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Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
remont, Ohio 43420
Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts


Dorene Hayes Scriven Donates the Journal of Pliny Hayes

Hayes Presidential Center Board of Trustees President Stephen A. Hayes and Dorene Hayes ScrivenDorene Hayes Scriven of Minneapolis, Minnesota traveled to the Hayes Center in October with her son Mark, daughter-in-law Sue, and grandson Hayes Scriven to donate the handwritten 3-volume journal kept by her ancestor Dr. Pliny Hayes II (1788 - 1831). Hayes Presidential Center Board of Trustees President Stephen A. Hayes (left) accepted the journal on behalf of the Hayes Center. Dorene is the granddaughter of Charles Wells Hayes, who published George Hayes of Windsor and His Descendants, the definitive work of President Rutherford B. Hayes' ancestors. The family has long been interested in history and its connection to the 19th President. Dorene previously transcribed and published the Pliny Hayes Journal. Grandson Hayes Scriven (right) is Executive Director of Minnesota's Northfield Historical Society Museum.

Hayes Presidential Center Awarded NEH Grant

Illustrating the Gilded Age: American Politicis and Culture, 1870 - 1901: An NEH We the People Initiative The Hayes Presidential Center is one of six institutions in the nation to receive funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for its educational program designed for community college faculty. Illustrating the Gilded Age: American Politics and Culture, 1870 - 1901 will examine the social, political, and, economic issues of the Gilded Age through the work of prominent cartoonists and illustrators of the period. Noted scholars and Hayes Center staff will lead sessions at two weeklong workshops at the Hayes Center in spring 2008. The $107,212 grant is part of the NEH's We the People initiative, with funding provided by the Landmarks of American History and Culture . This marks the second time the Hayes Presidential Center has been awarded a Landmarks grant. If you are a full or part time community college instructor and interested in participating, you can apply by clicking on the Hayes Center's News and Notes.

Spiegel Grove Holiday Cards Are Now Available

2007 spiegel grove holiday cards by hayes center head of photographic resources gilbert gonzalez
The Hayes Presidential Center is once again offering Holiday Cards featuring the artistry of Head of Photographic Resources Gilbert Gonzalez. The 2007 Holiday Cards capture the beauty and serenity of Spiegel Grove in winter. You can purchase this set of 7 with greetings of the season at the Hayes Center or through our Online Store. The Hayes Home and the Dawn Redwood in a Wintry Landscape are also available individually as note cards. Send them to friends and family or frame them for yourself!

Now on the Hayes Presidential Center's Website

captain alvah stone skilton, 57th ohio volunteer infantry

Captain Alvah Stone Skilton
of Monroeville, Ohio, served in the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Captured at the Battle of Atlanta, Skilton was held in 8 Confederate prisons in 4 states. His captivity was broken by a remarkable 2 months of freedom behind enemy lines trying to reach his Union comrades. This portion of Skilton's Diary was prepared for the website by Thomas Waldsmith of Tiffin, Ohio.

Colonel Leander Stem, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Colonel Leander Stem
organized and commanded the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Stem was mortally wounded at the Battle of Stone's River. The Tiffin, Ohio GAR post was named in his honor. You can now read his wartime letters online on the Civil War Research Page . The letters are part of the Hayes Center's Stem Family Collection.

hayes presidential center 2007 annual report

Would you like to know more about the Hayes Presidential Center's events and programs? Just click on the Special 2006/2007 Annual Report issue of
The Statesman. Our deepest thanks go to our many donors and volunteers, who helped make it all possible!

Northeast Ohio's Collections Available Online

Ohio's Heritage Northeast brings together digital collections from universities, colleges, and public libraries in northeast Ohio into one searchable database. You can now explore the combined collection of images, sound recordings, videos and texts chronicling northeast Ohio's past.



Joel Leite

Thomas W Waldsmith

Ann M. Kassing

Daniel H. Reigle


Your contributions help the Hayes Presidential Center preserve and expand an evolving Manuscript Collection that for 90 years has educated, inspired, and helped all of us better understand America's past.

The Manuscripts Collections at the Hayes Presidential Center are available to all researchers who wish to discover, learn, and share new information about our historic past. Your donations of $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 donation to Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund, Attn: Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420




blood tears and glory: how ohioans won the civil war, courtesy of the author james bissland

Blood, Tears, and Glory: How Ohioans Won the Civil War by James Bissland

Preserving the Constitution: Essays on Politics and the Constitution in the Reconstruction Era by Michael Les Benedict

John Brown: The Cost of Freedom by Louis A. Decaro

Emma Spaulding Bryant: Civil War Bride, Carpetbagger's Wife, Ardent Feminist: Letters and Diaries, 1860-1900. ed. by Ruth Douglas Currie

George W. Alexander and Castle Thunder: A Confederate Prison and Its Commandant by Frances Harding Casstevens

The Education of Booker T. Washington: American Democracy and the Idea of Race Relations by Michael Rudolph West



Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43420