Ohio History Journal

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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The Spring Meeting of the Ohio Academy of History will be held Friday and

Saturday, 23-24 April 1993, at Wittenberg University.


The Oral History Association will hold its 1993 Annual Meeting on November 4-7,

1993, at the Birmingham Raddison Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. For more informa-

tion write to Kim Lacy Rogers, Department of History, Dickinson College, Carlisle,

Pennsylvania 17013-2896.


The Forest History Society announces the availability of Alfred D. Bell, Jr., travel

grants for 1993. Those wishing to study in the society's library and archives may receive

up to $750 in support of travel and lodging expenses. Five grants were awarded during

1992. For information on the society's holdings and application procedures, write to

Bell Travel Grants, Forest History Society, 701 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North

Carolina 27701, or call (919) 682-9319.


Ohio University's Swallow Press has recently issued Log Construction in the Ohio

Country, 1750-1850, an abridged version of Donald A. Hutslar's The Architecture of

Migration: Log Construction in the Ohio Country, 1750-1850, in an affordable paper-

back edition. Hutslar's work won The Ohioana Book Award of 1986 and has been

hailed as "a fine addition to the scant literature on American log building." The new

paperback version contains over fifty excellent-quality photographs, drawings, and

illustrations and is an invaluable resource on log construction. For further information

about Log Construction in the Ohio Country, 1750-1805, contact the Ohio University's

Swallow Press, Scott Quadrangle, Athens, Ohio 45701.


The Ohio Historic Preservation Office, a division of the Ohio Historical Society, has

recently published How to Complete the Ohio Historic Inventory, by Stephen C.

Gordon. The new historic inventory manual provides detailed information on how to

conduct historic property surveys and record properties on Ohio Historic Inventory

forms. The 224-page, generously-illustrated manual includes sections on using archi-

tectural and structural terminology, identifying Ohio architectural styles and Ohio

building types, recording engineering and industrial structures, and completing the

Ohio Historic Landscapes Survey. Also included are sample inventory forms, a

detailed bibliography, and an index. How to Complete the Ohio Historic Inventory is

available for $14.95 (plus $2.50 for shipping and handling) from the Ohio Historical

Center Museum Shop. For further information write to 1982 Velma Avenue,

Columbus, Ohio 43211-2497, or phone (614) 297-2414.


Professor John I. Kolehmainen has recently published his memoirs, Remembering

Bygone Days. A teacher at Heidelberg College for forty-two years, Kolehmainen

details his early days in the Finnish settlement at Conneaut, his experiences as a

Fulbright scholar in Finland, as well as his years at Heidelberg. The book sells for

$11.00 per copy (which includes shipping and handling). To order a copy, write to

John I. Kolehmainen, 192 St. Francis Avenue, No. 28, Tiffin, Ohio 44883.


The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, has been awarded a

Federal Institute of Museum Services grant for $75,000 to support general operations.