Ohio History Journal

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PROCEEDINGS                           247


book will be made up of nearly a score of essays, treating various aspects

of Ohio history and activity. While we believe that this section of the book

will be of great interest to the general reader, and will serve to interpret

the State as a whole, it is unlikely that it will make significant addition to

the body of knowledge on Ohio.

The second and third sections of the book, however, will be a unique

contribution. Because of its large staff, widely distributed over the State,

the Writers' Project has been able to dig up a considerable mass of inter-

esting information on neglected items in the State's history. Staff workers

have covered all the important highways in Ohio, and have located points

of interest and uncovered episodes which, by their very nature, can hardly

be utilized by the conventional historian. Using the network of roads as

an organizing unit, the book will reveal the present picture of Ohio, tell

the story of the activities and occupations of its people, and pause at his-

toric spots to connect the present with the past. The result is a new form

and style of history which, we believe, may provoke the citizens of Ohio to

a keener interest in the heritage of their State.

In addition to the Ohio Guide, the project has published, or is pre-

paring, similar publications on the major cities and the more interesting

counties in the State. A sample of this aspect of the work is the Guide to

Chillicothe and Ross County, a booklet of about 30,000 words, profusely

illustrated with photographs of the district, and containing a list of the

points of interest in Chillicothe and Ross County. A similar book on War-

ren and Trumbull County is now going to press. When this series is

finished, Ohio will have a more complete picture of itself and its history

than it has ever had before. Great care is being taken in the research and

writing, and it is earnestly hoped that future historians of the State may

find, in this series of books, a ready and accurate source of information.

After the completion of the formal program of the session

a brief time was devoted to a general discussion of the papers

presented. Before adjourning, the conference took action favor-

ing a similar joint conference next year, at which time teachers of

history in secondary schools, local and regional historical so-

cieties and other organizations interested in history, genealogy and

allied subject should be invited.

This conference will be held Friday and Saturday, April

7-8, 1939.

Minutes of the Regular Annual Meeting of the Ohio State Arch-

aeological and Historical Society, Held April 26, 1938.

A meeting of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical

Society was held April 26, 1938, in accordance with the consti-

tutional provision concerning the Annual Meeting. A quorum of

members was present. In the absence of the president and vice

presidents of the Society, Mr. H. C. Shetrone was elected chair-

man for the day.      The secretary presented the Minutes of the