University of Michigan: Faculty History Project. President before his famous victory over the Native American chief Tecumseh in the Battle of Tippecanoe. He is also noted for establishing more accurate numbers of American Revolutionary War deaths, which were much greater than previously assumed. Find out more about these and the rest of Billy's boyhood adventures in William Henry Harrison: Young Tippecanoe. Peckham was given an honorary doctorate degree by Olivet College in 1976. The evidence of character, ability, responsibility, and courage are showcased in situations to which every child can relate.
Peckham produced his first major work in 1939. Find out more about these and the rest of Billy's boyhood adventures. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Picturebookartists. His wife, also a lover of books, had considerable academic and literary abilities herself. It was the most notable collection of Revolutionary War documents ever acquired by an American library at one time.
Peckham was the first historian to publish the Revolutionary War Journals of Henry Dearborn, 1775—1783 in 1939, a publication that includes the six journals written by , an officer in the American Revolution who was involved in several major campaigns, and who later became under President. Peckham was given the rare opportunity of being the first person to oversee, sort, and manage this abundance of historical material. Peckham was a founder and early editor of American Heritage magazine. Praised by parents, teachers, and historians, the Young Patriots Series is an ideal way to sweep today's young readers into history. Peckham's investigation revealed that the number of deaths was much greater than previously assumed, which now totaled about 25,000 American deaths, a significant loss for a population that during the Revolutionary War numbered fewer than three million.
Contents: The Ducking -- The Picnic -- The Young Doctor -- News of a Traitor -- The New Tutor -- The Christmas Task -- Berkeley in Danger -- Tarleton's Trooper -- Billy Meets His Hero -- The Muster Day Match -- William Henry Tries To Be A Doctor -- The Army Calls -- Governor and President William Henry Harrison -- What Happened Next? He played a fundamental role in establishing professional for the management of historical and historical society work in the 20th century that have endured to this day. It is said that Peckham is remembered by his colleagues and the many scholars who came to the Clements Library as graduate students, as a kind and giving man with a courteous manner. He was a founding member of the and the Director of the at the. An optimistic Adams, still the library's director, saved the collection by prevailing upon , who had joined the Library's Committee of Management the year before Clements' death. In little time he essentially created the Manuscript Division, making it a separate department of the library. The E-mail message field is required.
Most of the documents were untouched, still in original packages and bundles. Peckham's father, on his way in establishing a successful business career, died when Howard was an infant. Returning to his home town of Lowell, Peckham began his literary career as an editorial writer for. In 1937 he was a founding member of the Society of American Archivists. He grew up in a typical small American town—his family having emigrated from and. The famous battle at Tippecanoe is also reviewed, as are many more events and actions that young history buffs will enjoy. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Picturebookartists.
Peckham returned to Ann Arbor in 1953, shortly after the death of former director Randolph Adams, and was formally appointed Director of Clements Library, where he began greatly expanding the library's colonial and revolutionary collections, personally contributing many important manuscripts for the early American and antebellum periods. The Clements Library had first opened its doors in 1923. Young readers will thrill to hear young Billy Harrison's dramatic rescue of his sister Sally as she struggles to stay afloat after falling into a river, and admire his courage when he captures a British soldier at the age of eight. He was the first person to unfold, sort, and read the most historically significant collection of Revolutionary War documents ever to come into the possession of an American library, about which did an exclusive story. Under his management, the library provided a rich environment of archival knowledge and education for students and scholars pursuing the study of early American history. In honor of Howard Peckham, the library offers the Howard H.
His academic career encompassed a wide variety of involvements in educational institutions and various. She lives in Denver, Colorado. At his retirement, Peckham expressed his great enthusiasm for the Clements library, claiming and truly believing that it was the best place anywhere to acquire manuscripts and other primary sources on early American history. The everyday details of family life, the time period in which they lived, what they wore, and the challenges they faced in school create a window through which children can access history. Responsibility: written by Howard Peckham ; illustrated by Cathy Morrison. He was the author of numerous historical works, including Pontiac: Young Ottawa Leader and Nathanael Greene: Independent Boy.
Under Peckham, the library had established an international reputation as a leading institution for the study of the Revolutionary War and British Colonial America, and in the process established professional standards for the management of manuscripts. While at Indiana he contributed to its collection of manuscripts, rare books, and historical maps of the original Northwest Territory. In 1936 he married Dorothy Koth Peckham, with whom he had a son and daughter. When Peckham was diagnosed with diabetes in mid career, Dorothy's culinary ability and vigilant eye minimized the effects on his daily routine and allowed him to perform throughout the remainder of his life. His 1947 publication, Pontiac and the Indian Uprising, the product of meticulous scholarship, is widely acclaimed as his finest book. Peckham authored informative histories of the colonial wars and the American Revolutionary War that wielded much scholarly influence.