New Partnership with the Illinois State Historical Society

We’re very pleased to announce a new partnership with the Illinois State Historical Society. Beginning in 2012, UIP will publish the distinguished  Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society as well as distribute the Society’s popular magazine, Illinois Heritage. The Society and the Press share the mission creating and disseminating the finest in Prairie State history, so we’re very excited about what’s in store for the future.


The Illinois State Historical Society 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 Illinois State Historical Society 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.