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Richard Willer (U. S. Marine Corps, WWII) Interview 2013
Marvin L. Haar (U.S. Army, Viet Nam) Interview 2014
Charles Aldred (U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps WWII) Interview 2013
Harry C. Heyman (U. S. Marine Corps, World War II), Interrview 2014
William R. Williams (U.S. Navy, Korean War) Interview 2014
Raymond Grob (U. S. Navy, Korean War) Interview 2014



News from the Manuscripts Division Archives

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43416
Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts
1/800-998-7737 x239


Sarah Rumple of Calvin College Completes Archival Internship


It was HPLM's pleasure to welcome Sarah Rumple, a senior at Calvin College of Grand Rapids Michigan as an archival intern this summer. Sarah's wide-ranging course of study included Philosophy, Jewish Thought and Culture, Psychology, and classes in Chinese. Sarah helped process collections, edit President Hayes' speeches, and provided conservation of local history photographs.

Larry Michaels Donates Rev. Ezra Howland Family Letters

Hayes member Larry Michaels recently donated a bound volume of approximately 275 letters that belonged to the Howland family of Oregon Twp. East Toledo. The letters date from 1857 to 1866 and include letters (1864 and 1865) from Ezra Jr. and Orange H. Howland during their Civil War service in the Third Ohio Volunteer Cavalry . The bound volume also includes letters of the officers of the American Missionary Association. Previously, Larry donated his historic collection of tennis materials .

History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert Back by Popular Demand!

Mike GilbertFor the third year, we are pleased to announce the return of Local Historian and Educator Mike Gilbert . Sponsored by Mary Wonderly, M. D. History Roundtable will feature the popular six-part series of the area's rich and diverse history. You won't want to miss his talks on our shared past. Saturday dates are Sept. 17; Early Physicians Sept. 24; Fremont's Business Legacy Oct. 8; JFK Assassination: Evidence Explained Oct. 15 ; Tales of the 1913 Flood Oct. 22; Oakwood's History Cemetery and Oct. 29l Local Ghost Stories Sessions will take place in the Hayes Museum from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $5 for each session or $25 for all six. To register, contact Nan Card, 419-332-2081 x239 or

Nathan Danziger Donates Collection of Fremont Business Papers

Josephs The bulk of the material in the Nathan Danziger Papers dates from the 1950s and 1960s. It contains the Danziger family business correspondence, as well as several family photographs. The remaining parts of this collection are devoted to Joseph’s Department Store. The original Joseph’s Department Store was established in 1864 by Jacob Joseph in Fremont, Ohio.


A Sons Dream: The Founding of the Nation's First Presidential Library
by Meghan Wonderly

Kelleys Island: 1885 - 1893, The Final Chapter by Leslie Korendo

" The Community Became an Almost Civilized and Christian One: John Stewart's Mission to the Wyandots and Religious Colonialism as African American Racial Uplift " by Sakina M. Hughes in Native American and Indigenous Studies

American Indians, American Presidents by Clifford E. Trafzer

All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America by Marla McDowell

Americanization of Edward Bok by Edward William Bok

The Historical Presidency: "The Fibre of which Presidents Ought to Be Made": Union Busting from Rutherford Hayes to Scott Walker
by Alexis N. Walker in Presidential Studies Quarterly

"We Learned That We are Indivisible": Sesquicentennial Reflections on the Civil War Era in the Shenandoah Valley
by Jonathan Noyalas, Ph.D.

My Brother's Keeper: African Canadians and the American Civil War
by Bryan Prince

Reconstructing Democracy: Grassroots Black Politics in the Deep South After the Civil War by Justin Berend

Border Wars: The Civil War in Tennessee and Kentucky by Kent T. Dollar , Larry H. Whiteaker , W. Calvin Dickinson

Along the Sandusky River by Bryon Hord and Larry Michaels

On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century by Daniel Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball

Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders by Brady Carlson

"Farewell My Nation:" American Indians and the United States in the Nineteenth Century By Philip Weeks, Ph.D.

"The Hayes 11-Cent Die Proofs of 1922"
by Jerry A. Katz

Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism by Chris Jennings

People of the California Gold Rush by Derrick Hoeser

Going Up South: Historical Gleanings from New York State's North Country by Herbert C. Halias

The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the Amiercan Middle Border
by Christopher Phillips

First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama
by Joshua Kendall

The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History
Paul Andrew Hutton



Judge Michael E. Shay

David and Mary Hockenbery
In Memory of Pastor Bill and Helen Slates

Ann Cain

Sally Baskin and Nancy Gooldin
In Memory of Olive E. Babione

Cosmopolitan Club

Anonymous Donation
In Memory of Rev. Franklin Ohlinger

We are grateful to these special individuals and organizations, who through their thoughtfulness and generous donations, made it possible to acquire new Manuscript Collections and resources at the Hayes Presidental Library and Museums 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 Library and Museums continue its tradition of research excellence!

You can donate safely and conveniently online by following this link to Donations to the Hayes Presidential Manuscripts Fund - or you can send your donation to the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums Manuscripts Fund, Attn: Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts, Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420



Nan Card
Curator of Manuscripts
Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
Spiegel Grove
Fremont, Ohio 43420
1/800-998-7737 x 239
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