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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

JUNE 2007

FREMONT MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS USE THE HAYES CENTER'S RESOURCES TO LEARN ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR

History came alive for 50 Fremont Middle School students during a three-day session at the Hayes Presidential Center. After studying the Civil War in the classroom, students came to the Center to learn Fremont Middle School Students Researching the Civil War at the Hayes Presidential Centerfirsthand about the Civil War experience of local soldiers. Eric Ruble of the Sandusky County Education Center designed lesson plans using original maps, diaries and letters, prison records, and newspapers that he and Nan Card selected from the Center's Local History Collections. Read more about Fremont Middle School students' research visit.


WELCOME MEREDITH!

Meredith ScheiberIn May, the Hayes Presidential Center welcomed summer intern Meredith Scheiber. Meredith is a senior at New York's Long Island University where she is majoring in History. During her archival internship, Meredith will gain relevant hands-on experience while contributing to the work of the institution. In the coming weeks, Meredith will learn about archival issues and practices; management of manuscript and photograph collections; conservation procedures; and the creation of online resources.




EXPANDING AMERICA,
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY

Discussion Session at the April Teaching American History Workshop

The Hayes Presidential Center held its 6th and final 2006/2007 Teaching American History workshop. Expanding America, the three-year Teaching America History grant program, deepened the knowledge of Northwest Ohio educators through lectures, small group discussions, and sessions on teaching methods and the use of primary sources in the classroom. Featured above is Dr. Doug Egerton, professor of History at New York's LeMoyne College, discussing with teachers slavery during America's colonial period. On June 11th, participants will join historians and staff at the Hayes Center for a weeklong Summer Institute.


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NOW ON THE HAYES CENTER'S WEB SITE

WILLIAM EVARTSWilliam Evart Papers

Evarts was appointed U. S. Attorney General by President Andrew Johnson. He served as chief counsel during the Johnson impeachment proceedings. Hayes appointed him Secretary of State in 1877. Evarts was elected to the U. S. Senate from the state of New York in 1885. The collection, dating from 1872 to 1883, contains more than 1,000 pieces of correspondence and materials pertaining to Evarts’ role with the Louisiana Commission.

John Jay Knox Papers

Knox was appointed Comptroller of the Currency in 1872. He served inJohn Jay Knox this office throughout the Hayes administration and beyond. He then was appointed President of the New York City's National Bank of the Republic. The bulk of this collection, more than 500 pieces of correspondence, dates from the 1830s to the 1880s. Bruce Jones of Teaneck, New Jersey visited the Hayes Center recently to use the Knox Papers in his research. Bruce graciously shared with us his extensive knowledge of Knox collections at Rutgers, Hamilton College, and the New York Historical Society.

Commodore Thomas Looker Papers

Looker was the grandson of Ohio Governor Othniel Looker and a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy. He served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy during the Hayes administration and then as U. S. Navy Paymaster General. Dating from 1846 to 1902, the collection is made up largely of family correspondence.

Tinney Family of Sandusky County

The Tinneys were early settlers of Scott Twp., who were deeply involved in the development of the county's educational system. The collection includes correspondence, school business, photographs, and memorabilia mainly from the 19th century.

Records of Orphans at the Sandusky County Home

Few records exist for the Sandusky County, Ohio's infirmary before 1880. Most suriving data after that date appear in a single ledger. Among the records are the names of orphans who were admitted to the home between 1883 and 1926. They were then transferred to Ohio orphanages. Most were transferred to the Cleveland Ohio Orphans Home from which many were later adopted.


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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS
TO THE
HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

Mary Welch

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Stuart Lutz

Patricia Dwyer


THANK YOU!!

Your support in preserving our past helps the Hayes Presidential Center meet the dramatically rising costs of purchasing original documents, letters, photographs, and diaries for everyone - students, scholars, genealogists, and teachers. Your contributions -. whether $1 or $1,000 - make all the difference! We deeply appreciate your continuing support.

Your name appears as a donor on our web site, in the Statesman newsletter, and in the Hayes Presidential Center Annual Report . You can donate safely and conveniently online at Donations to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund . - or you can send your contribution to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund, Attn: Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS USING THE HAYES CENTER'S MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS

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  • Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign by Scott C. Patchan

  • Tears on the Bluestone by Arnold Hurd III

  • The American Midwest : An Interpretive Encyclopedia by Richard Sisson, Christian Zacher, and Andrew Cayton

  • Politics & Pot Roast: An Unofficial, Unauthorized & Completely Unclassified Cookbook by Sarah Hood Salomon

  • Albion Tourgee: Color-Blind Justice & the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson by Mark Elliott

  • At Freedom’s Door: African American Founding Fathers and Lawyers in Reconstruction South Carolina, eds. W. Lewis Burke, Jr. and James L. Underwood

  • Ulysses S. Grant: The Soldier and the Man by Edward G. Longacre

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VISIT THE HAYES CENTER THIS SUMMER!

Spiegel Grove Squires

Spiegel Grove Squires

CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE AND THEN CHECK OURS !

We invite you to join us this summer for one of our free old-fashioned baseball games with the Spiegel Grove Squires, a Verandah Concert, or our special Independence Day Concert with the Toledo Symphony Concert Band on the Fourth of July!

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