4 linear ft. (10 boxes).
This collection contains photographs of Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio including the home of Rutherford B. Hayes, the Library and Museum honoring Hayes, the 27-acre grounds surrounding the home and Museum, and special events that took place at this site -- A large number of photographs show exterior views of the Hayes residence in different seasons at various time periods from 1873-1989. Interior photographs of some of the rooms of the house showing the changing furnishings and decorations over the years are also found here. A second area of concentration is photography of the Library and Museum constructed in 1916 and expanded in 1922 and again in 1969. These photos are of the exterior as well as the interior and show some of the museum exhibits and displays over the years. A third focus of the collection is the grounds surrounding the Hayes home and Library. These photographs show the tomb of President and Mrs. Hayes, the gates that had been at the White House during Hayes' administration, and the many trees at the site, some of which were dedicated to well-known friends and colleagues of the Hayes family. Photos of the Harrison trail from the early 1800s and other footpaths are also included. Another portion of the collection consists of the wide variety of social functions that have taken place at Spiegel Grove. These include receptions for community organizations, special events, and staff activities. Also includes a scrapbook.
The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, Ohio.
Collection open for research.
Materials in English.
Finding aid in the repository and on the internet: http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/mssfind/274/Hayes%20Foundation%20Properties%20PH%208.htm.