- Books, atlases, journals, and documents in geography of the natural and
man-made environments, in cartography, and in geographic information systems
are collected. With the exception of those published with journals and books,
maps and aerial photographs are collected in the Robinson Map Library, 310
Library of the University of Wisconsin-Madison collects books, journals,
and atlases in the geography of Eastern Europe, Northern and Central Asia,
including former Soviet republics and Eastern Bloc nations. Most of the
publications are in English and almost all are written by geographers. There
are a considerable number of works in the languages of these areas, which
were gifts to the library or were purchased when budgets were less constrained.
The principal journal for REECA Studies is the run of "Soviet geography,"
continued by "Post-Soviet geography," from 1960 to present. The library
has several current Russian and Polish journals, including "Acta geologica
polonica," "Acta palaeontologica polonica," "Transactions (Doklady) of the
Russian Academy of Sciences: Earth Science Sections," "Dokumentacja geograficzna,"
and back files of others.