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Historical Society Press new member of Association of University Presses





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 5, 2018
CONTACT: Jeff Mammenga, Media Coordinator, 605-773-6000, jeff.mammenga@state.sd.us

Historical Society Press new member of Association of University Presses

PIERRE, S.D.—The South Dakota Historical Society Press has been accepted as an affiliate member of the Association of University Presses.

All AUP members meet certain eligibility requirements and have established the scholarly character of their press. A program of the South Dakota State Historical Society, the South Dakota Historical Society Press submitted its application in early 2017.

“Our membership with the AUP will connect the press with other scholarly institutions around the world,” says Nancy Tystad Koupal, director of the South Dakota Historical Society Press. “It grants us the opportunity to grow and support academic publishing for South Dakota and the region.”

The AUP describes itself as a community of publishing institutions and professionals committed to the highest caliber of research-based scholarship. It advocates for the fundamental role of scholarly publishing in achieving academic excellence and in cultivating and disseminating knowledge.

The South Dakota Historical Society Press can be found online at sdhspress.com and through social media on Facebook and Twitter. Contact the press by calling 605-773-6009 or emailing info@sdhspress.com. Learn more about the Association of University Presses and its members by visiting aupresses.org.

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About the South Dakota State Historical Society
The South Dakota State Historical Society is a division of the Department of Education. The State Historical Society, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is headquartered at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The center houses the society’s world-class museum, the archives, and the historic preservation, publishing and administrative/development offices. Call 605-773-3458 or visit www.history.sd.gov for more information. The society also has an archaeology office in Rapid City; call 605-394-1936 for more information.