Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


Membership Levels

Associates of the Omohundro Institute support its role in encouraging and advancing the study of early America by making annual contributions to the OI. Associates’ gifts sustain the OI’s programs at the high level of scholarly excellence that is its hallmark and enable the OI to respond creatively to new opportunities that invigorate the early American field. Seven levels of support are available.


  • Student ($25; $35 with JSTOR option) Students receive the benefits listed under Regular membership.
  • Regular ($75–99) Members receive the William and Mary Quarterly, a 20 percent discount on OI books as well as any book published by UNC Press, and invitations to OI seminars and conferences.
  • Supporting ($100–249) Supporting Associates have the option of logging onto JSTOR for full access to the William and Mary Quarterly. They also receive all Regular membership benefits and may choose to receive a recent OI book in appreciation for their gift.
  • Sustaining ($250–499) Along with Regular membership benefits, Sustaining Associates may select up to two OI books in recognition of their support and may choose the option of full access to the William and Mary Quarterly on JSTOR.
  • Conserving ($500–999) Along with Regular membership benefits, Conserving Associates may select up to three OI books in recognition of their support and may choose the option of full access to the William and Mary Quarterly on JSTOR.
  • Patron ($1,000–4,999) Patrons have the option to receive copies of all OI books published during the year, as well as the Regular membership benefits, and may choose the option of full access to the William and Mary Quarterly on JSTOR.
  • Benefactor ($5,000+) Benefactors have the option to receive copies of all OI books published during the year, as well as the Regular membership benefits, may choose the option of full access to the William and Mary Quarterly on JSTOR, and receive invitations to special events hosted by the OI.

Federal law requires that the tax deduction for a charitable contribution be reduced by the fair market value of benefits received. The value of an issue of the William and Mary Quarterly is $15. For fair market value of books, see current price list.