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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The fourteenth annual Duquesne University History Forum will be held

on October 27, 28, and 29, 1980, at the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh,

Pennsylvania. Well established as one of the major professional meetings of

its type, having sessions in all fields of history, the Forum is the largest an-

nually held meeting in the northeastern United States. Those interested in

submitting proposals for papers and/or complete sessions, or who desire to

serve as a moderator or commentator should contact Professor Steven Bela

Vardy, Director, History Forum, Department of History, Duquesne

University, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The special theme for the 1980 meeting

will be "Islam and the relationship between Islamic and Christian civiliza-



The National Association of Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies (NAIES) is

publishing two volumes of Working Papers from the Anti-Slavery Society

For The Protection of Human Rights, based in London, England. The

Human Rights Development Working Papers deal with the origins, causes

and remedies to human rights problems. Some of the Working Papers are

final reports of research projects: others are preliminary discussion

documents on interim reports on work in progress. Both volumes, Making

and Breaking Human Rights: The UN's Specialised Agencies and Im-

plementation Of The International Covenant On Economic, Social and

Cultural Rights and Human Rights and the Basic Needs Strategy for

Development, are authored by Philip Alston and may be ordered by

contacting Dr. George E. Carter, NAIES, University of Wisconsin-

LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI 54601.


The Genealogy Committee of the Clinton County Historical Society has

published a new book, Cemetery Records of Clinton County, Ohio,

1798-1978. This book has 400 pages with records from 87 cemeteries, more

than 32,000 entries, a surname index, map, pictures and historical articles

about Clinton County. Family history pages are also included in the

volume. Published by the Curless Printing Company of Blanchester, Ohio,

further information concerning Cemetery Records ... may be obtained by

writing to the Genealogy Committee, Clinton County Historical Society,

149 E. Locus Street, P.O. Box 529, Wilmington, OH 45177.


A history of the sandstone grindstone industry in southeastern Ohio and

West Virginia has recently been published by W.B. Bond. This area, the

Amherst-Berea area and one county in Michigan, produced better than 90

percent of the grindstones quarried in the U.S. Grindstone Country has 40

pages of photographs, 120 pages of text and 14 maps. Histories of a dozen

firms are interspersed with chapters of reminiscences of some of the quar-

rymen. The quarrying and finishing processes for the stones are described

and illustrated in detail. Copies are available, $7.50 postpaid, from W.B.

Bond, 101 Hillside Way, Marietta, OH 45750.