Ohio History Journal

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Historical News

Historical News




THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION for State and Local History has estab-

lished an annual prize and a grant-in-aid program to encourage the publi-

cation of sound, interpretive localized history. A prize of one thousand

dollars will be awarded each year for the book-length manuscript in

localized history which in the opinion of the research and publications

committee makes the most distinguished contribution to American or

Canadian historiography.

The grants-in-aid, which are made for significant research projects in

localized history, are limited to necessary travel expenses, photocopying,

clerical assistance, and similar purposes.

Manuscripts for the competition and applications for grants-in-aid

should be submitted by October 15. Application forms and further

information may be secured from Clement M. Silvestro, Director, Ameri-

can Association for State and Local History, 816 State Street, Madison

6, Wisconsin.

Richmond D. Williams, assistant director of the association for the

past year, became associate director of the Eleutherian Mills Historical

Library at Greenville, Delaware, on May 1.


The fourteenth Annual Seminars on American Culture sponsored by

the New York State Historical Association is being held at Cooperstown

on July 2-8 and 9-15. Courses being offered this year are New York

in the Dutch Period, American Textiles, Life of the Frontiersman, Civil

War, Archaeology (Contact Period), American Glass, Photography for

the Record, Frontier Cooking, American Pewter and Silver, Prints in

America, Conservation of Paintings, and Peopling the Past.


A sesquicentennial celebration of the Battle of Tippecanoe is being

planned for August 17-20 at Battle Ground, Indiana. The program

includes guided tours of historic sites in the area, a mock battle on the

old battlefield, a pageant, and other local events. Arrangements are

under the auspices of the Battle of Tippecanoe Sesquicentennial Com-