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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

DECEMBER 2008

STEPHEN ERCHENBRECHER COLLECTION

For more than 9 decades the Hayes Presidential Center has worked to preserve the wartime experiences of Sandusky County soldiers. Recently, our materials documenting Cpl. Stephen Erchenbrechertheir participation in conflicts from the War of 1812 to World War II were joined by the collection of Fremont, Ohio native Stephen Erchenbrecher. Erchenbrecher
served in the Marine Corps from 1969 to 1975. His 1970 photographs and letters to his family reflect the mission of Marine CAP (Combined Action Program) units that trained and operated with South Vietnamese villagers in 5 provinces. Erchenbrecher’s materials are the first of what we hope will be more collections documenting Northwest Ohio soldiers’ experiences in the Vietnam War. If you would like information on donating your materials, please contact Nan Card at 1/800-998-7737, x 39 or at ncard@rbhayes.org.

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KATIE HUNTINGTON AND MORGAN'S RAID



Kate Huntington Cincinnati, Ohio

While it will take some months to process the George Buckland Family Collection mentioned in the last newsletter, you’ll find posted on our Ohio’s Yesterdays blog a letter written during the Civil War by 9-year-old Katie Huntington of Cincinnati, Ohio . Katie’s letter provides a rare opportunity to read a firsthand account from a child’s perspective of the chaos and confusion that took place north of Cincinnati during Morgan's Raid. .










SANDUSKY DAILY NEWS,
1938 - 1941 NOW ON MICROFILM


Thanks to funding provided by the Sidney Frohman Foundation, the only known copies of the Sandusky Daily News from 1938 to 1941 are now available on microfilm at both the Hayes Presidential Center and the Sandusky Library. Hayes Center volunteers soon will be entering obituaries from these issues into the Hayes Obituary Index


HARRIS-ELMORE PUBLIC LIBRARY RECEIVES GRANT TO BEGIN DIGITIZING ITS LOCAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGICAL COLLECTIONS

If you haven’t chHarris Elmore Public Libraryecked out the Harris-Elmore Public Library’s website, featuring materials from its heavily-used Grace Luebke Local History Room, you will want to bookmark it. Awarded a grant from the Ottawa County Community Foundation, Grace Luebke and her staff are in the first stages of digitizing many of the Local History Room’s valuable photographs, obituaries, and records. For decades, Grace has researched, written about, and documented the history of Ottawa County and the region's families, villages, churches, and businesses. Her efforts and assistance have been invaluable to thousands of researchers (including myself!) who are intent on discovering their past.



MORE WOOD COUNTY OHIO PROBATE FILES RECEIVED

Data from the more than 1,000 Wood County Ohio Probate Court case files are also being entered into the Obituary Index. The files cover the years from 1909 to 1916. In the very near future, the final group of files (1916 to 1922) will be transferred to the Hayes Presidential Center.

HAYES CENTER AWARDED A 2009 LANDMARKS OF AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE GRANT

The Hayes Presidential Center is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a 2009 Mark Twain Landmarks of American History & Culture grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" initiative. Titled Progress and Poverty: The Gilded Age in American Politics and Literature, 1877-1901, the two weeklong workshops will examine the critical social, political, and economic issues of the Gilded Age through the eyes of key reformers, social critics, and utopians. Designed for Community College Faculty, the workshops offer presentations by noted scholars, research opportunities at the nation's first presidential library, and tours of the Hayes Home, Museum, and Library. The workshops are scheduled for the weeks of May 17th and May 31st, 2009. The application deadline is March 15th, 2009. If you are a full or part time community college faculty and are interested in participating, you can learn more about the workshops and apply by clicking on this link.

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FALL NOTE CARDS & HOLIDAY CARDS ON SALE AT THE MUSEUM STORE

CHRISTMAS CARDS, HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER If you are in the area, stop in at the Hayes Center's Museum Store for a special treat. The work of Gil Gonzalez, Head of Photographic Resources, is featured on our new Note Cards and Holiday Cards.You'll enjoy these beautiful images of the grounds of Spiegel Grove, the Hayes Home, and the Dillon House.





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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS
TO THE
HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

Pat Pflieger

Gale Hurd
In Honor of Nan Card

Thomas W. Waldsmith

David Powell

William J. Ballard, D.D.S.

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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

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By One Vote: The Disputed Presidential Election of 1876 by Michael F. Holt


"Our Checkered Past" in Insight by Glacinta Bradley Koontz

" Home in Ohio: Harness Racing Goes Hollywood" in Timeline by Bob Carson

Andersonvilles of the North: The Myths and Realities of Northern Treatment of Civil War Confederate Prisoners by James M. Gillispie

Thomas Ewing Jr.: Frontier Lawyer and Civil War General by Ronald D. Smith



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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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PLEASE REMEMBER AMERICA'S SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN, OUR WOUNDED WARRIORS, AND THEIR FAMILIES.

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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