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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries





Among recent publications concerning Ohio history are the following: the

Marion County Historical Society is publishing a new history of Marion County,

the first comprehensive history of the county since 1907; those interested should

write to the Marion County 1979 History, P.O. Box 976, Marion, Ohio 43302. The

Putnam County Historical Society has available Putnam County Pioneer

Association Centennial History 1873-1973; 1880 History and 1895 Atlas of Putnam

County (one volume); and The Blizzard of 1978 in Putnam County, Ohio; for more

information, write The Putnam County Historical Society, Box 260, Kalida, Ohio

45853. The Western Reserve Magazine's annual northeastern Ohio travel guide,

Undiscovered Ohio Right Around Home, is now available. This 224-page

publication includes 675 destinations, visitor attractions, and points of interest in

northeastern Ohio; those interested should write The Western Reserve Magazine,

P.O. Box 243, Garrettsville, Ohio 44231.


Two scholarly meetings of interest to Ohio History readers will be held this fall.

The Ohio Academy of History's fall meeting will be held at Kent State University on

October 5-6, with the featured speaker being Dr. Thomas H. Smith; Dr. Smith

earned the first Ph. D. in history at Kent State. The Ohio Historical Society will

host the annual meeting of the National Historic Communal Societies Association

at Zoar on October 18-20; Kathy Fernandez is program chairperson and any ques-

tions regarding the conference should be addressed to her at the Ohio Historical

Society, Interstate 71 and 17th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211.


The twenty-third annual Missouri Valley History Conference will be held in

Omaha, Nebraska on March 6-8, 1980. Papers and sessions relate to the traditional

topic and area studies as well as quantification, psychohistory, teaching

methodology, research tools and techniques, and interdisciplinary studies; panel,

paper, and commentator proposals should be submitted by November 1, 1979 to

Professor Oliver B. Pollak, Department of History, University of Nebraska at

Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska 68182. The Forest History Society will hold its annual

meeting in Santa Cruz, California on October 27-28, with one of the features being

a session with historical papers; those interested can phone Harold K. Steen at (408)

426-3770. Also, the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the

Forest History Society $77,751 for the compilation of an encyclopedia of American

forest and conservation history. The encyclopedia project is part of the Forest

History Society's commitment to produce reference works of broad utility to

scholars and others of the forest history community. By conveniently presenting the

essential facts and interpretations of the field in one volume, the encyclopedia will

further understanding and study of America's significant forest history. General

editor of the encyclopedia is Richard C. Davis, formerly research archivist and

compiler, for the Society, of North American Forest History: A Guide to Archives

and Manuscripts in the United States and Canada, which won the Society of

American Archivists' Waldo Gifford Leland Prize in 1978. Davis will enlist the aid

of many specialists in the preparation of authoritative articles; publication is

scheduled for 1982.