News from the Hayes Presidential Center Manuscripts Division
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Fremont, Ohio 43416
Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE!
Everyone at the Hayes Presidential Center is deeply appreciative of the thoughtful comments expressed by so many, near and far, in the survey sent out early this year. They helped guide us as Executive Director Christie Weininger established committees and led us through the Strategic Plan process. We are pleased to share with you Our Plan for the Future!
SARAH BENDER SERVES SUMMER ARCHIVAL INTERNSHIP
The Manuscripts Division welcomed Sarah Bender, a junior at Ohio Northern University. Sarah served as a summer intern, processing, inventorying, and performing basic conservation measures on several new collections. She also researched and wrote collection descriptions for the records of several local women's organizations. An excellent writer and highly accurate, Sarah gained experience in the archival field while helping the Hayes Center process collections and add more of President Hayes' Speeches online.
HARPER'S WEEKLY DATABASE
Thanks to John Adler, creator of HARPWEEK, the online searchable database of every issue of Harper's Weekly, is now available to patrons who visit the Hayes Center. They can access and search every article, cartoon, and advertisement from 1857 - 1912. Mr. Adler recently visited the Hayes Center to use our Thomas Nast Collection in his research for an upcoming biography of the famous 19th century cartoonist.
HISTORIC PHOTOS HOSTED ON PINTEREST
Lake Erie's Yesterdays features nearly 3,000 historic photographs from the Charles E. Frohman Collection. Because the images from Lake Erie and the communities along the western basin's shoreline remain ever-popular we have "pinned" a few favorites (like the one at left featuring flyer Tonny Jannus at Cedar Point in 1914 ) on our Lake Erie's Yesterdays Pinterest board. Jannus flew the first U. S. scheduled passenger flight, (in a Benoist air boat made in Sandusky, Ohio) 100 years ago this coming New Year's Day. Pinterest is a place where EVERYONE can "pin" what they love. We welcome you to "pin" your Lake Erie favorites to our board!
PRESENTS FOR THE PRESIDENT
From the beginnings of our country to present day, Americans have given their presidents gifts of all kinds - some valuable or heartfelt - others trivial or humorous. What motivated them? - mostly admiration and respect, but sometimes attention, influence, or the need of a favor. Now you can browse a list of more than 400 gifts given to President Hayes and mentioned in his correspondence. The list contains the name of the individual who gave the gift, the date, his/her residence, and a short description of the gift. How about "potatoes for the Inaugural Dinner," or a Spotted Poland China sow, a plow, a steer, or barrels of apples and oysters? Some, such as President Lincoln's slippers, a ring containing the hair of President George Washington, and a Sioux tobacco bag, are on display in the Hayes Presidential Center Museum.
THANKS FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2013 GROVEFEST!
2013 Grovefest, the Hayes Center's biggest annual fundraiser, was a huge success thanks to generous sponsors, donors, and participants who made July 27th a very special day for family fun at Spiegel Grove!
IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS TO THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER
Barbara K. Stager
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!
RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND STUDIES USING THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER'S PHOTOGRAPH AND MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS
The Battle of Fisher's Hill: Breaking the Shenandoah Valley's Gibraltar
by Dr. Jonathan Noyalas
The Blue Streaks and Little Giants: More Than a Century of Sandusky and Fremont Ross Football
by Vince Guerrieri
John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment
by Gerard Magliocca
by David Stothers and Patrick Tucker
Curator of Manuscripts
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