Informal History STL

is creating Informal History, Baked St. Louis Style

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Brick Member

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  • Early access to podcasts
  • Your name listed as an official sponsor in the zine issue
  • notification when the zine is available for purchase in the STL (limited printing, suggested donation $1 per copy)
  • 1 5x7 print of your choice from @archcityhistory's print list (emailed to you upon subscription)

Publication Patron (local)

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  • Everything in previous tier
  • guarantee you get a copy of the physical zine (reserved in your name for local pick up to be arranged)
  • Access to exclusive patreon subscriber only podcast episodes via zoom, where you may not only listen along but engage guests in Q&A and discussions.
  • 2 5x7 prints of your choice

Red Brick Member

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Includes everything at Brick and Publication level, 
  • your name listed in every zine published as a foundational supporter of Informal History. Option of having this listing dedicated in honor of someone.  
  • the satisfaction of knowing you are vital in sharing the remarkable stories that are St. Louis history
  • be in the know about special projects, swag, tours, events, or whatever else we sleep deprived editors dream up...
  • Access to exclusive $4 and up subscriber podcast episodes over zoom to engage in discussion and Q&A with our guests and hosts.
  • 1 8x10 print of your choice or 3 5x7 prints of your choice from @archcityhistory's photo colorization library




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About Informal History STL

Informal History is a zine & podcast promoting the study of history through collective discovery and individual creative expression. 

That is where you dear subscriber come in — your contributions will help us produce and print the physical zine in a visually pleasing format. We’re hoping to share our zine with as many bookstores, coffee shops, libraries, small stores, student centers and auto repair shops as possible at a nominal cost. And, I hear you saying “why not just publish online?” Well, yes that will also happen with a pdf version also, but again, websites are not free

We want to produce something that captures the diversity of the local historical research scene, everything from the archives to community storytellers to museum curators. At the same time, we want to remind folks that you don’t need a degree in history to be a student of it — so we’ve reached out to photographers, amateur historians and even scientists to share their content with the community.

We're historians, either because it's our job or our hobby. We might occupy different roles, but the thing that brings us together is our mutual interest in the preservation of historical resources and the promotion of historical research and education.
Everyone working on this Informal History is doing it because we think that history is damn important. Regardless of day jobs/hustles this is 100% a project of passion.

To pitch a story or idea for publication:

For questions, media inquires, distribution, sponsorship, or you wish to volunteer to assist in the publication’s operations, please email [email protected]

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