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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries


The Ohio Academy of History's 1989 Spring Meeting will be held at The

Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, on April 21-22, 1989. Those

interested in further information regarding the meeting should contact Dr.

Richard Francis Spall, Jr., Program Chairperson/OAH, Department of Histo-

ry, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio 43015.


The Mormon History Association will hold its annual meeting at the Quincy

Holiday Inn, Quincy, Illinois, May 11-14, 1989. For further information contact

M. Guy Bishop, History Division, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90007.


The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic will hold its

annual meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia, on July 20-22, 1989. For informa-

tion about the Society and the meeting please contact SHEAR, c/o James H.

Broussard, Lebanon Valley College, Department of History, Lebanon,

Pennsylvania 17003.


The Midwest Archives Conference will hold its annual Spring Meeting on

May 4-6, 1989, in Chicago, Illinois. Archivists, historians, librarians, museum

curators, manuscript curators, records managers, oral historians, or those

interested in the preservation and use of historical materials are invited to

attend. For further information contact Shirley J. Burton, NARA-Chicago

Branch, 7358 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629.


Don R. Gerlach was recently named The University of Akron's 1987-1988

Outstanding Researcher, a prestigious award which carries a $1,000 cash prize

and is given annually according to a vote of the Alumni Council following

nominations by University of Akron colleagues. Gerlach is well-known for his

research on Philip Schuyler and has published the first of a three-volume study

entitled Proud Patriot: Philip Schyler and the American Revolution in New

York, 1733-77. He has taught at Akron since 1962.


Nicholas J. Zentos, Associate Professor of History at Lorain County

Community College, and his wife, Wendy Marley Zentos, have compiled

Ethnic Communities of Lorain County: History and Directory, a 96-page listing

of Lorain County's ethnic churches, fraternal clubs, social groups, and cultural

organizations. Brief group histories are accompanied by photographs, maps,

and census data. Those interested in obtaining copies of the directory should

contact Nicholas J. Zentos, Lorain County Community College, Division of

Social Science/Public Services, 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035.


The New York State Historical Association recently announced the 1988

winners of their annual Kerr History Prize and Manuscript Award. The Kerr

History Prize-which is awarded each year to the best article published in the

Association's New York History-has been awarded to Randy William Widdis

of the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, for his article, " 'We Breathe the