Ohio History Journal

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Historical News

Historical News




A GENERAL REORGANIZATION of the headquarters staff of the National

Trust for Historic Preservation has been announced by Robert Garvey,

Jr., executive director. William J. Murtagh, formerly assistant to

the director, now heads a newly created department of education, and

Mrs. Helen Duprey Bullock, formerly historian and editor, directs the

department of information, which issues Preservation News, a new

monthly publication. Newly appointed to the staff is Robert G. Stewart,

former planning consultant of the St. Louis Historic Building Commis-

sion, who was named director of the department of properties.


The post office department has announced plans for the first com-

memorative stamps of the new administration. Five stamps will be

issued, one each year, during the observance of the Civil War centennial

as the department's contribution to the centennial. The five stamps with

dates of issue are as follows: Fort Sumter, April 12, 1961; Shiloh,

April 6, 1962; Gettysburg, July 1, 1963; the Wilderness, May 5, 1964;

and Appomattox, April 9, 1965.


The Ohio Civil War Centennial Commission began publication in

January of a mimeographed bulletin of information on the activities of

the commission and of news items on local events in connection with

the observance of the centennial in the state.


J. Richard Lawwill, director of the Anthony Wayne Parkway Board,

is editor of the 1812 Newsletter, published by the Governor's Committee

for Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the War of 1812. Three

numbers of the mimeographed bulletin have been issued since May 1960.


The biennial report of H. T. Swinney, director of the Idaho State

Historical Society, indicates a remarkable accomplishment for a very

small full-time staff. Some of the progress made was credited to a group

of part-time volunteer workers from the Junior League of Boise, who