Category Archives: Illinois / regional

From the UIP release Christmas in Illinois, edited by James Ballowe: Before sitting on Santa’s lap in department stores became the way children let Santa and their parents know what they wanted for Christmas, letter writing was common, and often … Continue reading

Alan Guebert’s book The Land of Milk and Uncle Honey may have been inspired by a little homemade wine. Guebert, has been writing his nationally syndicated column “The Farm and Food File” since 1993. The first seed of what would become … Continue reading

A few seasons ago, UIP released Christmas in Illinois, one of our more popular titles of recent years. A fruitcake of prose bursting with stories, songs, good cheer, and recipes, Christmas in Illinois features contributions by Illinoisians from across the fame spectrum. … Continue reading

Oft-imitated, rarely surpassed, The Best of Illinois: Vol. 1 catalog provides one-stop shopping for the best books on all facets of the ever-fascinating Land of Lincoln. Shrooms, the Mafia, music of every kind—BOIV1 offers the perfect gift for the hip … Continue reading

Today marks the 196th anniversary of Illinois becoming a part of the United States. Not yet the Land of Lincoln—the Railsplitter had just turned nine the previous winter—Illinois forever left behind its status as part of the Northwest Territory. State … Continue reading

Whether you want to feed the mind or the body, the UI Press steadily serves up titles in food studies and culinary history that offer astounding insights on our eats. Indeed, we wouldn’t think of printing a Best of Illinois regional catalog without giving you … Continue reading

The Best of Illinois regional catalog highlights some Press titles that focus on Midwestern subjects including history, art, architecture, food, politics, music and more. Three titles that focus on natural history provide readers an opportunity to take an excursion into … Continue reading

December 4, 2014, 4:00-5:00pm Lorado Taft: The Sculptor’s Legacy Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL Lorado Taft is known to University of Illinois students and alumni worldwide for creating the revered Alma Mater statue.  Learn about … Continue reading

11-11-11: World War I Remembered through Words and Melody Guest lecture featuring William Brooks 11:00 a.m. Sousa Archives and Center for American Music Admission: Free The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November of 1918 was designated as the … Continue reading

Ruth Nicole Brown’s book Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood examines how Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths, or SOLHOT, a radical youth intervention, provides a space for the creative performance and expression of Black girlhood and … Continue reading