Biographical Research File
More than 4,000 Biographical Research Files are maintained. Arranged alphabetically by subject and surname, the files contain copies of materials pertaining to President Rutherford B. and Lucy Webb Hayes, the Hayes family, the Hayes administration, and Gilded Age issues, events, and individuals. Also included are materials about the Hayes Center and its collections. Collections include topics such as the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Erie and the Erie Islands; Ohio; and Northwest Ohio families and local history.
The number and type of materials contained in each file vary. They consist largely of copies of research requests and staff correspondence with researchers for the past several decades; newspaper and journal articles; typed transcripts; genealogies; family group sheets; bible records; and brochures.
Files containing genealogical material on Northwest Ohio families are indexed in the Hayes Obituary Index by family surname or by the individual's name (ex. Keeler Family or Marvin Keeler). Files are available for research Monday thought Saturday from 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. Please contact Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information about obtaining photocopies of any of the files.
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