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MFM-28

Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad Records
1840-1877, 1 reel

Contains newspaper clippings, circulars, documents, and business letters from the scrapbook of an early president of the CH and D Railroad. Another group of materials consists of copies of articles from the American Railroad Journal (1847-1855) which pertain to railroads in the Miami Valley. See also MS-6.

Subject Area(s): Railroad and Canal History

MS-209

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Dayton Electric Railway Historical Collection
1907-1930, .5 lin. ft.

An eclectic collection of materials related to Dayton's electric railway transit system in the early 20th century. Included are schedules, transit maps, franchise documents, scattered financial records, and advertisements. Of particular interest is a 1930 study of Dayton's interurban transit system, and papers relating to a labor dispute in 1918.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Railroad and Canal History

MS-213

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Richard Fullerton Photographic Collection
ca. 1870-1989, 5 lin. ft.

Richard Fullerton was a local photographer, historian and collector of historic photographs and materials about the history of photography. His collection contains prints, negatives, tintypes, carte de visites, and cabinet photos. There is also a collection of carte de visite images specifically by Dayton photographers with the name and address of each photographer stamped on the back. In addition, Fullerton collected photographs and other materials related to various local history subjects including Dayton railroad stations and traction lines, street scenes of Dayton, the Montgomery County Courthouse, the Dayton Fire Department, and the 1913 Dayton Flood.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, 1913 Flood History, Railroad and Canal History

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-28

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Leonard Hill Local History Collection
1838-1971, 1 lin. ft.

Contains a variety of materials relating to Leonard Hill's interest in the history of the Piqua area. Included is an early 19th century farmer's diary, a canal logbook, various clippings and journal articles pertaining to local history and genealogy.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Railroad and Canal History

MS-42

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Middletown Hydraulic Canal Company Records
1851-1969, 6 lin. ft.

Contains minutes of the Board of Trustees, articles of incorporation, business correspondence, and financial records including yearly tax returns for 1910-1967, and an itemized list of the cost of construction of the hydraulic during the years 1852-1854. Also included are legal files containing land agreements, leases, indentures, and a box of maps and drawings of the hydraulic at different locations.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Railroad and Canal History

MS-6

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Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad Records
1840-1877, 1 lin. ft.

Contains newspaper clippings, circulars, documents, and business correspondence from the scrapbook of an early president of the C.H. and D. Railroad. Another group of materials consists of copies of articles from the American Railroad Journal (1847-1855) pertaining to railroads in the Miami Valley area.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Railroad and Canal History

MS-69

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Miamisburg Hydraulic Canal Records
1867-1924, 1 volume

Contains Board of Director's minutes, financial records, and maps from a Miamisburg-West Carrollton, Ohio, water power company.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Railroad and Canal History

SC-272

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Interurban Schedules
1909-1910, 10 items

This collection consists of 10 interurban schedules from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The schedules are from the years 1909 and 1910. As expected, each schedule provides departure and arrival times of the interurban. There is also a list of local businesses on the back of each schedule card as well as an advertisement.

Subject Area(s): Railroad and Canal History

SC-88

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Germantown Historic Railroad Collection
ca. 1880s, 1 folder

Book produced by the Germantown Historical Society containing photocopies of records of two railroads from the 1880s.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Railroad and Canal History

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