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This will be such a boon!

“The Guide to the Draper Manuscripts” is the latest Society Press book released in e-book format as the Society Press works to publish electronic editions of not only its new releases but also its most popular backlist titles.

Here’s the Wisconsin historical Society’s full news release:

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For Immediate Release

October 2014

CONTACT:
Kristin Gilpatrick, Marketing Manager
Wisconsin Historical Society Press

608-264-6465

Society releases “The Guide to the Draper Manuscripts” E-book
For generations, genealogists and researchers alike have turned to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Draper Manuscripts to find the historical “needles” gathered into library stacks by the Society’s first director, Lyman C. Draper. The full collection comprises nearly 500 volumes of records, including military and government records, Draper’s own research notes, and rare personal letters that offer a wealth of genealogical gems as well as details on the social, economic and cultural conditions experienced by our frontier forebearers. The collection also includes the Daniel Boone papers and the papers of Revolutionary War hero George Rogers Clark.
The key to researching this vast collection has long been a 492-page index – The Guide to the Draper Manuscripts by Josephine H. Harper – that was first published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press in 1983. “The Guide” lists thousands of names and directs seekers to what they hope to find within the massive Draper Manuscripts.
Until recently, “The Guide” has been available only in print form or on microfilm in libraries across the United States. This fall, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press published the popular guide as an e-book, now available to be ordered from a wide variety of e-book vendors including Kindle, Nook, Google Play, Kobo, and iBooks.
“The Guide to the Draper Manuscripts” is the latest Society Press book released in e-book format as the Society Press works to publish electronic editions of not only its new releases but also its most popular backlist titles.
A printed version of The Guide to the Draper Manuscripts remains available. (Microfilm copies at local libraries remain available as well.) To order a printed copy, visit The Society Press Web Site or call the Wisconsin Historical Museum Shop at (608) 264-6555.

 

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Media: For more information, please contact Kristin Gilpatrick, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706; 608-264-6465; email:kristin.gilpatrick@wisconsinhistory.org
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