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CHRONOLOGICAL INDEX - BACKSIGHTS
(January, 1989 through Fall, 2008)

BACKSIGHTS, the twice yearly journal of the Surveyors Historical Society.

This index was begun in the fall of 2007. A prior index was compiled by Mary M. Root that covered issues of Backsights from its inception to 1989. Like Ms. Root's compilation, this one does not use any individual's names unless they are a figure in the history of surveying, an inventor or some other prominent person in our profession. Individual member's names are mentioned only in obituaries or for being honored for some major accomplishment. This is not meant to take anything away from some of the member's major contributions to the well being of our society or our profession.
Click here for the Content and Article Index.

The index currently goes into the Fall, 2008 issue. Scanned copies (when completed) displayed on the internet will always be 4 issues behind the current issue. Should a subject or article appear in the index that is covered in one of those issues, they are available through the society. Ordering information can be found at another location within this site. Any omissions, typographic errors or additions can be reported to: C. Barton Crattie, 272 Valentine Drive, Lookout Mountain, Georgia 30750.

GENERAL OVERVIEW AND ISSUE INFORMATION

January, 1989
Cover: Virginia Beach Convention Historical Exhibit
Editor: Donald L. Ebbutt
SHS Chair: Myron Lewis Dues: $20.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: poor quality, photocopied
 
July, 1989
Cover: Leybourn's "Compleat Surveyor"
Editor: Ebbutt is credited at the masthead, Root wrote the editorial.
SHS Chair: Myron Lewis
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Good quality
 
January, 1990
Cover: Washington as Surveyor
Editor: Mary M. Root
SHS Chair: Myron Lewis
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Good quality
 
July, 1990
Cover: J. Roach, Plummet Lamp
Editor: Mary M. Root
SHS Chair: Myron Lewis
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Good Quality
 
January, 1991
Cover: Andrew Ellicott
Editor: Mary M. Root
SHS Chair: Donald L. Ebbutt
Dues: $30.00
One advertisement
Condition of issue: Good quality
 
July, 1991
Cover: Civil War Map, Hunter's Chapel, VA
Editor: Mary M. Root
SHS Chair: Donald L. Ebbutt
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Good quality
 
January, 1992
Cover: Great Britain Ordnance Survey and Stamps
Editor: Mary M. Root
SHS Chair: Michael G. Shackelford
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Good quality
 
July, 1992
Cover: Everest and the Survey of India
Editor: Mary M. Root
SHS Chair: Michael G. Shackelford
Dues: not published
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Good quality
 
January, 1993

Cover: Carl Friedrich Gauss and the German 10 Mark
Bill (currency)
Editor: Mary M. Root (MMR)
SHS Chair: Raymond E. Connin
Dues: not published
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Good quality
 
July, 1993
Cover: Surveying Memorabilia
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Raymond E. Connin
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: yellowed, aged
 
January, 1994
Cover: Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: E. R. Gray, III
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: yellowed, aged
 
July, 1994
Cover: Louisiana Purchase Initial Survey Point
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: E. R. Gray, III
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: yellowed, aged
 
January, 1995
Cover: Time and Navigation: Harrison's Chronometer
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Bill Soderberg
Dues: $30.00
One advertisement
Condition of issue: yellowed
 
July, 1995
Cover: The George Washington Atlas
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Bill Soderberg
Dues: $30.00
One advertisement
Condition of issue: slight yellowing
 
January, 1996
Cover: A Line of Demarcation and Ellicott's Survey of the
31st Parallel
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Bill Soderberg
Dues: $30.00
One advertisement
Condition of issue: yellowed, aged
 
August, 1996
Cover: David St. John and Benchmark Instruments
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Bill Soderberg
Dues: $30.00
One advertisement
Condition of issue: heavy stock, excellent
 
February, 1997
Cover: John P. Apthorp - South Florida Surveyor
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Bill Soderberg
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: heavy stock, excellent
 
August, 1997
Cover: Cook and Peary - Controversy Resolved
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Bill Soderberg
Dues: $30.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: heavy stock, excellent
 
February, 1998
Cover: Sanborn Map Company
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Bill Soderberg
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: heavy stock, excellent
 
August, 1998
Cover: Ellis Island: This Land is Whose Land
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Bill Soderberg
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
February, 1999
Cover: Hadrian's Wall - Roman Frontier in Great Britain
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Bill Soderberg
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
August, 1999
Cover: Eugene Scheel, Historical Mapmaker
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
March, 2000
Cover: Field Wear: Authenticating Old Instruments
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Fall, year omitted
Cover: A. Lincoln with Compass and Chain
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Spring, 2001
Cover: John Hunt's Map of a Lost Colony, 1607
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: excellent, binding never stapled
 
Fall, 2001
Cover: Surveyor Robert Harvey, Chairman of the Nebraska
State Historical Society...
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Spring, 2002
Cover: Running the Colorado
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $35.00
2 member advertisements
Condition of issue: excellent, bizarre cover color
 
Fall, 2002
Cover: The Wire that Fenced the West
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: excellent, bizarre cover color
 
Spring, 2003
Cover: Jasper Bilby's Tower
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $35.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Glossy stock, excellent
 
Winter, 2003
Cover: Old Maps of Ancient Sites
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $40.00
One member advertisement
Condition of issue: Glossy stock, excellent
 
Spring, 2004
Cover: How the Newest Air and Space Museum Restored a
Battlefield
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $45.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Fall, 2004
Cover: Dampier, Explorer and Buccaneer
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $45.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Spring, 2005
Cover: The "Task" as a Unit of Land Measurement
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $45.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Fall, 2005
Cover: The Curta Calculator
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $45.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Spring, 2006
Cover: Surveying After Chicago's Great Fire
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $50.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Fall, 2006
Cover: Rendezvous
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $50.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Spring, 2007
Cover: The Slide Rule
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $35.00 (sic)
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Fall, 2007
Cover: Cartographers of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $75.00
No advertisements
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Spring, 2008
Cover: The Open-Sight Compass
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Duane Weiss
Dues: $75.00
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent
 
Fall, 2008
Cover: Of Men and Meridians
Editor: MMR
SHS Chair: Richard Leu
Dues: $75.00
Condition of issue: Heavy stock, excellent


 
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