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MS-136

MS-136

 

PIQUA HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

MS-136, the Piqua Historical Society Collection, was added to the Flesh Public Library Archives and Special Collections in February, 2006.  The collection is housed in one box, consisting of 9 Series and 29 file folders.  The material includes lists of members from 1978-1991, bank records, a catalog of artifacts found by John Rayner, various certificates and proclamations, and a collection of historical magazines and articles.  There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

 

MS-136, the Piqua Historical Society Collection, contains 9 Series and 29 file folders in one box:

 

Box 1

 

SERIES I – Historical Society members – 1978-1991

 

SERIES II – Bank Statements

 

SERIES III – Cancelled Checks

 

SERIES IV – Catalog of artifacts found by J.A. Rayner

 

SERIES V – Certificates & Proclamations

 

SERIES VI – Records & Programs

 

SERIES VII – A.B. Graham

 

SERIES VIII – Taxpayer I.D.

 

SERIES IX – magazines & articles

 

HISTORY

 

In the fall of 1975 three members of the Board of Trustees of the Piqua Historical Museum began to formulate a plan for the organization of a local historical society.

 

The museum was only three years old and new volunteers were needed to aid in its growth. A society was formally incorporated on January 30, 1976 with Janet K. Koon, Howard B. Hogston, and Donald Bertling serving as the first trustees. In December 1976 Miss Mary Mitchell, a member of an early Piqua family, is credited with purchasing the new organization’s first membership.

 

Organizational meetings were held in March and April of 1977. The first recorded formal meeting was May 17, 1977 when the Society elected its first officers. They were Bruce Hogston, president; Dick Palsgrove, vice-president; Bonnie Searles, secretary; and James Oda, treasurer.

 

CONTAINER LISTING

 

 

BOX 1

SERIES I

FILE NO.

 

  1. Membership Book, 1978-86
  2. 1987 Membership Slips
  3. 1988 Membership Slips
  4. 1989 Membership Slips
  5. 1990 Membership Slips
  6. 1991 Membership Slips
  7. N.D. Membership Slips
  8. 1990-91 Historical Society Members

 

SERIES II

 

  1. 1978 Deposit Slips
  2. 1979 Deposit Slips
  3. 1980 Deposit Slips
  4. 1981 Deposit Slips
  5. 1982 Deposit Slips
  6. 1983 Deposit Slips
  7. Nov. 1989 balance sheet – 5/3 Bank

 

SERIES III

 

  1. Cancelled Checks, 1985-90

 

SERIES IV

 

  1. Items/catalog of artifacts found by J.A. Rayner

 

SERIES V

 

  1. Certificate of Appreciation from Main Street, Piqua – 1993
  2. Proclamation from Ohio Historical Society – 1985

 

SERIES VI

 

  1. Program from 3rd Annual Music Festival – PHS – June 1, 1917
  2. Report Card of Grace Ashton – Grade 4, 1886

 

SERIES VII

 

  1. Facts concerning A.B. Graham, founder of 4-H

 

SERIES VIII

 

  1. Taxpayer I.D.for Historical Society – 1991

 

SERIES IX

 

  1. “Ohio Preservation” – Nov/Dec – 1991
  2. “Historic Ohio” – c. Aug. 1945 (?)
  3. N.D. #1 – Ohio Lands by Auditor of State

N.D. #2 – Early American Miami Co. History

1991 – Historical Register – “Legal Profession in the 1820’s”

            27. The African American Awards – Sept. 1991 – Washington, D.C.

            28. “Echoes” – Sept-Dec., 1993

            29. “The Historical Register”-March/April, 1993