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Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, established in 1908, is the scholarly publication of the Illinois State Historical Society. The peer-reviewed Journal welcomes articles, essays, and documents about history, literature, art technology, law, and other subjects related to Illinois and the Midwest. Submission guidelines can be found here.

The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society is published quarterly and is available to everyone for purchase, discounts are included for members of the Illinois State Historical Society. Visit our Membership section for membership options and information.

To purchase individual issues please contact our office.

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Landmarks Illinois & IMI Annual Historic Preservation Education Event

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For Landmarks Illinois Stakeholders, Preservationists, Architects, Owners, Developers, General Contractors, BAC Signatory Contractors, Gov’t Officials
 

Historical Society Offers New Resource for Genealogists

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A valuable new tool for genealogists has just been completed by volunteers and staff at the Madison County Archival Library. It is expected that the new “Guardianship Index” will help genealogists solve roadblocks in their family trees and allow them to learn more about their ancestors.

MCHS has put the index on its website so it can be accessed by anyone, although a visit to the library will be necessary to see the actual file. The index can be found at https://madcohistory.org/archival-library/archival-library-resources/probate-court-files/

It can also be located by going to www.madcohistory.org, and looking at Library Resources on the Archival Library page. 

"The Conversation"

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Last year the Illinois State Historical Society commissioned a limited special bronze casting of John McClarey’s statuette “The Conversation.” which features seated representations of President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass in their first conversation in the White House, which took place on August 10, 1863. A very limited number of signed, numbered statuettes are available to individuals who contribute $2,500 or more to the ISHS's endowment fund. Each statuette comes with a certificate of authenticity and the gratitude of the Society’s Board of Directors.

To order “The Conversation,” call 217-525-2781 today.

“Mysterious Bard” to be screened at International Film Festival

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The ISHS produced video The Mysterious Bard of Sangamo, won a birth at the 30th annual Molly Schlich Independent International Film Festival, sponsored by the Springfield Art Association. The video is based on a two-act play written by ISHS director John Hallwas, and starring Victor Holstein, a Chicago-based actor, as poet John Hancock, whose residency in the “Sangamo Country” inspired more than 70 poems.

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