Ohio History Journal

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Historical News

Historical News




SEVERAL LARGE CHESTS containing important papers of Samuel M.

("Golden Rule") Jones were discovered early this year in the attic of

the S. M. Jones Company of Toledo. The papers include original letters

to Jones, copies of letters from Jones, clippings from Toledo newspapers

on his election and administration as mayor of Toledo (1897-1904), and

records of the old Acme Sucker Rod Company (now the S. M. Jones

Company), which was founded by Mayor Jones.

The papers are to be given to the Toledo Public Library, where they

will be available for the use of scholars, subject to the permission of

Mason B. Jones, the only surviving son of Toledo's reform mayor.


Stanley F. Chyet has been appointed assistant to the director of the

American Jewish Archives.

A series of posters dealing with the participation of the Jew in the

Civil War is being prepared by the archives in connection with the

Civil War centennial.


Louis Leonard Tucker has been appointed director of the Historical

and Philosophical Society of Ohio. A native of Connecticut, he received

his Ph.D degree from the University of Washington, and for the past

two years has been a fellow of the Institute of Early American History

and Culture at Williamsburg, Virginia. He assumes his new position

on October 1.

Walter Muir Whitehill, director and librarian of the Boston Athen-

aeum, will be the speaker for the annual meeting of the society, to be

held Monday evening, December 5.

Miss Lillian C. Wuest, assistant librarian and member of the society

staff for forty years, retired August 31.


Robert Howes has been appointed assistant professor at the Univer-

sity of Akron. He will teach Russian and Far Eastern history.

Howard Allen has received a grant from the American Philosophical