On July 1, 2015, H-Net Council voted to decommission H-Ohio and several other networks dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Midwestern US states. Council also approved a plan to create a new network, H-Midwest, dedicated to Midwestern Studies. Folks interested in the study of Ohio history and culture are encouraged to subscribe H-Midwest.

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Announcing the 2nd Annual Garfield Symposium

The Friends of James A. Garfield National Historic Site and the James A. Garfield National Historic Site would like to invite you to the second annual Garfield Symposium being held from November 6 to November 7, 2015, at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio and Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio.

H-Ohio decommissioned, H-Midwest announced

Greetings.

On July 1, 2015, H-Net Council voted to decommission H-Ohio and its other networks dedicated to the study of the history and culture of Midwestern US states, witgh the consent of the currently editorial and advisory boards of H-Ohio and all the other involved networks. Council also approved a plan to create a new network, H-Midwest, dedicated to Midwestern Studies. H-Ohio will be decommission until H-Midwest is ready to go, which should be this coming Fall. At that time, subscribers to H-Ohio will receive another message and will be automatically merged into H-Midwest.

Article of possible interest to Ohio historians, January-July 2015

Baker, David B. “Nahum Ward to Scottish Farmers: Have I Got a Deal for You.” Tallow Light 45, no. 3/4 (Winter 2015): 90–92.

Barnes, L. Diane. “Slavery’s Borderland: Freedom and Bondage Along the Ohio River.” Historian 77, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 350–51. doi:10.1111/hisn.12062_26.

Bednarek, Janet R. Daly. “The Wright Company: From Invention to Industry by Edward J. Roach (review).” Ohio History 122, no. 1 (2015): 103–5.

Sources on Black Columbus

I have a student working on a paper on the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery in Columbus, the efforts to restore it in the late 19th/early 20th century, and the beginning of annual Memorial Day ceremonies at the cemetery. He is looking for sources that might provide the voice of Columbus' African-American community at this time. Did Columbus have an African-American newspaper during these years, and is it preserved on microfilm anywhere? Any other sources, primary or secondary, on the African-American community during these years that might provide information or at least context?  

Call for Local Historians and Authors of Ohio

The History Press is looking for local historians and writers who are interested in publishing accessible histories of the various communities throughout the state of Ohio. We are a traditional, full-service press that focuses exclusively on publishing works of local and regional interest. The History Press is dedicated to preserving and telling local stories that are too often overlooked by national presses.

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