The State Historical Society of North Dakota has an extensive publications program that includes the quarterly journal, North Dakota History: Journal of the Northern Plains, and the newsletters Plains Talk, The Local Network, and Volunteer Voices. It also publishes books – recent releases include Twilight of the Upper Missouri River Fur Trade: The Journals of Henry A. Boller (2008); Statue of Sakakawea Presented in the Rotunda, United States Capitol (2005); and “A Vast and Open Plain”: The Writings of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota, 1804-1806 (2003).
North Dakota History: Journal of the Northern Plains
Readers can share in the history and culture of the state and Northern Plains through the Society’s quarterly historical publication, North Dakota History: Journal of the Northern Plains, which features well-illustrated, fascinating articles by historians and writers. Recent issues have included interviews with former governors John Davis, William Guy, Arthur Link and Allen Olson, the North Dakota artwork of General Regis de Trobriand, photographs of Sitting Bull, and a special issue about North Dakota’s prehistoric past. Begun as the North Dakota Historical Quarterly, the journal has published the scholarship and writings of hundreds of authors since 1926. In 2000, a valuable research tool, an index of all articles and reviews that appeared in North Dakota History between 1945 and 1998, was published by the Society. This index is updated annually in the journal. Members of the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation receive North Dakota History and Plains Talk as a benefit of membership.
The Society also produces newsletters for its many constituents. Plains Talk is a quarterly newsletter sent to all the members of the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation, describing the work of the Society, sharing information about people, places and programs. Our nearly 200 volunteers receive a quarterly newsletter, Volunteer Voices, that shares news about ongoing programs and the countless contributions of the wonderful people who augment the work of the paid staff of the Society. The 162 local historical societies across the state receive The Local Network, a newsletter which facilitates the sharing of expertise and know-how among the various locals and from the Society to them.
Recent book-length publications of the Society include Twilight of the Upper Missouri River Fur Trade: The Journals of Henry A. Boller (2008); Statue of Sakakawea Presented in the Rotunda, United States Capitol (2005); “A Vast and Open Plain”: The Writings of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in North Dakota, 1804-1806 (2003); A Traveler’s Companion to North Dakota State Historic Sites, Second Edition (2002); and Prairie Populist: The Life and Times of Usher L. Burdick (in partnership with the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo (2002).
For further information on the publications program of the State Historical Society of North Dakota or to submit a manuscript, write to the Editor, State Historical Society of North Dakota, 612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505-0830, email EditorSHSND@nd.gov or call (701) 328-2666.
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