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Historical Society of Michigan Absorbs Michigan Historical Review Into HSM Publications

The Michigan Historical Review, the state's premier academic journal, will now be produced and published by HSM Publications.

Historical Society of Michigan Absorbs Michigan Historical Review Into HSM Publications

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Written By: Historical Society of Michigan

LANSING, Mich.—The Historical Society of Michigan (HSM) is the new publisher of the “Michigan Historical Review” after the Department of History at Central Michigan University (CMU) transferred that role on August 1, 2021. The “Michigan Historical Review” is the state’s only academic publication devoted to the history of Michigan.

The 47-year-old “The Michigan Historical Review,” which was started in 1974 as “The Great Lakes Review” and was published by the Clarke Historical Library at CMU for many years, has both individual subscribers and numerous library/institutional subscribers around the world who read it in print and digital form. 

In addition to institutional, library and other subscribers, “The Michigan Historical Review” is also distributed to more than 2,000 of HSM’s members that elect to receive it. It is published twice a year and features the latest articles by researchers about Michigan’s political, economic, social and cultural history.

“The addition of ‘The Michigan Historical Review’ fits well with our mission to promote history education about Michigan,” said Larry J. Wagenaar, executive director and CEO of the nonprofit and nongovernmental HSM, which is based in Lansing but serves the entire state. “We are committed to sharing Michigan’s history at all levels, from our ‘Michigan History for Kids’ curriculum to scholarly research such as the ‘Michigan Historical Review.’ It will complement a range of history publications that we already publish, including the popular bimonthly ‘Michigan History’ magazine, our quarterly ‘Chronicle’ membership magazine, the ‘Historic Michigan Travel Guide’ and the ‘Michigan History Directory.’”

The peer-reviewed “The Michigan Historical Review” is now part of HSM Publications, formerly known as HSM Magazines. HSM had been the largest distributor of “The Michigan Historical Review” for many years prior to becoming its publisher on August 1.

“The Michigan Historical Review” is abstracted and indexed in “America: History and Life,” “Arts & Humanities Citation Index,” “Current Contents/Arts & Humanities,” “International Bibliography of Periodical Literature” and “Expanded Academic ASAP.”

To subscribe to “The Michigan Historical Review,” sign up on our website.

The Historical Society of Michigan is the state’s oldest cultural organization, founded in 1828. A nongovernmental nonprofit, the Society focuses on publications, conferences, education, awards and recognition programming, and support for local history organizations to preserve and promote Michigan’s rich history.