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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The Ohio Labor History Project of The Ohio Historical Society has completed

the Preliminary Guide to Sources in Ohio Labor History, a forty-seven page

pamphlet listing over 350 entries. Copies can be obtained for $2.25 by writing to

Ohio Labor History Project, Ohio Historical Society, Archives/Manuscripts

Division, Columbus, Ohio 43211. Please make checks payable to the Ohio

Historical Society.


The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $25,000 grant to

the Local History Department of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library for

local history programming. Seven thirty-minute slide-cassette presentations

with narration and musical background will be produced during the twelve-

month grant period. Complementing the audio-visual efforts will be printed and

display materials. The specific programs are entitled: "Toledo Historical High-

lights," "Tours of Toledo-Area Towns and Neighborhoods," "The Afro-

American Experience in Toledo," "The Ethnic Experience in Toledo," "The

Fight for Women's Suffrage in Toledo," and "Meet Me At Tiedtke's." The last

named program chronicles the history of a famous local department store. A

previously produced local history presentation, "Toledo in the 1920's," will also be

upgraded under provisions of the grant.


The fourth annual California State College History Forum will be held on

April 27, 1977. Scholarly topics in all fields of history are invited. Those in-

terested in participating should write Dr. J. Kent Folmar, Department of His-

tory, California State College, California, Pa. 15419 by January 1, 1977.


The Sixth Newberry Summer Institute will take place in Chicago, June 8 to

July 8, 1977. The intensive program of lectures, workshops, laboratories, and

discussions is designed to provide a thorough introduction to the basics of

quantitative historiography, particularly statistics, computers, research design,

historical demography, and to the key methods in the "new" social and political

history. Historians are invited to apply regardless of field; advanced graduate

students are welcome. No previous training in statistics, mathematics, or com-

puters is needed. The Institute is sponsored by the National Endowment for the

Humanities and the Rockefeller Foundation, and fellowships are available. For

further details and application forms (due March 15, 1977), write Richard Jen-

sen, Family and Community History Center, Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton

St., Chicago, Illinois 60610.


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

available on various aspects of the state's history. Tornado, written by Polk

Laffoon, IV, is a 224-page, illustrated account of the Xenia tornado of 1974. It

may be purchased from Harper & Row Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New

York, N.Y. 10022 for $8.95. The Catholic Journey Through Ohio is an illustrated

history of the Roman Church In Ohio from the first settlement to the present.

Written by Albert Hamilton, the book sells for $1.95. For more information,

contact the Catholic Conference of Ohio, 22 South Young Street, Columbus,

Ohio 43215. The Spirit of '76 . .. An American Portrait is now available from