Small Archival Projects Conference! -Call for Proposals
Friday, April 17, 2015
Hosted at Loras College, Dubuque, IA. Sponsored by DALINC (Dubuque Area Library Information Consortium)

Call for Proposals

If youre looking for an opportunity to share what youve digitized in your collection or how youve accomplished it, please share your knowledge with others! The Small Archival Projects Conference Committee is seeking proposals for 50 minute presentations (40-45 minutes for the presentation with 5-10 minutes for questions). The presentations can be about any aspect of small archival projects including: Fill out the proposal form at: and submit it by Friday, January 23, 2015 for consideration. The proposals will be blind-peer reviewed and you will be notified of your status by February 2, 2015.
Information about the conference including specific information for presenters is available at: Fill out the proposal form and submit it by January 23, 2015 for consideration. The proposals will be blind-peer reviewed and you will be notified of your status by February 2, 2015.

For additional information, check out the conference web site at

King V. Hostick Scholarship Deadline Is March 15.
The Illinois State Historical Society and Illinois Historic Preservation Agency have awarded the annual King V. Hostick scholarships since 1997. Since the first awards were distributed more than 50 scholars have received as much as $3,000 each to help fund their research at Illinois' premier libraries, museums, and archives. The next King V. Hostick Scholarship deadline is March 15, 2015. If you know of a Ph.D. candidate working on his or her dissertation that includes a research topic in Illinois history, please make them aware of the Hostick Scholarship. The fund has enough in cash reserves to help as many as 10 applicants this next year. However, we won't be able to help ANY students if YOU don't help us get the word out. For details and guidelines for the scholarship, visit either the IHPA website ( or that of the Illinois State Historical Society, (

ISHS Hires New Development Officer
Tara Winter joins the team at Illinois State Historical Society

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2015

Springfield, IL - Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS) welcomes Tara Winter as its Development Director. Winter joins the society with over 15 years of experience as a development professional for grassroots and national not for profit organizations, most recently she spent 10 years as Major Gifts Officer for the American Red Cross.

Executive Director, William Furry says, "Tara brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Illinois Historical Society; we are incredibly fortunate to have her join the team, and working to establish long-lasting, rewarding relationships with our supporters."

About ISHS

The Illinois State Historical Society (ISHS) was founded in 1899 to support the Illinois State Historical Library and to encourage research and writing on subjects of Illinois history. Though independent of the State of Illinois and the Historical Library since 1997, the ISHS continues to actively promote the study of Illinois history. The Society encourages everyone from University scholars to local historians to take an active part in Illinois history. The Society is a not-for-profit organization which depends solely on membership dues, gifts, bequests, and foundation grants to support, preserve, and disseminate the story of Illinois and its people.

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Click on the this link: to support the Illinois State Historical Society

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.

To sign up for the ISHS Member unlimited online access, send a $10 check to:

Illinois State Historical Society
P O Box 1800
Springfield, IL 62705-1800

Attention: JSTOR Access

Join ISHS or Renew Your Membership!
U of I Press is now processing membership applications for ISHS. Click here to join the ISHS or renew your membership!

See an empty spot where an ISHS Marker should be? Donate to the marker program.
Historical markers are expensive to create and maintain. Please support the ISHS Markers program by contributing toward a marker on the "wish list" or to the marker fund in general, which will help us maintain damaged markers. Click here for more information.

Check Out the New Google Map Empowered Historic Marker Pages
Check out the new Google Map empowered Historic Marker pages! View all markers in a county by choosing the county on a map. See individual markers on a map and add all contiguous markers with a single click!