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News from the Hayes Presidential Center 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

JANUARY 2008

REINHARDT AUSMUS INDUCTED POSTHUMOUSLY INTO OHIO VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Thanks to Bob Daniel of Sandusky, Ohio, Reinhardt Ausmus was inducted posthumously into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in early November. Born in 1896, Reinhardt Ausmus Ausmus settled in Sandusky, Ohio, where in 1912 he built and flew his first airplane. Ausmus enlisted in the 198th Air Squadron and trained pilots during WWI at Wichita Falls, Texas. Ausmus' early flights qualified him for entry into the Early Birds, an organization of pioneer aviators who piloted heavier-than-air planes before December 1916. He held the post of service officer for the local American Legion and the Erie County Soldier's Relief Commission. For his dedication to Erie County veterans, Ausmus received Sandusky's Outstanding Community Service award. His name appears on the U.S. Air Force Roster of Fame in the Air Force Museum at Dayton, Ohio. Ausmus' Collection, preserved at the Hayes Center, is a rich resource for early aviation enthusiasts. It contains more than 600 photos and hundreds of pamphlets, catalogs, and documents on early aviators and experimental aviation design.

STAFF MEMBER MARLO KELLER RETIRES

In recent weeks, longtime library staff member Marlo Keller announced her retirement. For 13 years Marlo assisted our patrons with their research needs. Her personal knowledge of Northwest Ohio's families and communities brought special insights into the use of our Local History Collections. Always accurate and thorough, Marlo processed and continously updated our collections. Marlo and her family have been near neighbors to Spiegel Grove for many years. Through a myriad of volunteer efforts and contributions, they have helped make the Hayes Presidential Center the special place that it is for so many. The entire staff wishes you the very best, Marlo!

OVERMEYER KISTLER MIARER PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

' The photograph at left is identified as "Aunt Mary Miarer Kistler." It is one of only 4 images identified in an album of 19 cabinet cards. The others are "Grandmother Miarer," and "Em Balsizer," (designated as sisters) and "Clara Miarer Overmeyer. Nearly all of the photographs were taken at Fremont, Ohio portrait studios, perhaps between 1890 and 1910. Click on the image of Mary Kistler to see some of the images from the album - identified and unidentifed. If you can identify any of these images, we would appreciate hearing from you..


SANDUSKY DAILY NEWS NOW ON MICROFILM

Thanks to the Sidney Frohman Foundation, a four-year run (1933 - 1937) of the only surviving copies of the Sandusky Daily News has been preserved on microfilm. Volunteers will soon enter obituary data from these issues into the Hayes Obituary Index. A second set of the film was donated to the Sandusky Public Library in Sandusky, Ohio. We hope that in 2008, we can film the final four-year run (1937 - 1941).

NOW ON THE HAYES CENTER WEBSITE

ANNA FOOT BRIDGES GRAVES

Anna Foote Bridges Graves The MARIE HAFFORD GARRETT collection contains letters written by John and Anna Graves who settled in Ohio's Black Swamp during the pioneering period. While only a few of Anna's letters have survived, they offer a woman’s perspective into the economic instability, hard labor, illness, death, and despair that were an ever-present part of the lives of pioneers who struggled to settle Ohio’s Black Swamp in the 1830s and 1840s. You can read one of Anna's letters on December's Paper Trail . For a better understanding of the hardships pioneers faced in the Black Swamp, read Strangers in a Strange Land: The Frontier Letters of John and Anna Graves, an article by Thomas S. Edwards based on this collection.

BLACK SWAMP MEMORIES

If you would like to learn more about Northwest Ohio's Great Black Swamp, you will enjoy Black Swamp Memories, a digital northwest ohio's great black swamp, courtesy of wikipediascrapbook filled with information and images of families and communties of the region known as the Black Swamp. The site is a service of the Wood County District Public Library in partnership with the BGSU Center for Archival Collections, Hancock Historical Museum, Northwest Regional Library System (Norweld), Wood County Genealogical Society, Wood County Historical Center and Museum. The scrapbook was created with funding from a federal grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR CARL SCHURZ

Carl Schurz Secretary of the Interior

CARL SCHURZ, U. S. senator from Missouri and Civil War general, served President Hayes as Secretary of the Interior throughout his administration. The collection includes more than 500 pieces of correspondence (1866 - 1901), touching on business, politics, and personal matters. Also included is an inventory of all of President Hayes' letters to Schurz, including those in the Carl Schurz Papers at the Library of Congress.


GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN

General William T. Sherman before Atlanta

The Hayes Presidential Center holds a group of letters written by GENERAL WILLIAM T. SHERMAN, dating primarily from the post-war period to 1891. The subject matter is wide ranging. You can see and read a letter written by Sherman's aide and then annotated and signed by Sherman on November's Paper Trail. In the letter, Sherman responds to an inquiry from famous portrait artist E. F. Andrews regarding his favorite horse in the Civil War (pictured here).

SAMUEL WHITEHEAD, 100TH OVI

A native of England, Samuel Whitehead who lived in Riley Twp. Sandusky County, Ohio, enlisted in the 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in August 1862. SAMUEL WHITEHEAD'S DIARY provides a brief daily record of his wartime experiences, dating from April 28, 1864 to November 27, 1864. Three days later, 25-year-old Whitehead was fatally wounded at the Battle of Franklin.



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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS
TO THE
HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

Alexander Kennedy

John M. Dempsey

Cosmopolitan Club

Professor Vincent P. De Santis

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As the old year fades away and the New Year becomes a reality, it seems a most appropriate time to express our deep appreciation not only to the generous donors whose names are listed above, but also to each of you whose continuing loyal support and contributions to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund have made it possible to purchase four important Ohio collections this year. Already, three have been used in publications, school lesson plans, and a dissertation. It could not have happened without you! Thank you!

Your donations of $1 or $1,000 make all the difference! 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

THANK YOU!

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SHARING THE HAYES CENTER'S COLLECTIONS

Just as you have shared with us, the Hayes Center has shared its resources with others. Recently, photographic reproductions, documents, and artifacts from the Hayes Center's collections have been loaned for exhibits to:

George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, Virginia

The White House, Washington, D. C.

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, West Branch, Iowa

Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Yorba Linda, California

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS USING THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER'S MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS

the presidents table: two hundred years of dining and diplomacy

The President’s Table: Two Hundred Years of Dining and Diplomacy by Barry H. Landau

Consumers' Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920 by Kristin L. Hoganson

Madness of Mary Lincoln by Jason Emerson

“Give the Enemy No Rest!!” Sheridan’s 1864 Shenandoah Campaign ed. by Jonathan A. Noyalas

Citizen Soldiers: The 107th Cavalry Regiment, Ohio National Guard by George N. Vourlojianis


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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