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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


MARCH 2009

ANCESTRY.COM PARTNERS WITH THE HAYES CENTER

Hayes Center Librarian Becky Hill announced that the Center has signed an agreement that will merge the data in the Hayes Obituary Index with Ancestry.com's massive database. Ms. Hill said, "Our website will remain the same – free as it has always been and at the same location, but just duplicated in Ancestry." The 41 library partners that enter data into the Index will benefit from the increased exposure. But the greatest benefit will be to genealogists researching through Ancestry.com. Ms. Hill also stated that the index's name will be revised to OHIO OBITUARY INDEX, as the index features data from a large portion of the state. Please follow this link to read Ms. Hill's full announcement.

US BANK SPONSORS CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS PILOT PROJECT

Sandusky City Schools Fourth Grade Students Visit the Hayes CenterThanks to US Bank, 4th-grade students from Sandusky City Schools visited the Hayes Center in mid-March. US Bank not only covered all costs of their visit, but also funded the Hayes Center's pilot project Curriculum Connections, a 3-part classroom satellite experience. The project coordinates student visits with resources for educators to use before and after their tour. The PowerPoint presentations align with Ohio's 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Social Studies and Language Arts standards. For teachers across the country, museum visits are essential tools for memorable learning experiences. But the number of visits has declined due to tight school budgets and increased pressure for better test scores. This spring, sponsorships by individuals, organizations, and businesses are making it possible for more students to visit the Hayes Center. If you would like to help, please contact Development Director Kathy Boukissen ( kboukissen@rbhayes.org ).

FORMER AND CURRENT INTERNS SERVE AS HISTORY DAY JUDGES

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Former archival interns Joe Faykosh and George Hossler returned to the Hayes Center, joining current intern Julie Erchenbrecher to serve as judges in this year's National History Day in Ohio competition. Sixty-three students from area schools submitted projects on Saturday March 28 in the Ohio District 2 competition held at the Hayes Presidential Center. We thank Joe, George, and Julie for their expertise and for taking time from their busy lives to assist with judging. History majors all - Joe graduated from OSU and is completing his Masters at Bowling Green State University. George, a Fremont native, soon will complete his junior year at BGSU. Julie graduated from the University of Toledo in 2007.


TRANSFER OF WOOD COUNTY PROBATE FILES COMPLETE

In early 2008, we announced that Wood County, Ohio Probate Case Files, dating from 1872 to 1922 would transfer to the Hayes Presidential Center. With the help of Judge David A. Woessner and Wood County Records Center Manager Brenda Ransom and her staff, the project is now complete! Hayes Center volunteer Dorothy Wagner entered each name, case file number, and date into the Hayes Obituary Index. Throughout the year, Hayes Center staff photocopied hundreds of case files to fill online orders for researchers seeking information on Wood County families. Also included in this cooperative effort was a gift of 124 rolls of microfilm for use by onsite researchers. The film includes Wood County Probate Case Files #1 to #5945, dating from 1820 to 1923.

NOW ON THE WEBSITE

Roy Whitney WWI

Roy Whitney with friends at Camp Sheridan Alabama, WWI Rodney and Melinda Young recently donated nearly 300 photographs and memorabilia of Roy Whitney who served with Battery B, 2nd Field Artillery with the 37th Division Ohio National Guard - known as the "Buckeye Division." A talented individual who worked for the Toledo Blade before joining the service as a bugler, Whitney captured much of his WWI experience through photographs he took at Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, Alabama and Pierrefitte, Leognan, DeSouge and Pont-a-Mousson, France . Above, Whitney appears (second from the right) with friends while washing clothes at Camp Sheridan Alabama.

1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery

Alvin M. Woolson, Woolson Spice Company



We thank John and Barb Ohlemacher for their donation of a group of Civil War images, including a number of soldiers who served in Co. M of the 1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery. Among them are Captain Henry Bly; Lieutenants Nelson Prentice and James Ainslie; Private Alfred Nichols; and this photo of Sergeant Major Alvin M. Woolson of Huron Twp. Erie County, Ohio. You can read more about the life of Alvin Woolson and his successful career as the head of Toledo's Woolson Spice Company on PAPER TRAIL






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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS
TO THE
HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

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Nat Rosenblatt
In Memory of General Ralph P. Buckland

Theodore Rawson Crane, Ph.D.

Ottawa County Genealogical Society

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 FOR INVESTING IN AMERICA'S HISTORY!

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND STUDIES USING THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER'S PHOTOGRAPH AND MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS

 Colorado: The Artist's Muse




Colorado: The Artist's Muse by The Denver Art Museum

"Last Raid of a Rebel Pirate," by Ron Soodalter in Civil War Times

The American Civil War by Terry L. Jones

Alexander Cartwright: The Life Behind the Baseball Legend
by Monica Nucciarone and John Thorn

The First Ladies Fact Book: Revised and Updated by Bill Harris and Laura Ross

Les Noirs Americains: En Marche Pour L'egalite by Pap Ndiaye

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First Ladies Gowns

First-Lady Style: White House Gowns is on exhibit now at the Hayes Museum! Come with a friend or bring a group and enjoy a look at the fashions of America's First Ladies through the decades.


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

Ohio's Yesterdays





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

Ohio's Yesterdays