Ohio History Journal

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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The National Historical Publications and Records Commission is pleased to

announce that The Ohio Historical Society is one of more than 10,000

institutions and organizations throughout the country participating in the

production of a Directory of Repositories of Historical Records. The guide,

which will provide summary information on historical records of all types in as

many repositories as possible, is expected to include many more institutions

than any prior publication in this field. The directory will employ an automated

system permitting periodic revision and update as well as computer-generated

printing. The system will permit the production of small directories for

individual states or other areas. In addition to summary information about the

geographical, chronological, subject, and other characteristics of the records

held by each repository, the directory will list the name, address, telephone

number, and hours and days of service of each institution.


The editors of the Black Abolitionist Papers Editorial Project, funded by the

National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Historical

Publications and Records Commission, seek assistance in locating

correspondence, speeches, editorials, and any other primary source materials of

black abolitionists from the period 1830 to 1865. Although the project is topical,

it focuses on nine prominent figures: William Wells Brown, The Fortens

(Robert-James-Charlotte), Henry Highland Garnet, William C. Nell, J. W. C.

Pennington, Charles Lenox Remond, Samuel Ringgold Ward, David Ruggles,

and J. McCune Smith. Any assistance in locating documents will ge greatly

appreciated. Contact the project at 100 Main Hall, University of Wisconsin, La

Crosse, Wisconsin 54601.


The Forest History Society has established a biennial $500 award to the author

of the best book published in the field of North American forest and conservation

history. An independent panel of judges will evaluate nominated titles. The first

award will be given in 1977 for books published in 1975 and 1976. Anyone

wishing to submit a nomination should contact the Society at Box 1581, Santa

Cruz, California 95061.


Two recent articles on aspects of Ohio history appearing in other journals are

"The Mercy Hospital Controversy among Cleveland's Afro-American Civic

Leaders, 1927," by William Griffin, Associate Professor of History at Indiana

State University, in The Journal of Negro History, LXI, No. 4 (October 1976),

327-50; and "The Disappearance of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Hicksite)," by Bruce

Crauder, in Quaker History, LXV, No. 2 (Autumn 1976), 93-99.


Readers of Ohio History may want to make note of the following recent

publications. The Library of Congress has announced the publication of The

John Dunlap Broadside: The First Printing of the Declaration of Independence,

by Frederick R. Goff. This is a detailed account of the first printing of the

Declaration and contains large photographs of early editions and background

notes on each. The book is available from the Information Office, Library of

Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540; cost is $15.00 hardbound and $7.00