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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

AUGUST 2009

HAYES CENTER EXPERIENCES DRASTIC BUDGET CUTS

Many of you from around the country contacted Ohio Goverrnor Ted Strickland and members of the Ohio legislature.in support of the Hayes Center. It was rewarding to speak with so many of you and receive your emails, telling us why the Hayes Presidential Center is important to you - its research collections, exhibits, President Hayes' historic home, school tours, the Civil War encampment, summertime concerts, Victorian teas, and Spiegel Grove's beautiful grounds. WE THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Sadly, for the next two years, the state has cut the Hayes Center's budget from 45% of its 2008 funding level. Plans are now being put in place to cope with the drastic cuts. Beginning in September, the Hayes Center will close Mondays, reducing staff to a 4-day work week. The first increase in admission prices in 7 years goes into effect immediately. Purchases of books, periodicals, and supplies will be at a minimum. Efforts to raise more funds will soon be underway.

Despite the dire news, the Hayes Center has hosted record numbers of researchers, visitors, educators, students, and exhibit and concert goers during the past 12 months!

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

Make an online donation in honor of/or in memory of someone special. Your dollars will help the Hayes Center continue its tradition of excellence in research in these difficult times!

Become a Hayes Presidential Center member and enjoy all of the benefits all year round!

SUMMER INTERN CHARLES JOHNSON PROCESSES PAPER S OF 19TH CENTURY METHODIST MISSIONARY

Charles Johnson Hayes Center Summer Intern Charles Johnson of West Lafayette, Indiana and a senior History major at Grace College processed the Reverend Franklin Ohlinger Papers. Charles, the grandson of missionaries, is especially interested in the role religion plays in people's lives. He not only researched the Ohlinger family, but also this period of intense missionary work in China by the Methodist Mission Board. In addition to his studies, Charles serves as an intern for Indiana Congressman Mark Souder.

NOW ON THE WEBSITE


Rev. Franklin Ohlinger with faculty of Anglo-Chinese College in Foochow, China


Gifted linguists, Rev. Franklin and Bertha Ohlinger were pioneers in translating and publishing materials in Chinese and Korean for the Methodist Mission Board. Ohlinger (standing 3rd from left with other faculty) was instrumental in founding the Anglo-Chinese College in Foochow, China.




Manville Moore 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry




PERSONAL WAR SKETCHES OF THE MANVILLE MOORE POST are now on the Hayes Center's Civil War Research Page . The post was organized in 1885 at Fremont, Ohio. The volume, dated 1891, is part of the Hayes Center's Local History Collection 220. The post was named in honor of Manville Moore , who served in Co. G, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg. The digitized sketches have been only lightly edited .







HAYES CENTER PARTNERS WITH 2009 SUMMER MIGRANT SCHOOL PROGRAM

2009 Migrant School Students during Photo Shoot at the Hayes Center

Students in the 2009 Summer Migrant Program will remember their time in Ohio in a special way. Using scrapbooks and digital cameras, they are creating a visual record of their experiences - the friends they’ve made, the people they’ve met, and the places they’ve visited.






Program Director Laura Bryant brought the students to the Hayes Center, where Photographic Curator Gil Gonzalez shared tips on taking good pictures. He then conducted a “photo shoot” on the grounds of Spiegel Grove, where students applied the lessons they learned. Intern Alexandra Hutchings, Meghan Wonderly, and Amelia Mowry mounted their photos to create REMEMBERING THEIR SUMMER, a display in the Hayes Museum featuring 30 of their favorite photographs.


MEGHAN WONDERLY DIGITIZES MORE OF PRESIDENT HAYES' SPEECHES

Meghan


We have continued to digitize more of President Hayes's Speeches and Messages. But this summer, Meghan Wonderly, a recent graduate of Fremont Ross High School, made a significant contribution by digitizing more than 75 of them. She plans to continue the project, volunteering her time until she leaves for New York University late this summer. Thank you Meghan for helping make more materials available on the Hayes Center's website!





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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS
TO THE
HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

Firelands Civil War Roundtable

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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 FOR INVESTING IN AMERICA'S HISTORY!!

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

A Journey in Brazil: Henry Washington Hilliard and the Brazillian Anti-Slavery Society by David I. Durham

A Southern Moderate in Radical Times: Henry Washington Hilliard, 1808-1892 by David I. Durham

" I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice by Joe Starita

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white house pets exhibit

Scott Hayes and Old Major

From George Washington to Barack Obama, America's presidents and their families have held great affection for their four-footed and feathered friends. Join us August 25th for the opening of WHITE HOUSE PETS and WHITE HOUSE HORSES!

REMEMBERING THEIR SUMMER

Remembering Their Summer!

2009 Migrant School Photo Display
in the Hayes Center Museum

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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