RCHS has a commitment to publishing quality books and magazine articles, and continues to branch out into new media avenues.

Ramsey County History magazine

RCHS publishes an award-winning quarterly magazine, Ramsey County History. In continuous publication for over 50 years, Ramsey County History is a benefit of membership in RCHS. Back issues are available in the Research Center. Some are also available for purchase.

Ramsey County History magazine
Summer 2020, Vol. 55-2

Ramsey County History magazine
Spring 2020, Vol. 55-1

Ramsey County History magazine
Winter 2020, Vol. 54-4

Ramsey County History magazine
Fall 2019, Vol 54-3

List of articles and summaries of back issues

The Author Honorarium Program for the Magazine

The Ramsey County Historical Society is always seeking manuscripts for Ramsey County History, its quarterly history magazine that have:

  1. A new, more complete, or corrective contribution to material dealing with the history of Ramsey County, Minnesota; and
  2. Have an effective balance of appropriate historical research, documentation, and accessibility to a broad audience of readers; and
  3. Are written in an engaging style and include appropriate visual materials such as photos, maps, diagrams, or other illustrations that encourage the reading of local or regional history.

Because these criteria are important to the Society and manuscripts that meet them will exemplify the highest standards of historical research and writing, RCHS awards a modest honorarium to authors of manuscripts that meet these criteria.

Each manuscript that is submitted is evaluated against these three criteria. Acceptance of a manuscript for publication is not an automatic qualification for an honorarium. Authors interested in reading examples of published articles that exemplify excellence in writing history should see the following in back issues of Ramsey County History:

Paul D. Nelson, “Lost Neighborhood: The Life and Death of Central Park—A Small Part of the Past Illuminated” (Fall 2004)
Frank M. White, “They Played for the Love of the Game: Adding to the Legacy of  Minnesota Black Baseball” (Spring 2010)
Donald L. Empson, “The History of the Mississippi River Boulevard,” (Summer 2014)

Inquiries about writing for Ramsey County History should be directed to the Editor, John M. Lindley (john@rchs.com).

Books and Publications

RCHS has published a wide variety of books on historical subjects for children and adults.

Our Newest Publication

Custom House Cover

Custom House: Restoring a St. Paul Landmark in Lowertown
Author: James A. Stolpestad

Chronicling the history and revival of the historic Art Deco Post Office building on Kellogg Ave., this full-color book features over 220 maps, historic photos and other images, with engaging writing by author and historian James A. Stolpestad. Exhaustively researched, beautifully presented, and full of insights, this book will make the perfect gift for architects, historians, Art Deco enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the history of the Twin Cities.

Published by RCHS, produced by White Pine Press. Hardcover. Members Price: $40.00; Non-Members Price $45.00, available through RCHS or online with our order form.

A complete list of books and publications available through RCHS.

Audio and Visual Publishing

RCHS is continuing to work on a variety of publishing projects that will be presented to the public on disk or online. You can find more information on our podcasts, dvds, forthcoming videos and more on the Audio & Video page.