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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries




A number of professional meetings of interest to Ohio History readers will be

held this coming autumn. The Ohio Historical Society will host the 1979 annual

meeting of the National Historic Communal Societies Association at Zoar on

October 18-20, 1979. California State College and Washington and Jefferson

College will co-host the forty-eighth annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Historical

Association on Friday and Saturday, October 12-13, 1979; suggestions for papers

and/or sessions relating to Pennsylvania history should be sent to John Kent

Folmar, Department of History and Urban Affairs, California State College,

California, Pennsylvania 15419, or Roland M. Baumann, Pennsylvania Historical

and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120. The thirteenth annual

Duquesne History Forum will be held October 17-19, 1979, at the William Penn

Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; those interested should contact Bernard J.

Weiss, Director, Department of History, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh,

Pennsylvania 15219.


The Ohio Historical Society has published Guernsey County's Black Pioneers,

Patriots, and Persons, a black genealogy of Guernsey County, Ohio, by Rev.

Wayne L. Snider; this illustrated 144-page paperback traces the lives of black

citizens from the county's initial settlement in 1810, explores the history of the local

Underground Railroad, the role of the county's blacks during the Civil War, and

the development of black schools and churches, and is available from the Sales

Department, Ohio Historical Society, I-71 and 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio

43211 at a list price of $4.95. Also, in cooperation with the Academy for

Contemporary Problems the Ohio Historical Society has published Ohio-The

Next 25 Years, a collection of the papers delivered at a conference held by the

Academy last year to commemorate 175 years of Ohio statehood. The booklet

includes addresses by William B. Saxbe, former U.S. Senator, Attorney General,

and Ambassador to India; Ralph Widner, President of the Academy for

Contemporary Problems; and Dr. Thomas H. Smith, Director of the Ohio

Historical Society, and is available from the Sales Department, Ohio Historical

Society, 1-71 and 17th Avenue, Columbus 43211 at a list price of $2.95 plus 50c for

handling and shipping.


Prologue, the Journal of the National Archives, is offering its fourth $250 prize in

honor of Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress from 1774 to

1789, for the best scholarly article on any aspect of American history. To be eligible,

the article must have been researched either in the holdings of the National

Archives, regional archives, or one of the presidential libraries, should not exceed

7,500 words, and should be submitted to the Editor of Prologue, the Journal of the

National Archives, Washington, D.C., 20408 by August 1, 1979; the winning essay

will be published in Prologue.


The Northwest Area Foundation of St. Paul, Minnesota, has awarded $50,000 to

the Forest History Society, Santa Cruz, California, to support a biography of

David T. Mason, a nationally prominent forestor. The basic sources for the

biography are interviews conducted over an eight-year period by Elwood R.