Ohio History Journal

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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



Recent appointments, retirements, and awards within the professional

community of Ohio historians include: H. Roger Grant of The University of

Akron has been appointed to the editorial board of Railroad History; War-

ren F. Kuehl, who joined the history department of The University of Akron

in 1964, has retired; Roberta S. Alexander of the University of Dayton re-

ceived an NEH-Project '87 Grant to attend a conference on the Constitution;

Erving Beauregard of the University of Dayton received a U. D. Christian

Humanism Grant for research; Frank Mathias of the University of Dayton re-

ceived both the 1985 Scholar of the Year Alumni Award and the Kentucky

Historical Society's Richard Collins Award; Edwin King was promoted to

full professor emeritus and retired from the University of Dayton's history

department after thirty-three years on the faculty; Donald A. Hutslar of the

Ohio Historical Society won the Ohioana Book Award of 1986 in the category

of history for his book The Architecture of Migration: Log Construction in the

Ohio Country, 1750-1850; Larry L. Nelson of the Ohio Historical Society was

awarded the Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museum's Out-

standing Achievement Award for his book Men of Patriotism, Courage, and

Enterprise: Fort Meigs in the War of 1812.

Bluffton College will host the sixth "Mennonite Experience in America"

conference on November 5-7, 1987. Papers will focus on nineteenth century

Amish and Mennonite immigrants to the U.S. and Canada, and the commu-

nities - especially those in Ohio - which they settled. In cooperation with

the Allen County Historical Society, Bluffton College will also co-sponsor a

project, modeled on extramural local history classes in Britain, which will in-

troduce the methods of modern social history through research on ethnic

and religious diversity in the settlement of northwestern Ohio. For informa-

tion about these projects contact Bluffton College, Department of History,

Bluffton, Ohio 45819.

The University of Kansas will host the Eleventh Annual Symposium of the

Society for German-American Studies on April 23-25, 1987. Professor Wolf-

gang Helbich, University of Bochum, West Germany, who is known for his

work on emigrant correspondence and the establishment of a collection of

nineteenth century emigrant letters, will be the keynote speaker. For addi-

tional information, contact Helmut Huelsbergen or William Keel at The Max

Kade German-American Document and Research Center, 2080 Wescoe Hall,

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045.

Ohio University Libraries received a National Endowment for the Human-

ities award to support a "Schools and the Means of Education Shall Forever

Be Encouraged: An History of Education in the Old Northwest, 1787-1880,"

exhibition, related symposia, catalog, and guide. The project will be part of

the university's celebration of the bicentennial of the Northwest Ordinance

of 1787. Additional support has been provided by the Ohio Humanities

Council and Ohio University's 1804 Fund. For details contact Carol J. Blum,

Archives and Special Collections, Vernon R. Alden Library, Ohio Universi-

ty, Athens, Ohio 45701-2978.