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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



Ohio University Press is launching a new series of books to commemorate

Ohio's two-hundredth anniversary in 2003. The Ohio Bicentennial Series will

provide the public, scholars, and students with a comprehensive picture of the de-

velopment of Ohio life. Ten books are planned for the series, tentative titled in-

clude: Transportation in Ohio; Documentary Heritage of Ohio; Women in Ohio

History; Indigenous Peoples of Ohio; Vernacular Architecture of Ohio; Governors

of Ohio: Ohio: A  Pictorial History;  Ohio Utopian  Communities; Ohio

Technology; and Ohio Migration. The series will be edited by Clarence Wunderlin

of the Kent State University, and will be written by noted scholars from around the

state and nation.


The Ohio Academy of History will hold its 1998 Spring Meeting at Denison

University. The 1999 Spring Meeting is slated for the University of Dayton. For

further information, contact Donna L. Van Raaphorst, Cuyahoga Community

College-Western Campus, History Department, Cleveland, Ohio 44130-5199.


The Ripley, Ohio,home of John P. Parker, nineteenth-century abolitionist and

industrialist, will undergo restoration to serve as a museum and interpretive center.

State capital improvement monies have been dedicated to support the restoration

project. When completed, the Parker House will be used to interpret the life of

John P. Parker, the Underground Railroad, the life of nineteenth-century African

American businessmen, and the social history of the Ohio River Valley. Long-

term efforts to save Parker House were successful in 1996 when the property was

purchased by the newly formed John P. Parker Historical Society. The house is

listed on the National Register of Historic Places and will soon become a National

Historical Landmark. For further information about this on-going project write to

the John P. Parker Historical Society, P.O. Box 246, Ripley, Ohio 45167.


Youngstown State University is offering a new "Certificate in Historic

Preservation" program. Consisting of both graduate and undergraduate courses,

the Historic Preservation Certificate will be awarded as an addition to the universi-

ty's history degrees. For details about the History Department at Youngstown

State University and the new Historic Preservation program, contact Youngstown

State University, History Department, Youngstown, Ohio 44555.     Phone

(330)742-3452. E-mail <twhanche@cc.ysu.edu>.


The New York State Historical Association recently announced several awards.

The 1997 Kerr History Prize went to Paul A. Gilje, Professor of History at the

University of Oklahoma at Norman, for his article, "On the Waterfront: Maritime

Workers in New York City in the Early Republic, 1800-1850," which appeared in

the October 1996 issue of New York History.  Daniel Burnstein, of Seattle

University, received the Kerr History Prize Honorable Mention for his article,

"The Vegetable Man Cometh: Political and Moral Choices in Pushcart Policy in

Progressive Era New York City," which appeared in the January 1996 issue of New

York History. The Dixon Ryan Fox Manuscript Prize for the best unpublished

manuscript dealing with some aspect of New York State history, went to Evan

Cornog for his study of DeWitt Clinton, "The Birth of Empire: DeWitt Clinton