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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

AUGUST 2011

JULIE ERCHENBRECHER JOINS THE HAYES CENTER julie erchenbrecherSTAFF

In June, the Hayes Center staff bid farewell to Merv Hall, who retired after more than 10 years assisting our researchers. At the same time, we welcomed new staff member Julie Erchenbrecher. A native of Fremont and a graduate of Terra Community College, Julie received her BA in History from the University of Toledo. Previously, she volunteered at the Center and in 2008 performed an internship with the Manuscripts Division. Her education, skills, and knowledge of the Hayes Center have made the transition seamless. When you next visit the Center, please say hello to Julie!









JESSICA MAIBERGER RETURNS AS 2011 SUMMER
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Jessica Maiberger 2011 Intern


This summer, the Center welcomed back Jessica Maiberger. She performed an archival internship, gaining knowledge in the fundamentals of Archival Administration, digitizing speeches given by President Hayes, and uploading metadata and images. Originally from Tiffin, Ohio, Jessica previously volunteered in the Museum Division, where she cataloged Center artifacts. She received her undergraduate degrees in History and Education from Heidelberg University. Her internship is part of her master's program at Philadelphia's Villanova University.










NEW ON THE WEBSITE

Fremont News-Messenger Pictures

For many, 1981 doesn't seem long ago, but for others, it seems like ancient history! In fact, more than a generation has passed! As part of Jessica Maiberger's internship, she uploaded and described more than 500 photographs from 1981 issues of the Fremont News-Messenger. You can find them on OhioLINK. Much thanks go to volunteers Ann Cain and Roy Wilhelm, who spent hundreds of tedious hours researching, identifying, and dating the pictures!

Johnson's Island Printed Materials

Researchers of the Civil War Confederate Officers' Prison on JohnsonsIsland Civil War PrisonLake Erie's Johnson's Island are familiar with the Center's extensive holdings of the Charles E. Frohman Collection . They now have an additional resource thanks to Charles B. Schultz, who recently donated a collection of published articles, diaries, and scholarly works on the Civil War prison.




Lloyd E. Abbott Collection

A native of Sandusky24th Marines at Iwo Jima County, the late Lloyd Abbott was deeply interested in his family's history. The collection contains his genealogical research on the Ledermann/Bork families who emigrated from Vorstetten, Germany. Also included are his WWII photographs and correspondence (1944 - 1946) during his service with the 4th Marine Division at the Battle of Iwo Jima.





St. Mark Lutheran Church Records

Records of Fremont's St. Mark Lutheran Church now are part of the Center's Local History Collection thanks to the assistance of staff member Verna Young. The records cover the years 1891 - 2004. Part of the records include names of confirmands and those baptised from 1891 to 1985.

Rear Admiral Charles O'Neil Papers

Admiral O'Neil had a lengthy and spectacular naval career, rising from volunteer master's mate during the Civil War to flag rank by 1897. The collection includes 365 letters received by Admiral O'Neil from 1897 to 1899 while serving as the U.S. Navy's Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance.

Hardesty's Sandusky County Atlas, 1885

Because of the continued efforts of intern Emily George and volunteer Roy Wilhelm, all Sandusky County Ohio Civil War biographical sketches appearing in the Hardesty's Sandusky County Atlas are now available on the website.

Louis Baus' Great Lakes Vessel Albums

More than 400pere marquette II photographs and capsule histories of Great Lakes ships were recently added to Lake Erie's Yesterdays thanks to support from the Sidney Frohman Foundation and to OhioLINK for providing the searchable image database Digital Resource Commons. You can learn more about the late Louis Baus and his passion for the Great Lakes on my Ohio's Yesterdays blog.




DR. MARY WONDERLY RECEIVES MARY MILLER HAYES AWARD

Mary Wonderly, M. D.

Congratulations Dr. Mary Wonderly! Fremont Memorial Hospital presented its Mary Miller Hayes Leadership Award to Dr. Wonderly. A Fremont family practice physician, Dr. Wonderly is Chief of Staff at Fremont Memorial Hospital, president of the Sandusky County Medical Society, and an assistant professor at the University of Toledo. Fremont Memorial Health Care System honored Dr. Wonderly by donating $1,000 in her name to the organization of her choice. We are most grateful to Dr. Wonderly for choosing to donate her $1,000 award to the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Division.

JOHN BROWN, JR. COLLECTION

Our appreciation goes out to EVERY generous donor who has contributed to the Center's Manuscripts Fund. YOU have made possible the recent acquistion of more than 360 letters, several diaries, and photographs of John Brown, Jr . and his family who lived at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie's South Bass Island from 1862 until the turn of the 20th century. Processing of the collection will soon be complete. The materials will then be added to those already a part of the Center's Charles E. Frohman Collection. Researchers will gain a greater understanding of the controversial Brown family, who were instrumental in the abolitionist movement prior to the Civil War. Additionally, the Brown correspondence offers new insights into the local history of the Erie Islands. Thank you!!

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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS TO THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

Patricia Dwyer

Rich and Linda Geyman
In Memory of Beulah Sours

Memorial Health Care System
In Honor of Dr. Mary Wonderly

Mervin Hall

Steven A. Anderson and Kathy Hammell

Rev. Mary Staley

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


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, your 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

Albert Bierstadt: Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast, A Superb Vision of Dreamland by Patricia Junker

" Sills laid for camp:" A Memoir of a Life in Maine, by Dean Bennett

"On the Road with Rutherford B. Hayes: Oregon's First Presidential Visit, 1880, " by Kristine Deacon in Oregon Historical Quarterly

Ohio's Lake Erie Wineries, by Claudia Taller


It Took A War: The End of Slavery in West Virginia, (Thesis) by Mark Guerci

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, by John Soennichsen

The White House: The President's Home in Photographs and History, by Vicki Goldberg

Against the Gallows: Antebellum American Writers and the Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment, by Paul Christian Jones


The Battle of South Mountain,
by John David Hoptak

Mr. Speaker!: The Life and Times of Thomas B. Reed The Man Who Broke the Filibuster, by James Grant

The Last Battle of the Civil War: United States Versus Lee, 1861-1883, by Anthony J. Gaughan

A Visitation of God: Northern Civilians Interpret the Civil War, by Sean Scott

"Drawing Life's Changes: Late Nineteenth-Century Plains Drawings from Hampton Institute and Carlisle Indian School, " by Joyce Szabo in Native American Studies

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Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts
Hayes Presidential Center
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43420
1/800-998-7737 x 239
ncard@rbhayes.org
www.rbhayes.org
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