ALLIANCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Alliance
Dorothy R. Donaldson, President
David Ault has been serving as vice president of the society since the
death of the former vice president, Walter Ellet. Wilberta Johnston has
been acting secretary and treasurer during the prolonged illness of Mabel
The society participated in the observance of the state sesquicentennial
with a special program in September. Dr. B. J. Stanton gave a historical
address; Dorothy R. Donaldson gave a talk on quilts and displayed a
number of examples of the craft; Mrs. Wade Hoover and Alta Stoll pre-
sented pioneer music in period costume.
AMERICAN JEWISH ARCHIVES, Cincinnati
Jacob R. Marcus, Director
The director, Dr. Marcus, has recently published a booklet, How to Write
the History of an American Jewish Community.
ANTHONY WAYNE PARKWAY BOARD, Columbus
J. Richard Lawwill, Director
Michael V. DiSalle has resigned from the parkway board because of the
press of other business, and Governor Lausche has appointed Lucas County
Engineer Guy Neeper of Toledo to fill the vacancy.
The board has prepared an inventory of the historical and recreational
resources in the parkway district and is ready to publish its findings. The
inventory, which is basic to the board's program, will be of considerable
interest to the public.
ASHTABULA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Jefferson
John A. Talcott, President
The society was granted a charter by the state of Ohio in November 1953.
The annual meeting of the society was held on January 26. Officers
elected for the current year are as follows: Dr. John A. Talcott, president;
Mrs. E. W. Lohmann, first vice president; E. C. Patterson, second vice
president; Mrs. C. S. Shiflet, secretary; Doris Kuncz, corresponding secretary;
Mrs. W. H. Field, treasurer; Henrietta McKinsey, historian; and Frances
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Lewis, chaplain. Charles Dow was named a member of the executive com-
mittee, and Mrs. J. D. Loomis was elected a new member of the board of
trustees. Features of the meeting were a talk by R. C. Patterson on the
early history of Geneva, and a paper on the life of Platt R. Spencer prepared
by Mrs. E. W. Lohmann and read by Mrs. R. C. Spencer. Specimen copy-
books, pictures, and other relics of Spencer's were exhibited.
The membership of the society has passed 260 and is continuing to grow.
Mrs. Lohmann is membership chairman.
BUTLER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Hamilton
Edward McDaniel, President
Officers of the society elected at the annual meeting on January 11 are
Edward McDaniel, president; Russell Roll, vice president; Charles J.
Brennan, second vice president; Otto Kersteiner, secretary; and Fred
Hammerle, treasurer. The board of trustees organized by electing Dr. C. J.
Baldridge, chairman; Charles J. Brennan, vice chairman; Mrs. George
Benzing, Jr., secretary. Mrs. Walter A. Rentschler and Charles F. Reiner
were appointed to one-year terms on the board.
The curator of the museum, Katharine Brown, reported 1,200 visitors for
the year and the acquisition of 175 items for the collections.
Harry Crasmy of the Miami University Speakers Bureau spoke on "Little
Known Facts About Ohio," and Mrs. Benzing presented a brief history of
the Zion Lutheran Church in Hamilton.
CHAGRIN FALLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Chagrin Falls
Sylvia Linnert, President
Present officers of the society are Sylvia Linnert, president; Betty Hugett,
secretary; and Ruth Ober, treasurer.
The society took part in a parade and other events on August 29, 1953,
commemorating the sesquicentennial of the state and Chagrin's 120th
CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, Cleveland
W. E. Scheele, Director
The staff has continued to collect Cleveland shale fossil fishes through the
winter months. More than 150 new specimens were added.
Fund raising for a new building was begun on December 11, 1953. The
goal is $2,000,000. Three main units are planned: a hall of nature, a hall
of science, and a planetarium.
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CLINTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Wilmington
C. Clayton Terrell, President
At the annual business meeting of the society on Monday evening, January
25, the following officers were elected: president, C. Clayton Terrell; vice
president, Louis Lieurance; second vice president, Mrs. H. N. Lazenby;
secretary, Mabel Leslie; treasurer, Mrs. Harry W. Hague, Jr.; historian,
Ethel H. Hayes; and librarian, Claire K. Hague. Trustees elected were
H. H. Thorne (three-year term); Robert P. Cotner and Clarke Nagley (two
years); and H. N. Lazenby and Mrs. J. Gurney Terrell (one year).
COSHOCTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Coshocton
Jay Lawrence, President
Jay Lawrence was elected president of the society in November, for a
one-year term, replacing Harry A. Caton.
CRESTLINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF CRAWFORD COUNTY, Crestline
Ernest G. Hesser, President
The society opened its program for 1954 with a meeting on January 20
with William T. Utter, chairman of the history department at Denison
University, as guest speaker. Dr. Utter's subject was, "When Ohio Was
Young--the Frontier State." The March meeting featured an address by a
member of the society, the Rev. Simon A. Metzger, who spoke on "The
Circuit Rider and the Early Ministry of This Area."
J. B. McCarter, treasurer for the society, arranged a special coin collection
display, which was shown during January and February.
Many interesting items are constantly being added to the museum col-
lections. Mrs. Francis C. Comer, a direct descendant of Colonel William
Crawford, who presented the colonel's sword to the museum, has added a
brass kettle from the Crawford family.
FAYETTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Washington C. H.
George G. Pensyl, President
The annual meeting of the society was held on January 25 at the home of
Edith H. Gardner. All incumbent officers were reelected. They are George
G. Pensyl, president; Edith H. Gardner, vice president; B. E. Kelley,
secretary; Elizabeth Johnson, treasurer; Valdo McCoy, Chester Zimmerman,
Robert Jefferson, Mrs. B. E. Kelley, George Robinson, Jr., and Howard
Allen, directors. Miss Gardner was presented an honorary life membership
in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the society. Many of the
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family heirlooms presented by her were arranged for display at the con-
clusion of the business meeting.
Much interest and enthusiasm was evinced in the acquisition of the Sharp
homestead at the intersection of East Court Street and Columbus and
Washington avenues for a museum. The trustees had secured an option on
the property earlier in January, and a campaign is now under way for funds
to purchase the home, which is ideally located and well suited for museum
purposes. Scores of worthwhile museum pieces have been obtained in recent
months, including furniture, old silver, glass, china, brass, wearing apparel,
and pictures, and space is needed to house them.
New memberships and renewals are being received at a gratifying rate.
One of the most active committees is that of records and research headed by
Mrs. Max G. Dice.
FORT RECOVERY HISTORY SOCIETY, Fort Recovery
Mrs. John Longley, President
Officers elected at the November meeting for the year 1953-54 are Mrs.
John Longley, president; James Boggs, first vice president; Floyd Freemyer,
second vice president; Elizabeth Hedrick, secretary; and Leo Hildbold,
treasurer. New trustees, elected for three-year terms, are Leona McAlexander,
Mildred Stevenson, Charles Jetter, O. B. VonderHaar, and George Zehringer.
The total membership of the society at the time of the annual meeting
FRANKLIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Columbus
Frank A. Livingston, President
William H. Hildreth, professor of English at Ohio State University,
addressed the society on January 29 on "Pictures of the Ohio Frontier." On
February 10 a special holiday program presented short motion picture
biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and George Washington.
On March 5 and 6, in association with the Ohio Telephone Pioneers
Association and the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, the society gave a
historical musical program on early telephone history in Franklin County.
The society has planned a "film classic" series for its 1954-55 season,
beginning in October. The showings will be open to the membership and
to the junior chapter of the society, which comprises junior and senior high
school students. Six film productions will make up the series: "The Story of
Will Rogers," "Les Miserables," "Sergeant York," "Wilson," "Young Mr.
Lincoln," and "How Green Was My Valley."
Work on the society's October annual publication is already under way.
This year's issue will be devoted to pioneer agriculture in Franklin County.
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GATES MILLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Gates Mills
W. Powell Jones, President
At the annual meeting of the society held on December 15 at the museum,
former vice president W. Powell Jones was elected president; former
secretary Alfred Mewett, vice president and secretary; Carter Kissell, second
vice president; and former president Tinkham Veale was named to the
executive committee. The bylaws of the organization were changed to
increase the term of trustees from one to two years.
Mr. Veale gave a report on the observance of the Ohio sesquicentennial
at Gates Mills. Over one thousand people attending the celebration were
said to have been served at the old-fashioned pit barbecue.
The weekly historical column in the Chagrin Falls Exponent is being
GEAUGA COUNTY HISTORICAL AND MEMORIAL SOCIETY, Burton
B. J. Shanower, President
A Pioneer and General History of Geauga County was published last year
by the society. The book has nearly 800 pages and 91 illustrations. A large
number of the members of the society and others contributed to its compila-
tion. It has been favorably received, and sales have been very satisfactory.
The price is $7.50.
GREENE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Xenia
W. A. Hammond, President
The present officers of the society are W. A. Hammond, president; Vaughn
Lewis, vice president; and Florence Swan, secretary-treasurer.
William E. Smith, chairman of the department of history and dean of the
graduate school at Miami University, was guest speaker at the first meeting
of the 1953-54 season on December 11.
Repairs to the Galloway cabin have recently been completed, and the
problem of protecting memorials at Old Town is now under consideration.
HAYES MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, Fremont
Watt P. Marchman, Director
Burt Tolhurst, superintendent, Ruth Raifsnider, and Emma R. Brooks from
the Hayes Memorial staff attended the field staff school of the Ohio State
Archaeological and Historical Society at Columbus on January 18-19.
Watt P. Marchman, director, attended the annual meeting of the Southern
Historical Association in Jacksonville, Florida, on November 12-14, 1953.
He served on the association's membership committee in 1953. The director
was guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Men's Literary Club of
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Sandusky on the evening of January 25, 1954, at the Hotel Rieger. His
topic was "Literary Friends and Acquaintances of President Rutherford B.
Hayes." An exhibit of about sixty original letters and manuscripts of
prominent American authors illustrated the director's talk.
Rose N. Sberna, associate librarian, spoke before a group of 65 Kiwanians
on Tuesday evening, January 12, on historical data on the life of President
Hayes and on the work of the Hayes Memorial.
The recent acquisition of all remaining records of the Permiscot Land and
Cooperage Company of Missouri, a cotton producing and ginning corpora-
tion, completes the library's records of this business concern. These records
improve the library's holdings in American business history. Other important
business collections are the papers of Sardis Birchard, 1813-74, Rutherford
B. Hayes, Dr. James W. Wilson and Charles G. Wilson, 1835-1904, and the
Trommer Extract of Malt Company, 1875-90, all of Fremont; the Lampazos
Silver Mines Company, Arizona, 1908-14; and the A. L. Conger and
K. B. Conger Papers (Akron).
HISTORICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF OHIO, Cincinnati
Virginius C. Hall, Director
The annual spring exhibition of the society will open at the Taft Museum
April 23 and continue through June 3. The subject of this year's exhibition
is the interests and activities of women in Cincinnati from its founding to
the twentieth century.
The historical society will be host at a tea at the Taft Museum for the
Picture and Museum Divisions of the Special Libraries Association during
the national convention in Cincinnati, May 17.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO, Toledo
Randolph C. Downes, Executive Director
At the annual meeting of the society on January 19, 1954, the following
officers were reelected: Lehr Fess, president; Paul Block, Jr., vice president;
Carl B. Spitzer, secretary-treasurer; Harvey S. Ford, assistant secretary-
treasurer; and Randolph C. Downes, executive director. Irene McCreery,
head of the local history department of the Toledo Public Library, was
named librarian to replace Mrs. Max Shepherst, who retired.
Four new members have been named to the editorial board of the
Northwest Ohio Quarterly: Robert F. Bauman, Indian consultant for the
law firm of Harrison, Spangenberg, and Hull of Cleveland; Walter
Bonkowski, artist and teacher in the Toledo public schools and illustrator
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of the society's public school textbook soon to be published; Harvey P.
Groves, consultant in biography; and Catherine G. Simonds, teacher in the
Cherry Street School, Toledo, and co-author of the forthcoming textbook.
LAKE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Mentor
Mrs. William M. Ahlstrom, President
Capt. Herbert W. Dosey of Cleveland spoke on the history of the Great
Lakes at the semiannual meeting of the society.
The society has on display the original letter of condolence written by
Queen Victoria to Mrs. Garfield at the time of President Garfield's death.
A black crepe dress worn as a "Sunday dress" by the president's widow from
1910 to 1915 was presented to the museum by Mrs. Herbert Feis of
Washington, D. C., a granddaughter of President and Mrs. Garfield.
LAKEWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Lakewood
Mrs. Clyde H. Butler, President
Present officers of the society are Mrs. Clyde H. Butler, president; Anthony
Poss, vice president; Mrs. L. B. Weddell, recording secretary; Mrs. William
C. Moench, corresponding secretary; and Florence Conley, treasurer.
A recent gift to the museum is an empire sofa presented by Mrs. A. N.
Dawson. The sofa was given to her grandfather, the Rev. Lewis Burton, by
his parishioners before his marriage in 1841. Mr. Burton later became rector
of historic St. John's parish, where for twenty-four years he served all the
west side, including Lakewood.
Volunteer workers have redecorated the kitchen of the Stone House
LORAIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Elyria
Katharine G. Thomas, President
At the December meeting of the society Mrs. Ernest G. Yocum of Oberlin
reviewed her late husband's book, High on a Hill. In January Captain H.
Chester Inches of Lakewood gave an illustrated lecture on "Shipping on the
Great Lakes," and in February George Metcalf presented "Pictures of an
English Historical Pilgrimage" taken on a recent trip to England.
Following the usual custom the March meeting was devoted to Elyria
history. Professor Robert S. Fletecher of Oberlin College described the
collection of Ely family papers which has recently been given to the society.
He regards it as one of the richest sources of the early history of Elyria and
the Western Reserve. The collection includes letters written before and
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after the founding of the town, plats of town surveys, an 1816 map of the
area, business papers of Edmund West (the first storekeeper in partnership
with Heman Ely), and the ledgers of the Ely Land Company.
MAHONING VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Youngstown
Howard C. Aley, President
Officers elected at the annual meeting of the society on February 22 are
Howard C. Aley, president; Joseph G. Butler, first vice president; Mrs.
Henry A. Butler, second vice president; Randall H. Anderson, third vice
president; Mrs. Ernest A. Goodman, recording secretary; Ada M. Rogers,
corresponding secretary; James L. Wick, Jr., treasurer; and Joseph G. Butler,
The society is working toward the acquisition of a suitable property for
a permanent museum to house its growing historical collections.
MUSKINGUM COUNTY PIONEER AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Zanesville
Vincent B. Linn, President
The present officers of the society are Vincent B. Linn, president; Fred
McGlashan, vice president; Mrs. Herbert Baker, treasurer; Mrs. H. L.
Ackerman, secretary, and Norris F. Schneider, curator. Their one-year terms
expire in June 1954.
OXFORD MUSEUM ASSOCIATION, Oxford
Helen Jo Scott, President
The election of trustees of the association on January 25, 1954, resulted
in the naming of Mrs. Avis W. Cullen, Walter Havighurst, and Mrs. Robert
S. Mann for three-year terms; Dr. John W. Ball, John C. Caldwell, and
Sylvia Ferguson for two-year terms; and Dr. W. E. Smith, Adelia Cone, and
Raymond T. Brown for one-year terms.
PORTAGE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Ravenna
M. Herbert Heighton, President
At a meeting on January 29 M. Herbert Heighton was reelected president
of the society; Philip Jones, vice president; Iva B. Seymour, recording
secretary; J. B. Holm, historian; Cyrus Plough, curator; Earl Wilford,
treasurer; and Lucille Dudley, Merrible Myers, Ernest Jones, and Mrs. Ora
After the business session, Estrilla Daniels, Ravenna librarian, spoke on
the subject, "Portage County in Print."
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SHAKER HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Cleveland
Caroline B. Piercy, Secretary
A cobbler's shop and a children's retiring room have been added to the
collection of Shaker miniature rooms made by the secretary, Caroline B.
Piercy. Mrs. Piercy has made a number of talks recently on the history of
the Shakers in cities in northern Ohio, in person, on radio, and on television.
SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF PIONEER RIVERMEN, Marietta
Frederick Way, Jr., President
Dan M. Heekin, president of the Heekin Can Company of Cincinnati,
sent a collection of nine large steamboat whistles to the River Museum in
January. They arrived at Marietta by barge and were unloaded at Lock
No. 18. They were accepted and mounted for display by S. Durward Hoag,
owner of the Hotel Lafayette at Marietta. The story was featured prom-
inently in newspapers in Columbus, Parkersburg, Marietta, and Pittsburgh.
An account was printed also in the New York Times.
Way's Directory of Western Rivers' Steam Towboats was published in
January. The 452-page book describes in detail all of the steam-propelled
towboats which have operated on the Mississippi River system. An index
lists 3,200 rivermen mentioned in the text. Mimeographed and cloth bound
but not illustrated, the book was published privately by the author, Capt.
Frederick Way, Jr., Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
STARK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Canton
J. M. Markley, President
Attendance at the annual dinner meeting at the American Legion Hall,
January 28, was 215. Mrs. George Lee Miller of Canton spoke on early
Stark County folklore and gave reminiscences of William McKinley, whom
she knew personally. The tables were decorated with carnations in honor
of McKinley's birthday (January 29). Mayor Wise and Safety Director
Stanley Cmich were present and received the congratulations of the society
on their part in winning the award for Canton as All-American City.
The society has accepted the offer of the county commissioners to occupy
two rooms on the second floor of the county offices in the old Harter home
at 933 Market Avenue North. Rent and utilities will be free. The growth
of both the Canton Public Library and of the society made the former
location in a corner of one room at the library no longer practicable. The
society had 1,159 members as of January 1, 1954, Secretary Heald reports.
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SUMMIT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Akron
Carl H. Pockrandt, President
The January lecture by the Rev. Orlando L. Tibbets, pastor of the First
Baptist Church in Barberton and formerly president of the Baptist Seminary
of Mexico City, was titled "Under the Mexican Sombrero." In February the
final portion of the color films made by Willard P. Seiberling in his travels
through Europe was shown.
UNION COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Marysville
Clarence Hooper, President
The society received by bequest last year the estate of the late Colonel
Dana Morey. The personal property has been sold, but the house and
grounds are still in the hands of the society. A committee has been appointed
to consider the possibility of using the house as a museum and headquarters
for the society.
VAN WERT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Van Wert
Martin W. Feigert, President
The Van Wert County Historical Society was formally organized on
January 17, at a meeting in the Marsh Foundation school, when a constitu-
tion was adopted and officers elected. Elected for one-year terms were Martin
W. Feigert, president; Willson P. Brumback, vice president; Mrs. Albert
Kanan, secretary; and Herbert F. Wise, treasurer. All officers are ex-officio
members of the board of trustees, and provisions were made for twelve
The purpose of the organization is "the promotion of historical studies
and investigation pertaining to the state of Ohio and Van Wert County,
through the discovery, collection, preservation, organization and, if practical,
the publication of historical facts and by the collection and preservation of
books, pamphlets, papers, maps, genealogies, pictures, manuscripts, letters,
journals, field books, records and other articles which describe or illustrate
the social, religious, political, industrial, or educational progress."
The society also proposes "to cooperate with the schools of the county in
the teaching of state and local history, to cooperate with the libraries of the
county in the upbuilding of state and local history sections, in the establish-
ment of historical museums, and the marking of historical places of interest
throughout the county."
Dr. John S. Still was present to extend the congratulations of the Ohio
State Archaeological and Historical Society. Mrs. Harry B. Longsworth spoke
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on the importance of recording local history and related some of the experi-
ences of the Allen County Historical Society, of which she is secretary.
WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Lebanon
Hazel S. Phillips, President
New officers elected at the January meeting were Hazel S. Phillips, who
succeeds her husband as president; Laura Cunningham, vice president;
Corrinne S. Schwartz, secretary; Lena M. Iorns, treasurer; Audrey Townsley,
historian; and Helen Lamb, curator. Trustees elected were Seth Furnace,
Perle M. Riley, Hazel Brookes, Harry C. Schwartz, and L. J. Gray.
Established in 1940 with nineteen members, this society now has over two
hundred members. A group of high school students are very active in the
organization. The program for the year will be arranged by the younger
members with John Brewer and Jerry Miller as co-chairmen.
In response to many requests the charter and bylaws of the society have
been published, and copies are being distributed.
Mrs. Gardner S. Townsley will remain as editor of the monthly
Historicalog. Marion Snyder has been named chairman of the committee on
cemetery records. His committee will attempt to complete the tombstone and
burial records for the 114 known burial grounds in Warren County.
WELLSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Wellsville
Edgar S. Davidson, President
Present officers of the society are Edgar S. Davidson, president; Donald
Newbold, first vice president; Edwin V. Pugh, second vice president; Ruth
Urie, secretary; and Luella Thompson, treasurer. Their terms extend to
November 15, 1954.
At the January meeting pictorial historical records of Wellsville's 155th
anniversary two years ago, the Ohio sesquicentennial, and the opening of
the River Museum were shown. The display was prepared by Isa Anderson.
WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Cleveland
Laurence H. Norton, President
Colton Storm, formerly assistant director of the Clements Library at the
University of Michigan, has been named director of the Western Reserve
Historical Society. He will assume his new duties on June 1. After gradua-
tion from Oberlin College in 1930, Mr. Storm served as cataloger for the
American Art Association in New York. In 1935 he formed Charles
Retz & Storm, Inc., dealing in manuscript collections and rare books. In
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1942 he went to the Clements Library as curator of maps and manuscripts.
Mr. Storm is the author of numerous articles and books, and is co-author of
Invitation to Book Collecting. He has been editor of American Book Prices
Current and of Manuscripts, the periodical publication of the Manuscripts
Society, of which he is now serving as president. Mr. Storm replaces Dr.
Russell H. Anderson, who resigned in February.
At the annual meeting on January 22, 1954, the incumbent officers of the
board of trustees, headed by Laurence H. Norton, were reelected. The Hon.
R. Henry Norweb and Charles B. Bolton were elected as vice presidents to
serve with Herman L. Vail. Howard P. Eells, Jr., and James D. Ireland were
added to the board of trustees.
Erwin C. Zepp, director of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical
Society, delivered the first of the winter historical talks on January 29.
William D. Ellis gave the second, on "Frontier Finance," on February 26.
The last of the industrial sesquicentennial exhibits were provided by the
railroads of Cleveland, which presented an excellent display of train models,
and the Lake Carriers' Association, which presented a marine exhibit. During
the month of January there was an extensive and colorful display of work
by Cleveland pupils who had visited the museum and made murals, models,
and so forth, based on their experiences there. The feature exhibit in
February was the annual photographic exhibit provided by four camera
clubs in Cleveland. Besides the selected prints there was a competition open
to high school students and a series of Sunday afternoon colored slide
programs, chiefly travelogs.
Raymond W. Bixler is chairman of the department of history at Ashland
College succeeding E. G. Mason, who retired last year.
Robert Kreider of the department of history at Bluffton College presented
a paper, "The Anabaptists and the Magistrate of Strasbourg, 1525-1555,"
at the seventy-fifth program of the American Society of Church History, at
Chicago, December 28-30, 1953.
C. D. Cremeans, associate professor of history at Oberlin College, has
resigned his position there to continue work with the state department at
Washington, D. C. His successor at Oberlin has not yet been appointed.
The Mind of the Middle Ages, A. D. 200-1500 by Frederick B. Artz,
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chairman of the department, will appear in a second edition, revised, in the
spring of 1954. Alfred A. Knopf is the publisher.
Charles R. Mayes, doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota, has
been added to the staff of the department of history at Ohio University.
John F. Cady, professor of history, received the award of the Carnegie
Endowment for Publications of the American Historical Association at its
December meeting in Chicago. The grant insures the early publication of
his manuscript, entitled The Roots of French Imperialism in Eastern Asia,
by the Cornell University Press.
Foster Rhea Dulles is the new chairman of the history department at Ohio
State University. His appointment was effective October 1, 1953.
Lawrence F. Hill is on the program committee for the April meeting of
the Mississippi Valley Historical Association at Madison, Wisconsin.
Eugene H. Roseboom and Francis P. Weisenburger have brought out a
new and revised edition of their History of Ohio. It was published by the
Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society.