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March 2017

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!

For 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 [email protected]

Nathan Danziger Donates Collection of Fremont Business Papers

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 Korenko
  • " 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

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