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

SEPTEMBER 2008

SUMMER INTERN: JULIE ERCHENBRECHER

Julie Erchenbrecher
Julie Erchenbrecher joined us earlier this summer to perform an archival internship. Julie is a Fremont, Ohio native who graduated from Terra Community College.

In 2007, she received her B. A. in History from the University of Toledo. She begins her graduate studies this fall at Tiffin University.

A competitive gymnast, Julie has coached team and recreational gymnasts ages 4 to 18. She has been helping scan photographs and entering information about them in the online databases. Julie is also assisting with historical research and processing the recently acquired George Buckland Collection.







NOW ON THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER WEBSITE

GOVERNOR WILLIAM CLAFLIN Governor William and Mary Claflin Papers Governor of Massachusetts from 1869 to 1872, William Claflin promoted women's suffrage, prison reform, and, with his father Lee Claflin, donated funds to purchase land in South Carolina for Claflin University, the oldest historically African American university. Spanning the years from 1753 to 1907, the more than 9,000 items that make up this collection include business, political, literary, and personal correspondence received by Governor William and Mary Claflin; drafts of speeches; documents; and photographs.

Col. William E. Haynes Papers An early Sandusky County pioneer, prominent businessman, and banker, Haynes served in the 51st and 52nd U. S. Congresses. Dating from 1861 to 1894, the collection contains correspondence relating to Haynes' business and real estate matters. Also included is constituent correspondence from his terms in the U. S. House of Representatives.

marblehead lighthouse on lake erieWilliam Kelly Account Ledgers Ten account ledgers (1801 - 1901) of William Kelly (1779 - 1867) and his son. An Irish immigrant, Kelly was the first stone mason of Sandusky, Ohio. His work includes Lake Erie's Marblehead Lighthouse built in 1819, the light at Cedar Point, and the home of Eleutheros Cooke in Sandusky. The ledgers are part of the Charles E. Frohman Collection.

Andrew C. Parker Diary and Letters Handwritten copies of Parker's diary and letters (1861 to 1865) to his wife while serving in the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

Fremont News-Messenger Photos, 1973 - 1993 The first of many thousands of black and white prints appearing in the Fremont (Ohio) News-Messenger can now be Ohio Governor John Gilligan (1971 - 1975) conducting Town Hall Meeting in Fremont, Ohio during the Fall of 1973viewed online. Uploaded are images like the one at left of former Ohio Governor John Gilligan taken during a town hall meeting in Fremont, Ohio in the fall of 1973. More photos of people, places, and events in and around Sandusky County, Ohio, will be added as we continue this long-term project.

Former News-Messenger editor Roy Wilhelm is researching each of the prints from the microfilmed issues of the News-Messenger. Volunteer Ann Cain is overseeing organization and preservation. Brittany Harnish scanned and uploaded images and added data to OhioLINK's new Digital Resource Commons. You can read more about the Hayes Presidential Center's partnership with OhioLINK in an article published in OhioLINK's fall newsletter, Hayes Presidential Center Shares Historic Photographs with the World via the DRC





GEORGE BUCKLAND PAPERS ACQUIRED BY THE HAYES CENTER

George Buckland and familyThrough a cooperative effort between the Hayes Presidential Center and the Riverside Avondale Preservation of Jacksonville, Florida , more than 30 feet of scrapbooks, photographs, books, postcards, correspondence, and clothing belonging to George Buckland and his family are now part of the Center's holdings. Born in 1859, Buckland was the youngest son of prominent Sandusky County pioneer, lawyer, and Civil War General Ralph Buckland . George grew up in Fremont and graduated from law school in Cincinnati, where he met his wife Grace Huntington. Buckland spent most of his life in Jacksonville, Florida, where his beloved daughters, Mary and Charlotte, became teachers. Today, the Buckland Home on Herschel St. serves as the headquarters of the Riverside Avondale Preservation, a non-profit organization devoted to preserving the architecture, history, and cultural heritage of the historic neighborhoods of Riverside and Avondale. Because of the Buckland family's importance to Sandusky County's history, Executive Director Carmen Godwin and the organization's Board of Trustees believed the Hayes Presidential Center would value, properly preserve, and make the collection available to researchers. Volunteers Brandy Maddox and Danielle Beauchea brought the collection to Fremont. They were delighted to stay at the Dillon House, the home of George's sister Anne Buckland Dillon,Bandy and Danielle

During their stay Brandy and Danielle toured Fremont, seeing homes and buildings pictured in Buckland's photographs.

An inveterate packrat and lover of history and genealogy, Buckland had fond memories of his boyhood days in Fremont. The photographs and Buckland's notes provide a new window on late 19th-century life in and around Fremont and Sandusky County, Ohio.

Exposed to temperature extremes and moisture for many years, the collection has experienced deterioriation and will require careful preservation and handling. Look for updates and photos as we process and preserve the collection! Thank you donors! YOU have helped make the acquistion and preservation of this collection possible!

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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS
TO THE
HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

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Joal Perteet

Ohio Society of the War of 1812

Edith Walden

Nan Card
In Memory of Allison Ansted

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. We deeply appreciate your continuing support. As a donor, your name appears 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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RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND STUDIES USING THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER'S PHOTOGRAPH AND MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS

camp chase and the evolution of union prison policy

Camp Chase and the Evolution of Union Prison Policy by Roger Pickenpaugh

A Picturesque Situation: Mackinac Before Photography, 1615 – 1860 by Brian Leigh Dunnigan

Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon : The Forgotten History of an American Shrine by Scott E. Casper

But the President Wants Meatloaf! by Christine L. Putnam

The Day Was Lost to Us: Union Veterans Recount the "Sturgis Disaster" at the Battle of Brice's Cross Roads Guntown, Mississippi (thesis) by Stanley R. Henderson, Jr.

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UNCOVERING YOUR QUILT'S HISTORY


PATTERNS FROM THE PAST: QUILTS OF NORTHERN OHIO


Join us September 14th at 2 p.m. for a free lecture by quilt expert Joseph Sarah. Bring your vintage quilt and learn about its origin, pattern, fabric, age, stitchng, and value.

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

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