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Minutes of the Meeting of the

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Ohio Academy of History,

Columbus, April 12, 1958



THE TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING of the Ohio Academy of History

was held at the Ohio State Museum on Saturday, April 12, 1958.

Three concurrent morning sessions offered papers on a variety of topics.

In the area of American social history, with Walter Rumsey Marvin of the

Ohioana Library in the chair, "Protestantism and the American Labor Move-

ment, 1827-1869," was presented by Clair M. Cook of the Religion and

Labor Foundation of Columbus, "The Religious Sisters of Mercy in Ohio,"

by the Rev. Carl R. Steinbicker of The Athenaeum of Ohio and Our Lady

of Cincinnati College, and "The Struggle for an International Copyright

Law," by Stuart R. Givens of Bowling Green State University. Eugene C.

Murdock of Marietta College presided at the American political history ses-

sion, in which George H. Lobdell, Jr., of Ohio University spoke on "Frank

Knox and the Progressive Movement," and John J. Whealen of Xavier

University on "American Liberalism: A Study in Consistency." Lawrence S.

Kaplan of Kent State University led the discussion. As chairman of the

modern European history session, Carl G. Gustavson of Ohio University

introduced Helmut Haeussler of Wittenberg College and Philip Poirier of

Ohio State University who presented, respectively, "Friederich Meinecke's

Reaction to World War I" and "Fabian Myth and the Early Labor Party."

The discussion leader was Marion Siney of Western Reserve University.

Landon Warner of Kenyon College, president of the Academy, presided

at the luncheon, which was served to ninety-nine persons at the Ohio State

University Faculty Club. Robert H. Hilliard of Ohio Northern University

announced that the Committee on Awards had selected Eugene H. Rose-

boom's A History of Presidential Elections as the outstanding historical

achievement by a member of the Academy in 1957. Dr. Roseboom was pre-

sented the annual Certificate of Award by the president. Harold J. Grimm of

Ohio State University then delivered the principal address, "Recent Trends in

Reformation Research."

Following the business meeting, a summary of which appears below, two

afternoon sessions were held concurrently. One was a panel discussion on