MS 281 - Hancock County Republican Scrapbooks Hancock County, Ohio
“MS 281 - Hancock County Republican Scrapbooks Hancock County, Ohio.” Finding Aids. BGSU University Libraries, 9 Aug. 2017, lib.bgsu.edu/finding_aids/items/show/1481. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.
|Title||MS 281 - Hancock County Republican Scrapbooks Hancock County, Ohio|
|Introduction||The Hancock County Republican collection features newspaper articles in scrapbooks that highlight the activities of the Hancock County Republican Women and other groups including Central and Executive Committees of Hancock County Republicans, and the Hancock County Young Republican’s Club.|
The collection materials were donated by the Hancock Co. Republican Women’s former president, Mae Guyer on April 7, 1983.
No restrictions exist on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for research purposes. The collection was arranged and described by graduate student archival assistant Joan Eardly in December, 2013.
|Agency History||The Ohio Republican Party was founded in February of 1854. At this point the exact founding date for the Hancock County Republican Party is unknown. Statewide founding dates for the Republican Women’s Organization and the Young Republican’s Club are 1940 and 1931, respectively. The National Federation of Republican Women was founded in 1938, and Ohio was accepted into the Federation in 1940. Ohio had 200 clubs in 88 counties, with 6,000 members when it was accepted into the NFRW. The Young Republicans, who cater to ages 18 to 40, were organized nationally in 1931. In 1936 the Ohio Young Republicans were founded in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention.|
|Scope and Content||Compiled by Mae Guyer, former president of Hancock County Republican Women and wife of Republican representative from Ohio Tennyson Guyer, instead of focusing entirely on the Republican Women of Hancock County, the scrapbooks in the collection contain newspaper articles that document the activities of various Republican groups. They cover both national and local news from 1960-1979; from coffee meetings in the homes of Hancock County Republican women and Hancock County election results, to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. It should be noted that there are not many articles regarding the Watergate Scandal. Although it is addressed in a few articles which can be found in the year it occurred (1972) up until the year President Nixon resigned (1974), it is not highlighted. |
Other news includes both local and national campaign information and election results, Republican Party platforms throughout the years, and local projects that supported the spread of the Republican Party and its ideals. Local people of note in the collection are Michael Oxley (R Findlay), Tennyson Guyer and his wife, Mae Guyer, among other various political opponents and supporters. All of the articles are from the Republican Courier, which is based in Findlay, OH – the major city in Hancock County.
The collection is arranged chronologically, with coverage including the Hancock County Republican Party Central and Executive Committees, the Republican Women’s Organization, and the Young Republican’s Club. The headlines and good condition of the newspaper make it easy to read and helpful for researchers interested in the activities of the local Hancock County Republicans, the opinions of county representatives and locals of national politics, and even national political activities.
|Series Description||SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS|
The scrapbooks are a collection of newspaper articles covering the activities of the Hancock County Republican party. Features its Central and Executive Committees, the Republican Women’s Organization, and the Young Republican’s Club. In addition to these articles are some relating to the statewide Ohio Republican Party and National Republican party politics.
1. Scrapbook of Republican Party activities incl. Republican Women and Young Republicans, 1960-1964
2. Scrapbook of Republican Party activities incl. Republican Women and Young Republicans, 1965-1969
1. Scrapbook of Republican Party activities incl. Republican Women’s Organization, 1972-1974
2. Scrapbook of Republican Party activities incl. Republican Women’s Organization, 1975-1976
1. Scrapbook of Republican Party activities incl. Republican Women’s Organization, 1977-1978
2. Scrapbook of Republican Party activities incl. Republican Women’s Organization, 1979