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Donating to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund

As the nation’s first presidential library, the institution has made its historic, rare, and significant Manuscript Collections available to researchers for one hundred years. Scholars, students, historians, educators, genealogists and journalists from throughout the United States and visit each year to use its collections. Their work – whether a book, documentary, article, thesis, dissertation, or classroom lesson plan - provide all of us with a better understanding of America’s past and ourselves.

Continue the Tradition of Excellence

In the face of rising costs, donors and their gifts have played an increasingly important role in helping the Manuscripts Division purchase original documents, diaries, letters, and records.

A donation to the Manuscripts Fund is much more than a financial contribution; it is an opportunity to become a partner in preserving the past for the future. Join the Hayes Center in its effort to continue the tradition of excellence by providing the highest quality research materials.

100% of every contribution goes directly to the purchase of important manuscripts that will be used intensively by researchers now and in the decades ahead.


Through their contributions to the Hayes Manuscripts Fund, these thoughtful donors have made possible the purchase of important collections that will be used by thousands of researchers who visit the Hayes Presidential Center each year.

Ronald L. Stuckey, Ph.D.
Stan Filhart
Zoe L. Titchener
Jon James
Olive and Ari Hoogenboom
Firelands Civil War Roundtable
Thomas W. Waldsmith
Wallace Eberhard, Ph.D.
Barbara Stager
Karen Meissner
Cedar Point Amusement Park
Mrs. Wayne Darr
Ron and Pam Tripp
Marianne Punshon
Alexander Kennedy
Nan Card
In Memory of Margaret Nicely
Pat Dwyer
Brett Kolcun
James Gutowski
James Douglass
Daniel H. Reigle
U.S.S. President Hayes Reunion Association
George A. Ulch, M.D.
In Memory of Harold Walter Ulch

Darwin Stuckey
T. R. Koba and Company
Port Clinton Mothers of Twins Club
Edith G. Walden
Michael Elliott
Connie J. Zingg
In Memory of Naomi Butler
Gene Dear
Sophia and Jim Draeger
Arlene A. Carr
James H. and Anne Harding
William J. Ballard, D.D.S.
Dan James
Larry Nesbitt
Burns Iron and Metal
Ted Mahr
Robert H. Ballard, Jr
Gale S. Hurd
Ray and Cindy Henderson
Mary Welch
Stuart Lutz
Ann M. Kassing

Lynn Garn, Ph.D.
Elmore Historical Society
Nancy Kleinhenz
Denisa Cellar
Linda Huss
David S. Warner and Chelsie Adams
In Honor of Nan Card


Contribute Online By Mail

You can now donate to the Hayes Manuscripts Fund online in an easy-to-use format. All information is confidential.

Click here to donate online now

If you prefer, you can print out the Contribution Form and mail or fax it to us.

If you would like more information about the Hayes Manuscripts Fund, please feel free to contact:

Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts
1/800-998-5771 Ext. 39
Fax: 419-332-4952