This summer, the Hayes Center Manuscripts Division welcomed Sarah Bender, a junior at Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio. Sarah performed an archival internship, processing and arranging documents and letters that were donated by descendants of Fanny Hayes Platt earlier this spring. Sarah also processed and wrote collection descriptions for records of the Sorosis Club and other local women's organizations. Sarah also moved forward our long term project of digitizing all of President Hayes' speeches, messages, and proclamations. Thirty more speeches now appear on the Hayes Center's website.
This fall Sarah will return to Ohio Northern where she is pursuing a major in Professional Writing and a minor in Museum Studies. After graduation in 2015, she hopes to find employment as an archivist.