college education for our 4 grandchildren and
had saved enough to retire to Tucson, Arizona. After 15 years I returned to
New York because my wife Joyce passed away and I wanted to be with  
my children. Unfortunately, about 15 years ago I suffered a brain seizure. I
am now legally blind and have severe hearing loss. I cannot read unless
the size of the font is very big, and I have difficulty recognizing people's
faces.

"I have two wonderful daughters, Susan and Cathy, who are extremely
supportive of all my various needs. My eldest granddaughter Rebecca
recently earned her PhD in microbiology and genetics. The next in line is
Melissa who is the E-commerce Manager at the West Elm Company.
Nicole is studying to be a Physician’s Assistant at George Washington
University. And the youngest is Jacob, is a college sophomore studying at
the Smith Business School at the University of Maryland. He has  
promised me he will be a millionaire in 10 years.

"I live and love with my dear Bernette in a senior residence, Brookdale, in
Battery Park City. All the walls in my apartment are adorned with the
"Beaver Map" and other favorite antiquarian maps. With my deteriorated
sight, I can no longer enjoy reading the maps -- however, the pleasure I
received from purchasing, studying and analyzing these maps more than
compensates. Writing this biography has allowed me to re-live the  
pleasure of the time spent traveling and collecting.

"I am gratified the New York Map Society continues to thrive. We are all
indebted to the current board for carrying on the traditions. Thank you for
this lovely honor. It is especially appreciated by someone at the ripe old
age of 93."

Sy Amkraut

PS: I attended a learning in retirement program [Quest A CCNY/CWE
Community for Lifelong Learning]. It gave me an opportunity to make  
many presentations about my precious maps.
Alice Hudson: Co-Founder, Vice President, and Director, stepped down, in
mid- 2017, from her leadership position in the New York Map Society. She is
already greatly missed.
Alice Hudson at her 2015-16
curated exhibition: "Women in
Cartography," at the Boston Public
Library
Alice Hudson's Facebook
photo.
Testimonials/Recollections:

Kate Cordes:
Assistant Director, Maps, Local History & Genealogy, The New York
Public Library; Director, New York Map Society:
My very first job while still in library school was a part-time position in the Map Division at the
New York Public Library. Even though I was brand new to the field, I knew I was incredibly
fortunate to be working with such a stellar team of professional librarians. Alice Hudson was
the Chief of the Division at the time and it was from her that I learned what it meant to be a
research librarian. Back then, I wasn’t aware of her reputation in the field of map   
librarianship or her role in the development of the rich collections at the NYPL. What I did
know was that I was lucky to be working with someone who so clearly embodied her love of
history and cartography and who was dedicated to sharing her knowledge and expertise with
the public.

Whoever came through the doors of the Map Division, from school children to  scholars,  
were welcomed equally and fully by Alice and her staff, and were furnished with the
information and collections specific to their needs. Alice provided a model of public service
that has proven foundational for me; and her dedication to the mission of the Library, to the
collections, and to her staff have deeply influenced my career. Now that I manage the map
collections at the Library, my hope is to be able to live up to her reputation in my own way,
and to keep her legacy alive at the Library.


Keith Glutting: Chairman, Museums Council of New York City; Manager, Visitor
Volunteer Program, The New York Public Library; member, Board of Directors, Alice
Austen House Museum, Staten Island; former Manager of Visitor Services, The
Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art:
When I was in library school I decided to take a course about maps as my last elective class.
After a deadening semester of cataloging and library management classes, I needed to
rekindle my passion for library work. I had heard about Alice Hudson, the legendary chief of
the Map Division at NYPL, and when I found out that she would be teaching the course I
couldn’t resist signing up. Up until then, I had considered myself something of a map fan. I
had atlases next to the bed wherever I lived, always within easy reach. But it was Alice   
made me realize that I really knew nothing at all, and there was so much work ahead of me  
to really get a grasp on the history of maps, and on a collection of this size and what it took  
to create and manage such a collection.

I volunteered in the Map Division beginning in 2004, and Alice and I still come into the Map
Div occasionally to update finding aids and chat about maps, map collectors, and anecdotes
that only map folks find funny! I learned a ton about maps over the last 13 years, and I will
always cherish my time in Map Div, and especially the time with Alice.


Connie Brown: map artist; former Director, New York Map Society; President,
Connecticut Map Society:
When I slipped into the map scene 25 years ago, everyone talked about the legendary Alice
Hudson in reverential terms. A couple times, I slinked into the Map Division, thinking I might
get up the nerve to approach her, but each time, I chickened out. Eventually, at a Cooper
Union event, I took a memory map workshop from her—how silly I’d been! She was totally
welcoming, totally accessible.

That accessibility characterized Alice, I came to learn. First and foremost, she’s a librarian,
and as a NYPL librarian, her aim was to make the maps in NYPD’s collection accessible
even to the shyest and most ignorant applicants—like me, for instance. Alice was, and is,
completely democratic: no matter who you were—and I was nobody—she was devoted to
helping you understand just how awesome original edition maps were. As I perceived it, her
mission was to serve everyone who walked in the door. In the effete world of historic maps,
there was nothing effete about Alice Hudson.

In the fullness of time, I became a good enough mapmaker that Alice asked me to give a  
talk about my maps. In a lonely field like manuscript mapmaking, one has few champions,
but Alice championed people like me and even included a map of mine in a NYPL exhibit.
I admire Alice for many reasons, but here are the two heavy hitters: (1) as democratic as she
is about people, she is equally democratic about maps—she used to pick ordinary printed
maps off the street (probably still does), and valued them as she did more exalted maps;  
and (2) she mounted the first show of maps made by women over the centuries, a
revolutionary exhibit for which I hope she will long be remembered.

"So 'Alice.' As arcane as her knowledge of notable and valuable cartography  is, she’s
interested in maps by the people, for the people. She’s a firebrand librarian, great storyteller,
great friend. For me, the past quarter century wouldn’t have been the same without her.  
There’s a whole new generation of hipster librarians—I hope they hold Alice Hudson as a  
role model."


Paula Baxter: former Curator, Art and Architecture at The New York Public Library   
(22 years, until 2009); currently Adjunct Professor, Berkely College, White  Plains, NY:

"
Alice Hudson's Legacy," by Paula Baxter (at her blog on the NYPL’s website)
July 15, 2009.

"Alice Hudson, Chief of the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, retires this week
after a long and glorious career at NYPL. She's someone who impacted many lives, leaving
behind a shining legacy that will continue to glow for years.

"I'll particularly miss Alice's wry humor. I still chuckle when I recall her telling me that she first
wanted to title her upcoming exhibition (Mapping New York's Shoreline 1609-2009) "Hudson
on Hudson." You could always count on her to tell it like it is. Her professional dedication  
was always so obvious and so inspiring. A former student told me once that, when talking
about a favorite topic related to maps or map librarianship, she'd light up with a very physical
incandescence. She's taught a generation of new and aspiring map librarians, counseled
collectors, helped grateful general readers, and always looked after the Mercator Society. In
addition to her many contributions to NYPL, I seem to recollect that she won a very
prestigious librarian award some years ago...

"Alice's teaching is only one facet of her many abilities. Her leadership proved invaluable in
important endeavors, as when she welcomed the world of K-12 teachers and students to the
Map Division, and incorporated their interests into her show and tells and exhibition work,
demonstrating how there could be a place for these constituents in a research library. There
are many reasons why the NYPL Map Division is one of the top ten in the world, and Alice
has everything to do with them. Another facet of her professionalism is her fierce devotion to
public service. Having reached a point where she could forgivably build an ivory tower to   
lock herself in with major projects, she never lost the understanding that helping people
directly is most important of all."
[Incomplete] Career Highlights (as of 2009, by Dawn Youngblood, from “Alice Hudson: New York
Public Library's Treasure Among Maps,” Journal of Map & Geography Libraries,
6:2, 151-173, DOI:
10.1080/15420353.2010.492307)


Education
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University        MLS, 1970
Middle Tennessee State University                 BA, Geography 1969

Library Experience
New York Public Library, Research Libraries, Stephen A. Schwarzman
Building, Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
•        Chief October 1981–July 2009
•        Assistant Chief January 1978–October 1981
•        Map Cataloger/Reference Librarian September 1970–December 1977

Honors and Awards
•        Sloan Award for Public Service: Fund for the City of New York. March 2001.
•        NYPL
Special Performance Awards: 2006, 2005, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1986.
•        Special Libraries Association, Geography and Map Division, Honors Award: 1996.
•        Hunter College, City University of New York, Geology and Geography Department,
Anastasia
Van Burkalow Award for Distinguished Service
: 1994.
•        American Library Association, Map & Geography Round Table,
Honors Award: 1990.
•        Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honor Fraternity, 1970.
•        Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society [Social Sciences], 1969.

Teaching Experience
•        Rare Book School, University of Virginia. Summer 2009. History of Cartography course.
•        Pratt School of Library & Information Science. Adjunct professor.
Map Librarianship. Summers
2002– . (3-credit course).
•        Pratt Institute, School of Library and Information Science/New York Public Library.
Map  
Institute
. June 17–28, 2002. Lead instructor in this 3-credit graduate course in map librarianship.
Reprised July–August 2003.
•        Hunter College. Honors Course:
Maps in Literature. Presentations in 1993 and 1995.
•        Hunter College, Dept. of Geology and Geography. Geoseminar: “Mapping Greenwich Village.”
Spring 1992.
•        Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design. Summer Design Institute.

Board Memberships/Representative Positions
•        Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. Board of Review. 2008–.
•        Hammond Map Company. Editorial Advisory Board. 1981–99.
•        International Federation of Library Associations. American Library Association representative,
2000–01.
•        
Journal of Map & Geography Libraries; Advances in Geospatial Information, Collections &
Archives, Editorial Board, 2003– .
•        
MapForum, London. Honorary Advisory Board, 2004– .
•        Miami International Map Fair. Advisory Board. Historical Museum of Southern Florida. 2000–.
•        Society of Woman Geographers, National Council, 2002–10; New York Chapter Council 2002–
05, President, NY Group, 2004–10.
•        U.S. Library of Congress. Geography & Map Division. Philip Lee Phillips Society. Academic
Advisory Board. 2000– .
•        
Meridian, Editorial Board, 1988–92.

Memberships
•        American Library Association, Map and Geography Round Table. Chair, 1982–83; Honors
Award Committee Chair, 1983–84; Regional Editor,
Guide to United States Map Resources, 1985;
advertising manager,
Meridian, 1996–98.
•        Special Libraries Association, Geography and Map Division. Chair, 1993–94; Chair, New York
City Geography and Map Group, 1975–77.
•        
New York Map Society. C-Founder; President, 1980; Consultant, 1981–; Editor, Rhumb
line
newsletter, 1985–90.
•        Society for the History of Discoveries, 1996– ; Board of Directors, 1998–2000.
•        Society of Woman Geographers, 2000– .
•        Washington Map Society, 1995– .
•        Philip Lee Phillips Society, Library of Congress, Geography & Map Division, 1998– .
•        New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency. Seminar: “Maps and atlases  
in libraries, an introduction.” Seminar planning task force member, 1983.

Selected Invited Lectures, Presentations, and Consultancies
•        University of Virginia, Rare Book School, lecture, July 6, 2008.
•        IFLA Quebec, Section on Geography & Map Libraries. “From New Netherlands to New York:
Exploring unknown shores, 1609–2009. (Celebrating the Quadricentennial of Henry Hudson’s
exploration of the waterways of New York).” August 2008.
•        “Fashion on the map: Exploring national dress as decoration on antique maps.”
Defining culture
through dress: Individual and collective identities
. Conference sponsored by the Hofstra University
Cultural Center, April 21, 2007.
•        “Early maps of Nieuw Amsterdam and environs: Keys to our genealogy and local history” for
Five Dutch days in the five boroughs: Dutch Arts 7 culture past & present, November 15, 2006.
Berger Forum and Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, NYPL.
•        “From waterside to landside—Early American coastal charts and their contribution to landside
information.”
Maps for the new nation: Cartography of the United States, 1776–1860, a conference
presented by The North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
and the William P. Cumming Map Society, November 2–3, 2006.
•        “Maps@NYPL” for Geofest 2006, a program of the New York State Geographic Alliance, held
at the Geography Department, Hunter College, City University of New York, October 21, 2006.
•        “Treasured Maps.” A series of lectures related to Treasured Maps, an exhibition celebrating the
reopening and renovation of the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division. New York Public
Library, 2005–06.
•        “Putting women on the map, women in the early modern London map trade.” New York Library
Club. March 30, 2006.
•        “From dawn to dusk, England turns from East to West/Maps as images of the English  
worldview, from the medieval to the early modern.” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
November 14, 2003.
•        “From the water’s edge: Mapping the city from the Battery to Canal Street.” Fraunces Tavern
Museum, New York City, May 15, 2003.
•        “Below the grid: Early maps of the city from the Battery to City Hall.” Society of Woman  
Geographers, The Explorers’ Club, March 20, 2002.
•        “Mapping the neighborhood: Using old maps to do house/block/environmental histories of where
we live.” Smithsonian/Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City. Summer Design
Institute, July 2000 and July 2001. Hands-on workshop for high school teachers enhancing their ability
to use cartographic materials in the classroom.
•        “Mapping the American West.” Texas Map Society, October 2000.
•        “Popular impressions—Images of the West on maps to 1900.” Association of   Canadian Map
Libraries and Archives/Western Association of Map Libraries joint conference, Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada. May 31–June 4, 2000.
•        “Our neighborhood in maps.” Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden [formerly Abigail Adams
Smith House Museum]. April 5, 2000. Talk using maps from the Dutch period to the present showing
the changing cityscape around the museum neighborhood.
•        “Out of bounds, mapping over the edge—A look at the English view of the Middle Atlantic
colonies,” North American Cartographic Information Society annual conference, Williamsburg, VA,
October 20–23, 1999. Slide presentation based on selected 17th- and 18th-century maps of the
Chesapeake region from the Lawrence H. Slaughter map collection.
•        “Women mapmakers.” Slide talk celebrating “women in the military month.” St. Louis, MO,  
National Imagery and Mapping Agency, September 23, 1999.
•        “Mapping old New York” and a discussion about services of the Map Division, NYPL.  
Presentation to members of The Coffeehouse. May 26, 1999.
•        International Cartographic Association Conference, Ottawa, Canada. August 14–21, 1999.
Moderator: “The future of cartographic information from a map curator’s perspective” and “Congress
of Cartographic Information Societies Conference.” Panel member: “Gender  in cartography.”
•        Museum of the City of New York. “New York begins: A rare drawing of New Amsterdam.”  
Moderator, panel discussion. Oct. 15, 1998. Videotaped for WNYC-TV.
•        “English and Dutch cartographic resources at NYPL, or ‘What’s happening in Nieuw  
Amsterdam!”’ New York University. School of Continuing Education. “Urban archaeology in New York
City.” October 9, 1997.
•        “Putting Appalachia on the map, or Appalachia: Its perception as a barrier on maps to 1733.”
Talk presented to the Washington Map Society, March 20, 1997. Summarized in the Society’s
newsletter,
The Portolan, No. 39, Fall 1997, pp. 26–33.
•        “Western maps at The New York Public Library Map Division,” Western Association of Map
Libraries, Fall Meeting, September 7–10, 1994, Grand Teton National Park.
•        Cartographic Consultant for Eric Homberger’s Historical atlas of New York City: A  visual  
celebration of nearly 400 years of New York City’s history. New York: H. Holt, 1994.
•        Hunter College, City University of New York. Dept. of Geology and Geography/Dept. of
Philosophy. Honors course: Maps in literature and the humanities. “Mapping the New World: Images  
on early maps of the Americas.” November 9, 1993.
•        Special Libraries Association, Northeast Regional Conference. Information Professionals:
Partners for Success. “Why maps?” November 5, 1993.
•        New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. Workshop: In defense of the Hudson Highlands,  
from maps and mapmakers to forts and beacon fires in the Revolutionary War. “From North West
Passage to North River: An informal survey of explorers’ maps of the Hudson River Valley.” October
23, 1993.
•        Washington Map Society. “Pre-twentieth century women mapmakers.” March 1993.
•        New Jersey Library Association. “Creating and building map collections in libraries.”  April 1993.
•        New York Historical Society. “Development of collection policy statements for antiquarian  
maps.” Fall 1992.
•        Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford; Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York City, “Decorative  
imagery on early maps of America.” October 1992.
•        American Library Association Annual Conference, Map and Geography Round Table. “Mapping
the New World—Decorative imagery on early maps of America.” 1991.
•        Special Libraries Association Annual Conference, Geography and Map Division. “A history of   
the New York Group, Geography and Map Division, SLA—-The first decade.” 1991, later revised for
publication in the Division’s
Bulletin.
•        Columbia University Press. Consultation, 1991– ; [
Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer, 1997–98].
•        Association of American Geographers, Southeastern Division, Council of Southeast Map  
Librarians. “The Mapping of Appalachia.” November 1989; “Decorative imagery on early maps of
America,” November 1992.
•        Mercator Society, NYPL. “Charting rough waters: Preserving the world on paper,” Fall 1989;  
“Decorative imagery on early maps of America,” October 1991.
•        The University Club, Library Associates. “Early maps of the New World,” October 8, 1991.
•        Professional Archaeologists of New York City (PANYC) annual symposium. “Maps before mud
— Resources to use in the Map Division, NYPL, before ‘dig we must!’” April 27, 1985.
•        Readers’ Digest, Inc. Survey of major atlas publications. Consultant, 1983.
•        Meckler Communications, Inc.
Seminar on map preservation, Philadelphia, 1983.

Selected Publications
•        “Foreward.” In Cataloging Sheet Maps, the Basics, by Paige G. Andrew. New York: Haworth  
Press, 2003, xi–xii.
•        “Joseph Ives’ Exploration of the Grand Canyon, Von Egloffstein’s Fanciful Colorado River.” In  
Mapping the West, America’s Westward Movement 1524–1890, by Paul Cohen. New York: Rizzoli,
2002, 176–79.
•        Preliminary checklist of pre-20th century women in cartography.
Cartographica 37, No. 3  (Fall
2000): 3–24. Co-authored with Mary McMichael Ritzlin. Over 300 women listed.
•        Heading West/Touring West: Mapmakers, performing artists, and the American frontier. New  
York: The New York Public Library, 2001. Co-author with Barbara Cohen-Stratyner. [Exhibition  
catalog]
•        “Pre-twentieth century women in cartography—Who are the groundbreakers?” International  
Cartographic Association Conference Proceedings. August 14–21, 1999, pp. 401–406.
•        A brief history of The New York Public Library Map Division.
Meridian No. 13 (Spring 1998):     
5–6.
•        The Map Division in press: More than fifteen seconds of fame.
Meridian No. 13 (Spring 1998):  
61–62.
•        “The Library’s Map Division Goes to War, 1941–45,” New York Public Library.
Biblion 3(2):   
126–47. Reprinted in Special Libraries Association Geography & Map Division
Bulletin (Summer   
1996).
•        “The Grand Samuel Thornton Sea-Atlas: a Monument to Thames School of Chartmakers.” In  
The Map Collector. London, (Winter 1993): 2–6.
•        “Manhattan on paper—-A survey of the mapping of property and environment in Manhattan  
since the 1600s,” New York Public Library.
Biblion 1, No. 2 (Spring 1993): 39–70. Revised  text and
reprinted,
Meridian, No. 13 (Spring 1998): 7–25.
•        Decorative elements on early maps of the Americas.
The Magazine Antiques. Vol. CXLII, No.  
3, (September 1992): 342–51.
•        Pre-twentieth century women mapmakers.
Meridian, No. 1 (1989): 29–33.
•        “Treasure House Map Collections [series]: The New York Public Library Map Division.” In
The
Map Collector
. London, (Summer 1988): 2–6.
•        “Maps in Science and Technology Libraries.” In
Science and Technology Libraries (Spring
1985): 13–23.
•        Conversion to automated cataloging at the Map Division, NYPL.
Special Libraries 67, No. 2
(February 1976): 97–101.
•        “Maps,” letter to the editor,
The New York Times, August 1, 1982. Written in response to a
major article on finding maps in the city which omitted mention of NYPL’s Map Division, “Signposts in
the search for maps,” Travel section, July 4, 1982.
•        Book reviews in
American Book Collector [ceased publication 1987]; Association of Canadian
Map Libraries and Archives
Bulletin; Imago Mundi; The International Journal for the History of
Cartography
; Mercator’s World; The Magazine of Maps, Exploration and Discovery [ceased
publication 2003];
The Portolan, journal of the Washington Map Society; and Western Association of
Map Libraries
Information Bulletin.

Major Exhibits/Curatorships at New York Public Library
•        Curator, “Mapping New York’s Shoreline, 1609–2009” exhibition focusing on Henry Hudson,  
New York harbor region, and Hudson River, 1609–2009. September 25, 2009–June 26, 2010.
•        “Fashion on the map: Exploring national dress as decoration on antique maps,” Reflections of  
the culture: Fashions, styles, and trends, lecture series 2006–07. Presentation with Matthew Knutzen.
•        “Treasured Maps, an exhibition celebrating the Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division.”  
2005–06.
•        “Heading West: Mapping the Territory.” 2001.
•        “... In thy map securely saile . . .” 1999.
•        “Collecting Directions,”
The Collecting Adventure, 1895–1995: Gathering Evidence, 1996.
•        “Mapping the New World,” Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Exhibit, 1992–93.
•        “Islands on Paper,” 1982.

Media Presentations/Participation
•        CBS “Sunday Morning,” January 2006. Segment on renovation and reopening of Lionel Pincus   
& Princess Firyal Map Division, NYPL.
•        ECO-TV, Mexico City. Videotaped segment about “Heading West: Mapping the Territory”
exhibition. Metroworld Guide. Cable TV guide to NYC events. Videotaped segment about “In thy map
securely saile” exhibition, with replay during exhibition schedule. February  25, 1999.
•        “New Yorkers & Co.” WNYC radio/NPR. November 17, 1998, with occasional replay during the  
exhibition schedule. Interview with Leonard Lopate about “In thy map securely saile,” the map exhibit  
at NYPL.
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Alice Hudson's most recent curatorial achievements:

  • "Women in Cartography: Celebrating 400 Years of Unsung Contributions to the
    Mapping World." Osher Map Library, Smith Center for Cartographic Education, August  
    8 to October 22, 2015

  • "Women in Cartography: Five Centuries of Accomplishments." Boston Central  
    Library, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Central Library, October 31, 2015 to March  
    26, 2016