The Summer 1975 issue of Ohio History marks the first change in editorship of
the Society's journal in approximately ten years. Such change inevitably involves
more than mere difference of personnel. Any publication reflects the interests,
personality, strengths, and even prejudices of its editor. With this issue we are
starting to introduce changes in the cover, internal design, and paper. Changes,
however, have not been limited to such prima facie considerations. As the editor,
it is my goal to direct the growth of Ohio History towards the publication of the
best available scholarly articles based upon research in primary sources, articles
of enduring historical interest and reflecting the highest academic standards. As
always, the journal continues to solicit the readers' comments and suggestions.
Thomas H. Hartig, Ph.D.