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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The Society for German-American Studies will hold its 18th Annual Symposium

Thursday through Sunday, April 14-17, 1994, at The Pennsylvania State University.

The main topics will include "Gateway to the New World: German Migration to and

from Pennsylvania from 1683-1993," "The Pennsylvania Germans: History and

Culture," and, "German-American Studies: New Projects, New Insights." For further

information about the symposium, contact Eric Loop, The Pennsylvania State

University, 410 Keller Conference Center, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-1304.


The thirty-seventh annual Missouri Valley History Conference will be held in

Omaha, Nebraska, March 10-12, 1994. For information concerning the conference,

contact: Dale Gaeddert, Chair MVHC, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha,

Nebraska 68182.


Cathy Ames, currently the Historian for the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches

Association, is seeking information on Girls' High School Volleyball in Ohio from the

years 1895 through 1972. The information will be used in connection with her job

and to further work she began as a graduate student at Ohio University. Helpful

information would include names of individuals that either played or coached in Ohio

high schools (especially prior to 1950), action shots or team photographs, past

rulebooks, and any other items of related interest. If you can be of any help, please

contact Cathy Ames at River View High School, 26496 SR 60 N, Warsaw, Ohio



The Western Reserve Historical Society opened its newly-built Reinberger Gallery

in May 1993. The new structure unifies the Society's Museum and Library entrances

and will serve as the visitor orientation and program area, will house the Museum

Shop, and will have available rental space for special events. An important feature of

the new building is the Ferro mural, a 72-by-28 foot mural once known as the world's

largest porcelain enamel mural which was created for the 1939 World's Fair in New

York City by the Ferro Enamel Corporation and Cleveland artist Daniel Boza.


The first annual Herbert Hoover Book Award, presented by the Hoover Presidential

Library Association, was given to Melvyn P. Leffler for his book, A Preponderance of

Power: National Security, the Truman Administration and the Cold War. Leffler is a

professor and chairman of the department of history at the University of Virginia and

has authored more than two dozen books and articles on twentieth century American

history. The prize, earmarked for the best scholarly book on any aspect of American

history during Mr. Hoover's half century of public service, consists of a bronze

medallion struck by the United States Mint and an honorarium of $2,500. For further

information about the Herbert Hoover Book Award contact the Hoover Presidential

Library Association, Box 696, West Branch, Iowa 52358.


The Forest History Society recently announced several prize winners. Colin A. M.

Duncan, a professor in the History Department at Queen's University (Kingston,

Ontario), won the Theodore C. Blegen Award for his article, "On Identifying a Sound

Environmental Ethic in History," which appeared in Environmental History Review.

The Ralph W. Hidy Award went to David Backes, an assistant professor of mass