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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The Ohio Historical Society is reprinting Scoouwa: James Smith's Indian

Captivity Narrative ($5.95), the eighth edition of Colonel Smith's 1799 journal

and the first annotated reprint in seventy years. The journal Smith kept is an

important document reflecting Indian-white relations in the late eighteenth

century as well as struggles between colonists and representatives of the king.

William M. Darlington's annotations from the 1870 edition are included with

additional explanations by John Barsotti. The Society has published an Ohio

County Records Manual ($5.00) to help county officials establish and main-

tain effective county records programs. Compiled by the Archives-Manuscript

Division, this loose-leaf guide will be updated by the Society as retention

laws change. A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Temperance and Prohibi-

tion Papers ($8.00) has also just been published. This 379-page research

guide is a joint microfilm publication of the Ohio Historical Society, Michigan

Historical Collections, and the Women's Christian Temperance Union, and

describes the holdings of these institutions. It was sponsored by the National

Historical Publications and Records Commission.

The complete Ohio American Revolution Bicentennial Conference Series

is now available. Included in this slipcased set are: Ohio in the American Rev-

olution, edited by Thomas Smith; The Historic Indian in Ohio, edited by

Randall L. Buchman; Blacks in Ohio History, edited by Rubin F. Weston;

Women in Ohio History, edited by Marta Whitlock; Toward an Urban Ohio,

edited by John Wunder; and Ohio in Century Three, edited by Ralph L. Pear-

son. The set costs $11.50. Copies of the above publications may be ordered

through the Sales Department, Ohio Historical Society, I-71 and 17th Avenue,

Columbus, Ohio 43211.


Among recent manuscript accessions at Ohio archival institutions are the

following: Kent State University Archives and American History Research

Center have received the Youngstown AFL-CIO Council records, 1957-1974;

Trumbull County Federation of Labor records, 1938-1960; Silk Family Papers,

1867-1964; Marvin Kent Papers, 1864-1903; Spelman-Hinds Family Papers,

1831-1964; Cowles Family Papers, 1790-1975; Giles Hooker Cowles Papers,

1773-1834; Fuller Family Papers, 1841-1946; Betsy Mix Cowles Papers, 1832-

1950; Youngstown League of Women Voters records, 1937-1974; Warren Ur-

ban League records, 1947-1975; and from the Ethnic Heritage Collection,

Vladas Lisaukas Papers, 1954-1956; Andrew Rolik Papers, 1922-1976; Jack

Stukas Papers, 1941-1973; Albinas Treciokas Papers, 1940s-1950s; and Juozas

Petrusevicius Papers, 1921-1939.

The University of Akron American History Research Center has acquired

the Municipal Court of Akron records, 1862-1935 (640 volumes); Better Busi-

ness Bureau of Akron records, 1926-1976 (37 cubic feet); Stark County Clerk

of Courts records, 1926-1927 (2 cubic feet); Stark County Marlboro Township

records, 1846-1972 (5 microfilm reels); and Summit County Probate Court

marriage records, 1840-1865 (5 volumes).

The Cincinnati Historical Society has recently acquired the Southwestern

Ohio Lung Association records, 1910-1974 (15 linear feet); Air Pollution Con-

trol League scrapbooks, 1959-1972 (2 linear feet); Hamilton County Probate