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Minutes of the Meeting of the

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Ohio Academy of History,

Columbus, April 8, 1961




THE OHIO ACADEMY of History held its twenty-eighth annual meeting

at the Ohio State Museum on April 8, 1961.

Two concurrent sessions were held in the morning and two in the

afternoon. Robert L. Gilmore of Ohio University presided over the

Latin American history section, at which Father Charles E. Ronan, S.J.,

of Xavier University delivered a paper entitled "Clavigero, Eighteenth

Century Voice of America," and Hugh M. Hamill, Jr., of Ohio Wesleyan

University spoke on "The Virgin of Guadalupe and the Origins of

Mexican Nationalism." A discussion of these two papers was led by

John Te Paske of Ohio State University and Charles Ameringer of

Bowling Green State University. The session devoted to Ohio history

was chaired by Eugene Roseboom of Ohio State University. Papers

were read by George J. Ruppel of the University of Dayton on "Another

View of Governor Donahey," and by Sam E. Salem of Case Institute

on "Newton D. Baker's Cleveland Career, 1901-1916." H. Landon

Warner of Kenyon College and Alan D. Harper of Ohio State University

carried the discussion of these topics. Louis Filler of Antioch College

acted as chairman of the session on American history. Papers entitled

"Jefferson's Foreign Policy and Napoleon's Ideologues," by Lawrence

S. Kaplan of Kent State University, and "The London Press and the

First Decade of American Independence," by Charles R. Ritcheson of

Kenyon College, were followed by a discussion opened by Robert Seager

II of Denison University and Jack P. Greene of Western Reserve Uni-

versity. The final session, devoted to the field of European history, was

once again chaired by John Hall Stewart of Western Reserve Univer-

sity. "Russia's Primary Industrial Revolution, 1835-1860: A Considera-

tion and a Critique of a Theory" was the subject of a study by Alfred A.

Skerpan of Kent State University, and "Hitler's First Twelve Hours in