Ohio History Journal

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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



David E. Kyvig, history professor at The University of Akron, recently received

the Bancroft Prize for the best book in American history published in 1996, for

his Explicit & Authentic Acts: Amending the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1995. The

book, acclaimed as "a major contribution to the history of American legal, consti-

tutional, and political development," was published by the University Press of



The Ohio Academy of History will hold its annual spring meeting 24-25 April

1998 at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. For information, contact H.

Forse, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0220.


The Forty-first Annual Missouri Valley History Conference will be held in

Omaha, Nebraska, March 12-14, 1998. Inquiries may be directed to Lorraine M.

Gesick, MVHC Program Coordinator, Department of History, University of

Nebraska at Omaha, NE 68182 or by e-mail to lgesick@cas.unomaha.edu.


The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission invites applications for

its 1998-1999 Scholars in Residence Program. The program provides support for

full-time research and study at any Commission facility, including the State

Archives, The State Museum, and 26 historical sites and museums. Residencies are

available for four to twelve consecutive weeks between May 1, 1998, and April

30, 1999, at the rate of $1200 per month. The program is open to all who are

conducting research on Pennsylvania history, including academic scholars, public

sector professionals, independent scholars, graduate students, writers, fill-makers,

and others. For further information and application materials, contact: Division

of History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Box 1026,

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108. Deadline is January 16, 1998.


The Kentucky Historical Society recently presented its annual Richard H.

Collins Award to Professor Chad Berry of Maryville College, Maryville,

Tennessee. Dr. Berry was honored for his essay, "The Great White Migration,

Alcohol, and the Transplantation of Southern Protestant Churches," which ap-

peared in the Summer 1995 issue of The Register, the Kentucky Historical

Society's quarterly. The Collins Award was distinguished to recognize distin-

guished research and writing in the field of Kentucky history. For further informa-

tion, contact, Thomas H. Appleton, Jr., Editor, Kentucky Historical Society, P.O.

Box 1792, Frankfort, KY 4062-1792.


Robert A. Musson, M.D., has written and published a highly informative his-

tory of beer brewing in Akron, Ohio, entitled Brewing Beer in the Rubber City: A

history of Akron's brewing industry from  1845 to 1997.   Accompanying

Musson's well-researched text is an amazing array of maps, photographs and illus-

trations, including collectibles such as beer labels, advertisements, trays, and

crates. Truly "a definitive history," Brewing Beer in the Rubber City would be of

interest to anyone interested in Akron history as well as brewing in America. To

obtain a copy of the book, send $24.95 to Robert A. Musson, 2989 Silver Maple

Drive, Fairlawn, Ohio 44333.