Manuscripts Division Newsletter
Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts
Julie Mayle, Associate Curator of Manuscripts
1/800-998-7737 Ext. 239
Index to the Names of President Hayes’
Correspondents Now Online
As a complement to the microfilm of the Hayes Papers, a 3000-plus page index was created decades ago. Although never completed (no roll or frame numbers are listed), the index offers the names of the individuals who wrote to President Hayes. They are arranged alphabetically by surname. Dates of each piece of the individual’s correspondence are then listed chronologically.
The scan of this index was graciously produced by the Miller Center at the University of Virginia. For information about obtaining photocopies of an individual’s letters, contact Curator of Manuscripts Nan Card ([email protected]) or Associate Curator of Manuscripts Julie Mayle ([email protected]) at 1/800-998-7737 x239 or 419-332-2081 x239.
Experiencing Veterans and Artist Collaborations Exhibit
Through a partnership with Professors Lee Fearnside and Joe Van Kerkhove of Tiffin University, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts Julie Mayle shared veterans’ interviews for a special exhibit of original artwork inspired by and based upon local veterans’ experiences. Each veteran received an edition of the print to keep for themselves. “Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations” (EVAC) opened in the museum rotunda in honor of Veterans Day. The exhibit can be viewed through January 31st. Some of the pieces will eventually be displayed at locations throughout the country. Below is a link that highlights the story of veteran Ernie Hopkins.
Sterling Silver Spoon
Through loyal support from donors to the Hayes Manuscripts Fund, an elaborately decorated sterling silver spoon was added to the collection. William T. Crump, a soldier who as an aide in the 23rd Ohio and then valet and steward at the White House had the spoon engraved for Lucy. She spent nearly 200 days in camp tending to the sick and wounded. It reads “Mother of our Regiment, from one of her Boys, Co. I, 23rd Regt. OV.” Members of the 23rd gave Lucy a similarly inscribed plaque on the occasion of the Hayeses’ silver wedding anniversary while in the White House.
Stereoview of President Hayes and First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes in Dakota Territory
Also acquired is a stereoview picturing Hayes, Lucy, and the presidential entourage in Dakota Territory in the fall of 1878 The image, taken by F. Jay Haynes, is well known here, but none of the staff has seen the original. Now, thanks to donors the Hayes Manuscripts Fund, we are able to add this rare stereoview to the president’s collection.
IN RECOGNITION OF DONORS TO THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUMS MANUSCRIPTS FUND
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 Presidential 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 Manuscripts Fund, Attn: Nan Card, Curator of Manuscripts, Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio 43420
THANK YOU FOR INVESTING IN THE HAYES PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUMS
WHERE AMERICA'S PAST COMES ALIVE FOR ALL!
Sidney Frohman Foundation
James and Janice Dunmyer
Zoe and Brad Titchener
John and Marie Hildebrandt Foundation
Jane L. Fox, Ph.D