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Greene County Medical Society
1832-1986, 3 lin. ft.

The collection consists of minutes, ledgers, clippings, member lists, instruments, and other materials relating to the Greene County Medical Society.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Civic Organizations

MFM-123

Bavarian Beneficial Society Records
1875-1924, 1 reel

Founded in 1875, the Bavarian Beneficial Society served families of Cincinnati's German community during times of sickness and death. Four volumes of records include membership rolls (listing name, age, occupation, and address), names of officers and trustees, obituaries of deceased members, and reports of the Illness Committee which lists name, age, and address of the individual who was served. The records are in German.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MFM-21

Committee to Preserve Waldruhe Park Records
1978-1980, 1 reel

Consists of reports, correspondence, newsletters, bulletins, legal briefs, and files of a citizen's group formed to prevent the City of Dayton from cutting trees in a city park.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Civic Organizations

MFM-24

American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter Records
1917-1980, 4 reels

Includes Board of Director's minutes, financial reports, annual reports, Annual Meeting programs, statistical reports, and clippings of the 1974 Xenia, Ohio, tornado. See also MS-121.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MFM-25

Dayton Female Bible Society Records
1819-1846, 1 reel

Records consist of the minutes of an early 19th-century Dayton women's religious society.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations, Religion

MFM-29

League of Women Voters, Dayton Area Chapter Records
1945-1981, 1 reel

Consists of the League's publication, The Voter's Guide, which profiles candidates and issues before each general election. See also MS-123.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women, Civic Organizations

MFM-31

Springfield Conservancy District Records
1929-1985, 16 reels

Contains a complete run of the Board of Director's minutes (1929-1985) as well as administrative files (1935-1944) consisting of correspondence, financial records, reports, legal papers, and public notices. There are also plans and reports of the Chief Engineer (1930-1932). The last reel contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to the 1929 Springfield, Ohio, flood and photo albums which document the flood and construction of the Conservancy's flood protection works.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MFM-35

Beavercreek Committee of Eleven, Inc., Records
1965-1980, 3 reels

The records in this collection document a 15-year struggle by a local citizen's committee to prevent neighboring municipalities from annexing portions of Beavercreek Township in Greene County. The committee also worked to secure incorporation for Beavercreek as a village. Included are minutes of Trustees' meetings, membership lists, general and legal correspondence, legal briefs, petitions for incorporation, community attitude surveys, fund-raising materials, and clippings. See also, MS-112.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Politics

MFM-36

Miami Conservancy District Photographs
1866-1935, 7 reels

This collection is a microfilm edition of all available photographic images collected by the Miami Conservancy District up until 1935. Gathered from three repositories, the Arthur Morgan Papers at Antioch College, the Miami Conservancy District offices, and the Wright State University Archives, the 3600 images document early Dayton floods, the 1913 flood and its aftermath, the establishment of the Conservancy District, the construction of the flood protection works, the labor camps, engineering studies, and railroad relocations. There are also aerial views of the Miami Valley area as well as miscellaneous street scenes and images of early twentieth-century Dayton and the surrounding area. See also MS-128.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, 1913 Flood History

MFM-89

U.S. Army Signal Services Records
1886-1891, 1 reel

Consists of a volume of monthly meteorological reports from the Columbus area recording daily measurements of temperature, rainfall, weather conditions, and barometric pressure.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MFM-9

Montgomery County Park District Records
1962-1978, 1 reel

Includes correspondence, memos, resolutions, financial records, working papers, and minutes of the Montgomery County Park Commissioners.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MFM-90

Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Dayton Records
1867-1936, 12 reels

Consists of death and funeral service records (1875-1936) as well as volumes listing residents (1867-1912), Board of Managers' reports (1867-1913), and copies of General and Special Orders which contain information on individuals discharged from the Center (1876-1913).

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MFM-92

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial Records
1908-1982, 7 reels

The bulk of this collection consists of records related to the construction of the Perry Victory and International Peace Memorial on South Bass Island in Lake Erie. The memorial was erected in 1912-1913 to commemorate the Centennial of Oliver Perry's naval victory over the British on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. Also included in the collection are the minutes of the Centennial Commission, correspondence, blueprints, pamphlets, and news clippings.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-10

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Sons of Veterans USA, Camp 254 Records
1891-1893, .5 lin. ft.

Contains various organizational records including a minute book, ledger, cashbook, descriptive book, and roll of members. Camp 254 served the Wapakoneta, Ohio area.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-100

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322nd Field Artillery Reunion Association Records
1917-1981, 3 lin. ft.

The 322nd Field Artillery received basic training at Camp Sherman in Ohio, and saw service in Europe during World War I. The records in this collection are evenly divided between the active regiment and the reunion association. They consist of minutes, correspondence, reunion programs, bulletins, obituary notices, scrapbooks, maps, and photographs. Also included is a published history of the regiment.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, World War I

MS-101

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Montgomery County Humane Society Records
1901-2002, 5.71 lin. ft.

The Montgomery County Humane Society Records detail the history of the Society including materials that mirror its transition from an organization that consisted of two major departments (the Children's Department and Animal's Department) to one which focused solely one department (the Animal's Department). Within this collection are meeting minutes, case studies, newspaper clippings and newsletters, and photographs and videos. These materials provide insight into the ways in which the organization (today known as the Humane Society of Greater Dayton) provides humane treatment for the animals it houses and the ways in which it attempts to have each animal adopted.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-106

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Dayton Sertoma Club Records
1946-1994, 10.5 lin. ft.

Includes meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, memos, newsletters, program files, and other miscellaneous items relating to the activities of the Sertoma Club, whose motto is "Service to Mankind."

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-11

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Woman's Relief Corps. 195 Records
1902-1941, .5 lin. ft.

Contains the organization's minute books, membership lists, financial records, and officer's registers. Corps 195 served Auglaize County.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-110

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Public Opinion Center Records
1970-1975, 2.5 lin. ft.

Records document public opinion surveys conducted in Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding communities in the early 1970s. Included are survey results, data sheets, and statistics which provide information about local attitudes towards a variety of social, political, and economic issues.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-119

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Dayton Women's Center Records
1973-1981, 7.5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1973 by a group of local feminists, the Dayton Women's Center was created to provide a space for local women to meet, organize, and share common interests and concerns. The records consist of founding and organizational papers, correspondence, minutes, financial records, subject files, membership lists, clippings, newsletters, photographs, and printed materials.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-12

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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post 83 Records
1880-1911, .5 lin. ft.

Includes two minute books covering meeting procedures for the years 1885-1904 and two account books which reveal the groups financial dealings from 1880-1911. The minute books also have information about memberships, committees, and deaths. Post 83 served Auglaize County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-121

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American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter Records
1917-1988, 36 lin. ft., 6 volumes

Contains a variety of materials on the establishment and growth of the Red Cross in Dayton as well as the records of the Greene and Preble County Chapters prior to their merger with the Dayton Chapter in 1960. The collection includes Board of Directors and committee meeting minutes, annual reports, programs, extensive correspondence, financial records, audio materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings. See also MFM-24

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-128

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Miami Conservancy District Records
1897-1983, 69.5 lin. ft.

Records include the founding documents, minutes, financial records, and reports of the Dayton Citizen's Relief Commission and the Dayton Flood Prevention Committee, two early organizations formed to deal with the aftermath of the 1913 Dayton Flood. The remainder of the Conservancy records consist of administrative and financial reports, publications, files from the (Arthur) Morgan Engineering Company, legal materials, diaries, correspondence, files pertaining to the labor camps organized to construct the flood prevention works, and files pertaining to the relocation of the railroad lines. In addition, there are extensive subject files and technical reports. The scrapbooks cover the years 1913-1927 and consist of newspaper clippings from local and national papers covering such subjects as the 1913 Flood and its aftermath, the early movement for flood prevention, the formation of the Miami Conservancy District, opposition to its formation, and the construction of the Conservancy's flood prevention works. The 3500 photographs in this collection include many formats, including glass plates, negatives, prints, and lantern slides, and cover such subjects as flood damage, construction, labor camps, railroad relocation, aerial views, Conservancy personnel, and various street scenes and images of early 20th-century Dayton and the surrounding area. Note: restrictions may apply.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, 1913 Flood History

MS-129

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Dayton Women Working Records
1974-1983, 2 lin. ft.

Organized in 1975, Dayton Women Working was a feminist organization concerned with insuring equal employment opportunities locally for women and minorities. The records consist of meeting minutes, by-laws, membership records, progress reports, newsletters, broadsides, and files documenting DWW's public programs and projects including a study of discrimination in three Dayton banks. There is also material pertaining to DWW's affiliation with other working women's organizations and the transcript of an interview with one of the organization's founders.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-13

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United Spanish War Veterans Post 8 Records
1904-1949, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of the organization's minute books from 1904-1906 and from 1923-1949. Also included are bylaws, an officer's roster, a ritual manual, photographs, and correspondence. Post 8 drew members from the Auglaize County, Ohio, area.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-130

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Dayton Foundation Records
1921-1983, 2.5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1921 with an endowment from the National Cash Register Company and John H. Patterson, the Dayton Foundation serves as a public trust fund and distributes grants to various community organizations and projects. Records consist of minutes of the Distribution Committee, financial records, annual reports, correspondence, and printed materials.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-131

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Four Seasons Garden Club Records
1928-2006, 7 lin. ft.

The Four Seasons Garden Club is a women's organization founded in 1928 to raise money for beautification projects around the Dayton area. The records contain meeting minutes, membership records, president's papers, annual reports, financial records, correspondence, program files, yearbooks, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-133

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Dayton Women's Liberation Records
1970-1975, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of a fairly complete run of the organization's newsletter which gives information about the group's meetings and activities and includes short articles discussing the politics and ideology of the Women's Movement. In addition, the collection contains leaflets, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-14

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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post 41 Records
1880-1930, 1 lin. ft.

Collection consists of minute books, financial records, officer's roll, and miscellaneous loose materials. Post 41 served Wapakoneta in Auglaize County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-142

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Burns-Jackson Project Records
1966-1974, .5 lin. ft.

Collection includes the articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, correspondence, clippings, publications, and working papers of a group formed in 1965 to restore and preserve the Oregon District/Burns-Jackson area of Dayton, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-169

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Dayton Cooperative History Project Records
1968-1972, 2.5 lin. ft.

The purpose of the Dayton Cooperative History Project was to identify and locate the widely scattered and unindexed business, church, and other institutional records which document the history of Dayton. This collection consists of papers and records gathered to prepare a preliminary inventory of available historical sources and includes pamphlets, brochures, correspondence, clippings, notes, and inventory forms.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Religion, Civic Organizations

MS-171

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Miami Valley Personal and Guidance Association Records
1967-1987, .5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1967, the Miami Valley Personnel and Guidance Association was concerned with promoting and supporting personnel management professionals. Records include meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, printed materials, and membership lists.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-18

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Logan County Agricultural Society Records
1884-1911, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of a volume of minutes of the Logan County Agricultural Society, which served as an advocacy and educational organization for county farmers as well as administering the county fair.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-183

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Dayton Philharmonic Women's Organization, (Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer's Organization) Records
1976-1988, 2 lin. ft.

The Dayton Philharmonic Women's Organization functions as an auxiliary, helping arm of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The records include scrapbooks consisting of clippings, programs, and photographs, and Board of Trustees and Executive Board minutes.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-186

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Child Guidance Center Records
1929-1977, 1 lin. ft.

Records consist of Board meeting minutes, financial reports, annual reports, clippings, photographs, and historical materials. The Child Guidance Center operated as a mental health facility for children and was affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Sinclair College.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-190

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Progress Place Inc. Records
1981-1988, 4.5 lin. ft.

Records detail the organization's work with mentally disabled adults in the Dayton area. Included are organizational papers, minutes, newsletters, correspondence, and financial records.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-195

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Dayton City Beautiful Council Records
1965-1987, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Dayton City Beautiful Council was organized in the mid-1960s as a volunteer adjunct to city government to help make Dayton a more livable, attractive community. Records consist of Executive Board, staff, and membership meeting minutes, and correspondence. Topics covered include recycling, urban beautification, and community planning.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-197

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Greater Springfield and Clark County Assoc. Records
1944-1954, 2.5 lin. ft.

The Greater Springfield and Clark County Association was a volunteer organization that mobilized local efforts to promote the civic welfare of the Clark County area. Records include Board of Directors and Executive Committee minutes, records and reports of various committees, correspondence, membership rolls, and extensive newspaper clippings.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-215

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Ringelblum Collection of Oral History Memoirs of the Holocaust Records
1977-1991, 6 lin. ft.

Collection consists of audio-taped interviews with accompanying typed transcripts of 34 Dayton-area individuals who were survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. Not all of the interviewees were incarcerated in concentration camps, but each had his or her life greatly altered by the Nazi regime. Also included in this collection are three video-taped programs produced from the original interviews which are for use in local classrooms to supplement Holocaust curriculum.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Oral History Collections, World War II

MS-217

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Community Research Inc. Records
1957-1976, 4.5 lin. ft.

Community Research, Inc. was a privately funded think tank formed in 1957 to study and recommend solutions to problems facing metropolitan Dayton. Records include annual reports, Board meeting minutes, and evaluations of community programs. Another series of records focuses on the organization's role in the federal government's Pilot Cities Program in Dayton in the early 1970s and includes Board meeting minutes, correspondence, grant proposals, reports, and evaluations of funded programs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-219

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Canal Society of Ohio Collection
1826-1987, 0.5 lin. ft.

An eclectic collection of materials pertaining to the history and lore of the Miami-Erie Canal in western Ohio. Collection consists of pamphlets, maps, photographs, journal articles, newspaper clippings, and a run of the Canal Society of Ohio newsletter.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Railroad and Canal History

MS-228

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Helen Hunt Club Records
1891-1950, 1 lin. ft.

The Helen Hunt Club was a women's literary organization founded in 1891 by a group of Dayton school teachers. The group studied and read papers on literary subjects and produced a play each year. Records consist of a constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, club programs, correspondence, and the manuscript of a novel written by several club members ca. 1910.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-229

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Dayton Amateur Moviemakers Club Records
1943-1976, 1 lin. ft.

Formed in 1943 by a group of local film makers, the Dayton Amateur Movie Makers Club's records consist of meeting minutes, membership lists, newsletters containing club programs, correspondence, and several films produced by club members.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Civic Organizations

MS-232

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Irving G. Bieser Sr. Papers
1934-1961, 2.5 lin. ft.

Papers reflect the civic involvements of Bieser, a Dayton attorney. Included are materials from several organizations including the Dayton Research Association, the Dayton Peace Council, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, the Dayton Draft Board (1940-1946), the Public Library Advisory Committee, and Dayton City Improvement.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-233

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Young Women's League of Dayton Records
1895-1972, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Young Women's League of Dayton was founded in 1898 by former members of the local YWCA. It's purpose was to "promote the moral, mental, and physical welfare of young women" and its activities supported young working women in particular. Records include minutes, financial records, publications, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and materials pertaining to the League's operation of a boarding house for young women.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-234

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Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium Records
1967-1980, 1 lin. ft.

A precursor to the Southwestern Ohio Council of Higher Education (SOCHE), the Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium was an affiliation of ten local colleges and universities seeking to increase cooperation and support. Records include minutes, financial reports, grant proposals, correspondence, and annual reports.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, Civic Organizations

MS-239

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Survivors of the Holocaust Oral History Project Records (Dr. Charles Berry’s Papers)
1977-1985, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Survivors of the Holocaust Oral History Project was established in 1977 as a joint effort by Antioch College and Wright State University. Its purpose was to interview and preserve stories of survivors of the Nazi Holocaust who settled in the Dayton, Ohio, area. The records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, lists of potential interviewees, clippings, and publicity. The Project produced the Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection of Oral History Memoirs of the Holocaust.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Oral History Collections, World War II

MS-244

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National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Jonathan Dayton Chapter Scrapbooks
1927-1995, 9.5 lin. ft.

Scrapbooks outline the history and activities of the Dayton, Ohio Chapter of the DAR and include clippings, photographs, programs, local histories, and genealogies.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-247

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Discussion Club of Dayton Records
1934-1955, .5 lin. ft.

The Discussion Club of Dayton was founded in 1931 to provide a forum for civic leaders and professionals to meet and discuss the issues of the day. Records include correspondence, the club's monthly bulletin with information about program topics, and membership surveys.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-250

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Springfield Young Men's Christian Association Records
1854-1979, 17 lin. ft.

Records document the history of the YMCA in Springfield, Ohio, and include extensive subject files, photographs, clippings, ledgers, and blueprints of the YMCA building. Subject files contain a variety of materials including correspondence, annual reports, budgets, Board of Director's minutes, newsletters, programs, activity reports, and historical information.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-253

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J. Robert Groff Papers
1938-1954, 2 lin. ft.

Groff was the president and general manager of the James Leffel Company in Springfield, Ohio. Papers in this collection reflect his civic and volunteer involvements and include minutes, reports, publications, and correspondence from such organizations as the Springfield Community Chest, the Rotary Club, the Springfield and Clark County War Chest, the War Manpower Board, and the United Appeals Fund.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civic Organizations

MS-259

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Richard Allaman Papers
1919-1968, 6 lin. ft.

Allaman was active locally in the field of children's social services. He held several posts in the Ohio-Kentucky area including Superintendent of the Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Director of the Louisville Children's Home, and Superintendent of Shawn Acres, the Montgomery County Children's Home. His papers consist of correspondence, case notes, published and unpublished papers, programs, conference materials, photographs, reports, and awards.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civic Organizations

MS-265

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Dayton Area Nutrition Council Records
1968-1994, .5 lin. ft.

Collection consists of various financial records such as Treasurer’s Reports, bank statements, and proposed budgets. There is also internal correspondence, which includes meeting agendas and minutes, letters, and handouts.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-268

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American Civil Liberties Union, Dayton Chapter Records
1953-1983, 2 lin. ft.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a non-partisan organization committed to defending and protecting the individual rights of U.S. citizens. The ACLU’s Dayton chapter emerged in the early 1950s and operated on a strictly volunteer basis throughout its existence. The collection includes administrative records such as meeting minutes, budget information, membership list, and articles of organization and bylaws. General and court specific correspondence are included and arranged in chronological order, along with numerous publications and periodicals. There are also several documents related to issues of interest to the ACLU.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-270

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St. Joseph's Orphanage Society Children's Treatment Center Records
1849-2004, 40 lin. ft.

Established in 1849, the German Roman Catholic St. Joseph Orphan Society of Dayton, Ohio, was a subscription society that placed the children of deceased or indigent members in Catholic foster homes. The institution changed its mission, bylaws, and name numerous times but remained a child-caring institution run by a Board of Trustees and exists in Dayton, Ohio, as the St. Joseph Children's Treatment Center. The collection consists of printed materials, minutes and proceedings, financial documents, legal documents, photographic material, scrapbooks, and audio recordings.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-272

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Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution Collection
1889-2009, 30.25 lin. ft.

The purpose of the Sons of the American Revolution is "to perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People." This collection contains records pertaining to the Ohio Society chapter, including applications for membership, yearbooks, meeting minutes, financial reports, membership indexes and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-275

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Dayton YMCA Records
1878-1989, 128 lin. ft.

The Dayton YMCA Collection contains items pertaining to the history the Dayton area YMCAs. Administrative papers, newspaper clippings, and photographs constitute the bulk of the collection. The collection spans from the mid to late 1800s to the late 1980s. The bulk of the collection is between the periods of 1930-1980.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-287

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Dayton Civic Music Association Collection Records
1940-1998, 2 lin. ft.

The Dayton Civic Music Association was founded in 1940 and presented twenty-eight concert seasons before its demise in 1968. The collection includes administrative records, newspaper clippings, programs, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Civic Organizations

MS-288

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Garden Club of Dayton Records
1903-2011, 15.25 lin. ft.

Katherine Talbot founded the Garden Club of Dayton in 1922. The Club's goal is to promote and encourage the beautification of not only their privately owned gardens, but also the gardens and environment of Oakwood and the surrounding Dayton area. This collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, publications, as well as information on community projects, and an administrative/organizational series. Note: must obtain permission to publish materials from this collection.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-289

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Papers of the Dayton Corridor Development Committee Records
1969-1997, 5 lin. ft.

The River Corridor Development Committee was formed in 1968 and operated under the aegis of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Representatives of various public agencies, which had jurisdiction over river frontage development, made up its membership. The committee’s goal was to further development along the river frontages and enhance the recreational, aesthetic, and commercial potentialities of Dayton’s major natural resource. The collection consists of administrative activities, river corridor projects, brochures, magazines, photographs, books, maps and blueprints. Note: please check concerning restrictions on images in this collection.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-290

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The Friday Afternoon Club Records
1893-2003, 4 lin. ft.

The Friday Afternoon Club was founded in 1893 as a literary club for women in the Dayton area. Aside from academic and literary studies, the Friday Afternoon club also enjoys social events such as lectures, plays and picnics. Still in existence, the club meets every other Friday at the homes of its members. The collection consists of minutes and membership rosters, financial records, yearly programs, and scrapbooks. Note: please check concerning restrictions on this collection.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-300

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Dayton Peace Action Committee Records
1969-1997, 5 lin. ft.

Established in Dayton, Ohio, in 1979, the Dayton Peace Action Committee (DPAC) is a faith-based and peace oriented anti-nuclear organization. DPAC works to cut spending for unnecessary military and nuclear weapons programs, arguing that funds should be invested in American education, housing, health, and environmental protection. The collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, programs, books, and Barrett’s personal notes concerning DPAC activities.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-315

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College Women's Club of Dayton Records
1907-2012, 16 lin. ft.

Established in 1907, the College Women's Club of Dayton (CWC) continues to meet monthly during the fall, winter, and spring months for the purpose of uniting "alumnae of institutions of higher learning, and to foster an interest in higher education." The club continues to promote higher education, offer continuing education through study groups, and encourage service to the community. The collection contains financial, administrative, and membership records.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-323

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows Records
1865-1945, 6 lin. ft.

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is a benevolent and charitable organization with high moral principles seeking to aid and improve the life of good men. Much of their philosophy was to aid and protect its members, with visiting the sick, aiding the distressed, educating the orphans and burying the dead. Throughout the years they have established over 60 retirement homes for the aged and orphans throughout the United States and Canada. The collection contains minutes, membership, attendance, and financial ledger books from lodges in the Miami Valley Region.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-327

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East Dayton Housing Opportunities Corporation Collection
1969-1996, 2.5 lin. ft.

The East Dayton Housing Opportunities Corporation (EDHOC) was founded in 1972 as a product of the Eastern Area Council Housing Committee and the East Dayton Church Cluster. Founding members included community leaders and activists and local clergymen. EDHOC functioned under the administration of a president, Board of Trustees and a treasurer through 1996. The corporation provided low-income housing for selected families in the East Dayton community, assisting their clients in becoming homeowners through permanent financing and property rehabilitation. The collection includes correspondence, and financial and administrative records.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-328

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Dayton Section, American Chemical Society Collection
1959-2000, 3.5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Section of the American Chemical Society was founded in 1930. This collection contains administrative records, such as minute books, agendas, reports, and programs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-329

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Christ Child Society Records
1887-2003, 3.5 lin. ft.

Mary Virginia Merrick founded the Christ Child Society in 1887 in Washington, D.C. to aid poor children. On October 11, 191,1 Marie and Helen Rotterman founded the Dayton Chapter of the Christ Child Society. The society began with fewer than 200 women, primarily Catholic, yet grew steadily throughout the century. The group's primary focus is to provide clothing and aid to needy women and children. The collection includes minutes, photographs, and committee files.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-330

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Arthur B. Compton Jr./ Trailsend Club Papers
1958-1964, 2 lin. ft.

Founded in 1958, Trails End was an exclusive social club in Dayton, Ohio for businessmen and their families. The collection contains photographs, membership lists, financial and administrative material.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-340

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Juliet Blanchard Papers
1902-1996, 7 lin. ft.

The manuscript collection of Juliet Blanchard is a bountiful resource of primary materials for research relating to the social, educational, and philanthropic activities of a woman who made a significant contribution to Dayton and to the state of Ohio during the mid-20th century. Her collection is of special interest in the field of Women’s Studies as Blanchard challenged the boundaries of traditional homemaking. The collection also provides some insight on the activities of the organizations that she belonged to during her lifetime and on some of the historical events taking place both locally and worldwide during that same time period.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-349

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Progressive Mothers' Club Records
1923-2003 (bulk 1985-2003), 15.5 lin. ft.

The mission of the Progressive Mothers’ Club was to promote the role and education of mothers within the setting of a social group. The collection documents the club through yearly event books, financial records, membership records, scrapbooks, meeting minutes, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The collection also contains scrapbooks, attendance records, and meeting minutes from the Progressive Mothers’ Alumnae.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-350

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Quarter Century Club Records, WPAFB
1946-1999 (bulk 1960s-1980s), 8 lin. ft.

The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, membership lists, administrative documents and obituaries. Members were civilian or military personnel in an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense for at least 25 years and worked for a portion of that time at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Club was formed to facilitate social activity among its members and to inspire younger employees to continue their work as public servants.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Civic Organizations

MS-351

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Air Force Association, Wright Memorial Chapter Records
1953-2008, 6.5 lin. ft.

This collection documents a civilian aerospace organization that promotes public understanding of aerospace power and national defense. The collection includes newspaper clippings, magazines, awards, correspondence, meeting minutes, national, state, and regional conference materials, community events, photographs, certificates, reports, financial records, and general Air Force information. Most items deal with events and overall activities of the Wright Memorial Chapter. Several items in the collection relate to the Air Force Association national organization and to the US Air Force’s relation to national and international events.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Civic Organizations

MS-354

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BW Greenway Records
1998-2007, 5 lin. ft.

The organization works to connect Greene County's Beaver Creek Wetlands with Clark County's Wenrick Wetlands to create a strategic link in the Greater Dayton Greenbelt. They work to foster a spirit of cooperation and partnership between citizens, landowners, and local governments to build a sense of place based on concern for the improvement of natural and cultural environments. The B-WGC lies in the towns of Beavercreek and Fairborn, the townships of Bath, Beavercreek and Mad River, and the counties of Clark and Greene. The records contain the organization’s newsletter “The Great Heart”, Board of Trustee’s minutes, and original artwork done by a member.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-366

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Greencastle Cemetery / Harrison Township Cemetery Association Records
1868-2005 (bulk 1940-1989), 6 lin. ft.

The collection contains hand-written and typed documents of burial plots and grave records, maps, financial reports and receipts, deeds, ledgers, meeting minutes, photographs, and correspondence. The records are about the New and Old Greencastle Cemeteries, which are burial grounds of some of the founding members of Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Cemeteries

MS-369

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Beaver Creek Wetlands Association Records
1987-2007 (bulk 1987-1999), 6 lin. ft.

The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association (BCWA) Collection documents the incorporation and first ten years of an organization committed to protecting the environment.  The collection includes business materials, meeting minutes, agendas, reports from the various committees that ran the organization, as well as some news clippings, brochures, maps, and newsletters created by and about the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-38

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Dayton Urban League Records
1947-1968, 18.5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Urban League was chartered in 1947. In conjunction with a nation-wide League Network, the Dayton Urban League made an important contribution to the general welfare of the local community through its services to African-Americans in Dayton. The League attempted to improve employment opportunities, accelerate guidance programs for young people, initiate greater participation of Blacks in the activities of other welfare agencies and civic organizations, and to improve the climate of race relations in Dayton. Includes Board of Directors' minutes, annual reports, financial records, extensive correspondence, committee reports, subject files, news releases, and other related materials.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Civic Organizations

MS-384

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American Guild of Organists, Dayton Chapter Records
1951-2008 (bulk 1980-2000), 2 lin. ft.

The collection documents the activities and administrative records of the Dayton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The collection includes scrapbooks, member directories, programs, monthly newsletters, meeting minutes, and treasurers' reports.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Arts

MS-39

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Springfield Urban League Records
1960-1970, 14 lin. ft.

Includes constitution and by-laws, Board of Director's minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, subject files, news releases, and clippings for the Springfield, Ohio, chapter of the Urban League.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Civic Organizations

MS-391

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Altrusa Club of Dayton
1934-2012 (Bulk 1980-2004), 13.34 lin. ft.

This collection consists of minutes of the various business meetings that relate to the Dayton chapter of the Altrusa Club. Information on the organizational structure including bylaws for the national organization is also included. Yearbooks from the local chapter, scrapbooks and other memorabilia can found in this collection as well as newsletters from both the local and national organization.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-393

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Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery & Mausoleum Collection
2003, .5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery & Mausoleum has offered services since 1923 and is located in Montgomery County, Ohio, on 8135 North Dixie Drive. The collection is composed of an alphabetized index of internments up until the index list was printed out on May 20, 2003. The index is arranged alphabetically by last name and provides the following information: Name of Deceased, Service #, Grdn, Section, Lot, Sb, Sp, Sex, Age, Service Date, Type, and Veteran. The cemetery is divided into several sections including: traditional burial grounds, in ground cremation, veterans section, Columbaria, Mausoleum Crypts, and an infant section. Notable internments include: U.S. Congressmen Walter Hugh Albaugh and Harry Nelson Routzohn, race car drivers Charles Engle, William “Bill Mackey” Gretsinger, and Edward Lewber, Actress Agnes Moorehead, test pilot Howard M. Rinehart, and Medal of Honor Recipient Joe Calvin Paul.

Subject Area(s): Cemeteries, Civic Organizations

MS-400

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St. Anne's Hill Historical Society Collection
1858-2009 (bulk 1970s-1980s), 19 lin. ft.

The collection contains primarily administrative records for the St. Anne’s Hill Historic Society. These records includes Board of Trustees and General Membership; posters, bulletins and invitations for various events; the Society’s monthly newsletter and other publications; scrapbooks on various subjects; photographs; news clippings, and information on various topics of interest to the Society and residents of St. Anne’s Hill.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-406

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Frigidaire TOM (Tired Old Men) Club Records
1916-2008, 7.1 lin. ft.

This collection consists of assorted photographs, documents, publications, and memorabilia, collected by former employees of the Frigidaire Corporation. Within are numerous photographs showing different aspects of early founders and employees, as well as many motivational get-togethers. Also included are a number of technical manuals and training aids, demonstrating the business end of the company. The Tired Old Men (TOM) club is a group of several hundred retired Frigidaire employees and supervisors who meet monthly and keep in touch with one-another.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Civic Organizations

MS-407

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Exchange Club of Dayton Records
1928-2006, 7.3 lin. ft.

In 1911 the National Exchange Club was founded for the purpose that professional men could exchange ideas and serve their community. The Dayton Chapter of the Exchange Club was started in 1919. Today, the Exchange Clubs are an all-volunteer, national service organization of professional men and women who strive to make communities better places through programs of service in youth activities, community service, and their national project, the prevention of child abuse. This collection consists of membership rosters, budget/expense reports, and minutes from various meetings of the Dayton Chapter of The Exchange Club. Information on local programs and events as well as the history of the national organization are included. Newsletters (local, regional, and national), photographs and other memorabilia are also contained in this collection.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-408

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Woman's Literary Club Records
1889-2011, 8.7 lin. ft.

Records include yearbooks, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, and scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs pertaining to the club's activities. Founded in 1889, the Woman's Literary Club was the first women’s club in Dayton. The club’s purpose is the study of literature, but it has also engaged in charitable activities. It has evolved over the years to include creative writing as well as literary study.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-410

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Zeta Chi Alumni Chapter of Delta Omicron Music Fraternity Records
1966-2006, 19.5 lin. ft.

Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity is a professional fraternity in the field of music with collegiate chapters established throughout the United States and abroad. The fraternity was founded in 1909 at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music by three undergraduate students. Located in the Greater Dayton area, the Zeta Chi Alumni Chapter is active in the Dayton Arts community, participating in various concerts and programs. They also regularly meet as a chapter, and with current collegiate Delta Omicron chapters. This collection consists mainly of scrapbooks covering the chapter’s activities from its beginning in 1966 through to 2006. Included in the scrapbooks are programs, photographs, certificates, clippings from newspapers and magazine articles, as well as correspondence. There are copies of the fraternity publications of The Wheel and The Whistle.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Civic Organizations

MS-411

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Dayton: A Peace Process Papers
1994-2001, 7.08 lin. ft.

The Dayton Peace Process was an offshoot of the Dayton Peace Accords that brought an end to the fighting in the former Yugoslavia. The Peace Process worked to bring Miami Valley businesses in contact with clients in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and several other Eastern European countries. Eventually Dayton: A Peace Process became the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The collection consists of papers generated by the Miami Valley Marketing Group, Inc. in its search for Dayton area companies looking for business opportunities in Eastern Europe. Some of the papers contain background information on the American companies and the areas in Europe where help is needed. The collection also contains meeting minutes and planning sessions for the Dayton Peace Accords Project as well as government papers from the United States State Department and other federal agencies.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-414

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Woodland Cemetery Collection
1841-2010, 114 lin. ft.

The Woodland Cemetery Collection contains materials relating to the organization and business ventures of the Woodland Cemetery Association. Materials such as organization histories, rules and regulations, meeting minutes, financial records, and correspondence provide a history of the organization while documents such as interment and cremation records provide insight into the function that the cemetery plays in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to these written documents, there are numerous visual documents such as photographs, negatives, and slides that illustrate Woodland Cemetery.

Subject Area(s): Cemeteries, Family and Personal Papers, Civic Organizations

MS-420

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Engineer's Club of Dayton Records
1914-2010, 40 lin. ft.

The purpose of the Engineers’ Club of Dayton is to advance the field of engineering through furnishing facilities for the educational and professional improvement of its members. Requirements for membership include working in the field of engineering or other work related to engineering, science, technology, and allied arts. The records include meeting minutes, membership files, financial records, publications, correspondence, photographs, film, and reports.

Subject Area(s): Inventors and Inventions, Civic Organizations

MS-425

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Chamber Music Yellow Springs Collection
1957-2010 (bulk 1980-2010), 9.8 lin. ft.

The materials contained in the Chamber Music Yellow Springs (CMYS) Records document both the original Yellow Springs chamber music organization (Chamber Music in Yellow Springs, 1957-62) and its successor group founded in the early 1980s (Chamber Music Yellow Springs). The Chamber Music Yellow Springs Records include concert programs and promotional materials; information about and contracts with chamber music artists; administrative materials, including board meeting information and board member correspondence, budgets and financial statements, and records of ticket sales and fund-raising activities; and a collection of recordings on compact disk of CMYS concerts and competitions.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Arts

MS-427

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Antioch Writers' Workshop Records
1985-2010, 6.5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1986, the Antioch Writers’ Workshop is a nonprofit organization that encourages creative writing by offering classes and seminars. It has evolved over the years from a community of writers who mingled with faculty and students informally throughout the day into a fiscal agent of the Antioch College. The records include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, photographs, posters, VHS, pamphlets, newsletters, and multimedia.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Civic Organizations

MS-428

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Beavercreek Women's League Records
1969-2012, 11 lin. ft.

Established in 1969, the Beavercreek Women’s League (BWL) is a civic organization that supports families, women, and their communities. It is an ongoing collection that includes administrative and organizational records including meeting agendas and minutes, monthly financial statements, end of the year reports, constitutions, by laws and code of regulations, correspondence, membership records, and program information; publicity and publication records including newsletters, newspaper clippings, and awards; and photographs and scrapbooks.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-432

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Inland Children's Chorus Collection
1936-2012 (Bulk 1936-1966), 4 lin. ft.

The Inland Children’s Chorus was sponsored by the Inland Manufacturing Division of the General Motors Corporation from 1936-1970 and open to children (ages 8-16) of Inland employees. The collection includes programs from their concerts, photographs, books, newspaper and periodical clippings, certificates, and memorabilia all donated by former members of the Chorus.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Arts

MS-434

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Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Records
1910-2010, 150 lin. ft.

Founded in 1910, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton (JFGD) is a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization that furthers the welfare of the Jewish Community. Some activities of the organization include coordinating fundraising activities on a local and national level, fostering cooperation among Jewish organizations, and facilitating cultural, social, and educational programs. The records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, photographs, scrapbooks, newspapers, and multimedia.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-435

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Matthew C. Kirkpatrick Collection
1904-1974, 1 lin. ft.

The Matthew C. Kirkpatrick collection consists of photographs, correspondence, arrest logs, identification cards, books, and a scrapbook. It was created by Matthew C. Kirkpatrick who was a Dayton policeman and Chief of Police during the mid-20th century.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civic Organizations

MS-441

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Trotwood Women's Club Records
1936-2011, 3.5 lin. ft.

The collection includes minutes, treasury reports, program information, certificates, newspaper clippings, and a few photographs from the Trotwood Women's Club of Trotwood, Ohio. These items were collected by members of the Trotwood Women's Club and relate to the club's activities and community involvement from its creation in 1936 to 2011. The club is still active in the community today.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-443

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Historic South Park Incorporated Records
1977-2009 (bulk 1984-1998), 4.85 lin. ft.

The collection includes organizational documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and physical memorabilia related to the South Park Historic District of Dayton, Ohio, and the group responsible for managing it, Historic South Park, Incorporated, formerly the South Park Improvement Council. Correspondence is divided into incoming and outgoing, to keep original order of collection. Records are incomplete, as fire destroyed nearly all records before 1980.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-445

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Miami Valley Literacy Council Records
1964-2010 (bulk 1980-2010), 9.5 lin. ft.

The Miami Valley Literacy Council (MVLC) was organized in 1964 by a group of women who realized that many adults in the city of Dayton, Ohio, were unable to read. The collection includes board minutes, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, correspondence, student work, training manuals, photographs, a scrapbook, and newsletters. Most items are by or about the Miami Valley Literacy Council, a volunteer-based non-profit organization with the mission of helping individuals to achieve literacy. Some of the collection contains articles on general literacy, most of this can be found in the newspaper clippings and magazine articles.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, Civic Organizations, Business and Industry

MS-448

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Belmont Bison High School Alumni Association Records
1956-2006, 6 lin. ft.

This collection contains materials assembled by the Belmont Bison (High School) Alumni Association, Dayton, Ohio, covering the history of the school, focusing primarily on student and alumni activities. The majority of the collection is comprised of photographs and slides, but also includes newsletters and newspaper articles along with award plaques and miscellaneous memorabilia.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Education and Local Schools

MS-45

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Dayton-Montgomery County Park District Records
1964-1974, 2.5 lin. ft.

Consists of correspondence, visitor's schedules, ranger reports, memos, and clippings pertaining to park operations and the District's involvement with historical sites. A large portion of the collection is material relating to the 1964, 1965, and 1974 tax levy campaigns. There is also material about the Old County Courthouse building and the Montgomery County Historical Society.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-459

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Area Progress Council Records
1961-1992, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Area Progress Council was formed in 1961 with the common concern for the progress of the Miami Valley. This collection contains meeting minutes and related meeting materials such as presentations and reports presented.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-46

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Dayton Council on World Affairs Records
1947-1991, 74 volumes, 35 lin. ft.

Records consist of administrative files, Executive Board minutes, annual reports, membership records, correspondence, and financial records. There are also extensive records of the Council's public programs with photographs and scrapbooks of clippings. The files of the Junior Council on World Affairs, an offshoot of the parent organization for young people, contain administrative and program records.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-463

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Delphinium Garden Club of Dayton Records
1931-2012, 2.5 lin. ft.

The collection includes minutes, reports, notes, program information, newspaper clippings, and photographs from the Delphinium Garden Club of Dayton, Ohio. These items were collected by members of the Delphinium Garden Club of Dayton and document the organizations history, activity, and community involvement from its creation in 1931 until 2012. The club is still active in the community today.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-475

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Oakwood Rotary Club Records
1980-2012, 2.5 lin. ft.

The Oakwood Rotary Club was founded on August 27, 1980. The records in this collection comprise administrative files such as meeting minutes, handbooks, club rosters, and correspondence, as well as newsletters spanning the history of the club from its inception in 1980 to 2012. It is possible that additional material of the same type will be added to the collection.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-55

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Dayton-Montgomery County Bicentennial Committee Records
1974-1976, 9 lin. ft.

Records document the official plans for celebrating the 1976 Bicentennial in the Dayton-Montgomery County area through minutes, correspondence, clippings, organizational papers, publications, broadsides, and working papers.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-60

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Phillip C. Skardon Papers
1959-1975, 2 lin. ft.

Skardon is a prominent Dayton businessman with an interest in civic and cultural affairs. His papers relate to his service in three organizations: the Metropolitan Church, the Dayton-Montgomery County Bicentennial Committee, and the Dayton Council on World Affairs. Included are minutes, correspondence, newsletters, and printed materials.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civic Organizations

MS-66

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Greene County Fair Board Records
1959-1977, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of copies of the official programs of the Greene County Fair dating between 1959 and 1977.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-68

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Sons of Veterans USA, Camp 89 Records
1890-1910, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of a volume of minutes for 1890-1899 which includes quartermaster's reports and resolutions of respect for deceased members. Also included is a folder of loose materials containing quarterly reports, receipts, and a list of suspended members.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-74

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Dayton Weather Bureau Records
1911-1985, 87 volumes

Volumes contain a detailed daily account of Dayton weather conditions including temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed, etc.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-97

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Special Libraries Association, Central Ohio Chapter Records
1963-1998, 7 lin. ft.

Consists of chapter bylaws, membership lists, business meetings, correspondence, reports, committees, workshops, chapter bulletins, manuals, guidelines, and library related pamphlets.  The object of the S.L.A. has been to “promote the interest of commercial, industrial, technical, civic, municipal and legislative reference libraries, the special departments of public libraries, universities, welfare associations and business organizations."

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-100

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Bennet Coy Miami Conservancy District Collection
1919-1970, 1 folder

Reports, pamphlets, and studies relating to the Miami Conservancy District.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, 1913 Flood History

SC-109

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Stivers High School Directories
1934-1937, 1 folder

Created by the Ten Tigers Club, the Stivers Directories contain advertisements from surrounding businesses and information about the graduating class.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Education and Local Schools

SC-116

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Stivers High School Directory
1927, 1 folder

Stivers directory from 1927.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Education and Local Schools

SC-154

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West Dayton Civic League
1915-1917, 1 folder

Ledger containing the hand-written minutes of the West Dayton Civic League, spanning 1915-1917.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-159

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The Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs
1945-1951, 1 folder

Record book for the Aid Society of the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs, including constitution and minutes, dated 1945-1951

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-164

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Ariel Dinner Club Photograph
1918, 1 folder

Panoramic copy of photo of 212 women outdoors with a small band in background. Located in OS31, file 11

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-167

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Roosevelt High School Collection
1924-1925, 1 folder

The dedication program and 2 yearbooks (1924, 1925) from Roosevelt High School, Dayton, Ohio, originally owned by Harold Williams.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, Civic Organizations

SC-17

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Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters Records
1883-1884, 1 folder

Record and member list for the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters from 1883-1884

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-182

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Edward Durst Collection
1903-1956, 1 folder

Variety of materials concerning Dayton, Ohio, including a Sunday School teacher's class book, first report of the Dayton Department of Public Safety, a report from the Dayton Fire Department, and from Durst Flour Corporation. Dates range from 1903 to 1956.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Religion, Civic Organizations

SC-187

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Map of the State Highway System of Ohio
1932, 1 folder

A bound, fold-out map of Ohio's state highways including an index of cities and villages, dating from 1932.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-188

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Greene County Centennial Historical Address
1876, 1 folder

Booklet of the Centennial Historical Address for Greene County, Ohio, by Judge W.M. Mills, delivered at Xenia, July 4, 1876.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-196

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Dayton Ranger Buttonhole Medallion
ca. 1920s, 1 folder

Contains a buttonhole medal for the Dayton Rangers.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-2

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American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Post 330, Records
1921-1924, 1 folder

Consists of the minute book of an Auglaize county women's veterans society.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

SC-201

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ODOT Historic American Engineering Record
2001, 1 folder

Study made as part of the Historic American Engineering Record concerning the bridge over the Stillwater River, Richland Township, Darke County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Civic Organizations

SC-210

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Montgomery County, Ohio, Municipal County Charter Draft
1976, 1 folder

Handwritten and typed draft of the Metropolitan County Charter for Dayton/Montgomery County, Ohio, dated February 1976.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-213

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Miami Military Institute Handbook
1909-1910, 1 folder

Miami Military Institute Handbook for 1909-1910 school year. See also MS-147.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-227

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Veteran's Administration HSL Archives Microfiche
1872-1928, 1 folder

Collection contains a variety of Veteran's Administration information on microfiche

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-239

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Dayton Map
1925, 1 item

This collection contains a medium-sized fold-out map of the city of Dayton for 1925. The map also details demographic data for 1925 as well as a list of general business areas labeled where “Dayton Leads the World in Manufacture.” The map was produced by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Civic Organizations

SC-250

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Kettering Children's Choir 25th Anniversary Book
2010, 2 items

This collection contains one copy of the 25th Anniversary commemorative document for the Kettering Children’s Choir, including CD, published in 2010.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Civic Organizations

SC-26

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Phil Donahue Letter
1964, 1 folder

This is a letter to Fred White, Business Manager for the Miami-OSU Dayton Campus (forerunner of Wright State University), from Phil Donahue, thanking him for his appearance on Donahue's show on WHIO, dated March 24, 1964.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civic Organizations, Wright State University

SC-289

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Ohio Masonic Home Materials
1943, 1944, & 1986, 5 items

This small collection consists of the 1943 and 1944 Reports of Officers for the home and a brochure for the Grand Master's Appeal from 1986. In addition there are two blank certification cards for the Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Fund. The materials were donated to Special Collections and Archives by the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society in October, 2013.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-3

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Temperance Committee of 100 (Xenia) Records
1901-1911, 1 folder

Consists of minute records book of a Xenia citizen’s committee opposed to the sale of alcoholic beverages between the years of 1901 and 1911.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-44

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Horace Mann Papers
1859, 1 folder

Contains the will and associated documents concerning Horace Mann, once President of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civic Organizations

SC-55

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Dayton Charity Worker's Case Book
1914-1915, 1 folder

An organized listing of cases handled by a caseworker for a Dayton charity, dated 1914-1915.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-6

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Law and Order League of Butler Township Records
1887, 1 folder

Photocopy of the constitution and bylaws of a 19th-century vigilante society in Montgomery County from October 3, 1887.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

SC-61

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Ohio Women's Peace Walk Records
1984-1986, 1 folder

Working papers, minutes, articles and a photograph concerning the Ohio Women's Peace Walk organization, dating in the 1980s.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

SC-65

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Save the Victoria Theater Association Records
1976-1977, 1 folder

Minutes, agendas, press releases and other items relating to the preservation efforts regarding the Victoria Theater during the 1970s.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Civic Organizations

SC-79

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Ten Dayton Boys Club Records
1886-1889, 1 folder

Photocopies concerning the Ten Dayton Boys Club, an organization of boyhood friends who met yearly and included Wilbur Wright and his brothers, Reuchlin and Lorin.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Civic Organizations

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435. Phone: 937.775.2525