PIQUA HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTION ADDITIONAL – B
The second (B) Piqua Historical Society Collection Additional was accessioned into the Flesh Public Library Archives and Special Collections in October 2007 as a donation for Mrs. Steven (Jan) Koon. The collection consists of documents from the organization of the society in 1975 and the period when Mrs. Koon served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Piqua Historical Museum and as a member of the Piqua Historical Society.
The collection contains sample constitutions from other historical societies, early drafts and revisions of the constitution for the Piqua Historical Society. It also contains several copies of the finished constitution and the Articles of Incorporation. Finally, it contains records of some of the early activities of the society. The collection covers the years 1971-1977.
The collection is housed in one Hollinger box containing 23 files. There are no know restrictions on the use of these materials.
SCOPE AND CONTENTS
The Piqua Historical Society Collection Additional – B is divided into the following four series:
SERIES I: Constitution and Organization of the Piqua Historical Society
Files one through three including sample copies of constitutions from other historical societies, drafts of the constitution, finished copies of articles one through three of the constitution and the Articles of Incorporation.
SERIES II: Piqua Historical Museum
Files four through twelve including treasurer’s reports, artifacts moved to the museum, requests from/to the Board of Directors, a renovation plan for 509 North Main Street, and other documents related to the museum and its Board of Directors.
SERIES III: Activities of the Piqua Historical Society and the Piqua Historical Museum
Files thirteen through twenty including requests to visit and tours of the museum, a 1975 tour of historic homes, museum brochures and other documents relating to museum and society activities.
SERIES IV: Miscellaneous
Files twenty-one through twenty-three including materials on the Council of Rural Service Manpower Program, a Butler County Historical Society Museum Newsletter, and “Fryingpans West”, a cookbook which the museum and society ordered for resale.
SERIES I: CONSTITUTION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE
PIQUA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
File 1 Draft and working notes for a Constitution of the Piqua
Historical Society. This constitution was based on the
Constitution of the Butler County Historical Society
which is included in this file. Also included is the
Constitution of the Clark County Historical Society.
File 2 Copies of the first two pages of the finished Constitution of the
Piqua Historical Society containing Article I: Name,
Article II: Objective and Article III: Membership. (4
File 3 Proceedings of the Incorporators and Articles of Incorporation
(two copies of this document)
SERIES II: PIQUA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
File 4 Piqua Historical Museum Treasurer’s Reports for the periods:
6 March-29 July 1975
29 July-8 September 1975
8 September 1975-16 January 1976
Also there is a receipt for $20.00 for the sale of ten
File 5 List of materials and artifacts moved from storage in the City
Building and placed in a small room on the second floor
of the old Board of Education office at 509 North Main
Street. This move took place on 16 August 1971.
File 6 Donation of a Bacon and Egg Skillet made in the 1920’s by
Favorite Stove & Range Company. Skillet donated by
John M. Touchman, 21 August 1975.
File 7 Name, address, and telephone number of the Board of Directors
of the Piqua Historical Museum – 1974-1975
File 8 A request from the Museum Board of Directors to the Board of
Education requesting that the Board of Education vacate
the back of 509 North Main Street [Schmidlapp
Building]. 19 April 1977
File 9 Request by the Museum Board of Directors to borrow a horse
drawn milk wagon from the Clark County Historical Society and the reply.
File 10 Proposed plans for the renovation of 509 North Main Street for
use as a museum.
File 11 Recommendations by Capt. Don Locker, Bureau of Fire
Prevention, for additional fire protection for the museum.
File 12 Letters of resignation from the Museum Board of Directors
received from Doris S. Perry, James F. Wisecup, and
SERIES III: ACTIVITIES OF THE PIQUA HISTORICAL
SOCIETY AND THE PIQUA HISTORICAL
File 13 Request by Bellefontaine Senior Citizens Organization to tour
the museum. 31 March 1976
File 14 Donations to Piqua Historical Society from Joyce Murray
through Wally White
File 15 Piqua Historical Society, Inc.; Piqua Historical Museum – 11
March 1976 – A survey of members to determine the best
time for meetings
File 16 Tour of Historic Homes, 1975 – sponsored by the Piqua
Historical Society and led by Jim Oda. This is a list of
the homes to be toured, their significance, and a map of
File 17 Newspaper clippings from 1975-76 concerning the Piqua
Historical Society and Museum.
File 18 Newspaper clippings, a photo, and a top hat. The hat belonged
to Albert McKnight and the clippings and photo are
about him. The top hat is located at the Piqua Historical
Museum. These items were donated by Melvin Payne of
File 19 Thank you letters to Mrs. Hughes from elementary students in
Covington, Ohio. Mrs. Hughes presented a program to
the students at their school with artifacts from the Piqua
Historical Museum. Forty letters
File 20 Piqua Historical Museum: A Trip Back In Time – a museum
brochure – eight copies
SERIES IV: MISCELLANEOUS
File 21 Council on Rural Service Programs: Youth Manpower Program
Supervisor’s Handbook, Participant Complaint
Procedure, Enrollee Performance Evaluation and Job
Outline Work Sheet. These materials are for individuals
or groups wishing to hire help under the Youth
File 22 Butler County Historical Society Museum Newsletter
File 23 Fryingpans West – Cookbook order form. From the notation on
the order form it is apparent that the society or museum
ordered ten of these cookbooks for resale.