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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 x239
ncard@rbhayes.org

JANUARY 2013

HELP US PLAN FOR THE FUTURE. WE VALUE YOUR INPUT!

In 2016, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center will celebrate the centennial of its founding as the nation's FIRST presidential library. We are motivated by this approaching milestone to create a Strategic Plan that will propel our organization forward by addressing critical issues and meeting the needs of our public in exciting and cutting-edge ways. The Strategic Plan will focus on seven core areas: Collections, Public Relations, Buildings and Grounds, Education, Funding, Governance, and Human Resources.

We need your help!

Some of you have already received an email, asking if you would take a few minutes of your time to answer the questions in this survey. If you haven't filled out the survey, we would appreciate your participation. Hearing from researchers who use the Hayes Center's Photograph and Manuscript Collections - Hayes Papers, Local History, Great Lakes and Frohman, and Gilded Age - both onsite and online is vital. Please go to the link below

Hayes Presidential Center Survey

Thank you for your continued support of the Hayes Presidential Center's Manuscripts Division!

War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier

During the War of 1812, the Ohio Frontier played a pivotal role as the United States struggled against Great Britain for control of the Great Lakes. Through the holdings of the Hayes Presidential Center and the Lou Schultz Collection, this exclusive exhibit explores America’s early defeats and its eventual victories at Fort Meigs, Fort Stephenson, on Lake Erie, and at the Thames. Sponsored by The Sidney Frohman Foundation, The War of 1812 on the Ohio Frontier, examines the crucial battles and strategic importance of the “Ohio Frontier.” The exhibit opens February 13, 2013 and continues through October 7, 2013.

General Manning Force Escutcheon Donated

Ken JuulRetired Naval Commander Ken Juul and his wife Vicki donated the Civil War escutcheon of Juul's great grandfather General Manning Force to the Hayes Center. Because of the lifelong friendship that existed between General Force and President Rutherford B. Hayes, Juul felt that the Hayes Presidential Center was an appropriate repository for the escutcheon and other family materials. President Hayes and Lucy named their eighth child and the only one born at Spiegel Grove for General Manning Force. Read more about it on the Ohio's Yesterdays blog.

Historypin

Along the Yukon River, 1916The Manuscripts Division’s new project is sparking interest in the past by combining history and geography. Through Historypin's dynamic website and mobile app, the Hayes Center’s Manuscripts Division is joining other archives, museums, schools, and individuals in collective storytelling by “pinning” its historic photographs to Google’s worldwide map. Tagged with date and location, photographs of some of Fremont, Ohio’s early homes and businesses fade out to present-day Google street views. Also “pinned” is a slideshow of some of Colonel Webb Hayes’ photos taken during a 1916 trip up the Yukon River. Recently, Historypin’s Story of the Week featured the important images of the Battle of Iwo Jima that are part of the collection of WWII combat photographer Richard Stotz. Over time, more of the Hayes Center’s photographs will be added. View our first efforts at The Hayes Presidential Center's Channel.


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IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS TO THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

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Jane L. Fox, Ph.D.
In memory of June Smith Rice

Gale Hurd

In Honor of Nan Card

Ronald L. Stuckey, Ph.D.


Zoe L. Titchener

Anonymous Donor

Alexander W. Kennedy

We are grateful to these special individuals, who through their thoughtfulness and generous donations made it possible to acquire new Manuscript Collections and resources at the Hayes Presidental Center that benefit researchers - genealogists, scholars, local historians, students, and educators - not just for today, but for a lifetime! Thank you for helping the Hayes Presidential Center continue its tradition of research excellence!

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

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

Battle of Brices Crossroads by Stewart Bennett

Battle of Brice's Crossroads, by Stewart Bennett

Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape, by Katherine Ziff

A Free Man of Color and His Hotel: Race, Reconstruction and the Role of the Federal Government, by Carol Gelderman

Coming for to Carry Me Home: Race in America from Abolitionism to Jim Crow, by J. Michael Martinez

Winning the West with Words: Language and Conquest in the Lower Great Lakes, by James J. Buss

The Post-Presidency from Washington to Clinton, by Burton Kaufman

Donn Piatt: Gadfly of the Gilded Age, by Peter Bridges

The Illusion of Ignorance: Constructing the American Encounter with Mexico, 1877 – 1920, by Janice L. Jayes

Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War, by David S. Cecelski

The Elected and the Chosen: Why American Presidents Have Supported Jews and Israel, by Denis Brian

Ice! The Amazing History of the Ice Business, by Laurence Pringle

Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There, by Peter Hannaford

"Camp Perry, Ohio," by Emily George in On Point: The Journal of Army History




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
Ohio's Yesterdays