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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

DECEMBER 2013

REBECCA DICKINSON RETURNS FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY

Rebecca Dickinson

The Manuscripts Division welcomed the return of Heidelberg University senior and honors student Rebecca Dickinson. Becca is performing an Independent Study with Dr. David Bush . Her research of the Hayes Center's Johnson's Island collections is in preparation for the 2014 exhibit hosted by the Center. The exhibit will feature the archaeology research and discoveries of Dr. Bush and his students at the Civil War Confederate Officers Prison on Johnson's Island .

The Hayes Center staff congratulates Becca on her upcoming graduation from Heidelberg. In 2014, she will pursue her master's in Library Science at Kent State University .


RUTHERFORD B. HAYES: BUCKEYE PRESIDENT

BUCKEYE PRESIDENT

The Hayes Presidential Center highlights the strong link between Rutherford Hayes and The Ohio State University in its new exhibit Rutherford B. Hayes: Buckeye President on display through April 13, 2014. This exclusive exhibit is made possible through funding from Diversified Insurance and Auto-Owners Insurance .





JESSICA MAIBERGER BECOMES HAYES CENTER OFFICE COORDINATOR

JESS MAIBERGER

This fall, Jessica Maiberger became the Hayes Center's new Officer Coordinator. A devoted volunteer, intern, and conservation technician, Jessica takes on her new role with the same enthusiasm and friendliness that have been the hallmark of her time at the Center. 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 and her master's in History from Philadelphia's Villanova University.









LARRY MICHAELS DONATES EARLY LAWN TENNIS COLLECTION

Early Tennis Postcard

Author, minister, and Hayes Center 2013 Gateway to the Future campaign Co-chair Larry Michaels is also a devoted tennis player. This fall, Larry donated his collection of early Lawn Tennis documents, pamphlets, books, postcards, and memorabilia. Larry's lawn tennis materials join the Hayes Center's Rendell Rhoades Croquet Collection . Together, they offer an extensive understanding of Victorian era leisure activities. Thank you, Larry!





PERSONAL WAR SKETCHES OF ROBERT CALDWELL POST 439 NOW ONLINE

Thanks to Jen Fording, Harris-Elmore Library Local Historian and descendants of Henry Hammond, quartermaster of the Robert Caldwell Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 439, we can now read the personal Civil War sketches of its 99 members on the website . (Please be patient while the large pdf file loads). Hammond also recorded a short history of the post that organized in 1884 at Elmore, Ohio. He also created a listing of Ottawa County, Ohio, residents who served in the War with Spain and World War I. Hammond (1845 – 1927) served in the 100th OVI during the Civil War. The letters of Corporal Robert Caldwell of the 21st OVI for whom the post was named are preserved at the Hayes Center. Follow this link to read transcriptions. Caldwell was killed at the Battle of Stones River.

FREMONT OHIO SOROSIS CLUB RECORDS

The records, dating from 1897 to 1955, contain 53 annual Sorosis Club programs from the Fremont, Ohio, chapter; personal letters of chapter president Harriet Billau (1914 – 1945); newspaper articles; and meeting minutes.

ROYAL ARCH MASONS CHAPTER NO. 64 RECORDS

These records span the years from 1902 to 1993, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1910 to the 1960s. The records include a ledger containing meeting minutes and members' names, dates of birth, occupations and residences.


IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS TO THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL CENTER MANUSCRIPTS FUND

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Dan James

Nancy Platt Rayfield

Zoe L. Titchenor

Ronald L. Stuckey, Ph.D.

Gale Hurd

Cosmopolitan Club

Rich and Linda Geyman
In Memory of Conceta "Jeff" Hoffman

Jane L. Fox, Ph.D.

In Memory of June Smith Rice

Michael Smith

Jane Benton

Edith Walden

John Rudderow

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


The Road to Chinese Exclusion: The Denver Riot, 1880 Election, and Rise of the West by Liping Zhu

Shooting Arrows and Slinging Mud: Custer, The Press, and the Little Bighorn by James A. Mueller

Making of Korean Christianity: Protestant Encounters with Korean Religions, 1876 - 1915 by Sung-Deuk Oak

German Immigrants, Race, and Citizenship in the Civil War Era by Allison Clark Efford

Ohio: A History of the Buckeye State by Kevin Kern and Gregory Wilson

American Founding Son: John Bingham and the Invention of the Fourteenth Amendment by Gerard N. Magliocca

A Civilian in Lawton's 1899 Philippine Campaign: The Letters of Robert D. Carter by Michael E. Shay

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Enjoy the Holiday Season just as President Hayes did!

Sleigh Rides

Dec.26 - Dec.29 and Dec.31
by
South Creek Clydesdales


Sleigh Rides on Lovers Lane

Sleighing in Spiegel Grove's Lovers Lane
photograph by Gil Gonzalez



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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