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News from the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Division

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43416
Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts
1/800-998-7737 x39
ncard@rbhayes.org

SEPTEMBER 2010

HAYES CENTER HOSTS 3RD NEH LANDMARKS IN AMERICAN HISTORY WORKSHOP

The Hayes Center's Executive Director Thomas Culbertson and Project Director Dr. Steven Culbertson led the Hayes Center's 3rd NEH Landmarks in American History program. The Hayes Center again hosted 50 community college faculty members from across the country during two weeklong workshops. Dr. Rebecca Edwards, Dr. Brooks D. Simpson, Dr. Timothy Messer-Kruse, Dr. Robert Fogarty, Dr. Sanford Marovitz, and Dr. Michael J. Kiskis presented lectures on key Gilded Ages issues that participants will share with their students.





SUMMER BROUGHT SCHOLARS & STUDENTS TO THE HAYES CENTER

From Texas Christian University to the University of Alabama, scholars and students traveled to the Hayes Center in record numbers this summer. They tapped the Hayes Center's rich holdings to research and write about Great Lakes shipping, Civil War regiments, early aviation, the removal of the Wyandots, and 19th century presidential elections.

Among the researchers was artist Peter Waddell, who is pictured sketching one of Lucy's gowns on display in the Hayes Museum.The White House Historical Association commisioned Waddell to create a series of 15 paintings of the White House interiors and exteriors during the 18th and 19th centuries. Waddell believes it is important to depict the occupants of the White House to help tell the stories not only of the first families but also of the servants who were so much a part of life inside the White House. Waddell's work will go on exhibit at the White House Visitor's Center in 2011 as part of the association's celebration of its 50th anniversary.





University of Akron Professor Kathleen Endres has spent many hours at the Hayes Center researching the Charles E. Frohman photograph, newspaper and manuscript collections that document the Civil War Prison on Johnson's Island. Much of the material was collected by Frohman during research and writing of his classic Rebels On Lake Erie. Professor Endres' work represents the planning for an upcoming documentary about the prison.







PORTRAIT OF MISSING WWII PILOT LT. COL. JACK ZIMMERMAN


Last fall, we told you about the discovery by Parks Canada of a downed WWII plane believed to be that of Fremont, Ohio native Lt. Col. Jack Zimmerman He and four crew members were lost in the waters of the St. Lawrence in November 1942. (You can read the full story in the Ohio's Yesterdays blog.)

This August, a Fremont resident brought a large original pastel portrait to the Hayes Center. The portrait was identified as Zimmerman. Not until she read the story did she realize that the individual in the portrait was that of missing pilot Lt. Col. Jack Zimmerman. The portrait now has been reframed using archival materials.









The timing was especially fortunate. Parks Canada Underwater Archaeology Technician Chriss Ludin of Ontario visited the Center just after the arrival of the portrait. He believes the portrait was done from a photograph of Zimmerman taken in May 1942 - just six months before the tragic loss of his PBY-Catalina. He hopes his research of the Zimmerman Collection will further the joint study currently underway by Parks Canada's and the JPAC (Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command) organization. Located in Hawaii, JPAC is commissioned by the United States government with recovering, identifying, and returning the remains of those who fought and died for America and never returned home from our nation's wars.





MORE WOOD COUNTY, OHIO RECORDS WILL TRANSFER TO THE CENTER

Genealogists researching Wood County, Ohio will be happy to know that Wood County Probate Judge David E. Woessner has, once again, offered to transfer some early county records to the Hayes Center. Plans are underway to transfer guardianship records (1850 to circa 1900) and a small number of early divorce cases. Microfilm copies of the records will continue to be available at the Wood County Records Center in Bowling Green. Processing and data entry in the Hayes Center's Ohio Obituary Index will take some months. We will keep you posted!

As announced by Hayes Center Librarian Becky Hill several weeks ago, the Wood Center for Archival CollectionsCounty Library, Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University, and the Wood County Genealogical Society will soon partner with the Hayes Center, adding their extensive index of obituaries from Wood County newspapers to the Ohio Obituary Index.




HIDDEN TREASURES OF THE HAYES MUSEUM


Treasures in the Attic

Hayes Center visitors have the opportunity for a peek at rarely seen items from the Hayes Center's collections vault. From the unique to the unusal, the artifacts have an indirect connection to the Museum's collection focus, yet they merit preservation. Some items are early design proposals for the Washington Monument, photographs of General Ulysses S. Grant's funeral, elk antlers, and a sewing basket created from an armadillo!






Hidden Treasures of the Hayes Museum

A record number of visitors joined Executive Director Tom Culbertson, Hayes Center staff, and volunteers for the opening reception of Hidden Treasures of the Hayes Museum on the evening of August 17th. They delighted in seeing a sampling of items selected from our collections of Local History, Great Lakes, Gilded Age, and, of course, Hayes Family materials. The Hayes Center thanks the Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation for providing funding that made Hidden Treasures possible. Additional funding was provided by Mosser Construction, Inc.




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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS TO THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

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We are grateful to the these special individuals, who, through their thoughtfulness and generosiity, have helped the Hayes Presidential Center continue its tradition of research excellence during these difficult economic times!

Kermit Weeks

Leanna Shaberly

Terry and Sue Pelton
In Memory of Joyce Tuckerman Zeigler

Edward B. and Zoe L. Titchener

JPMorganChase Foundation (Matching Gift)
Kathleen Zeigler
In Memory of Joyce Tuckerman Zeigler

You can donate safely and conveniently online by following this link to Donations to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund - or you can send your donation to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Fund, Attn: Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts, Hayes Presidential Center, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420

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. As a donor, you name appears on our web site and in the Hayes Presidential Center Annual Report.

THANK YOU FOR INVESTING IN THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER WHERE AMERICA'S PAST COMES ALIVE FOR ALL!

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

Iron Ore Transport on the Great Lakes: The Development of a Delivery System to Feed American Industry, by W. Bruce Bowlus

Redskins in Bluecoats: A Strategic and Cultural Analysis of General George Crook's Use of Apache Scouts in the Second Apache Campaign, 1882-1886 by Major Michael J. Livingston, USMC (Thesis)

Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications, by Richard R. John

D. M. Bennett: Truth Seeker, by Roderick Bradford (Documentary)

From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail: The Transformation of Politics and Governance in the Gilded Age, by Charles W. Calhoun

A Home of Their Own: The Story of Ohio's Greatest Orphanage, by Ed Lentz

At the Dusk of Dawn: Selected Poetry of Albery Allson Whitman, by Ivy G. Wilson

Tinclads in the Civil War: Union Light Draught Gunboat Operations on Western Waters, 1862 - 1865, by Myron J. Smith

“To Make the Wheels Revolve We Must Have Grease: Barrel Politics in the Gilded Age,” by Mark W. Summers in Journal of Policy History

Banned in Boston: Moral Reform Politics and the New England Society for the Suppression of Vice,” by P. C. Kemeny in Church History

Creating Connections: Economic Development, Land Use, and the System of Cities in Northwest Ohio, by Matthew D. Bloom (Dissertation)

The Sociocultural Context of Cleveland's Miss Mittleberger School for Girls, 1875 - 1908, by Sharon Morrison Pinzone (Thesis)

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Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts
Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43420
1/800-998-7737 x 39
ncard@rbhayes.org
www.rbhayes.org
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