Ohio History Journal

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The bicentennial of Daniel Drake (1785-1852), pioneer physician-educator

of the Ohio Valley, occurs on October 20, 1985. The University of Cincinnati,

which he founded in 1819, is planning to celebrate Drake and his accom-

plishments during the calendar year 1985 with essays and reviews of some of

his major works. It is planned to assemble a number of his unpublished ora-

tions in a small, commemorative volume. The Drake Bicentennial will culmi-

nate in a symposium on medical education, to be held at the College of Medi-

cine on October 18, 1985. Enquiries should be addressed to Charles A.

Aring, M.D., Chairman of the Daniel Drake Bicentennial Committee, Depart-

ment of Neurology (525), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cin-

cinnati, Ohio 45267.

Recent promotions, appointments, and awards within the professional

community of Ohio historians include: a National Historical Publications and

Records Commission consultant grant of $2500 to Antioch University; Donald

Bensch of Capital University has been granted a sabbatical for the spring se-

mester of 1984-1985 to acquire some experience in the field of public history;

Judy Wise of Clark Technical College used an NEH summer institute during

1984 developing of a "new history" course; Floyd Barmann of Clark Technic-

al College wrote the script for a TV Documentary aired over WHIO, Channel

7/Dayton, entitled "War in the Wilderness"; the Cleveland State University

History Department sponsored the publication of volume twenty of The Re-

view, journal of the Ohio Council for the Social Studies; John Heitmann

joined the history department of University of Dayton as an assistant profes-

sor; David W. Robson joined the faculty at John Carroll University in Sep-

tember 1984; Jeremy Rakowsky, professor of history and political science at

Lorain County Community College, received a NEH grant during summer

1984 to study at Yale; The Ohio State University's Jack Martin Balcer re-

ceived the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Arts and Sciences Student

Council in 1983 and one of ten Ohio State University Alumni Awards for Dis-

tinguished Teaching in 1984; Alan Beyerchen of The Ohio State University

served as a resident fellow at the National Humanities Center in North

Carolina in the fall of 1984; Mansel Blackford of The Ohio State University

received a Senior Fulbright lectureship for Japan during 1985-1986; Ray-

mond H. Dominick III of The Ohio State University, Mansfield Campus,

was awarded a research grant from the Deutsche Akademischer Austau-

schdienst which allowed him to conduct research in the Federal Republic

of Germany during May and June of 1983; Lois Rita Helmbold of The Ohio

State University was awarded an Oberlin College Charles A. Culpeper Post-

doctoral Fellowship for 1984-1985 and declined a Newberry Library Exxon

Fellowship for 1984; Williamson Murray and Allan Millett of The Ohio State

University received a major research grant from the Office of Net Assess-

ment, Department of Defense, to study military effectiveness; The Ohio State

University's Carole Rogel was elected to a three-year term (1984-1987) as

President of the Society for Slovene Studies; Lelia J. Rupp of The Ohio State

University received an Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching for 1983-

1984; Harold Hancock recently retired as chairman of the History and Politi-


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cal Science Department at Otterbein College, and his duties were assumed

by Stuart E. Knee; Roger D. Rya of the University of Toledo received a travel

grant for $400 from the American Council of Learned Societies; Larry Wilcox

of the University of Toledo received a German Academic Exchange Service

(DAAD) research award for two months in Germany during the summer of

1983; Larry Gara of Wilmington College received the 1984 Peace Prize of the

War Resisters League; William Jenkins of Youngstown State University re-

ceived a Research Professorship to further his study of the Ku Klux Klan in

Ohio; and Alvin W. Skardon and Agnes Smith of Youngstown State Universi-

ty retired during 1983 and 1984.


David Curtis Skaggs, Professor of History at Bowling Green State Universi-

ty, was recently named the editor of the Northwest Ohio Quarterly. The new

mailing address for the Quarterly is: Department of History, Bowling Green

State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403. Phone (419) 372-2030.

Dr. Alice Ingerson has been appointed managing editor of the Journal of

Forest History, which has been edited by Ronald J. Fahl since 1976. Dr. Da-

vid Potenziani has been named director of research with responsibilities

that include project design and supervision. The appointments were effective

September 1, 1984, when the Forest History Society was relocated to Dur-

ham, North Carolina, where it is now affiliated with Duke University. The

Forest History Society is a nonprofit educational institution, founded in 1946

to advance historical understanding of mankind's interaction with the forest

environment through programs in research, publication, service, library, and

archival collecting.


Recent scholarly contributions by Ohio historians include: The Corn Belt

Route: A History of the Chicago Great Western Railroad Company, by H.

Roger Grant of the University of Akron; Marxist Thought in Latin America,

by Sheldon B. Liss of the University of Akron; Scientists and State: The

Social Relations of Science Movement in Great Britain, 1931-1947, by Wil-

liam McGucken of the University of Akron; Karl Weise's Expedition in East-

Central Africa, 1888-1891, edited by Harry W. Langworthy III of Cleveland

State University; The First Russian Women Physicians, by Jeanette E. Tuve of

Cleveland State University; the 4th edition of The Social Fabric of American

History, edited by John H. Cary and Julius Weinberg of Cleveland State

University; Innocent XI: Pope of Christian Unity, by Raymond J. Maras of

the University of Dayton; Purity and Progress: A History of the Ohio Farmer's

Union, 1902-1982, by Roy Wortman of Kenyon College; A Social and Intellec-

tual History of American Literature, by Michael Les Benedict of The Ohio

State University; Jelliffe: American Psychoanalyst and Physician, by John C.

Burnham of The Ohio State University; Rebirth, Reform and Resilience: Uni-

versities in Transition, 1300-1700, edited by James M. Kittelson of The Ohio

State University with Pamela J. Transue; For the Common Defense: The Mili-

tary History of the United States, by Allan R. Millett of The Ohio State Uni-

versity with Peter Maslowski; Strategy for Defeat, The Luftwaffe 1933-1945

and The Change in the European Balance of Power, 1938-1939, The Path to

Ruin, by Williamson Murray of The Ohio State University; Approaches to

Modern Judaism I, by Marc L. Raphael of The Ohio State University; the

second edition of The Islamic World, edited by Marilyn Waldman of The

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Ohio State University with William H. McNeill; an article, "A Demographic

Analysis of Colonial North Carolina with Special Emphasis upon the Slave

and Black Populations," in Black Americans in North Carolina and the South,

by Lorin Lee Cary and Marvin L. Michael Kay of the University of Toledo; A

History of Urban America, third edition, by Charles N. Glaab of the Univer-

sity of Toledo; The United States and the Latin American Sphere of Influence,

Volume II: Era of Good Neighbors, Cold Warriors, and Hairshirts, 1930-1982,

by Robert F. Smith of the University of Toledo; Edward F. Beale & The

American West, by Gerald Thompson of the University of Toledo; The New

American Songster: Traditional Ballads and Songs of North America, by

Charles W. Darling of Youngstown State University; Salmon P. Chase: A Life

in Politics, by Frederick Blue of Youngstown State University; Lewis and

Clark Among the Indians, by James Ronda of Youngstown State University;

Annexation or Reunification: Critical Notes on One Conception, by George

Kulchycky of Youngstown State University; and The Oberammergau Passion

Play: A Lance Against Civilization, by Saul Friedman of Youngstown State


Gladys Hansen, San Francisco City Archivist, currently researching the

earthquake of April 18, 1906, appeals to anyone having knowledge of any per-

son killed in the 1906 disaster to supply her with this information. Her cur-

rent total of 826 known dead far exceeds the official figure of 478 given by the

1907 Board of Supervisors. The names of the dead will be entered in the offi-

cial roster in the Public Library, available to researchers in history and gene-

alogy. Please write to: Gladys Hansen, Public Library, Civic Center, San

Francisco, CA 94102.


Ohio historical society and library publications of interest to our readers

include: The Athens County Historical Society and Museum, Athens County,

Ohio Index to the 1870 Federal Census and Athens County, Ohio Index to the

1880 Federal Census, both edited by Beverly Schumacher and Marvin Flet-

cher; Barberton Public Library, The Story of Barberton, Ohio: The "Magic

City", by George Davis, A Heart Strangely Warmed 1784-1984: Barber-

ton's United Methodist Churches Bicentennial Celebration, Barberton Area

Churches, by Phyllis Taylor, and "New Portage, Ohio," by Llyn Conrad;

Canal Fulton Heritage Society, The Canal Era 1814-1913; Cleveland Public

Library, A Guide to Studying Neighborhoods and Resources in Cleveland,

edited by Edwin M. Miggins; a new History of Palestine, Ohio, & German

Twp., Darke Co., Ohio, by Steven J. Miller, and a reprint of Beer's History of

Darke Co., 0., 1880, by the Darke County Historical Society; Fairport Har-

bor Lighthouse and Marine Museum, Fairport: A History; Findlay-Hancock

County Public Library, an index to Marriages: Hancock County 1828-1865;

The Franklin County Historical Society, Andrew Denny Rodgers III: A Biogra-

phy, by Daniel F. Prugh, and Landmarks: Columbus and Franklin County, by

Daniel F. Prugh and Dennis Jay; Lakewood Public Library, Genealogical

Bibliography and Supplement to Genealogical Bibliography; Meigs County

Museum, Meigs County History, 1979 and a reprint of Hardesty's Meigs

County History 1883; Mercer County Historical Museum, 1978 Mercer County,

Ohio History, edited by Joyce L. Alig, Celina, Ohio Sesquicentennial, 1834-

1984, edited by Joyce L. Alig, and Mercer County Cemeteries, Ohio; Mont-

gomery Historical Society, Ole' Montgomery, by M.K. Jellenberg; New Bre-


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men Historic Association/The Hehemann-Luelleman House, Sesquicentenni-

al Book and Ralph May Remembers; Wrecks and Rescues of the Great Lakes,

by James P. Barry, for the Ohioana Library; Ohio Genealogical Society, The

First 25 Years: 1959-1984, by Dr. H.S. Ritter; a reprint of Hardesty's atlas

Illustrated Historical Atlas of Ottawa County, Ohio, by Ottawa County Histor-

ical Society; Sandusky Library, At Home in Early Sandusky, by Helen

Hansey; Ernest L. Henes' Historic Wellington: Then and Now by the South-

ern Lorain County Historical Society; Tuscarawas County Public Library,

Chronology of Tuscarawas County, Parts I (1750-1900), II (1900-1950), and III

(1950-Present), by Ella L. Slough and Cheryl Foote; Shakers in the West,

Shaker Education, and two reprints, Beer's History of Warren County 1882

and Combined Atlas of Warren County 1875, 1891 & 1903, by the Warren

County Historical Society; Western Columbiana County Historical Society,

Johnston and Hull: A Genealogy of the Families of Robert Johnston . . . Reu-

ben Hull ..., Christopher Johnston . . ., and Arthur Johnston . . ., by Amelia

May (Johnston) Van Dusem and Marion Karl Johnston, edited by Hallie

(Johnston) Jones and William B. Moore; and Wright-Patterson AFB Office of

History, "The History of Air Force Logistics Command, FY1983," and Lo-

gistics: The History of Air Force Logistics Command and Its Antecedents,


Ohio regional and local historical society and library activities include: the

Anderson Township Historical Society is preserving the 1796 "Miller-

Leuser" log house and is acquiring artifacts and data pertaining to the histo-

ry of Anderson Township (Hamilton County); the Barberton Public Library

recently acquired a six-foot square map of New Portage which James Fearon,

the Barberton Parks director, had built for them; the Coshocton Public Li-

brary's Local History and Genealogy collection continues to expand as it re-

cently added a new 60-drawer card catalog; the Findlay-Hancock County

Public Library is very interested in enlarging its genealogy collection and has

commenced a program in Oral History on video cassettes; The Franklin

County Historical Society's Daniel F. Prugh, director for 35 years, retired in

February 1984 and is now serving as the society's executive secretary; the

Galion Historical Society is converting the carriage house of Brownella Cot-

tage into a local history museum and celebrates its 30th anniversary during

1985; Julie M. Overton, Coordinator of Local History for the Greene County

District Library, was elected to a two-year term as president of the Ohio Gen-

ealogical Society; the Johnstown Historical Society works to maintain the

Old Opera House and runs a small museum in the building; the Lima Public

Library received a CLEAD (Computer Literacy Education and Develop-

ment) federal grant; the John McIntire Public Library has a local history

book collection for Zanesville and Muskingum County; The Mahoning Valley

Historical Society Library & The Arms Museum recenty received The Silber

Collection of photographica which includes numerous cameras and over

8,000 photographs, tintypes, cabinet cards, and stereoviews, and also won

an honorable mention award in the Ohio Museums Association Tri-State

Museum Publication Competition for their May 1984 Endowment Fund bro-

chure; the Navarre-Bethlehem Township Historical Society's book, Covered

Wagons, Canals and Characters, was used by two Ottawa, Ohio, schoolchil-

dren in a history project which won a superior in the National History Con-

test held in Washington, D.C., last summer; the Ohioana Library received a

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Walter Rumsey Maiven Grant and the Lucille Loy Kuck Award during 1984;

the Ohio Genealogical Society is indexing the 1880 census; the Porter Public

Library is indexing the Westlife newspaper and is building a new library

slated for completion in early 1985; the Southern Lorain County Historical

Society plans to issue a cup plate of Wellington's Town Hall to mark that

building's 1985 centennial; The Village Historical Society in Harrison is re-

constructing and restoring the home of Othniel Looker, fifth governor of

Ohio, and hopes to have the home open in 1985; The Warren County Histori-

cal Society's Genealogical and Historical Research Library is now reorgan-

ized and open to the public after suffering water damage in the winter of

1983; and the Wright State University Library's Department of Archives and

Special Collections planned and mounted an exhibit of 56 original Wright

Brothers collection photographs which is currently on a two-year tour spon-

sored by the Smithsonian Institution, received $15,000 from the Hamilton-

Standard Corporation to mount the exhibit, and also received $9800 from

the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to preserve

and microfilm 6,000 nitrate negatives of the Miami Conservancy District.

Recent microfilm/manuscript accessions at Ohio historical societies, li-

braries, and universities of interest to our readers include: a linnological

survey of Lake Anna and several manuscripts-"New Portage," "The Geo-

graphic Structure of Barberton Industries," and "Industrial Survey of Bar-

berton in its Youth"-at the Barberton Public Library; a manuscript of Viola

D. Mansur at the Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library. The State

Archives at the Ohio Historical Society accessions include: Kent State trial

case files, 1971-79; Mobil vs. Marathon (merger) case files, 1981; steel mill

water pollution control files, 1963-1980; printed bills on microfilm, 1940-1980;

constituent correspondence, 1983-1984; death abstracts, 1949-1976; tabula-

tions of deaths by 50 selected causes of death, 1960, 1965-67; tabulations of

illegitimate birth statistics; 1960-67; tabulations of live birth statistics, 1959-

67; case files, 1935-69; highway construction films, 1940-60; and highway

and road construction, 1907-20. The Wright State University Department of

Archives and Special Collections accessioned the William Hamberger Pa-

pers, 1865-1935; the Albert Pretzinger Collection, 1890-1950; and the Oscar

Edelman Papers, 1900-1940.

The fall meeting of The Midwest Archives Conference, a non-profit organi-

zation of archivists, historians, and librarians, will be held in Columbus,

Ohio, October 3 to 5, 1985. For further information contact Mr. Robert Viol

by writing to the Ohio Historical Society, 1985 Velma Avenue, Columbus,

Ohio 43211, or phone (614) 466-1500.