Membership Information

The Ulysses S. Grant Association and Grant Presidential Library rely on its friends. Federal funding and university support are supplemented by the generous help of its members across the country and abroad. When you become a member of the Grant Association, you aid important work to better illuminate not only Grant himself, but also a period in U. S. history when the country stood on the brink of the modern era, facing new and difficult challenges.

For a one-time tax-deductible $500 contribution for lifetime membership, or annual tax-deductible contributions of $100 ($25 for students) you, too, can become a member of the Ulysses S. Grant Association. Membership entitles you to a 25% discount on the thirty-two volumes of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant and The Personal Memoirs of Julia Dent Grant, , both published by Southern Illinois University Press as well as a substantial discount on registration for USGA’s annual meetings.

Members are invited to attend our annual meetings (held in April or May). These gatherings are intended to acknowledge the contributions of our members and to foster a community of interest in Grant's life and times. The Association has met in a variety of cities and studied and toured to gain greater insight into important aspects of the life of Ulysses S. Grant. Additional information about upcoming meetings can be found on our Annual Meetings page.

Join the Ulysses S. Grant Association

TTo join the Ulysses S. Grant Association, please fill out the form below. There is a $500 registration fee for lifetime membership. Annual memberships are $100 per year, running from September 1 to August 31. Members who pay the $100 annual fee for five consecutive years will automatically become lifetime members. Student annual memberships are $25 per year, running from September 1 to August 31. Upon submitting the form, you will be able to choose how you wish to pay, either by sending a check or paying online with a credit card.

For more information about membership, write to Dr. Marszalek at the address above, e-mail him at, or call (662) 325-4552.