Museum Plans Grand Opening
Evelyn Hood, Founder and Director of the African American Cultural and Genealogical Society of Illinois, stands outside the door of the Societys new museum location on West Eldorado Street in Decatur. The Cultural and Genealogical Society, established as a 501 (c)(3) in 1993, exists to promote and facilitate "an interest in research, preservation, and publishing African-American genealogy and family histories," to provide "resources and education about Africans and African history of the Central Illinois community," to enhance self esteem, and to "promote and preserve the study of African-American history." The Societys new museum plans to hold its grand opening in June 2015. For more information about the Society or the museum, call 217-429-7458.
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Digitized Journal Available on JSTOR
Illinois history students and researchers can now access the first 100 years of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on JSTOR, the online digital archives available at college and university libraries around the world. Individual articles published in the Journal since 1908 can be downloaded for a $10 fee, a percentage of which is returned to ISHS as part of its contract with JSTOR.
ISHS Members in good standing an have unlimited online access to the Societys Journal for a $10 annual user fee, payable to the Society. Members who sign up will receive an individual Login and Password from JSTOR, which gives them access to a searchable index of Journal articles and the complete run of the prairie states premiere historical publication through the 2007 calendar year. Additional issues will be added each year.
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