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Become a Partner in Preserving the Past for the Future!

As the nation’s first presidential library, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library has made its historic, rare, and significant Manuscript Collections available to researchers for more than ninety years. Scholars, students, historians, educators, genealogists and journalists from throughout the United States and beyond travel to the institution 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 purchase original documents, diaries, letters, and records.

A donation to the Hayes 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 us in our 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.

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. 239
Fax: 419-332-4952


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 each year.

Ronald L. Stuckey, Ph.D.
Stan Filhart
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
Michael Elliott
Connie J. Zingg
In Memory of Naomi Butler
Gene Dear
Sophia and Jim Draeger
Arlene A. Carr
Edith G. Walden
James H. and Anne Harding
William J. Ballard, D.D.S.
Larry Nesbitt
Burns Iron and Metal
Ted Mahr
Ray and Cindy Henderson
Gale S. Hurd
Robert H. Ballard, Jr.
Mary Welch

Stuart Lutz
David S. Warner and Chelsie Adams
In Honor of Nan Card
Ed Debevec
Denisa Cellar
Linda Huss
Nancy Kleinhenz
Joel Leite
Ann M. Kassing
Professor Vincent P. De Santis
Cosmopolitan Club of Fremont, Ohio
John M. Dempsey
Zoe L. and Edward B. Titchener
Jane L. Fox, Ph.D.
Ann W. and James S. Reeve II
In Memory of Stephen and Lucy (nee Whittlesey) Buckland
The Ropers
Jeanne Larson
Anonymous Donor
Carolyn Bahnsen
Anonymous Donor
Jack Felt
Clark Hill
Dr. and Mrs. Rodney B. Hurl
Nan Card
In Memory of Allison Ansted

Joal Y. Perteet
Pat Pflieger
Ohio Society of the War of 1812
David Powell
Nat Rosenblatt
In Memory of General Ralph P. Buckland
Theodore Rawson Crane, Ph.D.
In Memory of Marilyn Tiedtke
(Boston, MA 1940 - Boulder, CO 2006)

Ottawa County Genealogical Society
Doris Flack
Anonymous Donor
Dr. Earl J. Hess
Danielle Beauchea and Nick Veneris
Daniel J. Becker
Barbara Phillips Reid

Carolyn Elder
In Memory of Henry I. and Emily Elder
Jane L. Fox
In Memory of June Smith Rice
Madison McKinley Chapter Daughters of the War of 1812
Firelands Civil War Roundtable
Zoe L. Titchener
John D. Rathbun
Thomas W. Waldsmith
Barbara Reid
In Honor of Theodore Rawson Crane, Ph.D.
Robert T. Jackson
Alexander W. Kennedy
Ronald L. Stuckey, Ph.D.
Paul Joseph Coppa
Nat Rosenblatt
Barbara Phillips Reid
In Memory of the Dickinson Family
Edith G. Walden
Daniel Becker
In Honor of the 160th Anniversary of Hayes' Arrival in Cincinnati: Christmas Eve 1849
Gale S. Hurd
Dr. Wallace B. Eberhard
Dr. David and Mary Hockenbery
In Memory of Pastor Bill and Helen Slates

Leanna Shaberly
Ann W. and James S. Reeve II
In Memory of Stephen and Lucy (nee Whittlesey) Buckland
Pat Dwyer
Glen and Bondetta Cutcher

Jack and Carolyn Zeigler
Sue and Terry Pelton
Stuart M. Pekarsky
Lawrence J. and Jancie E. Holland
Francis D. and Madelyn C. Gardner
Pamela A. Russell
Thomas J. and Helen Hileman
Robert M. and Ardith O. Masters
Elwood A. and Martha R. Nieman
Robert E. and Lorene I. Zumbrunn
Rebecca L. Stooksbury
Sarah K. Stringer
Thomas J. and Joyce A. Breidenbach
Charles H. Bechtel
Eric and Kim Binns
Mike Zeigler
Greg and Jan Russell
Dale and Kathleen Zeigler

Vicky S. Glaze
In Memory of Joyce Zeigler
Nan Card
In Memory of Joan Gillis
Tom and Dorene Paul
In Memory of Joyce Parker Orshoski
Donald M. Roper
Sandra Zenser
Mary Wonderly, M.D.
Robert Conrad
Jon Jay Shultz
In Memory of Archie and Alma Klotz Shultz
Kermit Weeks, Fantasy of Flight: Weeks Aviation
Rich and Linda Geyman
In Memory of Beulah Sours
Mervin Hall
Rev. Mary Staley
Steven A. Anderson & Kathy Hammell
Memorial Health Care System
In Honor of Dr. Mary Wonderly
Gage Ricard
Robert Crall
Gene Slaymaker
Susan L. Meyn, Ph.D.
Dan and Katrina James
Nancy Platt Rayfield
Cosmopolitan Club
Ed Debevec
Rich and Linda Geyman
In Memory of Marian E. Hoffert
Rich and Linda Geyman
In Memory of Janice Ruth Kastor
In Memory of Peg Hetrick
James H. Dunmyer and Jan M. Dunmyer
Patty D. Pascoe
In Memory of her father Christopher Dahm, WWII Veteran
Father Marion Charboneau
Kristie Miller
Paula Welty
American Legion, John Fodor Post, Oak Harbor, Ohio
Mary B. Wonderly, M.D
Gail Meade
In Memory of Francis Raymond Madden
David Van Doren
Johan and Marie Hildebrandt Foundation
Sidney Frohman Foundation
Ann Cain
Dorothy Scott Tyree Alves & Bradford Alves
In Memory of My Parents Dorothy & Lewis Tyree

Carolyn Bahnsen
In Honor of the Port Clinton Mothers of Twins


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