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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

DECEMBER 2011

JOIN US DEC. 15th FOR A FREE LECTURE BY CIVIL WAR EXPERT & COLLECTOR LARRY STRAYER

Larry Strayer: Civil War Expert & CollectorGuest speaker is Civil War expert and collector Larry Strayer. Strayer will share the story of how he got involved in collecting Civil War memorabilia, and how his collection has evolved over 40 years. His presentation is titled Battlefield & Homefront Exhibit - An Inside Look at Civil War Collecting. Numerous items from Strayer’s personal collection are included in the Civil War: Battlefield & Homefront exhibit on display now through Jan. 29, 2012, in the Hayes Museum . Following his lecture, Strayer will invite participants to view the exhibit with him.


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COMMEMORATION OF THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WAR ONLINE

In this 150th anniversary of America's Civil War, libraries, museums, and historical societies are devoting efforts to giving greater access to their Civil War Collections. Two of the many interesting are:

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

The University of Iowa has enlisted the help of volunteers to transcribe the many Civil War diaries and letters in its holdings. You can view online the progress of the digital project.

NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, NOAA has assembled a special historical collection of maps, charts, and documents prepared by the U.S. Coast Survey during the war years. The collection, “ Charting A More Perfect Union,” contains over 400 documents, available free to the public. One of the most interesting is the slave population density map.

NOW ON THE HAYES CENTER WEBSITE

MORE OF PRESIDENT HAYES' SPEECHES NOW ONLINE

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of Diana DePasquale, PhD student at Bowling Green State University, the long-term project of digitizing President Hayes' speeches moved forward significantly. Follow this link to view a chronological list of dates and titles with speeches linked.

VOLUNTEER DOROTHY WAGNER ADDS MORE THAN 4,500 WOOD CO. NAMES TO OHIO OBITUARY INDEX

Devoted volunteer Dorothy Wagner has added more than 4,500 entries to the Ohio Obituary Index from the Wood County, Ohio Probate Court records donated to the Hayes Presidential Center early in 2011. Dorothy has spent nearly 500 hours entering names from Wood County Divorce Records and Wood County Guardianships (1851 - 1907) to the Hayes Center's Ohio Obituary Index. If you haven't checked the Obituary Index recently for your Wood County ancestors, you may want to do so. Copies of records can be ordered online. The Ohio Obituary Index is duplicated on Ancestry.com and Archives.com .




Richard H. Stotz WWII Photographs

Richard Stotz with Roscoe The collection includes more than 1,200 scans of photographs taken and/or collected between 1942 and 1946 by Fremont, Ohio resident and 5th Marine Division Combat Photographer Richard H. Stotz . Several years before his death Mr. Stotz gave his collection to his nephew Bruce Hirt. Bruce kindly donated scans to the Hayes Presidential Center. Locations include Camp Pendleton, California; 20th Century Fox Studios, Hollywood, California; Hawaiian Islands; Iwo Jima; and Sasebo and Nagasaki during the occupation of Japan. Follow this link to view some of the photographs












Colonel Stanley Wolfe Collection

Rescued Crew from Cape San Juan: WWII


Photographs collected by Col. Stanley Wolfe, Fremont, Ohio, who served with the 6th ONG and the 37th Division in WWI and WWII. They include U.S. Signal Corps images taken on Fiji Islands during WWII, where Wolfe served as quartermaster. Among them are several images of survivors of torpedoed Cape San Juan brought to Fiji during the summer of 1943.







Neidecker Collection

Napiers


The family history materials donated by the late Betty Neidecker, of Ottawa County, Ohio, contain her research on the Hennesseys and the seafaring Napier family of Port Clinton, Ohio and St. Joseph, Michigan.








Grant/Dickinson/Butman Papers (1833-1975)

Personal correspondence and photographs of the Grant and Dickinson families, prominent early pioneers of Sandusky County who were business associates of Sardis Birchard and close friends of the Hayes family.

Fremont, Ohio Business Records

The bulk of the materials is ephemera from many Fremont, Ohio businesses, particularly during the latter half of the 19th and early decades of the 20th century.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records (1842 - 1992)

Among the records of this early Fremont, Ohio, church are early parish registers containing (marriages, baptisms, deaths, and family names from ca. 1842 - 1867) for some of Sandusky County's earliest settlers.

African American Civil War Soldiers of Sandusky County

David J. Vance USCT Oakwood Cemetery Fremont, Ohio Through the research of Charles Weiker, two more Sandusky County African Americans Civil War soldiers have been identified and added to the Civil War research page. While walking Oakwood Cemetery, in Fremont, Wayne Van Doren, took pictures of their grave markers and shared them with me. They too can be found on the Civil War Research page. Wayne's goal is to honor the service of every Sandusky County, Ohio veteran by placing an American flag at each gravesite. Read about Wayne and watch a 2010 CBS Sunday Morning segment that featured Wayne and the Van Doren family's efforts to honor veterans on Ohio's Yesterdays


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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS TO THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

Dan James

Gale S. Hurd

Jane L. Fox, Ph.D.

Barbara Phillips Reid

Theodore Rawson Crane, Ph.D.
In memory of Marilyn Tiedtke
(Boston, MA 1940 - Boulder, CO 2006 )


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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

unholy sabbath: the battle of south mountain

Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain in History and Memory by Brian Jordan

"Captive Memories: Union Ex-Prisoners and the Work of Remembrance" by Brian Jordan in Civil War Monitor

George Crook: From the Redwoods to Appomattox, by Paul Magid

Edmund Drummond Libbey: A Biography of the American Glassmaker, by Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr.

Bodies of War: World War I and the Politics of Commemoration in America, 1919-1933, Lisa Budreau

"Members of the Manville Moore Post 525, GAR, Fremont, Ohio" and "Civil War Photographs in the Henry Benham Collection" in Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal

"Johnson's Island," Eyewitness, in On Point (U. S. Army Historical Foundation) by Emily George

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Happiest of Holidays!

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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