Ohio History Journal

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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



The Ohio Academy of History Spring Meeting will be held April 28-29, 2000,

at Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.  For further information, contact

Richard Spall, Ohio Wesleyan University, Department of History, Delaware, Ohio

43015.   The Academy now has a Home Page at <http://oah.history.ohio-



Nominations for the Ohio Academy of History Public History Award are sought

for the award to be presented at the annual spring meeting of the OAH. Public his-

tory projects, publications, or programs accomplished within the previous two

years and completed by January 3, 2000, are eligible for nomination. Deadline

for submission of nominations is January 3, 2000, and must be postmarked no

later than that date. For nomination forms, general rules, and further information,

contact Stuart D. Hobbs, c/o Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Avenue,

Columbus, Ohio 43211-2497. E-mail <shobbs@ohiohistory.org>.


The Westbrook College Campus of the University of New England will sponsor

an interdisciplinary conference June 15-18, 2000, with individual papers or the-

matic sessions on Women's Private Writing/Writing Women's History. This con-

ference will highlight the rich resources of the University of New England's Maine

Women Writers Collection. Previous conferences have included May Sarton at 80

(1992), Sarah Orne Jewett and Her Contemporaries (1996), and American Women

Nature Writers (1998). Founded in 1959 to honor and preserve the writings of

Maine women achieving literary recognition, the Maine Women Writers

Collection is the preeminent collection of published and unpublished works by

and about Maine women writers. The conference welcomes participation from edu-

cators of all levels, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, and those inter-

ested in women's writing and history.  For further information write to Dr.

Elizabeth De Wolfe either at <edewolfe@mailbox.une.edu> or c/o the Women's

Private Writing Conference, University of New England, Westbrook College

Campus, 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103.


The Ohio Bicentennial Commission recently awarded Legacy Scholarships to

the following Ohio graduate students: Steve Hartman Keiser, a doctoral student at

The Ohio State University; James A. Comer, a doctoral student at Bowling Green

State University; Barbara Hahn, a master's degree student at the University of

Cincinnati; and Greg Stocke, a doctoral student at University of Akron. The Ohio

Bicentennial Legacy Scholarship program is designed to encourage the serious

study of topics associated with Ohio's past in a range of academic disciplines. For

further information about the Legacy Scholarships, contact program coordinator

Jane Campbell, at (614) 752-0578 or toll-free at 1-888-OHIO-200.


The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission invites applications for

its 2000-2001 Scholars in Residence Program and its recently inaugurated

Collaborative Residency Program. The Scholars in Residence program provides

support for full-time research and study in the manuscript and artifact collections

at any Commission facility, including the State Archives, The State Museum, and

26 historic sites and museums around the Commonwealth. The Collaborative