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MFM-30

George C. Catrow Diaries and Papers
1853-1897, 1 reel

George Catrow (1814-1897) taught in the rural schools of Butler, Montgomery, and Preble counties in the late-19th century. Collection consists of ten volumes of diaries, a Catrow Family history, personal papers, and newspaper clippings. The diaries record many events and names in the Germantown, Franklin, and Middletown, Ohio areas.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, Family and Personal Papers

MS-211

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Kenneth J. Crim Papers
1960-1985, 4 lin. ft.

Crim was a local teacher and school administrator who served as Superintendent of the Montgomery County Schools. His papers consist of meeting minutes for the Montgomery County School Board and the Montgomery Joint Vocational School Board, and various statistical reports and studies relating to local schools.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools

MS-231

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Edith McClure Patterson Papers
1920-1959, 5 lin. ft.

Edith McClure Patterson served on the Dayton Board of Education during the early 1930s and from 1915-1939 she was the first woman to serve on the Ohio Board of Liquor Control. In 1932, she ran unsuccessfully for Congress. Patterson was active in welfare and education work, and made a lifelong study of problems affecting the home and children. Her papers and scrapbooks are a source of information about local Dayton education, budget and thrift, home management, women's clubs, and liquor control. Also included are materials pertaining to the National Cash Register Company. Mrs. Patterson was a niece, by marriage, of John H. Patterson, founder and first executive officer of NCR.

Subject Area(s): Women, Education and Local Schools

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-238

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Grace A. Greene Normal School Alumnae Records
1884-1992, 1 lin. ft.

Collection consists of scrapbooks, memorabilia, lists of graduates, and reunion materials. Grace A. Greene Normal School first opened in 1869 as Dayton Normal School, and later became Dayton Teacher's College, before being named Grace A. Greene Normal School. The school gave rudimentary education to women who wished to become teachers in the Dayton area. It closed in 1931, but an active alumnae group continued for many years.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, Women

MS-285

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Margaret Shardelow Young Papers
1913-1984, 3 lin. ft.

Dayton native, Margaret Shardelow Young, was a member of the Friday Afternoon Club, one of the cityís oldest womenís literary clubs. She was also a local school teacher and long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton. The collection includes her Friday Afternoon Club writings, schoolbooks, teaching notes, photographs, and greeting cards with her original poetry.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women, Education and Local Schools

MS-299

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Kent Organ Dayton School Desegregation Papers
1977-2004, .25 lin. ft.

The Kent Organ Dayton School Desegregation Papers consist primarily of the final report of the Ad Hoc Committee to the Dayton Citizens Advisory Board on the Dayton School Desegregation Plan. The report was submitted to Judge Carl B. Rubin in August 1977 after being approved by the Dayton Citizens Advisory Board. Kent Organ was chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Education and Local Schools

MS-306

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Edith Holsinger Papers
1958-1987, 5 lin. ft.

Edith Holsinger was an English teacher, teaching at both Fairmont West High School and Barnes Jr. High School. In 1964, Holsinger aided in the creation of the Kettering Teachers Union and was an active participant until her retirement. The collection consists of administration papers, newsletters, and personal correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Politics, Women, Education and Local Schools

MS-307

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Living Arts Center Records
1964-1972, 2.5 lin. ft.

In 1967, the Dayton Board of Education received a grant to promote the creativity and self-expression of its students (grades five through twelve) through creative writing, drama, dance, music and visual arts. The collection consists of administration papers, newspaper and magazine articles, publicity pamphlets, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Education and Local Schools

MS-358

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Miami Valley School Records
1960-2007, 33 lin. ft.

The collection includes administrative materials, such as meeting minutes, Board of Trustees files, faculty and parentsí association information; development office materials, related to fundraising and special events; academics materials, such as course of study, student handbooks, academic programs, and commencement exercises; publications, such as the school newspapers, yearbooks, and other writings about the school; scrapbooks, mainly consisting of news articles; and photographs. All of the items in this collection relate directly to the Miami Valley School in some way, being either created by, for, or about the school or a member of its community. The Miami Valley School Collection dates from the 1960s through 2007. However, the vast majority of materials, especially the scrapbooks and photographs, date from the late 1980s through the 1990s. There are restrictions on the use of the Miami Valley School Collection. The Administrative series is restricted because it includes sensitive personal information about students and former students, such as grades, behavior issues, and home addresses.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools

MS-438

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Dayton Cooperative High School Class of 1941 Photographs
1941, 1 lin. ft.

Individual 2 ¼" x 3 &frac;" black and white portraits of 234 members of the Dayton Cooperative High School graduating class of 1941. Principal Clare Sharkey and Class Advisor Ruth Werst are also included.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Education and Local Schools

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-458

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Dayton Daily News Archive
1890-2004 (bulk 1930-1980), 2090 cubic feet

Photographs, negatives, and news clippings, span obituary, personality, and subject files generated by the Dayton Daily News and the former Journal Herald in the twentieth century. The collection documents the local and regional history of Dayton and the Miami Valley in Ohio, and its role on a national scale, particularly during the period 1930 to 1980. Daytonís history is a rich example of American ingenuity and perseverance. Considered the cradle of invention in the early 1900s, Dayton generated more patents than any other city in America. Creativity in technology, local government, literature, music, and dance are documented in the photographs. Dayton was the site of the invention of the airplane, the creation and implementation of the city manager form of government, and the first cash register. The Archives documents a strong history of the womenís club movement, innovative industrial development, dynamic political figures, ground-breaking aviation technology, a vital military establishment, strong progressivism, and diplomatic milestones, such as the Dayton Peace Accords. Dayton was the first city to establish a conservancy district to protect against devastating flood waters. The spirit and history of Daytonís innovators and the lives of its citizens are told in the photographs and stories recorded in the newspaper.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Education and Local Schools, Inventors and Inventions, Local Sports, Photographic Collections, Politics

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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-14

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Miami Commercial College Papers
1865-1918, 1 folder

Contains a catalog, notebook, and correspondence pertaining to the Miami Jacobs Commercial College / Business College.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools

SC-160

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Zoology Lecture Notes, Irene Hardy, Antioch College
1876, 1 folder

Notebook from Irene Hardy containing her Zoology lecture notes from Antioch College, dated 1876

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, Women

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-256

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Steele High School Class of 1915 Portraits
1915, 1 folder

This collection contains one large composite print containing the portraits of the Class of 1915 from Steele High School in Dayton, Ohio. No pictures are identified.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools

SC-262

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Leo Lucas Oral History Interview
1975, 1 folder

This collection contains a cassette tape of an oral history interview of Leo Lucas. Lucas was a member of the Dayton School Board during the battle over bussing students for desegregation.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, African-Americans, Oral History Collections

SC-52

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Xenia Female College Records
1866-1873, 1 folder

Contains programs, articles, papers, and commencement materials for the Xenia Female College, dating between 1866 and 1873.

Subject Area(s): Women, Education and Local Schools

SC-66

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Antioch College Musical Program
1854, 1 folder

Musical program for a concert held on November 30, 1854, at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Education and Local Schools

SC-83

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Nellie Van Mater Journal
1864, 1 folder

Journal of Nellie Van Mater who lived in Greene County and attended Antioch College in the 1860s.

Subject Area(s): Women, Family and Personal Papers, Education and Local Schools

SC-9

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George Little Letter
1876, 1 folder

A child's letter written to a friend in Xenia, Ohio. The letter is written to "Hodge" expressing concerns and thoughts about school. It is dated December 11, 1876.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, Family and Personal Papers

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