C. Barron McIntosh

1916 - 2007

C. Barron McIntosh, Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, died recently following a long battle with cancer. Born in Edgemont, South Dakota in 1916, McIntosh graduated from Huron College in 1939 and taught in Sandhills high schools until 1949. He also served in the U.S. Navy. McIntosh was appointed Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Nebraska in 1958 and he remained there for the rest of his professional life.

McIntosh published a series of articles in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers in the 1970s that established his reputation as an original and accomplished historical geographer. Meticulously working from the United States Land Office Records, he constructed maps of the Nebraska Sandhills that revealed new patterns of settlement. His later book, The Nebraska Sandhills: The Human Landscape (1996) became the definitive study of the
settlement of that region.

C. Baron McIntosh (Necrology). 2007. AAG Newsletter 42(7): 21