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News from the Manuscripts Division

NEWS FROM THE MANUSCRIPTS DIVISION

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
F
remont, Ohio 43420
Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts
1/800-998-7737
ncard@rbhayes.org

APRIL 2006

As spring comes to Ohio, the Hayes Presidential Center welcomes the first of many tour groups. More than 30 area elementary, middle, and high school teachers enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of the Manuscripts Division as part of the Teaching American History workshop series. Archivists from the Gerald Ford Presidential Library also visited. They were fascinated by the differences between the holdings of a 19th-century presidential library and a 20th-century presidential library.

NEW ON THE WEBSITE

Lake Erie'sYesterdays is a searchable image database hosted by OhioLINK, containing more than 1,000 photographs from the Hayes Center's Charles E. Frohman Collection. Recently uploaded are images of Milan, Ohio, the Huron River, locomotives crossing the Sandusky Bay Bridge, and the Jay Cooke family at Gibraltar and Rattlesnake Islands. You can also see 19th century photographs of Ice Harvesting on Sandusky Bay, Quarrying on Kelleys Island, Vacationers at Huron's Rye Beach, 1913 Flood, and much more.
Don't miss the ZOOM feature! It is exceptional!

Photographs from Lake Erie's Yesterdays will be featured in WGTE's newest original production, Lake Erie: Ohio's Great Lake, premiering Thursday, April 27 at 8:00 P.M. on Toledo, Ohio's Public Television Channel 30. The program explores the story of Lake Erie's impact on the people of Ohio, the geology of the lake's creation, the Native American presence, settlement of the state, and human impact on the lake itself

GEORGE W. MCCRARY PAPERS (GA-26)

George Washington McCraryNow online is a description of the Papers of George W. McCrary held by the Hayes Presidential Center. McCrary was a U.S. senator who served as President Hayes' Secretary of War from 1877 to 1879. He resigned in 1879 when he was appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial District. McCrary authorized the use of federal troops in the Railroad Strike of 1877.

SANDUSKY CO. AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS

Storming Fort WagnerThe Hayes Center's newest exhibit QUEST FOR CIVIL RIGHTS features a history of the Fremont, Ohio chapter of the NAACP, the national organization, and events leading to Civil Rights legislation. Also included is a closer look at Sandusky County, Ohio's
African American Civil War soldiers. In the March issue of PaperTrail you can view the application of William Holton, one of five African American veterans who became members of Fremont, Ohio's Eugene Rawson Post of the GAR. Also online is a brief sketch of each of the 23 soldiers known to have served from Sandusky County, Ohio. If you are aware of other Sandusky County African American Civil War soldiers, please contact Nan Card. (ncard@rbhayes)

OHIO CIVIL WAR GENEALOGY JOURNAL

Most helpful in our research was the Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. An article in OCWGJ led to the website of the Washington Courthouse Ohio High School History Class, where students are posting a wealth of information about Ohio's African American Civil War soldiers.

If you are a Civil War buff, have a Civil War ancestor with an Ohio connection, or want to know more about Ohio's role in the confict, the quarterly publication Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal will be of interest. Each issue is filled with well rearched articles, records from around the state, and research suggestions - such as this article on locating Civil War Photographs by Dan Reigle. Dan coordinates the
" Ask the Experts" panel, a special feature of OCWGJ.
Subscribers and Ohio Genealogical Society members may submit questions to the panel about Ohio-related Civil War research.

USED BOOK SALE

To all of those who purchased books from our January and February sales, THANK YOU! Each of you helped make it a success! In the future, there will be more books to choose from and - some left overs! Your purchases help build the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund!

IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS
TO THE
HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

JAMES GUTOWSKI
NAN CARD
In Memory of Margaret Nicely

You can see a list of recent donors to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund and donate safely and conveniently online Donations to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund. Your continuing loyal support is greatly appreciated!

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Some recent publications by authors who used the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscript Collections in their research:

Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era, by Carl S. Anthony

My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and their Wives, by Gerard Gawalt

The Benedicts: Christian Benedict, His Ancestors, His American Siblings, and His Children, by Charles N. Joray

William Babcock Hazen: The Best Hated Man, by Edward S. Cooper

Lucy Webb Hayes: A First Lady by Example, by Russell L. Mahan

Civil War Diary Quilt, Rosemary Youngs

Thank you for your interest in the Hayes Presidential Center!

Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43420
1/800-998-7737
ncard@rbhayes.org
www.rbhayes.org