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W.R. Love, M.D. Photographs
1934-1943, .25 lin. ft.

Dr. Love was born in Bronson, Kansas, and graduated from the University of Kansas Medical School in 1936. He did his internship and residency in dermatology in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1935-1938, after which he received a fellowship from the Mayo Clinic. He moved to Dayton and established a dermatology practice. He was a consultant for several Dayton area hospitals and was a clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology for Ohio State University School of Medicine and an Instructor in Dermatology at the Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing. The collection consists of photographs of skin diseases.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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M.G. Bohn Scrapbook
1879-1881, .25 lin. ft.

M.G. Bohn was a druggist and pharmacist in Miamisburg, Ohio. The scrapbook contains handwritten prescriptions from several area physicians. Prices of prescriptions begin at $.70.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Richard E. Lord, M.D. Collection
1821-1840, .25 lin. ft.

Richard E. Lord was born in Lowell, Ohio. He completed his medical education at the Ohio College of Medicine in Cincinnati in 1833. He practiced in Chesterville, Ohio. The collection consists of lecture tickets, diplomas, and photographs mounted as collages and framed.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Local Medical History Collection
ca. 1850-1985, 4 lin. ft.

The core of this collection was donated by Homer E. Cassel, M.D. It consists of county histories, autobiographies, obituaries, directories, and the histories and annual reports of hospitals in the Miami Valley and southwest Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Clyde Clarkson Payne, M.D. Papers
1908-1939, 1.5 lin. ft.

Dr. Clyde Clarkson Payne was born in 1893. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1920. He was a member of the Ohio State Medical Association and practiced medicine in Dayton. The collection consists of handwritten notes and sketches from medical school, patients' statistics, and office accounts.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Miami Valley Association of Health Sciences Library Records
1972-2001, 7 lin. ft.

Formed in 1973, the association's purpose was "to promote a wider knowledge and understanding of the role of the health sciences libraries in the provision of health care in the Miami Valley area and to promote better services to the users of these libraries through professional interchange, educational programs and reciprocity of services." The collection consists of bylaws, minutes, treasurers' reports, committee reports, correspondence, and newsletters.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Lewis S. Hoover, M.D. Collection
1893-1916, .5 lin. ft.

Dr. Lewis Hoover graduated from Starling Medical College in 1874. He practiced in Laura, Ohio, for twenty years and was a member of the Miami County Medical Society. The collection consists of records of his house calls and fees, birth certificates, and a personal diary.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Medical History Pamphlets
1911-1974, .5 lin. ft

The collection consists of published pamphlets on various topics in medical history.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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H.T.E. Hertzberg Papers and Reports
1930-1976, 12 lin. ft.

Hans Theadore Edward Hertzberg was a physical anthropologist in the Biophysics Branch of the Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton from 1946-1972. Most of his research was in the field of anthropometry, the measurement of the human body. He practiced engineering anthropology at Wright-Patterson measuring body size and strength and utilized this data in the design of dummies, cockpits, seats, oxygen masks, helmet, gloves, and clothing and personal equipment used in flying. The papers in this collection consist mostly of correspondence and reports which reflect the scope of his research.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, Local History

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L.J. Newell Records
1934-1974, 42 lin. ft.

The collection consists of office and patient records of Dr. L.J. Newell. Dr. Newell was born in Dayton, Ohio, and earned his M.D. degree at Ohio State University in 1930. He began practicing general medicine in Dayton in 1934 where, except for active duty in the Navy during World War II, he continued to practice for more than forty years. Note: patient records are restricted for sixty years.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Medical History Photographs
Various, 1 lin. ft.

The collection contains photographs and negatives of Miami Valley physicians, hospitals, and physicians' offices.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Charles MacGregor, M.D. Photographs
1886-1897, .25 lin. ft.

Dr. MacGregor graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1889 and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1890. He was a member of the Ohio State Medical Association and was a commissioned medical officer for the federal government. The collection consists of miscellaneous photographs.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Abe Cline, M.D. Case Studies
1931-1935, 1 lin. ft

Dr. Cline graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1921. He began practice in Dayton, Ohio, in 1923 and specialized in gynecology. He was a commissioned medical officer for the federal government and worked for a time in Budapest, Hungary. The collection consists of case studies and surgery performed in Europe.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Messenger Family Collection
1755-1938, 1 lin. ft.

The collection contains diplomas, articles, obituaries, lecture tickets, and licenses relating to the Messenger family and early medical history of the Miami Valley. The Messengers (Asa, Harold Sr., and Harold Jr.) practiced medicine in the Dayton-Xenia area since the 19th century. The collection also includes information relating to John Hole, M.D., said to be the first physician to come to the Dayton area in the late 1700s.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Medical History, Local History, Local History

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Messenger Family Collection
1755-1938, 1 lin. ft.

The collection contains diplomas, articles, obituaries, lecture tickets, and licenses relating to the Messenger family and early medical history of the Miami Valley. The Messengers (Asa, Harold Sr., and Harold Jr.) practiced medicine in the Dayton-Xenia area since the 19th century. The collection also includes information relating to John Hole, M.D., said to be the first physician to come to the Dayton area in the late 1700s.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Medical History, Local History, Local History

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O.E.Tillson, M.D. Ledger
1896-1903, 1 item

Dr. Tillson was born in Darke County. He graduated in 1862 from the Cincinnati Eclectic Medical Institute. He practiced in West Alexandria, Ohio. The ledger lists visits and accounts of patients.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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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, Local History

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Visiting Nurses' Association, Dayton
1898-1970, 4 lin. ft.

The records of the Visiting Nurses’ Association of Dayton, Ohio, date from 1898 through 1970. The collection includes materials from the original organization, The Fruit and Flower Mission, as well as the material pertaining to the Visiting Nurses’ Association under the city of Dayton’s Public Health Services. Materials consist of board minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Student Nurses' Association of Ohio, District Ten
1958-1975, 2 lin. ft.

This collection, containing the records of both ONA and SNOA, District 10, provides information concerning the daily conduct of these two organizations; their projected programs, such as Continuing Education; their activities, such as banquets; writing contests; and their business, such as nurses registry. In 1952, District 10 Student Nurses' Association of Ohio was formed under the sponsorship of the district with a main purpose of standardizing nursing students. The district covered the area of Springfield, Dayton, and Middletown with members from the following nursing schools: Good Samaritan, St. Elizabeth's, Miami Valley, Sinclair Community, Middletown Hospital, and Springfield Community.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Dorothy Brower, Medical Illustrator, Collection
1925-1991, 13 lin. ft.

Dorothy Brower was a medical illustrator. She began her career at Johns Hopkins University, studying under Max Brödel, who is considered the father of modern medical illustration. Brower's career brought her to Dayton in 1955 to illustrate for the medical team working with the first group of astronauts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. When she retired, she stayed in Dayton working as a freelance artist until her death in 1992. The collection consists of her original art, photography, wax sculptures, correspondence, and other personal papers.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, Medical History, Arts, Local History, Local History

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Dorothy Brower, Medical Illustrator, Collection
1925-1991, 13 lin. ft.

Dorothy Brower was a medical illustrator. She began her career at Johns Hopkins University, studying under Max Brödel, who is considered the father of modern medical illustration. Brower's career brought her to Dayton in 1955 to illustrate for the medical team working with the first group of astronauts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. When she retired, she stayed in Dayton working as a freelance artist until her death in 1992. The collection consists of her original art, photography, wax sculptures, correspondence, and other personal papers.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, Medical History, Arts, Local History, Local History

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Alice B. Haney Papers
1884-1944, 1 lin. ft.

Alice Haney worked for the Ohio State Medical Association Journal (OSMA) for 30 years as assistant to the editor and advertising manager. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, other personal papers, and pictures of some OSMA Presidents.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Dr. Joshua Martin Collection
1826, 2 items

Joshua Martin was born in London County, Virginia, on March 23, 1791. He graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1826 and opened a successful practice in Xenia, Ohio. The collection consists of two diplomas (both written in Latin) from Transylvania University, one signed by Daniel Drake.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Ohio Association of School Nurses Records
1949-2000, 13 .in. ft.

Founded in 1973, the Ohio Association of School Nurses provides a setting where school nurses can share their experiences and work together to achieve common health care goals. One of the association's earliest successes was obtaining the passage of a law requiring the certification of school nurses. Another significant goal that the Ohio Association of School Nurses struggled to achieve for several years was mandatory school health services. The collection consists of minutes, committee records, scrapbooks, and records documenting the organization and its relationship with other associations.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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George J. Martz Medical Notebook
1890-1891, .25 lin. ft.

Dr. Martz graduated from the Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio in March 1891. He began his medical practice in Palestine, Darke County and eight years later moved his practice to Greenville, Ohio. The notebook contains detailed notes from his course work in Medical School. Written in longhand, notes are on a variety of medical ailments and treatments. Included in the back of the notebook is a list of prescriptions for various ailments including their ingredients. Included is a lengthy note on Typhoid Fever, presumably written by Dr. G. Jamieson Martz of German Township, Darke County, Ohio in May 1897.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Dr. Samuel Martin Papers
1816-1879, 0.5 linear feet (26 items)

Samuel Martin was born in Ireland in 1796. He was educated at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He came to the United States following the death of his wife, and eventually bought a practice in Xenia, Ohio. He earned a diploma from the College of Medicine of Ohio in 1837 and became a member of the Ohio State Medical Society in 1853. The collection consists of personal papers, diplomas, student lecture tickets, and an 1865 case report of a ruptured uterus.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Dr. Benjamin R. McClellan Collection
1807-1934 (bulk 1843-1854), 0.25 lin. ft.

Benjamin Rush McClellan was born February 20, 1860, in Xenia, Ohio. He graduated from Wooster College in 1881 and from Miami Medical College in 1884. He established McClellan Hospital in 1898 and was president until 1934 when his son, Schuyler, became administrator. He was active in state and county medical societies and served in the Medical Reserve Corps during World War I. The collection consists of personal memorabilia and deeds for Greene County land holdings.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Ira Baldwin, M.D. Papers
1862-1896, .25 lin. ft.

Ira Baldwin graduated from the Ohio College of Medicine in 1867 and practiced medicine in Xenia, Ohio. The collection includes lecture tickets and his medical diploma and license.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Edward B. Doan, M.D. Papers
1898-1941, .25 lin. ft.

Dr. E.B. Doan attended the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College and graduated in 1899. He practiced in West Carrollton and Miamisburg, Ohio. The collection consists of class notes and obstetrical records from 1900 to 1941.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Charles F. Ginn, M.D. Ledgers
1885-1890, .25 lin. ft.

Dr. C.F. Ginn, a homeopathic physician and surgeon, was born in 1849. He graduated from the Cleveland University of Medicine and Surgery in 1884 and established an office in Miamisburg, Ohio. The ledgers are records of his practice from 1885-1890.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Wright Brothers Collection
1853-1973, 19 lin. ft. and 203 volumes

A supplement to the main body of Orville and Wilbur Wright's papers located in the Library of Congress, this collection consists of family letters and papers, financial records, school mementos, genealogical material, the church papers and diaries of the Wrights' father (Bishop Milton Wright), notebooks, citations, awards, and the Wright's technical library which includes journals books, and pamphlets covering many aspects of early aeronautics. The collection also includes nearly 4,000 photographs, many of which are original prints taken by the Wrights to document their early flying experiments. In addition, there are extensive photographs of the Wright family and of the Wrights' flying exhibitions in Europe and the United States. The photographs and papers are available in a microfilm edition.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections, Inventors and Inventions, Photographic Collections, Local History

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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, Local History

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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, Local History

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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, Local History

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Paul Katz Papers
1917-1994, 15.5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of materials relating to Katz's long career as a musician, composer, teacher, and conductor. Katz organized the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in 1933 and held the post of Musical Director until he retired in 1975. Papers in this collection include personal correspondence, a complete set of Dayton Philharmonic concert programs for 1933-1975, conductor scores, photographs, clippings, speeches, and articles by Katz. Also included are audio recordings of DPO performances and an interview with Paul and Phyllis Katz.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

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International Union of Electrical Workers, Local 725 Records
1955-1976, 4.5 lin. ft.

Records consist of membership and Executive Board minutes, handbooks, correspondence, newsletters, financial records, negotiation, arbitration cases, and grievance files. Local 725 represents the workers at Copeland Corporation in Sidney, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 66 Records
1893-1976, 5 lin. ft.

Records include meeting minutes, financial records, convention proceedings, contracts, correspondence, and photographs of this Dayton union.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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Benjamin F. Cryder Papers
1816-1886, 0.5 lin. ft.

Benjamin Cryder was the grandfather of Frederick White, one of Wright State University's early founders. His papers include survey maps of Ross County, Civil War bounty reenlistment records, correspondence, and essays on a variety of political and humorous subjects.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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Sertoma Club of Dayton Records
1925-1997, 9.5 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, Local History

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Dayton Gems Hockey Team Scrapbooks
1964-1977, 7 lin. ft.

Eleven volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, follow the history of the Dayton GEMS professional hockey organization in Dayton, Ohio, as a new team in the IHL (International Hockey League) in 1964. Edgar “Lefty” McFadden was instrumental in starting the team, and served as general manager.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local Sports, Local History

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Graphic Arts Union, Local 199 Records
1940-1978, 3.5 lin. ft.

Includes membership and Executive Board meeting minutes, financial records, membership lists, negotiation records, grievance cases, correspondence, and materials from labor organization affiliates.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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Clayton J. Brukner Papers
1929-1963, 21 lin. ft.

Collection consists primarily of business records from the WACO Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, which was owned by Brukner, and various printed materials relating to aviation. The business records include minutes of the WACO Board of Directors and stockholders meetings, extensive financial records, photographs, administrative files pertaining to WACO's manufacture of World War II aircraft, and materials related to Bruckner's membership in the Aircraft Manufacturer's Association. Also included are patent case files and product information with instruction manuals and parts lists.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry, Local History

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Woman's Relief Corps No. 195 Records
1902-1941 (bulk 1902-1930), 0.8 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, Local History

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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, Local History

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International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE), Local 801 Records
1938-1979, 10 lin. ft.

Local 801 was organized in 1938 to represent the workers at the Frigidaire Division of General Motors in Dayton, Ohio. The records consist of membership and Executive Board meeting minutes, financial records, committee files, negotiation and contract records, grievance cases, correspondence, bulletins, and newsletters.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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Beavercreek Committee of Eleven, Inc. Records
1956-1980; 2016 (Bulk 1964-1980), 1.25 lin. ft.

Records document a 15-year struggle by a citizens' committee to prevent neighboring cities from annexing portions of Beavercreek Township in Greene County and secure incorporation for Beavercreek as a village. Included are minutes, membership lists, correspondence, legal papers, petitions, community attitude surveys, fund raising materials, and newspaper clippings.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1456 Records
1950-1979, 2.5 lin. ft.

Local 1456 represents the employees of the St. John's Transportation Company in Dayton, Ohio. Records include membership, Executive Board, and committee minutes, financial records, correspondence, negotiating records, and agreements.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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International Union of Electrical Workers, Local 768 Records
1946-1971, 3 lin. ft.

Local 768 represents workers at several small manufacturing plants in Dayton. Included in this collection are membership and Executive Board minutes, Shop Committee minutes, financial records, negotiation records, agreements, annual reports, and grievances.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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Authors Collection
1879-1976, .5 lin. ft.

A small collection of first edition and autographed publications. Includes poetry, short stories, essays, and sketches by such authors as Gertrude Stein, Joyce Carol Oates, and Barbara Wells.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

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International Union of Electrical Workers, District Council 7 Records
1934-1974, 3.5 lin. ft.

Includes Executive Board minutes, District Council minutes and proceedings, Conference Board minutes, and Civil Rights Committee minutes. Also included are financial records, election materials, negotiation records, subject files, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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Derostus F. Ladley Papers
1821-1867, 1 lin ft.

Ladley was a minister of the Christian Church and one of the founders of Antioch College in Yellow Springs. His papers consist of correspondence with his wife, Catherine, and members of their extended families, a collection of Ladley's sermons, financial papers, diaries, and correspondence concerning church affairs.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Religion, Local History

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John Keto Papers
1954-1977, 4.5 lin. ft.

Collection includes correspondence, pamphlets, research reports, speeches, and symposium papers covering such topics as Air Force history, bionics, technical education, and military research.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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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, Local History

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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post 83 Records
1880-1911, 1.5 lin. ft. (1 box)

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, Local History

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Night Fighters of World War II Collection
1942-2012 (bulk 1942-1978), 2.75 lin. ft.

Consists of records relating to Night Fighter Squadrons serving in World War II. Includes pilot tests, squadron reports, individual flight records, rosters, unpublished chronologies of the 6th and 417th Night Fight Squadrons, and photographs. The collection also includes an audio recording of the 1978 Night Fighter Reunion which was held in Dayton, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II, Local History

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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, Local History

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League of Women Voters, Dayton Area Chapter
1920-2000, 15.75 linear feet

Records include meeting minutes, annual reports, financial records, membership lists, newsletters, and files on local, state, national and international issues that the League studied. Finding aid available. See also MFM-29 for microfilm copies of the Voter's Guide, a League publication.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women, Local History

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Suzanne Clauser Papers
1961-1983, 3.5 lin. ft.

Clauser is a Yellow Springs author who has written extensively for television and also published a novel. Her papers include copies of her earlier unpublished works as well as copies of several scripts written for the Bonanza television series, correspondence, material pertaining to her novel titled A Girl named Sooner, screenplays, biographical materials, and clippings. Note: Written permission from Mrs. Clauser is required for any publication or quotation for the material in this collection.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 104 Records
1890-1973 (bulk 1890-1969), 3.5 lin. ft.

Records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, and committee reports. Note: restrictions may apply.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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Charles O. Wolpers Papers
1817-1865, .5 lin. ft.

Papers consist of early 19th century daybooks, journals, and financial ledgers from stores Wolpers owned in Bellefontaine and Germantown. Also included are letters written to Wolpers by his brother in Germany.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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International Union of Electrical Workers, Amalgamated Local 804 Records
1937-1978, 8.5 lin. ft.

Local 804 was organized in 1937 to represent the workers at the Leland Electric Company in Dayton. Records include membership meeting minutes, Executive Board and Labor-Management meeting minutes, contract negotiations, the records from organizing campaigns in several small plants in Dayton, correspondence, grievances, union bulletins, membership lists, and files on various subjects including the Communist controversy in the Dayton labor movement during the late 1940's.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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Miami Conservancy District Records
1897-2013, 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, Local History

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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, Local History

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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, Local History

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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, Local History

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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, Local History

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Fairborn United Methodist Church Records
1900-1980, 5 lin. ft.

Records consist of minutes of official church boards, reports, financial records, marriage, baptismal, and membership rolls, weekly church programs, publications, women's and youth organization materials, newspaper clippings, historical files, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

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Dayton Women's Liberation Records
1970-1975, 1984, 0.25 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, Local History

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Wright Memorial Commission Records
1912-1943, 0.4 lin. ft.

The Wright Memorial Commission was organized in 1912 to build a monument near Huffman Prairie in honor of the Wright Brothers' contribution to aviation. Records include minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and other materials that document the physical development of the monument.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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Alice Griffith Carr Papers
1869-1968, 4 lin. ft.

Born and raised in Yellow Springs, Carr had a long, distinguished career working in Europe for the Red Cross and the Near East Foundation as a nurse and public health administrator. Her papers include extensive correspondence, journal articles, reports, working papers, clippings, genealogical materials, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women, World War I, Local History

MS-136

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Dayton Air Service Committee Records
1922-1943, .5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Air Service Committee was incorporated in 1922 to establish an air service experiment station in Dayton. The committee's records consist of articles of incorporation, Board of Trustees' minutes, correspondence, financial records, and information on the acquisition of land.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-137

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Totten Family Papers
1835-1962, 4.5 lin. ft.

Consists primarily of correspondence of three generations of the Totten Family in Springfield, Ohio, and Yellow Springs, Ohio, from the early 19th through the 20th century.

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

MS-138

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Oscar D. Ladley Papers
1857-1880, 1 lin. ft.

Ladley was a career army officer who fought in the Civil War with Company G, 75th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was later assigned to Fort Sully in the Dakota Territories. His papers consist primarily of letters written to his mother and sisters in Yellow Springs, Ohio, telling of his Civil Was experiences, and later, his life as a frontier army officer. Also included are some Civil War military records.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

MS-139

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Jerusha Hall Peacock Papers
1860-1878, .5 lin. ft.

Jerusha Peacock was a student at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio in the early 1860s, and later taught at Antioch's Preparatory School from 1865-1873. Her papers consist of letters written primarily to her mother and sisters, essays, a collection of her poetry, and a sketchbook. Peacock's letters colorfully describe her life at Antioch, her travels, acquaintances, and activities.

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

MS-14

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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post 41 Records
1880-1930, 1.5 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, Local History

MS-140

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Oscar Edwin Carr Papers
1888-1956, 1 lin. ft.

A life-long resident of Yellow Springs, Carr attended Antioch College, then worked in his father's nursery business which he eventually took over in the 1920s. The bulk of his papers date from 1888 to 1906 and consist of correspondence from various family members and women friends.

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

MS-141

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Socialist-Feminist Conference Records
1974-1975, .5 lin. ft.

Records in this collection document the planning and organization of a national Socialist-Feminist conference held in July, 1975, at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Materials include organizational papers, Steering Committee minutes, correspondence, working papers, registration details, women's movement pamphlets, and printed materials relating to the conference. Nine socialist-feminist organizations sponsored this event.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

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, Local History

MS-143

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Clara Weisenborn Papers
1960-1980, 3.5 lin. ft.

Weisenborn represented Montgomery County in the Ohio State Legislature for over 20 years. Her papers consist primarily of files connected with her legislative career and include working papers, committee reports, bills, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Weisenborn's most active areas of interest were the environment, health, and education. While detailing her work in the Ohio Legislature, the papers offer very little insight into her personal life.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women, Local History

MS-144

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Oscar K. Edelman Papers
1912-1987, 6 lin. ft.

Edelman was a long-time, active member of the Socialist Party in Dayton, and for a period, served as business manager for the local Socialist newspaper, The Miami Valley Socialist. His papers include correspondence, clippings, political literature, Socialist campaign materials, working papers, a minute book of the Young Socialist League in Dayton (1915), scattered copies of The Miami Valley Socialist, and a collection of state and national Socialist Party literature. See also MS-94.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Politics, Labor Unions, Local History

MS-145

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Axel Bahnsen Papers
1935-1977, 10 lin. ft.

Includes photographic prints, negatives, exhibit catalogues, and correspondence for an internationally known Yellow Springs, Ohio, photographer.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-146

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Katharine Kennedy Brown Papers
1830-1976, 47 lin. ft.

Brown was an important figure in the Republican Party from 1920 until 1968. The bulk of materials in this collection are connected with her activities as the National Republican Party Committee Woman from Ohio. Political materials include correspondence, publications, campaign records, convention and election memorabilia, photographs, and records reflecting her activities with state and national GOP women's organizations. Correspondents include major Republican leaders and presidents Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Eisenhower, and Nixon. Her papers also include personal and family materials consisting of diaries, correspondence, and financial records dating from the 1830's. Please note: There is no publication or quotation of any materials in these papers without permission of the family.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Politics, Local History

MS-147

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Martha McClellan Brown and Rev. William Kennedy Brown Papers
1764-1916, 8.5 lin. ft.

A nationally known leader in the temperance movement as well as a strong advocate of women's rights and suffrage, Martha McClellan Brown lectured widely in the United States and Great Britain and held important posts in the Independent Order of Good Templars and the National Prohibition Party. She was also one of the founders of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and edited a weekly temperance newspaper. Her papers include copies of her published talks and articles, handwritten drafts of lectures, personal correspondence, temperance and suffrage publications, photographs, memorabilia, and a small collection of materials reflecting her interest in Spiritualism. Also included are papers belonging to Brown's husband, Rev. William K. Brown, a Methodist minister with a strong interest in women's rights and the temperance movement. His papers include sermons, published articles, correspondence, church papers, and two books he authored.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Politics, Religion, Local History

MS-148

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Dayton Malleable Iron Company Records
1882-1947, 15 lin. ft.

Includes business records consisting of journals, cash books, trial balances, ledgers, purchase records, production, shipping and sales records, and payroll books.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-149

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O.S. Kelly Company Records
1881-1965, 130 lin. ft.

Collection contains Board of Directors' minutes, financial records, correspondence, subject files, photographs, and production records of a Springfield-based manufacturer of steam tractors and threshing machines. Also included in a large collection of drawings and blueprints. Note: Collection stored off-site and needs to be requested prior to visit.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-15

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Minster Loan and Savings Company Records
1883-1939, 1.5 lin. ft.

Consists of annual reports and director's minutes of an Auglaize County, Ohio, bank that failed in 1937.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-150

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James Leffel and Company Records
1867-1971, 164.3 lin. ft.

Records consist of ledgers, journals, order books, inventories, cash and day books, payroll files, correspondence, photographs, and publications of a late 19th- and early 20th-century Springfield manufacturer of turbines and water wheels. Note: Collection stored off-site and needs to be requested prior to visit.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-151

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Jane Reece Photographs
1903-1944, 62 lin. ft.

This collection consists of the glass plate and film negatives of an internationally known Dayton photographer, an associate of Steiglitz and Steichen, and one of the first professional female photographers in the United States. The collection contains over 10,000 images and is roughly divided into two portions: the portraits, many of prominent individuals, by which Reece made her living; and, the creative photographs of her salon.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Women, Local History

MS-152

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Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs
1918-1922 (bulk 1918), 3 lin. ft.

The collection contains 156 large format glass plate negatives and 63 nitrate negatives depicting factory workers, interior and exterior plant views, airplane assembly, and completed airplanes from a Dayton manufacturer of World War I aircraft.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I, Local History

MS-153

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Pretzinger Architectural Collection
1890-1950, 23 lin. ft.

Consists of blueprints, drawings, business records, and photographs from the Albert Pretzinger architectural firm located in Dayton. Collection provides examples of architectural styles of residences, schools, churches, hospitals, and commercial buildings in the Dayton area designed by Pretzinger and his associates from 1890-1950. The business records include correspondence, working papers, memos, and financial records.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-154

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Thomas L. Fries Papers
1981-1982, 2 lin. ft.

Fries was a Dayton-area (86th District) state legislator from 1971-1982. His papers contain material pertaining to legislation considered and/or composed by Fries during the 114th General Assembly of 1981-82. Included are copies of legislation, correspondence, memos, and speeches.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-155

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Ladley/Carr/Totten/Harris/ Odiorne Families Photographs
1855-1965, 3 lin. ft.

A collection of portraits, snapshots, tintypes, ambrotypes, carte de visites, stereographs, and glass negatives from an extended family in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Subjects include family groups, the Carr Nursery, Antioch College, and a set of autographed portraits and faculty at Ohio Wesleyan College in the 1870s.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-157

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Air Force Museum Wright Bros. Collection
1922-1978, 1 lin. ft.

Consists of articles, letters, speeches, and clippings pertaining to the Wright Brothers collected by the Air Force Museum at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Subjects covered include removal of Wright buildings from Dayton, interviews and personal history of the Wrights, the Smithsonian-Langley controversy, obituaries, funerals, and miscellaneous aviation materials.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-16

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West Liberty Wheel Company Records
1871-1876, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of one volume of minutes of a 19th-century Logan County wheel manufacturer.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-160

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Harris Family Papers
1898-1964, 1.5 lin. ft.

Consists primarily of the personal and business correspondence of George Harris and his wife, Katherine Carr Harris, his brother, Robert Harris, and his son, Ladley Harris. Both Katherine and George were born and raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio and attended Antioch College in the 1890s. They married in 1904 and moved to Georgia where Harris established a successful law practice and they raised a family. The bulk of correspondence in this collection is with family members and friends in Yellow Springs, Ohio, New York and elsewhere and reflects the interests, concerns, and activities of a white, middle-class family during the first half of the twentieth century.

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

MS-161

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Louise Harris Odiorne Papers
1914-1975, 3.5 lin. ft.

Louise Odiorne was a landscape architect and planner working out of Yellow Springs, Ohio. The papers in this collection reflect her wide-ranging interests in community planning, environmental architecture, regenerative land use and conservation. Included are personal and professional papers, grants, papers pertaining to several land use projects in and around Yellow Springs, and materials concerned with Odiorne's most important work, the Life- Clime Project, an idea for establishing an indoor symbiotic relationship between plants and people.

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

MS-162

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International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 654 Records
1937-1951, 1 lin. ft.

Materials include minutes, correspondence, bulletins, dues records, photographs, and miscellaneous items. Local 654 was headquartered in Springfield, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-163

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Ladies Auxiliary Branch NO. 138 of the National Association of Letter Carriers Records
1914-1978, 2 lin. ft.

Consists of minutes, administrative records, financial records, correspondence, national and state convention proceedings, and a history of the Ladies Auxiliary #138 from 1926-1944. Branch #138 was located in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Women, Local History

MS-164

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National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 182 Records
1917-1978, 1 lin. ft.

Collection includes membership meeting minutes, membership rolls, financial records, correspondence, and photographs. Branch 182 is based in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-168

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Dayton Power and Light Company Records
1933-1986, 2.5 lin. ft.

Consists of a scattered collection of Dayton Power and Light publications including the Forward (1933-1972), the DP&L News (1972-1975), DP&L People (1984-1986), and QP Today (1985-1986). Publications contain information about the history of DP&L, the utilities industry, and management and marketing trends within the industry.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-17

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Wolf and Wolf Segar Company Records
1867-1872, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of a minute book of a 19th-century Dayton cigar manufacturing company.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-170

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Adalaide Patricia O’Brien Papers
1913-1980, .5 lin. ft.

A native of Sharonville, Ohio, Patricia O'Brien was a successful singer and actress in New York City during the early part of this century. She returned to Dayton in 1917 and became manager of the Dayton Symphony Association. She also worked as a promoter of local theatrical events. Her papers include correspondence, photographs, diaries, and miscellaneous items.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Family and Personal Papers, Women, Local History

MS-171

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Miami Valley Personnel 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, Local History

MS-173

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New Paris (Ohio) General Store Daybooks
1846-1847, 2 volumes

The daybooks are the daily records of an unknown general store in New Paris, Ohio, kept between 1846 and 1847. Included in the books are a record of items purchased and prices. The owner also documents his charges for performing contract building work and cartage fees to and from Hamilton, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-174

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Sarah Betts Wheeler Family Papers
1839-1921, 1.5 lin. ft.

A collection of 19th and early 20th century papers consisting mainly of the family correspondence of the Wheeler and Betts families as they moved around the Midwest. The correspondence is concerned with the health of family members, courtship, farm and crop information, and church matters. National events are mentioned occasionally.

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

MS-175

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Wright Brothers Addendum Photos
1895-1967, .5 lin. ft.

A collection of images of the Wright Brothers, their shops, family, and flights in Europe.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-176

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Women, Inc. Scrapbooks
1975-1986, .5 lin. ft.

Women, Inc. is a Yellow Springs, Ohio, organization of feminist women. The scrapbooks are a loosely arranged chronological record of the group's activities over an 11-year period. Included are minutes, newsletters, membership lists and flyers.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

MS-178

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John J. Rose Papers
1914-1983, 1.5 lin. ft.

Rose was a self-educated engineer and inventor who worked primarily on aviation engine developments leading to a total of 17 patents of his own invention. During his career with the Air Force, he was associated with aviation propulsion systems at McCook Field’s Experimental Test Center from 1917 until his retirement in 1962. His papers cover both personal and technical subjects, however, the bulk of the collection is devoted to work-related materials including blueprints, patents, working notes, photographs, and patents of his inventions. There are also materials that concern his family life, his involvement with his church, and his religious thought and his personal interests.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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, Local History

MS-180

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Waymire Family Papers
ca. 1850-1950 (bulk 1920-1950), 3 lin. ft.

Collection consists primarily of genealogical papers gathered by John Waymire of Montgomery County, Ohio. Included are family and surname data for related families, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs.

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

MS-181

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Dayton Police Department Historical Collection
1876-2010 (bulk 1910-1970), 4.17 lin. ft.

This collection was created through the efforts of several Dayton Police Department officers and the Dayton Police History Foundation, Inc. Included in the collection are the arrest files of many different criminals, most notably notorious criminals of the early twentieth century like John Dillinger and “Bugs” Moran. The bulk of the information includes Bertillon card photographs from the turn of the century, various personnel photos, many negatives, news-clippings saved by the D.P.D., and two “retired” police training DVDs from the middle of the 20th century. Also included are monthly assignment detail reports from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-182

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Coombs-Learned Family Papers
1819-1985, 6.5 lin. ft.

A collection of 19th and early 20th century family papers of the Coombs and Learned extended families who lived in Michigan, California, and Ohio. Papers include extensive family correspondence, diaries, business and financial records, and over 300 photographs. Noteworthy among the contents are several letters written by President James A. Garfield to a family member when he was a young man, as well as Palmer Coombs’ World War I diaries and papers.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, World War I, Local History

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, Local History

MS-184

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Wright State Women Collection
1966-1987, 1 lin. ft.

Collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, program and activity information, and newsletters.

Subject Area(s): Women, Wright State University, Local History

MS-185

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Richard Fullerton/ Jane Reece Collection
1889-1976 (bulk 1923-1976), 0.5 lin. ft.

Richard Fullerton was a local photographer, historian and collector. His Jane Reece collection consists primarily of images which document the renovation of Reece's home and studio, an old firehouse on 834 Riverside Drive in Dayton, and photographs and information about the surrounding neighborhood. Also included are interior and exterior photographs of Reece's studio and a few examples of her artistic photography.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Women, Local History

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, Local History

MS-187

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Dayton Federation of Women's Clubs Records
1907-2007, 4 lin. ft.

Records include annual reports, programs, meeting minutes, membership records, and scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs pertaining to the club's activities. Founded in 1907, the Dayton Federation of Women's Clubs is an amalgamation of Dayton area women's organizations and is engaged locally in charitable, educational and social activities.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

MS-188

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Milton Caniff Drawings
1971, .25 lin. ft.

Consists of 66 drawings by cartoonist Milton Caniff and short biographies of 67 Aviation Hall of Fame inductees.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Arts, Local History

MS-189

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Rike's Historical Collection
1858-1989 (bulk 1920-1980), 6 lin. ft.

Consists of files kept by the Rike-Kumler Department Store to use as a resource for advertisements and anniversary celebrations. Includes photographs of Rike's stores, window displays, and promotional events, as well as various company publications, audio recordings of both Frederick Rike and David Rike, press releases, executive biographies, and advertisements.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-19

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Wapakoneta Building and Saving Society Records
1900-1912, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of two volumes of minutes of an Auglaize County financial institution.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-191

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George Watson Family Papers
1851-1923, 0.25 lin. ft.

A small collection of 19th and early 20th century family papers from Xenia Township in Greene County, Ohio, consisting of correspondence, printed materials, business and legal papers.

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

MS-192

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Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Collection
1909, 1 lin. ft.

Collection consists of 147 photographs, taken by Andrew S. Iddings, of the June 17-18, 1909 Dayton Homecoming Celebration to honor Orville and Wilbur Wright.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-193

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Josephine Schwarz / Jane Reece Photograph Collection
1912-1944, 5 lin. ft.

Collection consists of 89 photographs of Dayton photographer, Jane Reece, owned by Josephine Schwarz. Included are images of Dayton Ballet founders, Josephine and Hermene Schwarz, the Schwarz Family, Reece self-portraits, and nature photographs.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Women, Local History

MS-194

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Charles Harris Papers
1901-1916, .25 lin. ft.

Charles Harris was a nephew of Bishop Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers. His papers consist of eleven letters written to him by Bishop Wright from 1901 through 1916. Subjects discussed in the correspondence include the Wright's flying experiments and travels to Europe, personalities of the Wright children and grandchildren, miscellaneous family matters, and a description of Wilbur's death and funeral in 1912.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-198

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Walter McCaslin Papers
1944-1984, .5 lin. ft.

McCaslin was a well-known Dayton journalist who was the art critic and book reviewer for both the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Journal Herald. His papers consist primarily of letters written by McCaslin to an old friend in Zanesville where he grew up. Subjects covered include McCaslin's World War II experiences, his opinions about contemporary politics and political leaders, as well as his day to day activities. Also included in the collection is a selection of clippings of McCaslin's published writings.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, World War II, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-199

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Dayco Corporation Historical Collection
1934-1970, 6 lin. ft.

An eclectic collection of photographs, product catalogs, correspondence, memos, reports, personnel records, and financial records from a Dayton manufacturer of tire and rubber products.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-2

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James Middleton Cox Papers
1908-1957, 21 lin. ft.

Consists of correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, clippings, and other printed materials relating to Cox's long career as a journalist and politician. Cox was a U.S. Congressman representing Ohio's 3rd District from 1909-1913, and the governor of Ohio from 1913-1915 and from 1917-1921. In 1920 he was the Democratic nominee for President with Franklin D. Roosevelt as his running mate. Cox was also the owner and publisher of several newspapers including the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Journal Herald. The bulk of the material in this collection is correspondence covering such topics as local, national, and international politics, labor, monetary policy, economic matters, and journalism. A partial list of nationally known correspondents includes: William Jennings Bryan, Bernard Baruch, Josephus Daniels, James Farley, Cordell Hull, Walter Lippmann, Sam Rayburn, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, Harry Truman, Woodrow Wilson, and Orville and Wilbur Wright. The speeches include a number of radio campaign speeches (1920), speeches by Cox while Governor of Ohio (1913-1915), and speeches in support of Franklin Roosevelt and the policies of his administration.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Dayton Daily News, Local History, Local History

MS-2

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James Middleton Cox Papers
1908-1957, 21 lin. ft.

Consists of correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, clippings, and other printed materials relating to Cox's long career as a journalist and politician. Cox was a U.S. Congressman representing Ohio's 3rd District from 1909-1913, and the governor of Ohio from 1913-1915 and from 1917-1921. In 1920 he was the Democratic nominee for President with Franklin D. Roosevelt as his running mate. Cox was also the owner and publisher of several newspapers including the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Journal Herald. The bulk of the material in this collection is correspondence covering such topics as local, national, and international politics, labor, monetary policy, economic matters, and journalism. A partial list of nationally known correspondents includes: William Jennings Bryan, Bernard Baruch, Josephus Daniels, James Farley, Cordell Hull, Walter Lippmann, Sam Rayburn, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, Harry Truman, Woodrow Wilson, and Orville and Wilbur Wright. The speeches include a number of radio campaign speeches (1920), speeches by Cox while Governor of Ohio (1913-1915), and speeches in support of Franklin Roosevelt and the policies of his administration.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Dayton Daily News, Local History, Local History

MS-20

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Strayer General Store Records
1855-1915, 4 lin. ft. (19 volumes)

Consists primarily of financial records including sales journals, a cashbook, customer ledger and general journals of a small general store in DeGraff, a village in Logan County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-200

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Adam Schantz, Sr. Estate Records
1903-1956, 58 volumes

After his father's death in 1903, Adam Schantz, Jr. took over the brewery and real estate interests of Adam Schantz, Sr. The records from the Adam Schantz, Sr. Estate include account books, cash books, ledgers, and financial journals which record the extensive business, financial, and real estate interests of the Schantz Family in the Dayton area. These interests included the Moraine Development Company, Gem City Realty, Reliable Insurance Company, the Citizen's Lighting Company (later DP&L), the Mead Engine Company, and the Dayton Breweries Company.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-201

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Permanent Building and Savings Association Records
1874-1943, 18 volumes

Records consist of Board of Trustees minutes, lists of stockholders, cash books, weekly receipts, loan applications, and records of individual borrowers. The early records are in German, and the majority of borrowers and stockholders in the 19th century have German surnames. Permanent Building and Savings Association was taken over by State Fidelity Savings in 1943.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-202

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Dayton Manufacturing Company Records
1883-1956, 35 lin. ft.

The principle business of the Dayton Manufacturing Company was the manufacture of railway car hardware, although the company later branched out into electric and oil headlamps and brass works. Records in this collection include quarterly and annual reports, agreements and contracts with outside companies, legal documents concerning ownership and royalties from patents, extensive financial records which provide information about the daily operating activities of the company, and files containing correspondence with firms doing business with the Dayton Manufacturing Company. Also included are files which document the Metal Polisher's Union strike of 1900-1901. These records contain names and addresses of union members, police-blotters with brief accounts of union demonstrations, and newspaper clippings.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-206

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Miami Valley Aero Historians Records
1962-1965, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of cassette tapes and programs from the meetings of an informal group of aviation historians in the Miami Valley. Meetings and guest speakers addressed various topics of interest pertaining to aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-207

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Dustin/Dana Family Papers
1811-1870, .5 lin. ft.

A collection of papers from an early 19th century southwestern Ohio family containing letters, autograph books, and some related documents. The bulk of the letters were written to Rev. Mighill Dustin, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and his wife, Mary (Dana) Dustin, by various friends and family members. The letters discuss family affairs, religious life, politics, and business matters. Related documents include wills and excerpts copied from 19th century county histories.

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

MS-208

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Davies Building Company Records
1915-1970, .25 lin. ft.

Records consist of Board of Directors' minutes for this Dayton-based company which was involved in building and maintaining commercial real estate properties in the Miami Valley region. Also included are the company's Articles of Incorporation, some correspondence, and legal documents.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local 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, Local History

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Logan County Business Records
1838-1894, 3 volumes.

A collection of 19th century business records from three different stores in Logan County. Includes financial records, day-by-day account books listings transactions and customers names, and ledger books.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-211

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Kenneth J. Crim Papers
1952-1985, 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, Local History

MS-212

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First Lutheran Church of Dayton Records
1839-1984, 8 lin. ft.

First Lutheran is the first and oldest Lutheran church in Dayton. Records include minutes of the Church Council, financial records, vital statistics containing information on baptisms, marriages, deaths, and confirmations, Sunday School records, newsletters, church bulletins, materials dealing with church history, photographs, and records of various church groups and committees. There is also a complete set of blueprints for the church's current building which was designed in 1905 by the Dayton architectural firm of Peters, Burns, and Pretzinger.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local 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, Local History

MS-214

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Harold R. Harris Papers
1917-1988, 7.3 lin. ft.

Harris was a World War I flyer and test pilot at McCook Field in Dayton during the early 1920s. He later became an executive with Pan American Airlines, American Overseas Airlines, and Northwest Airlines, as well as holding the rank of Colonel in the Army Air Transport Command during World War II. His papers consist of extensive correspondence, both personal and business, travel diaries, reports, newspaper clippings, personal logs detailing his activities and movements, speeches, photographs, and the manuscript of an unpublished book he authored about Pan American Airlines.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II, Local History

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, Local History

MS-216

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Ivonette Wright Miller Papers
1803-2007, 24.7 lin. ft.

Ivonette Wright Miller was a niece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the daughter of the Wright Brothers older brother, Lorin Wright. The collection consists of materials about Orville and Wilbur Wright, the Wright Family, and early aviation collected by Ivonette. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles, photographs, photograph albums, and memorabilia. Many of the photographs are original prints of pioneer aviators, Wright Family members, and friends. Other papers pertain to the role of Mrs. Miller and her husband, Harold Miller, in representing the Wright Family at various official functions.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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, Local History

MS-218

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Josephine Schwarz Papers
1876-2004, 28 lin. ft.

The Josephine Schwarz Papers consist of a collection of the personal correspondence, photographs, writings, and memorabilia of Josephine and, to a lesser extent, the personal papers of her sister Hermene Schwarz. The collection encompasses a wide range of topics, including the Schwarz School of Dance, the Dayton Ballet, correspondence concerning dance and ballet-related issues, personal correspondence with family, friends, and students, her journals, diaries, and scrapbooks, ballet and family photographs, and memorabilia.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Family and Personal Papers, Women, World War II, Local 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, Local History

MS-22

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International Stereotyper's & Electrotyper's Union Local #114 Records
1927-1976, 12 lin. ft.

Includes minutes of regular and special meetings, financial records, correspondence, negotiation and arbitration records, agreements, grievances, and union literature. Members of Local 114 worked in Dayton at McCall's, the National Cash Register Company (NCR), Dayton Electrotype, and Matsand Molds, Inc.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-220

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Edward A. Korn Collection
1908-1979, 3.62 lin. ft.

This collection documents the aviation careers of early aviator Edward A. Korn and his brother Milton H. Korn. The bulk of the collection is comprised of aviation photographs. It also includes some of Korn’s correspondence about his experiences in aviation and selected clippings and articles that were published about him and other early aviators. It also documents Korn’s background in farming, including photographs, catalogs, and postcards related to farming and threshing machines.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-222

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International Stereotyper's and Electrotyper's Union, Local 55 Records
1925-1976, 1.5 lin. ft.

Contains minutes, correspondence, agreements, administrative records, reports, and printed materials from a Springfield, Ohio labor union.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-224

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Philip Eid Aviation Collection
1918-1967, 0.25 lin. ft. (55 photographs)

The Philip Eid Collection consists of 55 photographs taken between 1918 and 1967. Seventeen photographs are of McCook Field, Ohio, and were taken between 1918 and 1927. Twenty-six photographs are of Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, and are for the period 1918-1931. Five photographs are of Patterson Field, Ohio, from 1940 to 1967. Seven photographs are of the Fairfield Air Depot Reservation, Ohio, from 1923 to 1930.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local 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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-23

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Andrew S. Iddings Papers
1803-1974 (bulk 1900-1971), 7.5 lin. ft.

Correspondence, notes, travel journals, clippings, financial records, and business files pertaining to Iddings’ long career as a lawyer, businessman, civic leader, and photographer in Dayton, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-230

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First Unitarian Church, Dayton,Records
1910-1998, 15 lin. ft.

The materials in this collection date from 1910-1998 and fill 43 Hollinger boxes and covers 15 linear feet of shelf space.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-235

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Van Buren Christy Diaries
1863-1926, 1 lin. ft.

Van Buren Cristy served in an Iowa regiment during the Civil War, then lived in Montgomery County, Ohio where he was a minister. The diaries give an account of his time in the service, and a day to day account of his activities preparing sermons, making his rounds, gardening, and reading. From June 1923 until 1926, the diary entries are made by Cristy's daughter and chronicle Cristy's failing health and death as well as the final years and death of his wife, Susan.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

MS-236

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Patterson Family Papers
1780-1970, 9 lin. ft.

A collection of correspondence, family histories, photographs, business records, and scrapbooks from two local pioneer families who played an important part in the early development of the Miami Valley: the Pattersons of Dayton and the Johnstons of Piqua. The business records cover the period 1785-1879 and relate to the operation of the Patterson Family farm and lumber mill. Some of Col. Robert Patterson's land surveys and quartermaster records are also included. The correspondence consists of letters between family members and friends, the bulk of which falls within the years 1820-1900. These letters are a good representation of 19th century life and discuss business, family affairs, daily activities, and politics. Of particular interest are the letters to Julia Johnston Patterson from her sons in the Union Army during the Civil War. The scrapbooks are an eclectic collection of newspaper clippings, programs, and memorabilia concerning John H. Patterson, the National Cash Register Company, and local and family history.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Civil War, Local History

MS-237

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Jack Savage Papers
1861-1993, 1.5 lin. ft.

Papers consist primarily of materials documenting Savage's military career in the Signal Corps during World War II and include his letters home, a scrapbook, photographs, a narrative of his experiences, and his basic training book. Also included are materials from his father who served in World War I, as well as a small collection of Civil War letters and papers from Savage's ancestors who fought in Ohio regiments.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, World War II, Civil War, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-24

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Wapakoneta Farmer's Bank Records
1903-1922, 3 lin. ft. (12 volumes)

Contains financial records including cashbooks, journals, and discount registers of an Auglaize County, Ohio bank that failed in 1922.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-240

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Charles F. Class Papers
1931-1954, 2 lin. ft.

Materials include personal correspondence, as well as papers and letters related to Class' position as a Warren County (Ohio) Agricultural Agent, Federal Inspector of Seed and Crop Loans, and Federal Land Appraiser. Also included are news clippings from the Miami Valley Farmer, farmhouse plans, maps, and photographs.

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

MS-242

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Joyce Sweeney Papers
1974-1993, 3 lin. ft.

Sweeney is a writer of young adult fiction and a graduate of Wright State University. Her papers include typed manuscripts of several of her published works, journals, scrapbooks, college class papers, and correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Women, Wright State University, Local History

MS-243

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Pedrick Family Papers
1860-1960, 8 lin. ft.

The Pedrick Family Papers were compiled over four generations beginning with William E. Pedrick (W.E.P.), who was a prominent entrepreneur in the mining industry and also a lieutenant during the Civil War. His children also participated in the mining industry and land speculation, but soon took interest in other professions such as artwork and design, as well as, electrical engineering. The collection includes blueprints, correspondence, deeds, accounting ledgers, photographs, maps, journals, diaries, and scrapbooks.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civil War, Local History

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, Local History

MS-245

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Harrison Township Women's Republican Club Records
1944-1992, 1.5 lin. ft.

Organized in 1944, the Harrison Township Women's Republican Club is part of the Ohio and National Federation of Republican Women's Clubs. Records consist of minutes, financial records, correspondence, membership rolls, and information about the club's activities.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women, Local History

MS-246

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Harold F. Barrett Papers
1938-1990, 1.5 lin. ft.

A Dayton native, Barrett was a toolmaker, technical writer, teacher, and political activist involved in labor organizing in the Miami Valley area. He also founded and directed the Labor Studies Department at Sinclair College. His papers include materials pertaining to his labor organizing efforts, his newspaper editorials, music he composed as well as his drawings and poetry.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Labor Unions, Local History

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, Local History

MS-248

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Matthews-Howard Family Papers
1908-1992, 4 lin. ft.

Graduates of Wilberforce University, Rev. Wesley Matthews and his wife, Ruth "Pat" Matthews, were active in civil rights, church work, and community organizing in the Dayton, Yellow Springs, and Urbana, Ohio areas. After Rev. Matthews died in 1978, Pat Matthews remarried Wendell Howard, a Springfield pharmacist. Papers in this collection include business and personal correspondence from both families, records from a depression-era WPA education program in Clark County, family photographs, a scrapbook and correspondence from Tuskegee Institute, a Tuskegee Airmen yearbook, and materials pertaining to the Matthews' various civic involvements.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

MS-249

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League of Women Voters of Yellow Springs Records
1946-1984, 2 lin. ft.

Materials include published and unpublished histories of national and local league programs, various organizational and administrative materials, newsletters, bulletins, and files covering various issues studied by the League.

Subject Area(s): Women, Politics, Local History

MS-25

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Stillwater Valley Bank Records
1872-1929, 3 lin. ft. (12 volumes)

Consists of financial records, including daily statements, discount registers, journals, and ledgers of an Auglaize County, Ohio, bank that failed in 1929.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-251

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DURIRON Corporation Records
1912-1996, 77.5 lin. ft.

The DURIRON Corporation was founded in 1912 by Dayton foundry man, Pierce D. Schenk, and two associates, J. Richman Pitman, a DuPont explosives production engineer, and William F. Hall, a New York Financier. The company derives its name from a high silicon cast iron alloy, DURIRON, which rapidly became an industry standard for handling extremely corrosive materials. Their records consist of administrative records, sales records, manuals, newsletters, photographs, negatives, and multimedia.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-252

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Stuart Sebastian Papers
1966-1991, 7 lin. ft.

Sebastian, a dancer and nationally known choreographer, was the Artistic Director of the Dayton Ballet Company during the 1980s. His papers include correspondence, both personal and professional from colleagues in the dance world, Dayton Ballet administrative materials and performance records, photographs, clippings, materials pertaining to his dance teaching activities, and personal items including diplomas and school papers.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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, Local History

MS-254

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Montgomery County Historical Society Civil War Collection
1861-1938, .5 lin. ft.

Collection consists of an eclectic assortment of Civil War documents donated to the Montgomery County Historical Society by numerous individuals. Included are regimental rolls, morning reports, clippings, reunion notices, requisitions, and correspondence from the 1st, 2nd, and 93rd Regiments of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI).

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

MS-255

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Reynolds and Reynolds Company Records
1892-1920, 12 volumes

Consists of ledgers containing departmental account records, cash debits, customer credits, and product information for various products manufactured by the company.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-256

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Gebhart Family Papers
1794-1930, .5 lin. ft.

This small collection is made up of various financial papers, legal documents, land deeds, mortgages, correspondence, and plat maps. The Gebharts arrived in the Miami Valley area from Pennsylvania in the early 19th century and were active in local business, political and religious activities.

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

MS-257

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Central Baptist Church, Oregon District, Records
1882-1964, 1 lin. ft.

Records include a collection of church histories and clippings, a constitution and by-laws, financial records, and ledgers containing a record of Sunday School attendance and other membership information.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

MS-258

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Charles Colbert Papers
1966-1971, 1 lin. ft.

Papers consist of business correspondence, brochures, and working papers pertaining to Colbert's involvement with the Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium and the Wright State University Engineering Department. See also, MS-234.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Wright State University, Local History

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, Local History

MS-26

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Citizen's State Bank Records
1907-1934, 7 lin. ft. (13 volumes)

Consists of 13 volumes of discount registers, journals and ledgers from an Auglaize County, Ohio bank that failed in 1934.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-260

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Artbeat Collection
1986-1993, 2.25 lin. ft.

Artbeat was a bi-monthly, half-hour radio program about the visual arts in the Miami Valley. Produced and hosted by Dayton artist, Susan Zurcher, the highlight of the program featured an interview with an artist currently showing in the Miami Valley. The program aired on several local Public Radio stations. The collection consists of tapes and transcripts of the broadcasts.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-261

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Aloys J. Wyen Papers
1910-1988, .25 lin. ft.

Aloys J. Wyen was an early aviation pioneer associated with the Wright Brothers, first in their bicycle shop in Dayton, and later at Huffman Prairie as a mechanic. He was with them at Belmont Park in 1910, then flew in Los Angeles, California from 1911-1916. He later worked as a mechanic with the WACO Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, and Aeronca in Middletown. His papers include family photographs as well as correspondence and photographs documenting his long career in aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-262

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Frigidaire Historical Collection
1913-1980, 6 lin. ft.

Collection contains a wide assortment of materials concerning the activities of the Frigidaire Corporation in the Dayton area. Included are materials pertaining to the history of Frigidaire, product manuals and literature, promotional materials, company publications, photographs of executives, plants, and products, clippings, scrapbooks, audio tapes, and films.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-263

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Harland B. Cushman Papers
1919-1921, .5 lin. ft.

Papers consist of letters written to Cushman by his fiancé, Stella Klein, who worked at McCook Field from 1919-1921. Letters contain mostly personal and family information, but also discuss events and people at McCook Field during the period.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

MS-264

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Herbert C. Osborne Papers
1922-1927, .5 lin. ft.

Osborne held a variety of engineering positions at McCook Field in Dayton from 1918 until 1924. His papers include diaries covering the years 1922-1923, photographs taken while he was working at McCook, and a few miscellaneous papers about his career up until 1927. The diaries record his daily activities at the field and at home, and the 79 photographs include images of aircraft, dirigibles and individuals.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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, Local History

MS-266

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International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers, AFL-CIO, Local 769 Records
1973-1994, 3 lin. ft.

The IUE-769 was formed when Copeland Corporation opened a production facility in West Union, Ohio, which manufactured different styles of compressors for air conditioners. Copeland Corporation permanently closed the West Union facility in 1994. The collection contains administration records such as meeting minutes, contract negotiations, IUE constitution, retirement plan, employee awards and grievances.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-267

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Charles M. Austin Collection
1873-2003, .75 lin. ft.

The Charles M. Austin Collection documents the results of Mr. Austin’s extensive research on African-American history in the Miami Valley, and particularly in Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio. His papers include recorded speeches, interviews and articles.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Local History

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, Local History

MS-269

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William Preston Mayfield/Caporale Photo Collection
ca. 1880-1979, 1 lin. ft.

Contains 356 photographs collected by Michael Caporale. The collection consists of photographs taken by Dayton photographer William Preston Mayfield of Dayton scenes of the Flood of 1913, advertising images, building interiors and exteriors, street scenes, and people. Several other Mayfield photographs are of sports and other leisure activities such as soapbox derbies, boxing, (including a shot of Jack Dempsey), as well as magicians Harry Blackstone Sr., and Howard Thurston. This collection also includes the work of many well known photographers dating between the 1880s and the 1970s. Please note: permission to duplicate Mayfield photos is required.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, 1913 Flood History, Local Sports, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-27

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Pleasant Hill Bank Records
1910-1930, 0.5 lin. ft. (10 volumes and 1 box)

Collection consists of ten volumes of financial records and a box of loose papers which include the minutes of the Bank Directors' regular meetings from 1925 until the bank failed in 1930. Pleasant Hill is located in Miami County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-271

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Peerless Mayfield Photograph Collection
1913-1979, 3 lin. ft.

William Preston Mayfield's primary interests were in aerial and aviation related photography. This collection includes many images of early Dayton and surrounding communities at a variety of angles from altitudes up to 20,000 feet. The majority of the aerial images are from a low oblique angle, taken at an altitude of under 1000 feet, excellent for close detail of urban industrial and commercial districts. Also included in this collection are photos of Dayton area homes and businesses, advertising art, and various people. Please note: permission to duplicate Mayfield photos is required.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Dayton Daily News, Local History

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, Local History

MS-273

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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Records
1964-2002, 48.25 lin. ft.

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) was established in 1949 in order to provide dance education among Dayton's urban youth. Since that time, DCDC has grown to become a prestigious, internationally recognized minority dance company, which is committed to preserving and performing classic and contemporary works by great African American choreographers. The collection consists of administrative files, financial records, performance records, personnel files, programs, publicity materials, photographs, videos and other media.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

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, Local History

MS-276

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Westminster Presbyterian Church Records
1799-2016, 120 lin. ft.

The records document over two hundred years of the church, from its beginnings in 1799 as First Presbyterian Church, to its split into the resulting Third Street Presbyterian Church, to its merger in 1919 as Westminster Presbyterian Church. The records document all aspects of the three churches, including the administrative functions, buildings, education classes, finances, membership, ministers, worship services, and organizations and their work within the church and for the community. The collection is divided into three main subgroups: First Presbyterian Church, Third Street Presbyterian, and Westminster Presbyterian Church. Each subgroup is organized by function and format. Through its membership, buildings, and community programs the church has a long established presence in the heart of downtown Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

MS-277

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Boyer Funeral Home Records
1905-1999 (bulk 1920-1978), 12.5 lin. ft.

This collection documents the financial transactions and specifications by the Boyer Funeral Home, which was established in Dayton, Ohio in the mid-1800s, and which may have been the first undertaking establishment in Dayton. The collection includes Mortuary Records spanning the years 1922-1978. Additional records include account books dating from 1905-1920, 1935-1938.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-278

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Frank Krebs Collection
1900-1965, 1 lin. ft.

Frank Krebs was a successful Dayton businessman, who was also politically active. Between 1942-1945, Krebs served as the Mayor of Dayton, and throughout his life held various political offices. The collection consists of personal correspondence, mayoral related materials, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-28

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Leonard Hill Local History Collection
1754-1971 (bulk 1838-1904), 0.25 lin. ft.

The local history collection of Leonard Hill includes a variety of 19th century events and topics related to Piqua area history. Included are an early 19th century farmer's diary by John B. Miller, a Miami and Erie Canal log book by foreman James R. Spencer, and an 1862 Union soldier’s diary recounting two months following the battle at Richmond, Kentucky in which he had been captured, paroled and returned to Union custody, north of Columbus, Ohio. In addition, various clippings and magazine articles pertaining to local history and genealogy are included.

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

MS-280

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Marguerite Parrish Papers
1930-1980, 2.5 lin. ft.

Parrish was an active Democratic leader for over sixty years. She worked with the Democratic Party at the local, state, and national level. Through her work, she gained many acquaintances with leading political figures such as Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Her papers also include correspondence and informational materials on the workings of the Democratic Party. Some of the most extensive information deals with her work in the Federated Democratic Women of Ohio organization of which she was President.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women, Local History

MS-281

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Louise Kennedy Collection
1870-1947, 3 lin. ft.

Louise Achey Kennedy was a prominent member in Dayton society during the late 19th and early 20th century. She was a charter member of the Jonathan Dayton Chapter of the DAR, and a genealogical researcher. The collection consists of personal correspondence, travel souvenirs, religious pamphlets, photographs, and miscellaneous ephemera from the late 1880s to the early 1900s.

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

MS-282

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Neal V. Loving Collection
1930-1998, 9 lin. ft.

Neal Loving, recognized as one of the "African American Pioneers in Aviation", was a renowned airplane designer and an aerospace engineer at the Flight Dynamics Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Dayton, Ohio. The collection contains papers, photographs, and blueprints of Loving's designs, including his WR-1 midget racer named "Loving's Love".

Subject Area(s): Aviation, African-Americans, Local History

MS-284

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Schenck Family Papers
1860-1985, 4 lin. ft.

The Schenck family was one of the most prominent families in the Dayton area. General William C. Schenck, a pioneer of the Miami Valley, helped lay out Licking County in 1801. William's son, Robert C. Schenck, was a State Representative in Ohio from 1843-1850, U.S. Minister to Brazil from 1851-1854, Brigadier General of Volunteers during the Civil War (1862), elected to the 3rd Congressional District in 1862, served as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee from 1867-1871, and was appointed U.S. Minister to Great Britain from 1871-1876. The main focus of this collection is on Joseph Graham Crane Schenck, Jr. ("Sonny"). This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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

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 city’s oldest women’s 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, Local History

MS-286

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Charlie Taylor-Howard DuFour Collection
1938-2004, 8 lin. ft.

Charlie Taylor designed and built the engine that powered the Wright Brothers’ historic flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1903. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, articles, aviation history books, an oral history, personal correspondence, photographs, and Howard DuFour’s drafts of "Charlie Taylor: The Wright Brothers Mechanician." The collection also contains materials on DuFour's building of the Wright 1903 Flyer Replica which hangs in Dunbar Library's atrium.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-29

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James A. Chew Papers
1952-1963, 1.5 lin. ft.

James Chew was a prominent businessman and civic leader in Greene County. His papers consist primarily of business records from three Miami Valley newspapers, the Xenia Gazette, the Piqua Daily Call, and the Middletown Journal, which he owned and published. Records include balance sheets, bank statements, payroll reports, investment reports, profit and loss statements, circulation averages, and statistics. Also included are some papers pertaining to Chew's Xenia residence.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

MS-290

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The Friday Afternoon Club Records
1893-2014, 4.2 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, Local History

MS-292

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Martha Yowler Collection
1626-1997 (bulk 1800-1997), 3 lin. ft.

This collection consists of family history and genealogy records for the Weinland and Mumma families. Information included may consist of dates of birth, marriage, and death.

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

MS-294

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Seymour Dunham Collection
1889-1993, 22 lin. ft.

The Seymour Dunham Collection contains personal correspondence of Mr. Dunham, information on aviation organizations to which he belonged, aircraft and missile research, work-related research from his time at Wright-Patterson AFB, and an extensive collection of articles, newspaper clippings and photographs concerning the Wright Brothers and other aspects of aviation history.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-296

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1913 Dayton Flood Oral Histories Collection
1995-1996, 10 videotapes

The 1913 Flood Survivors Oral Histories is a collection of video oral history interviews with survivors of the 1913 Dayton Flood. The videos were made in the 1990s and the participants tell their stories of survival as children during the flood.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Oral History Collections, Local History

MS-298

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Price Brothers Collection
1877-2006 (bulk 1940-1970), 36 lin. ft.

The Price Brothers Company Records documents the history of the Price Brothers Company, products produced by the company and its major components, and construction projects the company completed around the United States and abroad, including China and Libya.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-3

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Judge Merritt E. Schlafman Papers
1937-1943, 6 lin. ft.

Schlafman was a judge in Dayton, Ohio, during the 1930s and 1940s. His papers contain transcripts of trials broadcast from his courtroom, mostly on gambling offenses.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-30

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Carl Ultes Jr. Papers
1892-1943 (bulk 1908-1934), 8.5 lin. ft.

Carl Ultes, Jr. was an attorney, businessman and civic leader in Springfield, Ohio who eventually took over the O.S. Kelley Company from his father-in-law, O.W. Kelly. The collection consists of business papers, correspondence, news clippings, pamphlets, legal case files as well as materials relating to Ultes's memberships in various civic organizations, and his interest in stamp collecting.

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

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, Local History

MS-301

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Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter Collection
1931-1995, 6 lin. ft.

The Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter Collection is rich in information on church music, especially handbells and hymnology. In addition, it contains many of her original literary writings such as poetry, essays, plays, and short stories.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Women, Religion, Local History

MS-302

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Levitt Luzern Custer Collection
1886-1998, 9.25 lin. ft.

Levitt Luzern Custer was a Dayton-area aviator and inventor, and an associate of Orville Wright. During his lifetime he engaged in pioneering balloon experiments, served as an official timer for flight trials, collaborated with Orville Wright on various projects, and invented a wide range of mechanical machines from the statoscope to amusement park rides. The collection documents many of Custer's achievements as well as those of other early aviators, such as the Wright Brothers. Information on early aviators such as the Early Birds who flew before 1916 are also preserved. Patents, blueprints, photographs, and correspondence are also a rich source of research.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-305

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W.J. Blanchard, Aeroproducts, Inc. Collection
1925-1960, 3.5 lin. ft.

W. J. Blanchard, an inventor and respected Dayton businessman, co-founded Engineering Products, Inc. in 1935. The company was the first to develop a new propeller known as the “aeroprop”. In 1940, General Motors Corporation purchased Engineering Products, renamed it Aeroproducts, and instilled Blanchard as its first General Manager. The collection consists of administrative records, engineering blueprints, aviation handbooks, and personal materials.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Aviation, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-308

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Gladys Turner Finney Papers
1957-2014, 9 lin. ft.

Gladys Tressia Turner was born on September 16, 1935 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Education from AM&N College in Pine Bluff in 1957 and a Master of Social Work from the Atlanta University School of Social Work in Atlanta, Georgia in 1959. Included in the collection are autobiographical articles, brochures, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings and reports that document Gladys Finney’s long, distinguished career in social work in the Dayton, Ohio area. There are also materials that concern her private life, her involvement with her church and her personal interests, as well as material relating to the career of her late husband, Frederick Marshall Finney, who was an economist, social scientist and nationally known writer in the field of numismatics.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women, African-Americans, Local History

MS-309

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Dayton Area Baptist Association (DABA) Records
1949-2011, 5.63 lin. ft.

The Dayton Area Baptist Association (DABA) was formed in 1964 by a merger between the Upper Miami Baptist Association and the Dayton Baptist Union. Membership includes participating Dayton area Baptist churches, the Ohio Baptist Convention and the American Baptist Convention. The association’s active mission is the Dayton Christian Center, located on West Riverview Ave. The records are administrative (minutes, financial, etc.) and also related to the association’s mission, partners, and affiliated churches.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

MS-31

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Dorothy K. White Papers
1882-1976, 0.5 lin. ft.

Stage and silent screen actress during the 1920s, White was born in New Lebanon, Ohio April 27, 1882. During her middle and later years, she was involved in charitable and civic causes in Dayton, Ohio. The Dorothy K. White Papers are a collection of personal papers, photographs, and newspaper articles on music, screen and stage, and society. These papers reflect Dorothy’s active involvement in civic and community life and convey evidence of largely twentieth century social history, with sidelights on women’s fashion of the time.

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

MS-312

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Adrian Kinnane Papers
1982, .25 lin. ft.

Adrian Kinnane is a researcher and manager for historical projects at History Associates Incorporated. Dr. Kinnane has published works on urban police, a history of the DuPont Company, and the Wright brothers’ invention of the airplane. The collection contains Kinnane’s unpublished manuscript “The Crucible of Flight,” which is an in-depth look at what outside influences helped the Wright Brothers become the first to be successful in the quest for flight.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-313

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Widows Home of Dayton Records
1870-2002, 10 lin. ft.

The collection chronicles the history of the Widows Home through pictures, slides, deeds, daily census records, board minutes, newspaper clippings and administration records, including budgets and fund raising activities.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

MS-314

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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Records
1933-2010 (bulk 1970-2001), 40 lin. ft.

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Paul Katz in 1933. It is recognized as one of Dayton's oldest and longest standing cultural institutions. The records of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra document the organization's history from founding to the recent past. Emphasis is on the 1970s and 1980s. This is an ongoing collection. The collection is rich in brochures and photographs, programs, administrative records, and marketing material.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

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, Local History

MS-316

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Edmund Trissell Collection
1940-1995, 3.5 lin. ft.

The Edmund Trissell Collection chronicles the life of Dayton photographer Edmund William Trissell through negatives, photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from Mr. Trissell’s daily life and photographic assignments.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Aviation, Local History

MS-318

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T.E. Bennett Aviation Collection
1917-1923, .4 lin. ft.

The T. E. Bennett Aviation Collection is a small collection of World War I and Post-World War I related documents collected by Mr. Bennett. The collection is divided into two major series: Dayton Aero Club papers and U.S. Army publications.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-32

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Dayton Gospel Mission Records
1922-1962 (bulk 1929-1945), 0.5 lin. ft.

Consists of records from the Dayton Gospel Mission while under the leadership of Frederick S. Hixon. Included are some of Hixon's sermons and poems, Sunday school records, attendance and financial records, a building ledger, service records, flyers, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

MS-320

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Dean Mosher Collection

Pencil drawings of Wilbur and Orville Wright in flight; letter from Mosher to Wright State Archives; print titled "I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight"; "The Bishop's Boys"; "The Battle of Flamborough Head".

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-322

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James H. McGee Papers
1929-1995, 5.25 lin. ft.

James Howell McGee was the first African-American mayor of Dayton, Ohio and one of the first African-American mayors of a major U.S. city. He practiced law in the Miami Valley and was involved in civil rights and Dayton city politics. His papers include speeches, correspondence, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Politics, Local History

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, Local History

MS-324

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Richard D. Seifried Papers
1946-2010, 3 lin. ft.

Richard Seifried was born in Piqua, Ohio in 1927. He is a Korean War veteran who served from 1951-1952. Mr. Seifried received military training at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky and is an alumni of the Ohio State University. He lives in Eureka Springs, Arkansas where he continues to write both novels and memoirs. This collection contains correspondence, personal memoirs, numerous photographs, and ephemera. Note: restrictions may apply.

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

MS-325

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Edwin James Armstrong Collection
1890-1924, 1 lin. ft.

The Edwin James Armstrong papers contain the personal and business papers of not only Edwin, but of his second wife Jessie Wheeler Armstrong, and her sister Mabel Wheeler. These papers have been organized into five series which include: 1) Ephemera, 2) Edwin James Armstrong papers, 3) Mabel Wheeler papers, 4) Jessie Wheeler Armstrong papers, and 5) Miscellaneous papers.

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

MS-326

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Ina Bicknell Collection
1933-1947, .5 lin. ft.

The Ina Bicknell collection consists of photographs relating to aviation. The photographs in this collection relate to topics such as pilots, airplanes, naval ships, and military personnel around the time of World War II. The collection also contains aerial photographs of city landscapes and of the 1937 flood in southwest Ohio and Kentucky.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, 1913 Flood History, World War II, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-33

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Historic Business Letterheads Collection
1885-1908, .5 lin. ft.

A collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century business letters, primarily written to the O.S. Kelly Company in Springfield, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-331

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Willard D. Chamberlin Papers
1893-1919, 1 lin. ft.

The Willard D. Chamberlin Papers are a varied and interesting collection of photographs and clippings concerning the life of Chamberlin in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The material in this collection gives insight into the material culture, concerns, travels, and ideas of a leading Dayton, Ohio entrepreneur and businessman. The collection is divided into two series: Travel Photographs and Newspaper clippings.

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

MS-332

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Don L. Crawford Papers
1918-2003, 2.5 lin. ft.

This collection includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, scrapbooks, correspondence, speech notes and publicity, photographs, certificates, and campaign literature. Most items are by or about Don L. Crawford, Jr., one of Dayton’s best-known African American leaders of the 1960s-1980s. A few items in the collection relate to other Crawford family members Don L., Sr., Agatha Crawford Payne, and Donella Crawford

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Politics, Local History

MS-333

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Huffman Prairie Chapter AAHS Records
1990-present, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society is a Dayton area organization of aviation historians and enthusiasts. MS-333 consists of meeting announcements, newsletters, correspondence, minutes, transcripts and videos of program speakers, membership lists and member biographies.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-335

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Hans von Ohain Papers
1907-2003, 11 lin. ft.

Contains patents, correspondence, speeches, technical reports, scientific articles, awards and photographs. Dr. Hans von Ohain is the co-inventor of the first successful jet engine. Some documents are in German and French, but the majority of the collection is in English.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Inventors and Inventions, Local History

MS-336

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Lowe Brothers Company Photographic Collection
ca. 1900-1920, .5 lin. ft.

The collection includes 2 boxes of 20 lantern slides and 13 glass negatives. The lantern slides generally depict scenes of life in the Lowe Brothers factory and date to the early twentieth century. The glass negatives depict an unidentified family of the same period.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-337

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Jeraldyne Blunden Papers
1960-2000, 12.5 lin. ft.

This collection consists of correspondence, schedules, notebooks, and business and financial records from Jeraldyne Blunden the founder of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and the creator of Jeraldyne’s School of the Dance. There are also personal papers in the collection such as family reunion and wedding materials, insurance information and awards. Also included are scrapbook photos taken for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Tour from 1962-1972.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-339

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Dayton Playhouse Collection
1954-2007, 40 lin. ft.

The Dayton Playhouse, which began as the City of Dayton operated, Dayton Community Theatre (DCT), has been an active community theatre since the fall of 1959.  Throughout the years other theatrical groups were added, including the Dayton Repertory Theatre, presenting more adult themed dramas, and Dayton Children’s and Teen Theatre, now called YouTheatre. At their current home, in the Riverbend Arts Center, the Dayton Playhouse, as it is now called, continues to present a variety of theatrical productions each season.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-34

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Troy Buggy Works Records
1891-1909, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of one volume of minutes of the company from its inception in 1891 until its bankruptcy and receivership in July 1909.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-340

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Juliet Stroh Blanchard Collection
1902-1996, 10.7 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, Local History

MS-341

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Tony Hall Papers
1959-2006 (bulk 1979-2002), 199 lin. ft.

The Tony Hall Papers, housed in Special Collections and Archives in the Wright State University Libraries, document the career of Tony Hall as both a U.S. Congressman, representing the Third District of Ohio, and as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. Donated on September 26, 2002, with his Ambassador papers added in April 2006, the papers span the period 1959 to 2006. The bulk of the records pertain to his 24-year career as a U.S. Congressman. The papers contain voting records, congressional bills, constituent correspondence, personal correspondence, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, and research on a variety of topics.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-342

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Charles A. Kline Papers
1917-1922, .25 lin. ft.

Contains correspondence to and from Charles A. Kline during his time as a soldier in WWI. Also included is a CD which contains scans of the Charles A. Kline Papers.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, World War II, World War I, Local History

MS-343

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WACO Aircraft Company Photographic Collection (also known as Raymond H. Brandly Collection)
1923-1965 (bulk 1923-1946), 5.5 lin. ft.

The WACO Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio produced aircraft from 1923 through WWII. During that period, the company maintained professional photography services to record images of their products. Following the company’s decision to cease all operation and during the liquidation of the original assets, Mr. Raymond H. Brandly legally acquired the WACO Aircraft Company’s original factory photo negatives from the management of the company. This large collection of negatives and prints contains the actual images recorded by WACO Aircraft Company photographers throughout the company’s history, during the manufacturing of WACO airplanes. Brandly used some of the images in his series of books, which were printed in the 1980s. At that time, Brandly had prints made of many of the negatives. Also included are 17 films, most of which are training films depicting WACO gliders.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-345

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John William Miller Papers
1930-2005 (bulk 1950-1960s), 6.5 lin. ft.

This collection documents the testing and development of aircraft engines, helicopter transmissions, and other subsystem components, through Miller's life and career as an engineer and civil expert on the jet engine at Wright Patterson Air Force Base from 1941 to 1976. The collection includes engineering and technical reference materials, technical reports and notes, project reports, photographs and posters.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-346

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Charles J. Curran Papers
1941-2006 (bulk 1990-2006), 3.5 lin. ft.

The collection includes correspondence, speeches, campaign information, photographs, certificates, advertisements, news clippings, and research documents. Most items are by or about Charles J. Curran and his time as Montgomery County Commissioner from 1983-2006. A few items in the collection relate to other local politicians or Curran family members.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-347

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Richard Joseph Framme Papers
1929-1973 (bulk 1940s-1950s), 3 lin. ft.

The collection includes photographs, organizational charts, research notebooks, research data, patent material, biographical information, blueprints and diagrams. Most items are technical reports or material related to Richard Framme’s professional affiliation as an engineer with Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Cold War History, Local History

MS-348

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William Preston Mayfield Photograph Collection - Egbert
1910-1960, 3.5 lin. ft.

This collection visually documents early flight history in Dayton as well as the larger impact of the first flights on America and the world. It also contains vivid photographs of the growth of the city of Dayton and the homes in the area, as well as a vast collection of aerial photographs of Columbus, Ohio. Please note: permission to duplicate Mayfield photos is required.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Aviation, Dayton Daily News, Local History

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, Local History

MS-35

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Bimel Buggy Company Records
1905-1916, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of one book of minutes and one plant appraisal and inventory volume.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-351

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Air Force Association, Wright Memorial Chapter, Records
1953-2014, 10.2 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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-355

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Charles Wald Collection
1910-1916, 6 lin. ft.

This collection documents the training of an early American aviator at the Wright School of aviation, as well as the Wright Company’s early involvement in water-based aviation. The collection includes a flight diary and logs written by Charles Wald in 1912, and negatives taken by Wald.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-358

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Miami Valley School Records
1960-2010 (bulk 1980-2000), 31 lin. ft.

The collection includes administrative materials, such as meeting minutes, Board of Trustees files, faculty and parents’ 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, Local History

MS-36

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Dayton-Miami Valley AFL-CIO Records
1945-1973 (bulk 1950-1960), 2.5 lin. ft.

Includes correspondence, minutes, constitutions, financial records, and other materials relating to local AFL and CIO unions and their merger in 1959. Most of the material is from the Industrial Union Council during the years 1945-1959, and includes the constitution and charter of the Council, the minutes of the delegate and executive meetings, and reports of various committees. Also included are minutes, plans, and financial records from Lakewoods, a housing foundation for AFL-CIO senior citizens.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-360

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Victoria Theatre Collection
1890-2005, 40 lin. ft.

This collection contains the historical records of the Victoria Theater.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-361

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Richard Hoener Collection
1920-2001, 8.55 lin. ft.

This collection consists of personal correspondence, publications and photographs related to Richard Hoener’s work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The collection also contains publications related to aviation and memorabilia that he has collected over the years.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-363

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Kettering Family Collection
1876-2006, 75 lin. ft.

The Kettering Family Papers contain materials documenting the life of Charles F. Kettering, as well as his son Eugene, daughter-in-law Virginia, and their children. The Kettering family was heavily involved in the industrial make-up of the city of Dayton during the 20th century. Beginning in the early 1900s when Charles F. Kettering began his career at NCR, through today, the Ketterings have been influential in shaping the industrial, cultural, and financial landscape of Dayton. Because of its financial success, the family also became known for its many important philanthropic and charitable deeds which continue today through its various foundations.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Local History

MS-364

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Bernard Lindenbaum Vertical Flight Research Collection
1918-1999 (Bulk 1945-1980), 126.3 lin. ft.

Bernard Lindenbaum was an aeronautical engineer with the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory (AFFDL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio from the mid-1940s until the mid-1970s. During his time with the laboratory, he was involved in the research and development of many types of vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) including the Avro “Avrocar,” a number of Sikorsky helicopters, the Vought XC-142 tilt wing, and many other similar aircraft. His collection of vertical flight research material contains numerous technical reports chronicling the development of military helicopters and V/STOL aircraft, a variety of conference reports and notes, many NACA/NASA technical notes, blueprints of several V/TOL aircraft, 190 reels of 16mm film and 10 VHS tapes of helicopter and V/STOL testing.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-365

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P.H. Richardson-Wright Field Photographs
1945, 1 lin. ft.

The P.H. Richardson Wright Field Photograph Collection features numerous black and white photos of aircraft and aircraft engines that were featured on display for the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Wright Field in October, 1945. Included are several detailed photos of the only Fairchild Ranger powered XAT-6 E built, and several photographs pertaining to Luftwaffe aircraft that were captured in Operation Lusty and brought to Wright Field for testing.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-366

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

The collection contains handwritten and typed documents of burial plots and grave records, maps, financial reports and receipts, deeds, ledgers, meeting minutes, photographs, and correspondence. The records pertain to both New Greencastle Cemetery and Old Greencastle Cemetery, which are burial grounds of some of the founders of Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Cemeteries, Local History

MS-367

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Helen Cavanagh Scrapbook Collection
1920-1999, 5 lin. ft.

This collection consists of scrapbooks, news clippings, and magazines that Helen Cavanagh collected. The primary topic areas of these materials are: Charles Lindbergh, John F. Kennedy, the Dayton blizzard of 1978, and the Space Program. The Space Program materials largely relate to Neil Armstrong and the 1969 moon landing; however, there is also information on the topics of John Glenn and the Challenger explosion.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-368

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Dayton Area Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Records
1951-2007 (bulk 1970-2007), 2 lin. ft.

The collection includes minutes from meetings, financial statements, a scrapbook, some photographs, Who’s Who directories for Insurance Agents, speeches from presenters and presidents, and awards.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-370

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Hugh Lippman Papers
1923-1989, 4.5 lin. ft.

The collection contains biographical and career information about Mr. Lippman, a civilian aircraft engineer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Included is business correspondence; technical reports from Materiel Division, Aeronautical Systems Division, and the Aircraft Laboratory; staff rosters and flow charts for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; records from litigation cases involving aircraft component patents; correspondence between the Dayton-Wright Company and the Manufacturers Aircraft Association, and photographs from McCook and Wright Fields.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-373

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National Cash Register Collection
1897-1984, 1.5 lin. ft.

The collection documents the history of an important manufacturing firm in Dayton, Ohio from its beginnings in 1884 up to its centennial in 1984. Through this collection, researchers can follow the financial evolution of the company, view many of the products it produced in the first hundred years, and gain insight into the effect the company had on its neighborhood. Included are annual reports, product literature, photographs, and lantern slides.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-374

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Charles W. Ingler Papers
1937-2004 (bulk 1960s, 1990s), 2 lin. ft.

Ingler was one of the individuals responsible for Wright State University’s groundbreaking in 1961 and was an important figure in Dayton. These papers chronicle the life of Ingler, and provide insight into the history of Wright State University and education in state institutions within the greater Miami Valley. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, news clippings, original writings, books written by Ingler, reports conducted by Ingler, information regarding the development of Wright State University, and biographical documents.

Subject Area(s): Wright State University, Local History

MS-375

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Dr. Harry Dyme Papers
1950-1998 (Bulk 1950-1975), 1.75 lin. ft.

Dr. Harry Dyme was the chief of nutrition section of the Aero-Medical Laboratory on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He worked on the Air Force Base from the 1950s through the 1970s. The collection consists of research materials and photographs concerning cold weather survival and other aerospace medical studies he conducted in the 1950s.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, Cold War History, Local History

MS-379

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Woodhull-Patterson Family Papers
1890-2003, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Woodhull-Patterson Family Papers consist primarily of genealogical information and photographs pertaining to the Woodhull and Patterson families. There are also materials related to the history of Dayton and the surrounding area.

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

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, Local History

MS-382

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Miles S. Kuhns Papers
1929-1939, .75 lin. ft.

The Miles S. Kuhns Papers consist mainly of correspondence related to Kuhns’ political career.  It contains many lobbying letters from citizens and organizations.  Almost half of the collection relates to Kuhns’ work with the Ohio Revolutionary War Memorial Commission.  A third section consists of personal correspondence and ephemera Kuhns received throughout his career.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-383

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Local History Ephemera Collection
1864-1974, 1 lin. ft.

This is an ephemera collection donated by the Miami Valley Genealogical Society. The scope of collection is greatly varied. It consists of nine broad groups as follows: Central M.E. Church – Springfield, Ohio; Political Ideologies; Clara Wiesenborn Papers; Governmental Ephemera; Publications; Family Papers; Business/Companies; Music; and Photographs.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Business and Industry, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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, Local History

MS-385

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John J. and Kathryn Beard Arthur Family Papers
1850-2005 (bulk 1940-1960, 1990), 3.2 lin. ft.

The Beard Arthur Family Papers consist of collections concerning particular relatives of the two families. The family papers provide information for anyone researching residents of Mad River, Ohio from the late 19th century through the 20th century. The Beard Arthur connection refers to the marriage of John J. Arthur to Kathryn Beard.

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

MS-386

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Charlotte Gray Collection
1941-1970, 2 lin. ft.

The collection provides documentation about Dayton area choirs and choir music. It contains William Albert and Charlotte Gray's papers created during their careers as choir director and church organist at two Dayton area churches. It also holds documents from and relating to labor agreements between Delco/GM and Local 755 International Union Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers, AFL-CIO-CLC. It also holds employee directories and benefits packages from Delco/GM.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Labor Unions, Religion, Local History

MS-387

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Erasmus Jones and Lavina Hatfield Kitchen Collection
1834-1972 (bulk 1887-1907), 1 lin. ft.

The Erasmus Jones and Lavina Hatfield Kitchen Collection contains materials relating to the family history of the Abraham Kitchen and James Hatfield families, their homesteads, and their descendants in Green Township, Clark County, Ohio, spanning the period from the 1830s up to 1972. Also included in the collection are materials from members of both families whom moved outside Ohio during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

MS-39

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Springfield Urban League Records
1915-1970 (bulk 1961-1970), 5.0 lin. ft.

Records include constitution and by-laws, Board of Directors' minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, subject files, news releases, clippings and other related materials of this chapter of the National Urban League.

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

MS-390

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Dr. Malcolm L. Ritchie Collection
1949-2006 (bulk 1960-1970), 39.5 lin. ft.

The Dr. Malcolm L. Ritchie Collection is composed of documents relating to Dr. Ritchie’s career. Journals, reference books, and slides/negatives are included. Additional personal papers have been added.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-392

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Hiram Ketcham Civil War Diary
1864-1865, .25 lin. ft.

The collection consists of an original Civil War pocket diary written by Hiram Ketcham of Buchanan, Ohio, and a typed transcript. The diary begins with Ketcham reporting for duty at Circleville in the 12th District of Ohio after being drafted into U.S. Service on September 27, 1864. Ketcham was assigned to Company G of the 67th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.). He wrote of his travels to the battleground, camp life and news, troop movement, fighting at Fort Gregg near Petersburg in April 1865, the surrender of Lee’s Army at Appomattox C.H., and eventually his journey home at the end of the Civil War.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

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, Local History

MS-394

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Focke Family Papers
1924-1971, 1.13 lin. ft.

William Focke and his wife founded their family meat business, William Focke Son's Company, in 1875. The collection contains two folders documenting the Focke family. The collection also documents the family meat packing business through advertisements, patents and agreements, correspondence, price lists, and a scrapbook.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Local History

MS-396

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Lest We Forget Collection
1953-2008 (bulk 2003-2007), 4 lin. ft.

Lest We Forget was a film and audio project that captured personal and historical reflections and remembrances of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, their families, their advocates, and their communities during the decades of statewide institutionalization and subsequent deinstitutionalization in Ohio. The goals of the project were to collect oral, video, and written histories of the personal stories of people with mental retardation who lived in a state institution for any period of time. The project also collected the stories of their family members, professionals who worked in the institutions and advocates who worked toward social and legislative change. The papers for the Lest We Forget Collection contain background and research information about the project, correspondence, transcripts, and photographs and videotapes from the documentary project.

Transcripts are available online in CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Oral History Collections, Local History

MS-398

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Wright Company Glass Plate Negatives
1901-1911 (bulk 1910-1911), 2.5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of 87 glass plate negatives, and 10 negatives relating to the Wright Company, the Wright School of Aviation, flights at Kitty Hawk, N.C., celebrations and aviation events, and a series of unidentified children.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-399

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Mildred Baker Papers
1895-1931, .5 lin. ft.

The Mildred Baker Papers is a collection including photographs, registration cards, newspaper clippings, West Carrolton Reading Club records, postcards, and scrapbook. It was created by Mildred Baker who lived in the Dayton area in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, 1913 Flood History, Local History

MS-4

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Glenn Thompson Papers
1948-1982, 5 lin. ft.

Thompson was a Dayton, Ohio, journalist and editor of the Dayton Journal Herald. His papers consist of correspondence, reports, clippings, speeches, memos, photographs, and printed materials reflecting his wide-ranging interests in education, politics, environmental problems, historic preservation, and journalism. Correspondents include Richard Nixon, Robert Oelman, Stanley Allyn, Clarence Brown, and James Rhodes.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-40

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Newberry Collection on League of Women Voters (Dayton, Ohio)
1956-1972, 5.5 lin. ft.

This collection was donated by Jane Newberry, an active member of the Dayton League of Women Voters. Included are various issues of the League's newsletters and an assortment of reports, papers, and surveys on such topics as education, welfare, mental health, foreign policy, prison reform, housing, taxes, and pollution. Also included are some administrative, financial, and membership records.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women, Local History

MS-400

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St. Anne's Hill Historical Society Collection
1858-2011 (bulk 1970s-80s), 26 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, Local History

MS-401

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Todd Hollst Baseball Collection
1898-2002, 3 lin. ft.

This Dayton baseball memorabilia collection contains ticket stubs, programs, letters, photographs, team promotional items, and several artifacts representing Dayton baseball teams from as early as 1910 through 2002.

Subject Area(s): Local Sports, Local History

MS-404

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Katharine Kennedy Brown Collection (Lenz Additions)
1884-1970s, 20.5 lin. ft.

The collection contains documents, correspondence, photographs, and political materials related to Katharine Kennedy Brown’s personal and political life. Some documents and correspondence pertain to members of Brown’s family, including her brother Grafton Sherwood Kennedy, as well as extended family members. Other correspondence was generated by Mrs. Brown during her tenure as National Republican Committeewoman for Ohio from 1932 to 1968, as well as correspondence received by Mrs. Brown pertaining to her position, state and national Republican campaigns and conventions to which Mrs. Brown was a delegate. See also, MS-146.

Subject Area(s): Women, Politics, Local History

MS-405

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Vincent G. Apple Papers
1892-1977, 19.13 lin. ft.

The Vincent G. Apple Papers includes the work and administrative records of Vincent G. Apple, a Dayton inventor. The collection contains numerous patents, patent applications, engineering drawings, journals, legal agreements and correspondence, business records and correspondence, and the Ford Trial records.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Family and Personal Papers, Inventors and Inventions, Local History

MS-406

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Frigidaire T.O.M. (Tired Old Men) Club Records
1916-2013 (bulk 1950s-1970s), 14.2 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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-408

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Woman's Literary Club Records
1889-2013, 9.4 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, Local History

MS-409

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Congressman Edward G. Breen Collection
1908-2013 (Bulk 1940-1950), 7.75 lin. ft.

This collection contains the papers of Edward G. Breen, a Dayton, Ohio native and Democratic Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives for the third district of Ohio from 1949-1951. Before being elected to Congress, Breen served in the Air Force during World War II, he then served as mayor for the city of Dayton upon his return home from war. After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Breen was elected to the Board of Commissioners for Montgomery County. Three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from the 1940s document Breen’s media coverage as hotel manager, Dayton mayor, and Montgomery County Commissioner. A fourth scrapbook contains materials relating to the family life of the Breen’s, including wedding photos, newspaper clippings, and family photos. The collection also contains a variety of memorabilia including personal photographs, awards, certificates, posters and a Silent Butler.

Subject Area(s): Politics, 1913 Flood History, Local History

MS-41

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Dayton Typographical Union, Local 57 Records
1866-1977, 8 lin. ft.

Contains a fairly complete run of minutes for the years 1866-1968 as well as legal reports, financial ledgers and journals, membership records, correspondence, and a variety of printed materials. The minutes include reports from the Executive Board and various committees, and summary financial information. Membership records contain much information on the union's apprenticeship program.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-412

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Hans Dam Aviation Collection
1912-1997, 29.2 lin. ft.

Hans Dam was a 50-year collector of aviation memorabilia, especially photographs and newspaper and magazine clippings. His primary areas of interest included air races and air shows, early flight, WACO aircraft, and the history of aviation in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. At the time of his death he was working on a book about aviation in southwestern Ohio which is included in the collection. The collection consists of twenty-nine albums containing more than 2500 photographs organized into three series.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

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, Local History

MS-415

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Luthman Funeral Home Records
1898-1982, 4.5 lin. ft.

The Luthman Funeral Home Records include business records plus ten binders of copies of their original burial records. The business records span 1889-1910 and the burial records span 1906-1982. This collection offers researchers a wealth of information on genealogy and local mortuary practices.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Local History

MS-417

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Rollyn E. Puterbaugh Sr. Photograph Collection
mid-20th century

This collection contains photographs and negatives taken by Rollyn E. Puterbaugh Sr., a prominent twentieth-century Dayton photographer.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

MS-419

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Congressman David Hobson Collection
1982-2009 (Bulk 1992-2006), 140 lin. ft.

The Congressman David Hobson Papers document the 26-year political career of David Hobson, who served as a U.S. Congressman for the Ohio Seventh District from 1990 to 2008, as well as having served in the Ohio Senate from 1982 to 1990. The records were transferred to the Special Collections and Archives in November of 2008. The papers contain a wide-variety of material, including the following: voting records, House of Representatives legislation and committee records, constituent correspondence, speeches, radio show transcripts, thank you letters, photographs, audio-visual material, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-42

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Middletown Hydraulic Canal Company Records
1818-1973 (bulk 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, Local History

MS-420

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Engineers Club of Dayton Records
1914-2011, 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, Local History

MS-421

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Local History Glass Plate Negative Collection
ca. 1880-1910

This collection contains a set of glass plate negatives detailing Dayton's local history around the early 1900s.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-422

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Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women of Dayton Collection
1962-2008, .5 lin. ft.

This collection contains information regarding the Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women Awards which annually featured ten Dayton-area women who had been nominated for this award for professional, community, or personal achievements. Materials in this collection include newspaper articles with brief biographies about the award recipients and programs from the awards ceremony luncheons. Also included are video recordings of the luncheons where the women were honored for their achievements and selection for this award.

Subject Area(s): Women, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-423

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Freeman F. Bentley Papers
1940-2000, 25 lin. ft.

The collection consists of papers covering Freeman Bentley’s life, focusing on his scientific career and his research in spectroscopy. The majority of the material in this collection is scientific in nature and includes test results, data sheets, technical reports and articles. Bentley authored many of the technical reports and articles in this collection. His writings and reports are especially important considering Bentley was a pioneer in the field of far infrared spectroscopy. In addition to these materials, information on the types of machinery he used in his lab as well as papers from the numerous conferences he attended and the professional organizations in which he was a member are included in the collection.

Subject Area(s): Cold War History, Inventors and Inventions, Local History

MS-424

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William F. Patterson Photograph Collection
1967-1993 (bulk 1980s), 14 lin. ft.

William F. Patterson, a prominent commercial photographer in the Dayton area, has been photographing the work of local architects, businesses, and events since the 1960s. This collection includes approximately 20,000 negatives, slides, transparencies, and photographs taken by Patterson for commercial clients and placement in books, advertisements, catalogs, and brochures. Patterson’s work also includes approximately 10,000 images from his travels throughout Europe and North America.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

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, Local History

MS-426

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Paul Webb Collection
1953-1993 (bulk 1972-1984), 21.2 lin. ft.

The Paul Webb Collection consists of records and files accumulated by the research firm Webb Associates during the course of experiments in human physiology and calorimetry between 1972 and 1984, as well as articles, book drafts, and other publications on similar topics, written by or citing Dr. Paul Webb. The collection also contains several Vari-Temp suits which were part of a calorimeter designed and used by Dr. Webb, as well as prototype space activity suits also designed by Webb.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, Aviation, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-429

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Gladys Chaney Wessels Papers
1927-2009 (bulk 1940s-1970s), 6 lin. ft.

The Gladys Chaney Wessels Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and audiovisual materials, all relating to the life and work of Gladys Chaney Wessels, a prominent educator and social activist in the Dayton, Ohio area. The papers include items from her personal life as well as the numerous institutions and women’s rights groups of which she has been a part.

Subject Area(s): Women, Family and Personal Papers, Wright State University, Local History

MS-43

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Miami Valley Arts Council Records
1960-1970, 1.5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1960, the purpose of the Miami Valley Arts Council was to facilitate communication between local arts organizations and to promote community support for cultural activities. The bulk of records in this collection fall in the late 1960's and include minutes of the board meetings, correspondence, clippings and news releases, membership lists, calendars of events, and information on the various groups associated with the Council.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-430

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Richard "Dick" Frazier Aviation Collection
1938-1986, 11 lin. ft.

Richard E. “Dick” Frazier worked at B.F. Goodrich for most of his career. It is ascertainable that he worked for the Weaver Aircraft Company of Ohio (WACO) at some point in his career as well. His papers include aviation manuals, journals and magazines, newspaper clippings, photographs, illustrations, blueprints, and correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-431

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Cold War Aerospace Technology Oral History Project Records
1936-2008, 6 lin. ft.

This collection contains the interviews and records of the Cold War Aerospace Technology Oral History project, a special project funded by a Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management grant. Interviews cover a variety of Cold War Aerospace technology.

Transcripts of the interviews are available online in CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Cold War History, Inventors and Inventions, Aviation, Local History, Oral History Collections

MS-432

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Inland Children's Chorus Collection
1936-2016 (Bulk 1936-1966), 9.25 lin. ft. & 110 GB

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, Local History

MS-433

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Reinhold Gross Collection
1952-1972, .5 lin. ft.

Reinhold Gross was a mechanical engineer who specialized in parachutes and related equipment. Researchers studying his collection of papers can gain insight into aviation engineering during the middle of the 20th century, particularly in Dayton (Ohio). His papers include patents, blueprints, certificates, photographs, correspondence, technical reports, and newspaper clippings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-436

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George "JR" Wedekind Aviation Collection
1955-2003 (bulk 1990-2000), 10.5 lin. ft.

The JR Wedekind Aviation Collection contains a variety of materials, primarily dealing with his work in aviation. The bulk of the collection pertains to the Dayton Air Show and the National Aviation Trail, both of which Wedekind played a vital role in making successful. There are a large number of VHS tapes of the Dayton Air Show and promotional videos for potential air show acts. Business documents, correspondence, photographs and slides tracing the origins and construction of the National Aviation Trail project make up another large portion of the collection. The collection also contains maintenance records and correspondence related to the Rona Village of Fairborn, Ohio Homeowners’ Association, of which Wedekind was a trustee.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-437

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Shivell Family, Jane Reece Collection
1911-1944, 1 lin. ft.

This collection highlights the work and family of Dayton poet, Paul Shivell. An accomplished poet published in the late 19th- and early 20th centuries, Shivell was recognized for his pastoral poems which were published in several books and collections. Included in the collection are several original portraits by noted Dayton photographer Jane Reece, who was a close family friend of the Shivells and who took portraits of them throughout several decades. Other documents note the Shivells’ activities in Dayton society and the arts. Of special interest is the 1916 letter to Shivell from Robert Frost, complimenting him on his recent publication, and a print of one of Jane Reece’s photographs of Matilda Dunbar, mother of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Family and Personal Papers, Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Local History

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, Local History

MS-44

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Siebenthaler Nursery Company Records
1877-1944, 3.5 lin. ft.

The Siebenthaler Nursery played an important part in the development of the nursery business in the United States. As such, it would prove valuable to any student of the nursery and landscape business, students interested in business history, or many aspects of local history. The business, founded in 1870, is still in operation today under the same family. The major strengths of the collection are its financial, employment, and operating records.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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, Local History

MS-442

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Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church Records
1955-2012, 8.5 lin. ft.

The Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in Beavercreek, Ohio. The collection includes church council minutes, board minutes, annual reports, church publications, constitution, resolutions, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photos, guest book, and a scrapbook. Most items in the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church Records are church council and board minutes. The records document the creation of the church to present day.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

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, Local History

MS-444

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William Hobart Papers
1880-2010 (bulk 1960-2010), 6 lin. ft.

The William Hobart Papers document the evolution of a company from its beginnings as a small family-owned business based out of Troy, Ohio, into a substantial national foodservice and food retail industry. The collection covers important landmarks such as acquisitions, documents the Hobart brothers family life, the Hobart Institute of Technology, and Troy community development directly related to the Hobart’s contributions. The collection includes personal Hobart family papers, company related papers, correspondence, photographs, blueprints, sketches, pamphlets, financial records, employee records, and certificates.

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

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, Local History

MS-446

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Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter Papers
1934-2010, 5.9 lin. ft.

The collection consists of the personal papers and photographs of Zoe Dell Lantis Nutter, a resident of Xenia, Ohio. Zoe Dell is recognized for her influence in aviation and in her local community as a pilot and the first woman president of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, as well as for her contributions to several civic organizations. In 1939 she was named “Most Photographed and Publicized Girl in the World,” which was mostly attributed to her role as Theme Girl in the 1938 San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition and Treasure Island.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Aviation, Local History

MS-447

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Ermal C. Fraze, Dayton Reliable Tool Company Records
1949-2006, 6 lin. ft.

Ermal C. Fraze was the owner of Dayton Reliable Tool Company and the inventor of the early versions of Pull-Tabs and Pop-Tops. This collection includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, scrapbooks, correspondences, photographs and personal items. Most of the collection pertains to the Dayton Reliable Tool Company. Some items also relate to the Fraze Pavillion, a 4300-seat outdoor amphitheater in Kettering, Ohio, named after Ermal C. Fraze.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

MS-449

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Trinity Baptist Church Records
1916-2011, 11 lin. ft.

This collection contains the papers of Trinity Baptist Church, located on Shiloh Springs Road in Dayton, Ohio. The church opened in 1886 and closed in 2011. The records include pamphlets, bulletins, financial records, member files, Women’s Baptist Missionary Society materials, correspondence, and programs.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

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, Local History

MS-450

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James Keen Photographic Collection
1933-1946 (Bulk 1941-1945), 13 lin. ft.

James Keen was a newspaper photographer for a number of newspapers throughout the country, including the Dayton Journal-Herald. This collection consists of approximately 9,300 black and white negatives and black and white photographs. These photographs were taken from 1937 to 1946 in and around the Miami Valley, including Dayton, Wright and Patterson Fields and other nearby Ohio areas. As a newspaper photographer, many of these photographs were taken to accompany news in the Dayton Journal Herald.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-452

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Dorothy Harbach Papers
1951-1978, 1.25 lin. ft.

The Dorothy Harbach Papers consists of materials from two of her places of employment (WLW-D Channel 2 and Rike’s Department Store). Many of the materials in this collection are advertisements and marketing techniques for the two businesses as Ms. Harbach was involved in their promotional offices. There are also materials which give insight into her professional career.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Women, Local History

MS-453

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Charles and Grace Bost Papers
1935-1943 (bulk 1942), .5 lin. ft

The Charles and Grace Bost Papers consist of World War II-era correspondence. There are 67 letters between Charles and Grace of Springfield, Ohio. Charles entered the service in July 1942 and was stationed in Tennessee while Grace remained in Springfield, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): World War II, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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. Dayton’s 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 women’s 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 Dayton’s 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, Dayton Daily News, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-460

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Max M. Scarff Collection
1909-1978, .5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of the personal papers and photographs of Max M. Scarff, a resident of New Carlisle, Ohio. Max M. Scaff is recognized for his innovative improvement of hybrid corn and grains. While working at the family business, Scarff Nursery, he received many awards and honors through the years, and was elected president of The American Seed Trade Association in 1952. In 1973, Scarff was also elected to the Ohio Agriculture Hall of Fame.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

MS-461

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D. L. Stewart Papers
1975-2012, 3.75 lin. ft.

This collection documents the career of Dayton Daily News columnist and Kettering resident, D. L. Stewart. The collection is entirely made up of Stewart’s column from 1975 to 2012. The column was nationally syndicated in 1980 and featured over fifty newspapers nationwide. In the column Stewart discusses popular culture, sports, and family in a humorous and sometimes sincere tone. Stewart has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize five times and is the author of four books.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-462

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Kettering Children's Choir Records
1986-2011, 11.5 lin. ft.

The Kettering Children's Choir Records, co-founded in 1986 by Natalie Dehorn, details the history of the choir including many local, national, and worldwide events the organization has been a part of. Within this collection are grant proposals, board minutes, fliers, photographs, scrapbooks, audio/visual material, newspaper clippings and newsletters. The collection shows the dedication of one organization to educate and connect young people through their love of music. There is additional information on organizations and individuals that have collaborated with the organization including but not limited to: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Bach Society of Dayton, Dayton Opera, and the Victoria Theatre.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

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, Local History

MS-464

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Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama Collection
1974 – 2010, 25 lin. ft.

The Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama Collection includes the records and files accumulated by the production company, First Frontier, Inc during the development and production of Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama between 1974 and 2010. These records consist of administrative and financial records of First Frontier, Inc., as well as the research, production, publicity, marketing, fundraising, and performance of Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama. The collection also includes related photographs, computer files, and video recordings.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-466

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Dale D. Smith Architectural Collection
1970-2007, 20 lin. ft.

Dale D. Smith was a Dayton, Ohio architect who began working at Richard Levin Associates in 1966 and later founded Dale D. Smith Architects in 1982. The Dale D Smith Architectural Collection comprises architectural drawings, plans and sketches, photographs, notes, correspondence and other paperwork pertaining mainly to projects worked on by Dale D. Smith at Dale D. Smith Associates. Some architectural drawings were created by Smith whilst working as a consultant for other companies.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-468

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Jim Fain Collection
1929-2009, 4.7 lin. ft.

The Jim Fain Collection consists of materials related to the illustrious career of Jim Fain, a nationally recognized newspaper editor and columnist. The collection consists of biographical material, speeches, news articles, correspondence and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-469

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Ray Must Collection
1965-2012, 5.5 lin. ft.

Ray Must was one of the original faculty members at Wright State University (WSU). He was an instructor at WSU from 1967 to 1991. This collection contains some of his work as an artist, including prints, sketches and etchings.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-47

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Springfield Typographical Union, Local 117 Records
1901-1976 (bulk 1930-1958), 4 lin. ft.

The records of the Springfield Typographical Union No. 117 cover the period 1901 1976 and consist of minutes of regular meetings, minutes of various committees, including the Business Committee, correspondence, conference reports, and material concerning strikes and lockouts.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-470

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Lewis D. Klein Architecture Collection
1957-1983, 30 lin. ft.

Lewis D. Klein was an architect in the Dayton, Ohio, area from 1957 to 1983. The collection consists of drawings for 230 different architecture design jobs he bid on. The collection includes from proposed or conceptual drawings up to full sets of plans. Of the 230 jobs, 27 are for residences and 49 are for apartment complexes. The rest are commercial buildings, including shopping plazas, churches, and various business facilities.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-471

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Wright Company Records
1905-1917, 0.6 lin. ft.

The Wright Company was formed in November 1909 with Wilbur Wright as President and Orville Wright one of two Vice-Presidents. In 1915, Orville sold the company to a group of investors, which later merged the company with the Martin Company. The records consist of copies of material from the Wright Company Records held by the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. Included in the records are Wright Company board of directors meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and legal documents, including articles of incorporation, selling of the company, and the merger with the Martin Company. Also included are copies of ledgers that document a variety of financial transactions. The records do not include any information concerning Wright Company personnel.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Business and Industry, Local History

MS-472

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Lovetta R. Blanke Collection
1936-2012, 4.77 lin. ft.

Blanke (1919-2012), RN, B.S., M.A., was a school nurse, public health nurse, nurse educator, Dayton philanthropist, patron of the arts, and advocate for the profession of nursing. She advocated for children’s health, health education, and other issues relevant to school nurses, such as school nurse certification. In 2008, she was named Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Dayton Region Chapter. This collection documents Mrs. Blanke’s career as a student, naval officer, school nurse, public health official, and philanthropist. In addition to her personal and professional papers, a selection of her awards and honors is included in this collection. Furthermore, the collection contains a few documents from her husband’s experiences as an army officer/ reservist, chemist, and pilot. Also included is a copy of Bertram’s death certificate and a copy of the death certificate of her mother Rose Dixon, as well as copies of the birth certificates of both of her parents, Joseph Dixon and Rose (Ingram) Dixon.

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

MS-473

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Harvey Dressler Collection
1896-1966, 1.5 lin. ft.

Harvey Dressler was a civil engineer in the Dayton area owning the firm of Cellarius and Dressler Engineering. The Harvey Dressler Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, maps, books, and other documents related to Harvey Dressler, his wife Florence Bremberger Dressler, and daughter Mary Dressler Stansell.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, World War I, Local History

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, Local History

MS-476

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Warren Joy Collection
1945-1998, 1.5 lin. ft.

Warren Joy was an engineer with General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio, for 35 years and a veteran of World War II. His collection consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, maps, scrapbooks, and other documents.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-477

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Louis P. Christman, 1903 Wright Flyer Drawings
circa 1947-1951, 3 lin. ft.

Orville and Wilbur Wright never constructed a complete set of drawings for any of their flyers or gliders. In the mid-1940s, friend of the Wright’s, Edward Deeds, commissioned Louis P. Christman, to complete, not only a set of drawings for the famous 1903 Flyer, but also the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders, and the 1903 and 1904 Flyers. This collection contains Christman’s original drawings of the 1903 Flyer’s Engine Support Rails and Wing Ribs. In addition, the collection also consists of 23 blue-line or “working” drawings of various parts of the 1903 Flyer.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-478

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Florence Brown Diaries
1926-1933, 1 lin. ft.

The Florence Brown Diaries consist of eight diaries kept by a young middle-class Dayton woman in the 1920s and 1930s. These journals detail the daily goings-on in her life from mundane musings on the weather, to more serious topics like the death of her mother.

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

MS-479

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Dayton Women’s Health Center Records
1972-1997, 6 lin. ft.

Established in Kettering, Ohio, in September 1973, the Dayton Women’s Health Center provided a variety of women’s reproductive health services, including pregnancy tests, contraceptives, and abortions. This collection consists of the DWHC’s administrative records, legal records, newspaper clippings, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia. Also included are materials on the abortion debate, such as pro-choice and pro-life brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, and other literature; records of picketers at the clinic; and correspondence from the DWHC’s opponents and supporters.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

MS-48

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Dayton Ballet Company Records
1920-1995, 34 lin. ft.

Records consist of organizational papers, annual reports, financial records, and performance programs for two early dance groups that predated the Dayton Ballet Company. Dayton Ballet Company records start in 1958 and include a constitution, minutes of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, officers and membership lists, annual reports, newsletters, financial records, an extensive collection of performance records and programs, correspondence, records of the Friends of the Dayton Ballet, press releases, clippings, and materials relating to the Dayton Ballet's membership in national and regional dance organizations. Also included are scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, and programs which highlight the early careers of Dayton Ballet founders, Josephine and Hermene Schwarz, as well as the activities and performances of the Company.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-480

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Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Collection
1880-2014, 22.25 lin. ft.

The Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Collection documents the experience of German-Americans for over one hundred years going back to 1890 through 2007. The evolution of the organization reflects both local and national changes. The activities and goals of the Dayton Chapter, as well as their involvement with other chapters, is documented. The collection includes organization histories, meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, membership records, publications, and programs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-481

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A Special Wish Foundation Records
1989-2011, 7.5 lin. ft.

A Special Wish Foundation, Inc. was the first wish-granting organization in the State of Ohio and the third such organization in the nation, when it was founded in 1982. This records collection largely contains the meeting minutes from 1989-2011, media coverage from approximately 2000-2009 and photographs from numerous wishes. The collection also contains audio-visual media including pictures, negatives, VHS, CDs, and DVDs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-482

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American Business Women’s Association Bur Oak Chapter Records
1969-2011, 5 lin. ft.

The American Business Women’s Association is a nationwide professional association for women. The Bur Oak chapter was established in Dayton, in 1981. The collection includes information about projects undertaken by the organization, items discussed during meetings, social events (fundraiser), legal and financial documents, scholarships offered, and initiatives taken to help women professionally and socially in the Dayton-area. This collection is a source of information on how the ABWA Bur Oak Chapter operates and highlights woman’s issues between 1969 and 2011. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, negatives, financial and legal records, programs, meeting minutes, awards, and scrapbooks.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-483

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Brad Tillson Inventing Flight Collection
1912-2004 (bulk 1989-2004), 9.5 lin. ft.

This collection contains the personal papers of J. Bradford Tillson, the chairman of the Inventing Flight Celebration held in Dayton, Ohio. It documents his correspondence and work on the Inventing Flight Celebration Commission and his involvement with the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission; the committee for the national celebration of flight. This collection contains personal correspondence, financial documentation, planning information and other materials related to the Centennial of Flight Celebration.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-484

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Miami Valley Atomic Energy Show Collection
1948, 0.25 lin. ft.

This collection contains papers and photographs regarding the Atomic Energy Show “Living with Atomic Energy” that was held April 29-May 1, 1948, in the auditorium and gymnasium of Miamisburg High School, Miamisburg, Ohio. The event was free and open to the public. This three-day event strove to inform the public of the development, tools and use of atomic energy. With the help of Monsanto Chemical Company and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, exhibits were developed and lectures given to make atomic energy easily understandable to the public.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-486

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William Laufer Aviation Collection
1919-1998 (Bulk 1940-1980), 17 lin. ft.

William Laufer was an aviation mechanic for the Southern Ohio Aviation Company and later, an instructor for the Miami Valley Career Technology Center teaching in their FAA Certified Aircraft Mechanic’s program. The collection contains aircraft maintenance training material, general federal aviation maintenance guidance, and a variety of aircraft maintenance manuals including manuals for Beechcraft, Cessna, Douglas, and WACO airplanes. The collection also includes parts catalogs and sales brochures for propeller-driven aircraft, including aircraft engines, propellers, and a variety of parts for aircraft including gyroscopes, radios, spark plugs, and generators.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-487

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Wayne Pittman Aviation Postcard Collection
1970-1990, 13.5 lin. ft.

This collection of over 4,000 aviation postcards was collected and organized by Colonel Wayne Pittman. It contains postcards of commercial and military aircraft, along with airport buildings and locations from around the world.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-488

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H. Allen Sullivan Air Force Aviation Scrapbook
1919-1953, 1 lin. ft.

Collection consists of 1 scrapbook assembled by H. Allen Sullivan. The materials contained therein are related to Sullivan’s work with the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, his work at McCook Field, and as the editor of the Slipstream aviation magazine. The Scrapbook contains many commendations and merit awards. Also included are clippings and photographs. Scrapbook was purchased at an estate auction by Christine Stadium of Dayton, OH.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-489

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Homer and Elsie Hardy Collection
1891-1969 (bulk 1920s-1930s), 1.7 lin. ft.

Homer and Elsie Hardy lived in Dayton, Ohio, but travelled the world in the 1920s and 1930s, possibly as part of Homer’s job as a manager in the foreign department of the Delco-Light Company. The Homer and Elsie Hardy Collection contains 8 scrapbooks and numerous other postcards and photographs documenting their family life and travels.

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

MS-49

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International Union of electrical Workers (IUE), District Council 7 Records
1939-1971 (bulk 1949-1955), 6.75 lin. ft.

The collection consists of the papers of three men who were active in IUE District Council 7: E. J. Kraft, Wesley Steinhilber, and Robert Elsner. Within the Kraft and Steinhilber series is material concerning the split within the UE (Union of Electrical Workers) before and after its expulsion from the CIO. There is also information about the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings in Dayton, Ohio, and reports of Communist Party influence in the UE during the late 1940s. The Elsner material consists of labor education information from the 1960s, and UE materials from the 1940s.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-490

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Ivan & The Sabers / The Lemon Pipers Collection
1961–2011 (bulk 1961-1969), 0.5 lin. ft.

The Ivan & The Sabers / The Lemon Pipers Collection contains materials collected by Ivan Browne (chiefly photographs and press cuttings) during his career as a musician with both bands. Ivan & The Sabers were a Dayton area rock band active from 1961-1966. They opened for the Rolling Stones at Dayton's Hara Arena in 1964. The Lemon Pipers achieved international recognition with their 1968 number one single "Green Tambourine."

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-492

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William H. Wild Papers
1942-2013, 2.25 lin. ft.

This collection contains the papers of William (Bill) H. Wild, a columnist and editor for numerous newspapers throughout his career, most notably as the editorial page editor of the Journal Herald in Dayton and associate editor for the Dayton Daily News. This collection includes many newspaper clippings, columns, speeches and materials, correspondence, photographs and other small projects that details Wild’s work throughout his career.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-495

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Miami Valley Episcopal Russian Network
1995-2014, 2.09 lin. ft.

Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, documents about the organization’s mission and projects, and publicity files (mainly newspaper articles). The Miami Valley Episcopal Russian Network (MVERN) of the Diocese of Southern Ohio is a unique ecumenical project between Episcopal and Orthodox Churches. Thirteen churches in southern Ohio, including eleven Episcopal churches and two Orthodox churches, have formed a parish partnership with St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, located in the village of Sablino, Russia, thirty miles south of St. Petersburg. From its founding in 1997 until 2014, MVERN has contributed twice to the enlargement of St. Nicholas Church, donated humanitarian supplies and funds in support of this outreach ministry, and sponsored 23 exchange trips for almost 340 American and Russian youth, laypersons, teachers, and clergy.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Religion, Local History

MS-497

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St. Elizabeth Hospital Records
1878-2000 (bulk 1940-2000), 34 lin. ft.

The St. Elizabeth Hospital Records document the growth and expansion of the Franciscan Health Network in Dayton. The hospital was established in 1878 and founded as Dayton’s first community hospital by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. Expansion and construction began in 1882 and continued throughout the hospital’s existence. The collection includes photographs and negatives documenting this development overtime. The Nursing School was established at St. Elizabeth Hospital in 1929 and closed permanently in 1974. Class photographs of nursing school students are included in the main collection. St. Elizabeth Hospital became St. Elizabeth Medical Center in 1969, creating new publications and departments. Nineteen handwritten ledgers were used from 1878 through 1940 to document the admission, diagnosis, and discharge of patients. The collection also includes news articles, minutes for various meetings, financial reports, and additional photographs and negatives covering the period from 1878 to 2000. The hospital officially closed in 1999 and is now the Medical Center at Elizabeth Place. The collection does not include medical records.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Education and Local Schools, Religion, Local History

MS-498

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Oregon Historic District Society Records
1921-2014 (bulk 1970-2014), 12.1 lin. ft.

The Oregon Historic District Society was formed in 1973. The constitution for the society reads, in part, “To create a sense of community; to help make neighborhood life secure and comfortable; to establish an atmosphere in which to live, work and recreate ourselves.” This collection contains administrative paperwork, photograph slides, compact discs, DVDs, newspaper articles, tour pamphlets, maps, licenses, permits, zoning issues, parking issues and neighborhood rehabilitation plans.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-499

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Occupy Dayton Oral History Project
2014, 0.25 lin. ft. & 11.3 GB

The Occupy Dayton Oral History Project was a graduate capstone project initiated and completed by Wright State graduate student in history, Kyle Pitzer. Mr. Pitzer interviewed six participants and leaders of the Dayton manifestation of the Occupy Wall Street movement which began in New York City in late summer 2011. These demonstrations soon spread throughout the country with Dayton holding its first protest in early October, 2011. Three years later from January to May of 2014, Kyle Pitzer interviewed several of the key players in the Dayton movement.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Politics, Oral History Collections

MS-5

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James F. Overholser Papers
1861-1869 (bulk 1861-1865), 0.25 lin. ft.

Papers include diaries and letters which recount the personal experiences of Civil War Private James F. Overholser, who served with General Sherman on his March to the Sea. Overholser enlisted with Company D, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1862.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

MS-50

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Urbana Typographical Union, Local 747 Records
1913-1976, 1.5 lin. ft.

Consists of minutes, financial records, correspondence, and membership information.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-501

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Marie Aull Papers
1817-2010 (bulk 1920-2002), 22 lin. ft.

Marie Sturwold was born on January 8, 1897 in Cincinnati, OH. She started gardening as a child, but her passion for gardening fully took form when she married John Aull in 1922. They lived in a property north of Dayton that would one day become Aullwood Garden MetroPark and Aullwood Audubon Center. Marie is known for her work in gardening, education, and conservation, but this collection also contains her extensive travel record and personal hobbies. Material in this collection includes travel brochures, travel itineraries, travel journals, plant lists, garden analyses, historical documents, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, correspondence, photos, calendars, club material, and awards.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Civic Organizations, Arts, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

MS-503

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Noah Elwood Weaver Photograph Albums
1908-1937, 1.0 lin. ft. and 3.08 GB

This collection consists of five photo albums documenting the Weaver/Eicher families, during the early part of the twentieth century, including family vacations, recreation, and other aspects of their daily lives in the Miami Valley Region of Ohio and more specifically the town of West Carrollton.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

MS-504

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Paul L. Hooper, Jr., Papers
1956, 1970-1989, 0.25 lin. ft.

Lecture notes, and research document the work of Paul L. Hooper, Jr., an aerospace engineer who studied human powered flight, soaring and gliding, and designs for low cost export fighters while at M.I.T. and the United States Air Force.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-505

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Sonny Flaharty Collection
1952-1980, 0.25 lin. ft.

This collection contains materials on the musical career of Sonny Flaharty. The collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs and other documents.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Family and Personal Papers, Arts

MS-507

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Judith Ezekiel "Feminism in the Heartland" Research Collection
1965-1999, 9 lin. ft.

The collection consists of materials created and collected by Judith Ezekiel in the course of her research to complete her book, Feminism in the Heartland, published in 2002 by The Ohio State University Press. The materials consist of correspondence, subject files, PhD dissertation notes, index cards covering significant events and people associated with the feminist movement in Dayton during the 1970s, and oral history interviews of over fifty-eight activists.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Politics, Women

MS-510

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Charles "Chuck" Tiffany Collection
1913-2014 (bulk 1970-1993), 3 lin. ft.

This collection consists of correspondence, awards and citations, photographs, and engineering reports related to Mr. Tiffany’s work at Boeing and for the Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-511

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Little Art Theatre of Yellow Springs Collection
1945-2008 (bulk 1952-2008), 6 lin. ft.

The collection contains program guides, brochures, posters, and artwork detailing movies shown at the Little Art Theatre of Yellow Springs, Ohio over more than fifty years. Also included are numerous promotional photos sent to the theatre from film distributors and studios. The Little Art Theatre was one of a network of small theatres that screened mainly foreign and independent films.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-516

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Junior League of Dayton Records
1919-2015, 63 lin. ft.

The Junior League of Dayton Records document a nonprofit organization of women committed to educating the community, developing the potential of women, and improving the quality of life in the Miami Valley. Dayton’s Junior League was the second of its kind in Ohio, in affiliation with the Junior League of America, and was established in 1920. Since its commencement, the League has provided support through member led volunteer work, educational opportunities, fundraisers, and monetary contributions to other nonprofit groups. The collection includes administrative records and publications that date back to the beginning of the organization. Ledgers were used to manage administrative, community, and other funds through the 1990s. Photographs, slides, and negatives of members, meetings, special events, and projects are included from every decade of the League’s existence. The collection also contains newspaper clippings and event information, including extensive coverage of the Town Hall Lecture Series from 1956 to 2011. Floppy disks, video reels, CDs, and other forms of electronic media document events and projects from 1966 to 2014.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women, Local History

MS-52

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Miscellaneous Labor Union Collection
1908-1976 (bulk 1976), 0.5 lin. ft.

This is a miscellaneous collection of union records including a 1908-1919 minute book from the Dayton Pressmen's Union, Local 12, and oral history interviews from three IUE District Council 7 officials.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-53

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Fred F. Marshall Papers
1912-1976, 11.7 lin. ft.

The Fred F. Marshall Papers reflect Marshall's career as an engineer, aviation journalist, photographer, environmentalist, and local historian. Marshall was attached to the Signal Corps in World War I; he then returned to Dayton to work at McCook Field where he was editor of the aviation journal, Slipstream. Retiring in 1955 after working for several engineering and aircraft firms, Marshall devoted his time to writing articles dealing with the history of the Yellow Springs, Clifton, and Cedarville areas of Greene County. The collection includes drafts and finalized copies of original stories, newspaper clippings, correspondence, certificates, awards, scrapbooks, as well as a large number of photographs both personal and related to military life in World War I. Marshall authored a number of local histories including a chronology of the Wright Brothers. A few items in the collection relate to Fred Marshall’s wife, Faith Marshall.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, World War I, Local History

MS-54

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Barbers' Union, Local 26 Records
1918, 1949-1973, 0.5 lin. ft.

The collection includes records of the Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, and Proprietors’ International Union of America (often referred to simply as the Barbers’ Union), Local 26, including a minute book, financial records, and miscellaneous papers. Barbers’ Local 26 was located in Springfield, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-549

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Ohio Federation of Republican Women Records
1931-2014 (bulk 1990-2009), 3.5 lin. ft. and 1.5 MB

The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW), founded in 1929, is the smaller, state representation of the larger National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). Today OFRW is a volunteer based organization which seeks to support and cultivate Republican women of all ages in the state of Ohio. This collection contains the organization’s meeting minutes, member lists, correspondence, reports, fundraising materials, programs, photographs, awards, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.

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

MS-55

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Dayton-Montgomery County Bicentennial Commission 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, Local History

MS-551

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Ohio Valley Chromatography Symposium Records
1965-1998 (bulk 1980-1989), 1.5 lin. ft.

The Gas Chromatography Discussion Group of Dayton, Ohio was established in 1961. Monthly discussions were held until it became too frequent, so in 1968 the group organized their first annual workshop. The three day symposiums provided an informal setting to discuss chromatography with speakers from different areas. They changed their name to the Ohio Valley Chromatography Symposium in 1974 to include a broader geographic area. This collection contains the administrative records of the organization, such as meeting minutes, agendas, financial statements, member lists, and correspondence. Information from the symposiums includes programs, registration and application forms, speaker abstracts and biographies, expenses, and photos.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-558

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Frederick C. and Ruth P. Smith Papers
1951-2007 (bulk 1985-2000), 3 lin. ft.

This collection is comprised of papers, photographs, and awards concerning Frederick Coe Smith’s work at the Huffman Manufacturing Company as President and Chairman of the Board from 1951 until his retirement in 1976, as well as his work in leadership positions of local civic organizations until 2007. These other organizations include The Dayton Foundation, Sinclair Community College, Miami Valley Hospital, and the United Way. At The Dayton Foundation Frederick C. Smith worked on several of their programs including The Dayton Self-Sufficiency, Out-of-School Youth, and the creation of the Montgomery County Job Center. The papers also include his work for Governor Voinovich’s welfare reform, the merger of Society Bank and Key Bank, and his work for Pitney Bowes. The collection also includes personal materials including a partial memoir, as well as resumes and awards from Frederick C. Smith and Ruth P. Smith.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Local History

MS-56

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International Printing and Graphics Communication Workers Union, Local 48 Records
1951-1977, 1 lin. ft.

Material consists of minutes, correspondence, contracts, wage scale information, and financial records for this Springfield, Ohio, IPGCW local.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-563

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William C. Wallace Papers
1805-1995 (bulk 1927-1988), 2.5 lin. ft.

The collection covers William C. Wallace, a Merchant Marine and newspaper editor from Coshocton, OH; as well as his wife, Jean E. (Laird) Wallace, and daughter Mary L. (Wallace) Baker. It consists of correspondence, photographs, and the genealogy of the Wallace family in Coshocton, Ohio. They are relatives of the Wallace family of Medway, OH (MS-92 in the Special Collections and Archives).

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

MS-58

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National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 45 Records
1890-1948, 1 lin. ft.

Consists of the minute books of a Springfield postal worker's union. The minutes contain membership and financial records.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-580

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Julius Maranze Papers
1799-1971, bulk 1940-1958, 0.75 lin. ft.

The Julius Maranze Papers deal with the legal disputes surrounding Dayton’s Old Courthouse and Cooper Park, resulting from the manner in which the properties were conveyed by Daniel C. Cooper in the early 19th century. Julius Maranze and his wife Pauline were leaders in the efforts to preserve the Old Courthouse and Cooper Park.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Politics

MS-59

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Dayton Municipal Airport Records
1926-1936, 1952, 0.5 lin. ft.

The collection consists primarily of correspondence from the Dayton City Manager’s files pertaining to the establishment of a municipally owned airport in Dayton, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local 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, Local History

MS-60

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Phillip C. Skardon Papers
1959-1996 (bulk 1970-1976), 2 lin. ft.

Skardon was 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, Local History

MS-61

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Printing and Pressman's Union, Local 54 Records
1890-1969, 1.5 lin. ft.

Consists of a fairly complete run of meeting minutes for the years 1890-1964 as well as Board of Director's reports and election materials for this Dayton union.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-62

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Flymen and Inkmen Union of Dayton, Local 616 Records
1963-1972, 1 lin. ft.

Contains minutes, attendance records, arbitration records, agreements, correspondence, and financial records. Local 616 is based in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-63

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Frederic Earl Ford Collection
1930-1945, 4.5 lin. ft.

Ford served with the 5th Bomb Wing in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was the commander of the photography group. The papers in this collection consist primarily of photographs and negatives, most taken during the later part of World War II, 1943-1945. The photographs show many aspects of camp and military life as well as the customs and traditions of the native peoples where Ford was stationed. All images are identified and dated on back. Also included is a small amount of printed material.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History, World War II

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, Local History

MS-67

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Darke County Records Papers
1868-1922, .5 lin. ft.

This collection consists of receipts, correspondence, executions, photographs, articles of agreement, etc., from Darke County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-68

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Sons of Veterans U.S.A. Earnshaw Camp No. 89 Records
1890-1910, 0.5 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, Local History

MS-69

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Miamisburg Hydraulic Company Records
1867-1955 (bulk 1867-1924), 1 lin. ft. (1 volume)

This collection consists of one volume containing Board of Directors’ minutes, and financial records from a Miamisburg-West Carrollton, Ohio water power company.

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

MS-7

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Judge Lester L. Cecil Lincoln Collection
1861-1971, 3 lin. ft.

Judge Cecil's collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia contains pamphlets and clippings concerning Lincoln and his administration, letters from the members of Lincoln's cabinet including William Seward and Gideon Welles, photographs and prints of Lincoln and his family, and other miscellaneous items.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-70

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Dayton Telephone Company Records
1923, 1 volume

A scrapbook containing 103 images of telephone pole lines in Dayton, photographed in March 1923. Each image is identified as to its exact location.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-71

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Henry Stout, Wright Brothers Collection
1903-1973, .5 lin. ft.

This collection includes pamphlets, broadsides, photographs, postcards, clippings, and correspondence pertaining to Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

MS-72

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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 684 Records
1940-1974, 2 lin. ft.

Contains membership meeting minutes of the Miami Valley Carpenter's District Council, Executive Board minutes, constitutions, financial records, contract proposals, newsletters, and convention proceedings. Local 684 is based in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-73

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Charles V. Simms Papers
1972-1976, 8.5 lin. ft.

Includes correspondence, subject files, memos, reports, clippings, and working papers of Simms, who was a Montgomery County Commissioner during the early 1970s.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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, Local History

MS-75

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Riesinger Funeral Home Records
1902-1947, 19 lin. feet

Ledgers give a daily account of funerals and contain information and vital statistics about people buried by the Riesinger Funeral Home in Dayton. Also included are a few unidentified photographs, some scattered financial records, and correspondence

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Family and Personal Papers, 1913 Flood History, Local History

MS-76

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Frederick N. Young Papers
1968-1976, 11 lin. ft.

The papers in this collection cover the years 1968-1976 when Young served as a State Representative from Dayton to the Ohio General Assembly. The majority of the papers consist of correspondence with constituents and political colleagues. There are also working papers, clippings, reports, speeches, and campaign materials. There is also a file of correspondence and photographs on the 1970 Kent State University incident.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-77

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Osborn Removal Company Records
1920-1928, 8 lin. ft.

The Osborn Removal Company was organized in 1920 to relocate the Greene County, Ohio, town of Osborn, which was situated on land marked by the Miami Conservancy District as part of its flood plain. The records contain papers retained after the company's dissolution in 1928, including the company's charter, minutes of all official meetings, maps, and papers concerning acquisition of lands, copies of purchase agreements, correspondence, tax information, copies of deeds and informational booklets. Please note restrictions prohibit publication for personal monetary gain.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, 1913 Flood History, Local History

MS-78

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Communications Workers of America, Local 4322 (Dayton, Ohio)
1936-1973, 4 lin. ft.

Records consist of minutes of monthly membership meetings, minutes of the National Executive Board of the CWA annual convention, Advisory Board reports, contracts, photographs, various informational pamphlets, and strike literature. Local 4322 is based in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-79

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International Union of Electrical Workers, Local 755 Records
1938-1974, 45 lin. ft.

Local 755 was formed in 1940 to represent the workers at the DELCO plant in Dayton. The records consist of minutes of the regular membership meetings, minutes of the Executive Board, Shop Committee minutes, shop stewards' minutes, records of negotiations and agreements, grievances, wage charts, union election materials, hiring and layoff lists, information on strikes, correspondence, financial records, educational materials, newsletters, and other union literature.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-8

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Carol Cline Papers
1939-1965, 2.5 lin. ft.

Correspondence, notes, news clippings, photographs, public relations materials, and a scrapbook document Carol Cline’s interest and acclaim in the Dayton radio community and the public relations industry, as well as her international travels and civic commitment.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

MS-80

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Dixie Blandy Papers
1940-1973, .5 lin. ft.

Papers document the life of Dayton flagpole sitter, Dixie Blandy. The bulk of the materials is comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, advertisements, and promotional materials.

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

MS-81

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First Regular Baptist Church Records
1829-2003, 37 lin. ft.

The First Regular Baptist Church is located in Dayton, Ohio. The collection includes church council minutes, board minutes, annual reports, church publications, constitution, resolutions, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photos, and business record. The records document the creation of the church to present day.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

MS-82

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Garnet C. Brown Papers
1912-1972, 4 lin. ft.

Brown, a native of Springfield, was a local engineer and designer who helped pioneer several inventions in the aviation and automobile industries. His papers consist of engineering notebooks, personal and business correspondence, blueprints, photographs, original stories and poems, clippings, and a collection of printed materials reflecting his various interests and hobbies.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Inventors and Inventions, Local History

MS-83

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International Union of Electrical Workers, Local 775 Records
1953-1976, 7.5 lin. ft.

Local 775 represents the workers at the Chrysler Airtemp plant in Dayton, Ohio. The records contain minutes of membership meetings, minutes of the Executive Board, Shop Committee minutes, negotiations and contract agreements, correspondence, political and educational materials, clippings and news releases.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-84

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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 2248 Records
1919-1974, 1 lin. ft.

Includes minute books and a small amount of correspondence, newsletters, and minutes of special meetings. Local 2248 is based in Piqua.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-85

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Samuel S. Studebaker Papers
1958-1978, 2.5 lin. ft.

A nationally recognized leader of soil, water, and land conservation movements, Studebaker served as president of the National Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. He was also a Miami County educator and farmer. His papers consist of printed materials, speeches, and correspondence dealing with conservation efforts both locally and nationally. Also included are some local soil surveys, farm credit information, and minutes of committees appointed to deal with specific conservation problems.

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

MS-86

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Frank Somers Papers
1860-1981 (bulk 1958-1965), 2 lin. ft.

Frank Somers served as the mayor of Dayton, Ohio from 1962-1965. Before and after his political career, he and his wife were involved in Dayton civic affairs. The papers of Frank Somers cover the political life of Frank Somers approximately from the years 1958 to 1966 as well as family information and world travels.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-87

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Historic Theater Collection
1925-1978, 2 lin. ft.

A miscellaneous collection of theater programs from several American cities.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-89

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International Association of Machinists, Local Lodge 225 Records
1916-1977, 9 lin. ft.

Contains membership meeting minutes, financial records, membership lists, election records, reports, official circulars, contract agreements and negotiations, correspondence, and strike information. Lodge 225 is based in Dayton. Please note that permission is required to use grievance records.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-9

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Ohler and Buchanan Livery Stable Records
1834-1852, 1893-1901, 0.41 lin. ft.

The Ohler & Buchanan Livery Stable Records document daily transactions including sales, expenses, services and customers of a Wapakoneta- St. Mary’s, Ohio, livery business in the 19th century.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

MS-90

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Everett Neukom Papers
1900-1933 (bulk 1908-1915), 2 lin. ft.

Neukom worked as a photographer for both the DELCO Corporation in Dayton and the Miami Conservancy District during the early part of the 20th century. His papers include family correspondence, clippings, personal memorabilia, pamphlets, and photographs relating to the 1913 Dayton flood.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, 1913 Flood History, Local History

MS-91

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Ruth Herr Papers
1935-1949, 0.25 lin. ft.

Ruth Herr was an art teacher in the Dayton and Oakwood public schools. The materials in this collection reflect her interest in women's rights and include a constitution and bylaws for the National Woman's Party, a speech by Mrs. Herr, several copies of the National Woman's Party newspaper, Equal Rights, and clippings and miscellaneous material pertaining to the National Woman's Party.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women, Local History

MS-92

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Wallace Family Papers
1783-2007 (Bulk 1880-1970), 78 lin. ft.

The Wallace Family Papers chronicle the history of more than five generations of a farming family in Clark County, Ohio, during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The collection provides an almost continuous history of the Wallace family through letters, diaries, journals, financial records, photographs, newspaper clippings, books, and extensive genealogical information.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civil War, Local History

MS-93

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Carpenter's Miami Valley District Council Records
1891-1970, 1.5 lin. ft.

Records consist of minutes, by-laws, NLRB rulings, negotiations and agreements, financial records, and correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-94

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Local Dayton Socialist Party Records
1898-1956, 2.5 lin. ft.

The bulk of records in this collection were generated by the Socialist Party organization in Dayton from 1901-1924 and include membership meeting minutes, the minutes of various committees, financial records, and a listing of new members for the years 1906-1908 and 1912-1917. Also included is a small collection of Socialist Party literature, some state and national Party materials, and a miscellaneous collection of notices, handbills, correspondence, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Politics, Local History

MS-95

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Ohio Theater Alliance Records
1972-1980, 4 lin. ft.

The Ohio Theater Alliance was founded in 1972 to bring together all levels of theater - professional, community, college, and school - to promote communications and take action on matters of concern. The records in this collection include organizational papers, meeting minutes, membership records, committee reports, conference records, financial records, and correspondence. Note: restrictions may apply.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-96

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American Postal Workers Union, Local 252 Records
1904-1978, 3 lin. ft.

Records consist of minutes, financial records, administrative policy papers, membership lists, negotiations and agreements, grievance materials, newsletters, correspondence, and photographs. Local 252 is based in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-97

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Special Libraries Association, Central Ohio Chapter Records
1955-1998, 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, Local History

MS-98

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Aurel Vaszin Papers
1928-1979, .5 lin. ft.

Vaszin was a Dayton designer and manufacturer of amusement rides and equipment. His papers include clippings concerning his business, certificates of merit for trade involvements, and a small collection of photographs.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

MS-99

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International Union of Electrical Workers, Local 689 Records
1942-1976, 0.25 lin. ft.

IUE Local 689 represents employees of the Hewitt Soap Company in Dayton, Ohio. Records include minutes of meetings between Hewitt and the union, contracts, and a copy of the Hewitt employee manual.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

SC-1

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Rockafield Family Papers
1863-1973, 1 folder

Reports and correspondence showing the history of ownership of Wright State University land during the 1800s, a listing of families buried in Rockafield Cemetery, and correspondence from the Rockafield's during their service in the Civil War.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civil War, Wright State University, Cemeteries, Local History

SC-10

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Charles A. Hunn Collection
1917-1976, 1 folder

Collection consists of photos and paperwork relating to Charles Hunn's time in the Army guarding the Mexican border during World War I and his career as a commercial artist.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Aviation, World War I, Local History

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, Local History

SC-102

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Donald Earl Lake Musical Score
1991, 1 folder

Cassette tape and two handwritten scores of the WSU Fight Song, "Stand Up and Cheer for the Raiders of WSU"

Subject Area(s): Wright State University, Arts, Local History

SC-103

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"Who Knows?" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
1915, 1 folder

Sheet music and RCA phonograph recording of "Who Knows" located in oversize collection materials.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Arts, African-Americans, Local 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, Local History

SC-110

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Ivonette Wright Miller Memorial Photograph Collection
Undated, 1 folder

Photographs of Henry Farman III biplane.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-111

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Aeronautical Wire Service Photos and Papers
ca. 1948, 1 folder

Variety of black and white aviation photos and newspaper clippings, some concerning the return of the Wright Flyer to the Smithsonian from England's Science Museum.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-113

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Dayton Flood Booklet
1915, 1 folder

Booklet recounting the Dayton 1913 Flood, with copies of hand-colored photographs of flood and resident memories of the event.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Local History

SC-115

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Joyce Carol Oates Letter
1977, 1 folder

Correspondence to and from Joyce Carol Oates from WSU concerning potential visit.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Wright State University, Local History

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, Local History

SC-117

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Katharine Wright Letters
1911-1933, 1 folder

Original and transcribed copies of letters from Katharine Wright to various acquaintances, including Agnes Guthrie, a newspaper article concerning Orville Wright and a telegram from him.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Women, Aviation, Local History

SC-118

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Gleanings in Bee Culture
1905, 1 folder

Collection of 8 digital prints from a January 1905 publication dedicated to apiology, includes article about the Wright Brothers.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-120

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"To Avoid Her is to Betray Her: The Letters of Jerusha Hall Peacock (1861-1878)"
1998, 1 folder

Student paper written by Megan Nealis in December 1998 concerning Jerusha Peacock. See MS-139.

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

SC-121

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Wright Flyer Photos
1910, 1 folder

Photographs most likely taken May 1910 at Simms Station, Dayton, Ohio, during attempts to set altitude records.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-123

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Williams Architectural Drawings
1926-1987, 1 folder

Three sets of architectural drawings of homes in the Dayton Area. Located in OS130, File 1

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

SC-124

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Wright B Flyer Stereo Card
1910, 1 folder

Stereo card of the Wright B Flyer flying over Simms Station

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-126

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Oakwood Extension (Kettering), Ohio Postcard
1913, 1 folder

Color lithograph postcard depicting an aerial view of Oakwood Extension, now part of Kettering, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-128

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Glenn Curtiss Cyanotype Postcard
ca. 1910, 1 folder

Cyanotype postcard depicting Glenn Curtiss preparing for a flight in an early Curtiss Pusher, circa 1910-1911.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-13

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Jeannie Croswell Letter
1876, 1 folder

Photocopy and transcribed letter written in 1876 by Jeannie Croswell describing the Centennial celebration that took place in Dayton.

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

SC-130

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Charles Snyder Aeroplane Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Photos of an airplane designed and built by Charles Snyder of Osborn, Ohio

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-131

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Hamilton-Fairfield WACO Fly-in Program
ca. 1985, 1 folder

Program for the Hamilton-Fairfield WACO fly-in, circa 1985

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

SC-132

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Margaret Van Cleve Reeder Autobiography
Undated, 1 folder

Three-page typed portion of an autobiography of Margaret Van Cleve, paternal grandmother of the Wright Brothers.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Family and Personal Papers, Women, Local History

SC-135

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Secretary of War Newton Baker Letter
1918, 1 folder

Mimeographed letter from Secretary of War Newton Baker to Mr. Talbott, President of Dayton-Wright Airplane Company, 1918.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry, Politics, Local History

SC-136

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Wright Brothers Aviation Postcards
1909-1970, 1 folder

American and European postcards depicting the Wrights, their planes, and monuments dedicated to them, dating between 1909 and 1970.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-137

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The Wright Brothers and Their Work Booklet
1910, 1 folder

Report written by George Bia, the Wrights' representative in Belgium, which includes illustrations and technical drawings. Also includes photograph of Wilbur at controls of a flyer.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Local History

SC-138

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Miami Valley Drive-in Theaters
ca. 1980s, 1 folder

Photographs of local drive-in theaters taken during the early 1980s by Ritchie Thomas.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-139

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Wright Family Funerals, a Narrative
2002, 1 folder

Narrative and commentary on the Wright Family funerals, written and donated by Chip Boyer, whose family owned Boyer Mortuary and handled the funerals of Wilbur, Milton, Katharine, and Orville Wright.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Cemeteries, Local History

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, Local History

SC-140

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Wright and Patterson Fields Postcard Collection
Undated, 1 folder

Set of halftone postcards depicting Patterson and Wright Fields

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-143

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Gelett Burgess' Goop Tales Book
1916, 1 folder

Children's book of manners and etiquette, given by Katharine Wright to Elizabeth Beck Rehling, daughter of Agnes Beck, at her birth in 1916

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

SC-144

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Ohio Aeronautical Charts
2002-2005, 1 folder

Ohio aeronautical charts with pictures of Wrights in 1903 and 1905.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-145

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Field and Hangar Pass, Dayton Wright Airplane Co.
1918, 1 folder

Field and hangar pass for Dayton Wright Airplane Company issued to Edwin Bradmiller, September 1918.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-149

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Paul Laurence Dunbar Newspaper Clippings
1934, 1 folder

Two Dunbar poems and newspaper articles concerning the death and funeral of Dunbar and his mother.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, African-Americans, Local History

SC-15

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Wright Brothers' Wills
1912-1948, 1 folder

Contains copies of Orville and Wilbur Wright's last wills and testaments, and a copy of Orville Wright estate record and death certificate.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-150

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Dayton-Wright Company Record of Employees
1922-1924, 1 folder

Information concerning seven employees of the Dayton-Wright Company between 1922 and 1924.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-151

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Wilbur Wright Field Christmas Book
1918, 1 folder

The collection consists of one copy of the “Wilbur Wright Field Christmas Book,” published and distributed by Post Exchange No. 1, Wilbur Wright Field for Christmas, 1918. The book primarily consists of advertisements for companies, retail stores, and hotels in the Dayton, Ohio area. Of interest in the book are a number of articles including: “Now that the War is Over;” “The War in the Air,” by Henry Woodhouse; “Air Service Now Made Into Six Districts;” “How I Made the Altitude Record of 28,900 Feet,” by Major R. W. Schroeder;” “U.S. Army Program Provides for Training 30,000 Aviators;” and “World’s Greatest Seaplane, With Pilot and 50 Passengers, Takes Air at Rockaway Point.”

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

SC-152

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F. Gillum Cromer Photographs
1910, 1 folder

The collection consists of 4 original negatives, and 8 original 2 ½” x 4” prints of a Wright Model A Flyer in flight at Huffman Prairie in early 1910.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-153

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Wright Field, Material Division Field and Hangar Pass
Undated, 1 folder

Field and hangar pass for Wright Field

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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, Local History

SC-155

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Henry L. Booher Automobiles
1892-1900

Postcards and photograph of early automobiles, plus newspaper clipping reporting the death of Henry Lynn Booher, a pioneer automobile builder in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-156

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Parkmoor Drive-In Restaurant, Dayton, Ohio
1953-1988, 1 folder

Photographs, newspaper clippings, and newsletters concerning the Parkmoor Drive-In Restaurant chain.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-157

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L'Aerophile Journal
1903, 1 folder

L'Aerophile's April 1903 edition containing articles on Wright Brothers.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Local History

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, Local History

SC-16

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Union Sunday School's Constitution - Harrison Township
Undated, 1 folder

Original handwritten constitution from a Sunday School in Montgomery County

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

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, Local History

SC-161

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Boyer's, the Circus and Other Historical Reminiscences
2003, 1 folder

Paper written by Chip Boyer containing information on the Boyer family, famous patrons of the Boyer business, and the families' involvement with the funeral business.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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, Local History

SC-165

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Western Ohio Railway Official Time Table
1922, 1 folder

Western Ohio Railway Official Time Table, effective October 23, 1922.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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, Local History

SC-168

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Paul Laurence Dunbar Poem, "To Anna C."
ca. 1900, 1 folder

Original handwritten and typed version of a poem, "To Anna C." written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, dating between 1900 and 1906.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, African-Americans, Arts, Local History

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, Local History

SC-170

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Henry Harry Haskell Photograph
Undated, 1 folder

Reprinted undated photo of Henry Harry Haskell, Katharine Wright's husband.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-172

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Samuel Berryhill Account Settlement
1852, 1 folder

Handwritten documentation of settlement of debts of Samuel Berryhill, following his death. Dated April 12, 1852.

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

SC-173

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Barney and Smith Dedication
1996, 1 folder

Photographs of the dedication ceremony of the Smith & Barney First Class Railroad Car at Carillon Park, Dayton, Ohio, 1996

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-174

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War Camp Community Service Song Sheet
ca. 1918, 1 folder

Song sheet published by the Dayton Evening Herald for use during community events, includes words for 34 songs.

Subject Area(s): Arts, World War I, Local History

SC-175

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Springfield (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce Booklet
ca. 1924, 1 folder

Booklet contains information regarding the history, architecture, businesses, schools, organizations, government, agriculture, manufacturing and residential areas of Springfield, published around 1924.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

SC-177

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Early Farm Machinery Advertisements
1878-1879, 1 folder

Late 19th-century advertisements for agricultural machinery.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

SC-178

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St. Paul Lutheran Sunday School Record Book
1959-1960, 1 folder

Typed and handwritten record book including names of teachers and students at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Port Clinton, Ohio, 1959-60 school year.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

SC-18

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State Election Ticket Collection
1863, 1 folder

The collection includes approximately 150 miscellaneous Union and Democratic election tickets from the election of 1863.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

SC-180

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WACO Custom Cabins Parts Price Lists
ca. 1930s, 1 folder

Price booklets and instruction lists for WACO Custom Cabins from the late 1930s

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry, Local History

SC-181

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Ohio Medical Convention Program
1846, 1 folder

Proceedings of the Ohio Medical Convention, held in Columbus, May 12, 1846, which includes names of members, a detailed order of business, the Code of Medical Ethics, a report on typhoid fever and other member items.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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, Local History

SC-183

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George W. Bucklin Collection
1943-1947, 1 folder

This collection contains documents and a photograph regarding George Bucklin’s position at Wright Field, patent information on Bucklin’s photographic process aid, genealogical information on the Bucklin family (including George’s unpublished autobiography), and family correspondence. Also, regarding McGuffey Homes, the collection includes neighborhood maps, McGuffey Homes Newsletters (7 April through 1 November 1944), neighborhood bylaws, neighborhood notices and flyers for special events, correspondence, a narrative describing some of the Bucklins’ experiences in the McGuffey Homes neighborhood, and photographs of the neighborhood and of Mr. and Mrs. Bucklin at their home.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-184

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Dayton Souvenir Books and Pamphlets
ca. 1905-1906, 1 folder

Books and pamphlets containing photographs, drawings, and maps of Dayton areas of interest.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-185

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"Thomas Grimalkin" Wright Brothers Woodcut Print
ca. 1886, 1 folder

Limited edition print of a woodcut by Wilbur Wright, originally distributed by the Oakwood Kiwanis Club, circa 1886.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Local History

SC-186

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Wright Field Dedication Program and Pamphlets
1927-1930s, 1 folder

Program concerning the dedication of Wright Field in 1927 and pamphlets concerning the Field during the 1930s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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, Local History

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, Local History

SC-19

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First National Bank of Troy, Ohio Records
1887, 1 folder

This is a letter listing the bank's stockholders and their shares in the institution.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

SC-190

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Reliable Jack Company Ledger
1934-1940, 1 folder

General ledger book for the Reliable Jack Company of Dayton, covering 1934-1940.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

SC-191

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Charlie Taylor Photographs and Articles
1924-1956, 1 folder

Photographs and newspapers concerning Charlie Taylor.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-193

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Amelia Earhart and Wright Brothers Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Contains original photographs of Amelia Earhart and photographs of the Wright Brothers.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-194

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The Brown Patterson Field Collection
1920s-1940s, 1 folder

Contains various materials concerning Patterson Field's transportation squadrons and civilian guards.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

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, Local History

SC-197

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Frigidaire Recipe Book
1931, 1 folder

Frigidaire recipe book used as advertising for GM's Frigidaire division, dated 1931.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

SC-198

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Jones Wright Brothers Collection
1934, 1 folder

Correspondence and information concerning Jones' effort in creating a Wright Brothers exhibit for the 1934 World's Fair in Chicago.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Local History

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, Local History

SC-20

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Roxanne Post Office Records
1899-1906, 1 folder

This collection contains the postmaster's account and record books for the Roxanne (Greene County), Ohio, post office. Please note that the town of Roxanne no longer exists as it was submerged during the creation of Caesar's Creek State Park.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

SC-200

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Wright Brothers Glass Plate Negatives
Undated, 1 folder

Glass plate negatives and copy prints depicting the Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

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, Local History

SC-203

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"Domestic Review" by the First United Presbyterian Church of Dayton, OH
1930, 1 folder

Recipe book with advertising published by the First United Presbyterian Church of Dayton, dated 1930.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

SC-204

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Autographed photo of Orville Wright
1948, 1 folder

Black and white photograph of Orville Wright, autographed to Joseph Buck, dated January 12, 1948.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-205

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Bier American Civil War Letters
1860s, 1 folder

Collection contains photocopies of a ballad and letters relating to the American Civil War, written by Jacob Bier to his wife, Nancy. Bier was from Auglaize County, Ohio, and served in the 180th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Division of the 23rd Army Corps.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

SC-207

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"Fly to Dayton" Pin-Back Button
1929, 1 folder

Button depicting a high-winged monoplane above a city skyline with the slogan "Fly to Dayton" dated 1929.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

SC-208

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Letter from the Chamber of Commerce of Mans and Sarthe France
1969, 1 folder

Letter written in French concerning arrangements made for the anniversary of the Wrights' flight at Le Mans, dated September 1969.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-21

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Charles Lanman's Collected Biographies of 19th-century Ohio Congressmen
1831-1863, 1 folder

This is a collection of autobiographical letters written from various local Congressmen to Charles Lanman.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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, Local History

SC-211

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Wright Brothers Commemorative Stamp Collection
1928-1983, 1 folder

A collection of envelopes, stamps, and first day of issue cards commemorating the Wright Brothers.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-212

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Ervin J. Nutter Papers
1982-2000, 1 folder

Items relating to the life and work of Ervin J. Nutter.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Local History

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, Local History

SC-214

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Centennial of Flight
2003, 1 folder

Information concerning the celebrations of the Centennial of Flight, 2003.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

SC-215

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Family Records: Adams, Smith, Ward, Bancroft
1943, 1 folder

A family bible, an undated letter, and other materials relating to families in Springfield, Ohio.

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

SC-216

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Charles M. Austin, Travelin' in th' Footsteps: The Dayton Youth Movement 1937-1938
2008, 1 folder

Booklet written by Charles M. Austin concerning the Dayton Youth Movement of the 1930s. See also, MS-267.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Local History

SC-217

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Dayton Family Photograph Album
Undated, 1 folder

Photograph album of an unknown Dayton family, depicting family life and a parade in Dayton. The location appears to be where Sinclair Community College is now located, as some photographs have Sacred Heart in the background.

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Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

SC-219

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Telegram from Orville Wright
1946, 1 folder

Christmas telegram from Orville Wright, circa 1946.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-220

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Scientific Articles about Wright Brothers
1918-1929, 1 folder

Six articles describing the scientific work of the Wright Brothers, dating between 1918 and 1929.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Local History

SC-221

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1913 Flood Postcards
1913, 1 folder

Collection contains postcards depicting the 1913 Dayton flood and its aftermath.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Photographic Collections, Local History

SC-222

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Elder-Beerman Staff Photos
1962, 1 folder

Two staff photographs from 1962 documenting the 20-Year and 25-year club members, who are identified under the photos.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Business and Industry, Local History

SC-223

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Account of Wilbur Wright's Flight at Le Mans
1908, 1 folder

Contains two copies of a translated account of a 9-year-old French boy who was present at a demonstration flight by Wilbur Wright near Le Mans, France, in 1908.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

SC-226

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Wilbur Wright Birthplace Commemorative Postcards
2003, 1 folder

Contains postcards from the Wilbur Wright birthplace commemorating the Centennial of Flight.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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, Local History

SC-23

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William H. Krekler Letter
1975, 1 folder

This is a copy of a typed letter written by Krekler describing his relationship with the Wright Family, dated March 24, 1975.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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Local Government Ephemera, 1813-1870
1813-1870, 1 folder

Collection consists of various land deeds, contracts, and other government records from the early 1800s.

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

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"The Third Wright Brother, The Story of Katharine Wright" by Elizabeth Beck Rehling
ca. 2000, 1 folder

Collection consists of an unpublished manuscript by Elizabeth Beck Rehling, “The Third Wright Brother, The Story of Katharine Wright.” Elizabeth Rehling was the daughter of Agnes Osborne, a close friend of Katharine Wright. The double-spaced manuscript is 289 pages and 56,000 words. Elizabeth Rehling died in about 2008. Please note that there are restrictions on copying and quoting from this material.

Subject Area(s): Women, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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Dayton Photographs
1917-1920, 20 items

This small collection contains photographs of Dayton area events and attractions around the period of 1917-1920. The collection consists of a variety of photographs, listed below as they are captioned or labeled. Some of the photographs are undated.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History

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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, Local History

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Rev. Charles Policsek Letter
ca. 1915, 1 folder

An original handwritten letter from Rev. Policsek to the Hungarian community of Dayton

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

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Lays of a Wandering Minstrel Book
1897, 2 items

This collection contains a book by Anne Virginia Culbertson, Lays of a Wandering Minstrel, which reportedly was carried by Paul Laurence Dunbar on his visit to England in 1897. Handwritten notes on the inside front cover document the ownership of the book by Mrs. David Gebhart, and it is signed by the author. Inside the back cover, Mary Ellen Gebhart explains the story of loaning the book to Dunbar and its journey with him. Also included is a photocopy of the original newspaper clipping from March 30, 1897, about Dunbar’s trip.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Local History

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Stinson 105 at Dayton Airport
1939, 1 item

This collection contains a black and white, side-view photograph of the Stinson “105” 3-place cabin plane at the Dayton Municipal Airport, dated December 10, 1939. Aircraft number is shown as NC-21162.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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Rain Songs: Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar
2009, 1 item

This collection contains one copy of Rain Songs: Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Selected and Illustrated by Emily Burkman, printed by Apiary Press, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2009. This copy is number 7 of fifteen.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Arts, Local History

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Ohio Air National Guard 162nd Fighter Squadron History
2004, 1 item

This collection contains a 14-page printed copy of the timeline and history of the 162nd fighter squadron and 178th fighter wing of the Air National Guard based in Springfield, Ohio. The material was printed in 2004.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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Nick Rosenbaum Photographs
Undated, 6 items

This collection contains six copies of photographs of Nick Rosenbaum and the Wright B floatplane. The photographs are mostly unlabeled and undated

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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Ohio 93rd Regimental History
Undated, 1 item

This collection contains a typed transcript of the history of the 93rd O.V.I , primarily drawn from a diary by Silas Crowell. The material is undated.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

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Airfield Slide Collection
1920s-1940s, 35 items

This collection contains 35 slides of various airfields, primarily ones local to the Dayton, Ohio, region. The dates range between 1920s-1940s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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State of Ohio v Alfred Artis
1852-1855, 1 folder

An official court report for a sexual assault case tried in Shelby County during the 1850s.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women, Local History

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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, Local History

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NCR Factory News and Construction Photographs
1955-1957, 13 items

This collection contains 11 photographs of construction projects at NCR during the period of 1955-1957. Also included are select pages from NCR’s Factory News, with articles from May-October 1957 on construction projects.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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It Happened on Maple Street Book
2011, 1 folder

Published in April 2011, It Happened on Maple Street is the true-life love story of USA Today bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn and her husband, Tim Barney. The two met while attending college at Wright State University in the fall of 1977. The book chronicles their story and utilizes information from the University Archives.

Subject Area(s): Wright State University, Arts, Women, Local History

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Pictograph of WPAFB and Its Master Plan
1948, 1 folder

This collection contains the oversize pictograph book of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its master plan, produced from data collected and edited by the Deputy of Air Installations in 1948. As stated on the first page, the purpose of the book was “to show certain facilities existing and certain facilities needed” at the base.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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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, Local History

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Gospel of Luke (Welsh)
1893, 1 folder

Donated by Richard Seifried in 2009, this small collection contains an 1893 published book of The Gospel of Luke in Welsh.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

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Machine Tooling Catalogs
1926, Undated, 1 folder

This collection contains two catalogs. The first is on Turret Lathe Tools, manufactured by the Warner & Swasey Company in Cleveland, Ohio, dated 1926. The second concerns crank shapers, manufactured by the R.A. Kelly Company in Xenia, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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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, Local History

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ODOT Structure File: Stewart Street Bridge
2008, 1 folder

This collection contains an extensive study of the Stewart Street Bridge in Dayton, Ohio, completed by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in July 2008. The text contains an extremely thorough compilation of written historical and descriptive data and a bibliography of sources. Also included are 21 negatives and photographs which document the textual history of this Dayton structure.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Business and Industry, Local History

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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, Local History

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McCook Field Resignation Form
1923, 1 folder

This collection contains the official War Department resignation form for Domnick Greco from 1923.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Local History

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Henry Busch Photographs
1914-1960, 1 folder

This collection contains photographs and copies of photographs of Brookville and Dayton, Ohio, most dating around 1914, though some are as late as 1960. Many of the photographs are labeled and identified, and the primary subjects are Elden Hemp and Henry Busch.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Aviation, Business and Industry, Local History

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Historic American Engineering Record: Veterans Memorial Bridge
2008

This collection contains the 2008 report of the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) report on the Veterans Memorial Bridge (also known as the Edwin Moses Bridge) located in Dayton, Ohio. The document is the official bound archival copy which contains a description, brief history, bibliography and 13 photographs documenting the history of this structure.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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William Pitstick Xenia Tornado Photograph Collection
1974, 1 folder

This collection contains 31 images of the aftermath of the Xenia tornado in April 1974. William Pitstick was the telephone manager who was called in to start the repairs after the 1974 tornado. He shot several rolls of film documenting the damage at street level across Xenia. These photographs offer an in-depth look at the city in the immediate aftermath of the tornado, and the vast majority of the photographs are very thoroughly labeled.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Local History

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Farmer's Institute of Bethel Township
1899-1909, 1 folder

This volume records the minutes of an early 20th-century agricultural improvement society from 1899 to 1909.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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Utermoehlen Funeral Registry
1913, .5 lin. ft.

This collection consists of four items: one Funeral registry for Felix Carl Utermoehlen; two newspaper clippings, one titled "Watched Ghouls Work As Flood Victims Cried in Vain for Assistance" which details scenes viewed by Mrs. Felix Utermoehlen, and another clipping on Felix's father, Theodore Utermoehlen who served as a mechanic for the Wright Brothers; and also an envelope containing the funeral purchase agreement.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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A Legend Rare of Frigidaire
1926, 1 item

This collection consists of a single promotional pamphlet produced by Delco/Frigidaire in 1926. The pamphlet contains a story-poem to describe a fictional story of Aladdin and his “cold chest” [i.e. refrigerator]. This pamphlet provides insight into the creative nature of some of Delco/Frigidaire’s promotional material.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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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, Local History

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The Diary of the House in the Woods
ca. 1918, 1 item

This collection consists of a single pamphlet titled “The Diary of the House in the Woods,” which was published by the Lowe Brothers Company in Dayton, Ohio. The pamphlet is a combination of two people’s diaries. Katherine McDowell and her husband Ned allowed their diaries to be published to explain the development of their house that they built and in which they lived in the woods. The diary entries begin in May of 1918 and continue through October of the same year. The couple also included some general advice on designing, finishing, and furnishing a home at the end of the pamphlet, and it also includes information about Lowe Brothers’ products.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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Wright Brothers Comic Book
1969, 1 item

This collection consists of one comic book. The comic is entitled Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact. The first 6 pages of the comic tell the story of the Wright Brothers and the first flight. It dates from 20 February 1969.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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Boyer Mortuary in the 1913 Dayton Flood
2002, 1 item

This collection consists of one booklet entitled Boyer Mortuary in the 1913 Dayton Flood. The booklet was written by Chip Boyer and is dated 2002. It consists of seven pages mostly of photos of the mortuary and writing on what the flood damage possibly may have been.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Local History

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Harrison Morton Bretz Photographs
1913, 38 items

This collection consists of 38 photographs of the Great 1913 Flood of Dayton, et al. In addition, there are photocopies of each image with a caption including location and approximate date. This collection was donated by Herbert V. Markle who is the grandson of Harrison Bretz in September, 2012.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Photographic Collections, Local History

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Martin "Ray" Hertz, War & Work Memoirs
1940-1957, 38 items

This collection consists of one binder of writings by Mr. Hertz on his career in the US Army Air Corps through the United States Air Force, and later the Ohio Air National Guard. The writings chronicle the time period between 1940 and 1957.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II, Local History

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Anna Hiles 1913 Flood Postcard Collection
1913 (36 items)

This collection contains 36 postcards, two of which are addressed and dated April and June, 1913. The two addressed cards are interesting in that the writer briefly discusses some routine events, e.g. a friend’s visit, very soon after the flood. Anna Hiles was the flood survivor who collected these cards. The collection was donated by her grandson, Jeffrey.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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Frederick Moler Farm Journal
1850-1878, 1 folder

This ledger book contains notations providing useful insight on Ohio farm life in the mid-19th century, dating between 1850 and 1878.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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"High Acres" Landscape Plan
ca. 1929, 1 item

High Acres was the Dayton home built for the President of the Rike-Kumler Department Store, Frederick Rike, and his wife Ethel in 1929. It was designed by Cleveland architects Meade and Hamilton and the grounds were designed by Dayton landscape architect Samuel D. Zehrung. This collection consists of one oversize plan of the grounds. The plan is signed by Zehrung. It is located in oversize storage.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Arts, Local History

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McCook Field Photographs
1924, 11 items

This collection consists of eleven 2-3/4" x 4-3/4" black and white photographs documenting the overnight stop at McCook Field of the Douglas World Cruiser "Around the World" Flight in 1924. The photos are dated September 13, 1924 and were taken by Donovan Berlin.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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Delco-Moraine Employee Sports Scrapbook
1946, 1 item

The collection consists of one scrapbook chronicling the Delco-Moraine Plant’s intramural sports events in 1946. The scrapbook is made up entirely of newspaper clippings.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local Sports, Local History

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Dayton Stories by the Abel Family
1900-1975, 4 items

Four accounts written by four members of the Abel Family from Dayton, Ohio over three generations, and transcribed by Rita Mastbaum Hughes. Includes: Personal Recollections by Joseph F. Abel, circa 1900; Silver Anniversary Trip of Joseph J. Abel and M. Josephine Abel, June 19, 1925 to July 30, 1925; D. Herbert Abel, Ph.D. Autobiography, 1968; and Remembrances by Rosemarie Rita Abel Gabel, 1975. Collectively the collection documents social life and customs in Dayton, Ohio's history from the mid 1800s-mid 1900s. Among the topics discussed are presidential campaigns, Dayton during the Civil War including the burning of the Dayton Journal building, attending school in Dayton, the 1913 flood, celebrations at the end of World War I, and the influenza epidemic of 1917-1918.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, 1913 Flood History, Local History

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Dayton Police Souvenir Book
1902, 1 item

Souvenir book depicting the 1902 Dayton Police Department. This collection was owned by Albert and Charlotte Gray.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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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, Local History

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Esplanade Hotel Records
1912-1915, 1 folder

Collection contains the minutes from the hotel owners' meetings from 1912 to 1915.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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1932 Frigidaire Warranty
1932, 2 items

This small collection consists of a 1932 Frigidaire warranty for the “all-white Porcelain Frigidaire, Models W-3, WA-3, W-4, WA-4, W-5, W-6, W-10, W-12, and W-18…” In addition to the warranty the company envelope in which it came is also included. The warranty was donated to Special Collections and Archives by the Onondaga County Public Library in Syracuse, NY, in December, 2013.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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1814 Niles Weekly Register
1814, 1 item

Collection consists of one issue (April 9, 1814, No. 6, Vol. VI) of the Niles Weekly Register. The Niles Weekly Register was one of the most widely read newspapers of its day and provides a great deal of primary source documentation on the War of 1812. This issue is significant in that on page 102, there is an article detailing the federal government’s attempt to enlist Native American tribes in Ohio to fight against the British. It mentions Dayton, Piqua, Blue Jacket and Tecumseh.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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Roz Young Manuscript
1994-1995, 2 items

Collection consists of one typed manuscript by Roz Young, titled Two Perfectly Marvelous Cats. It would be published in 1995. This early copy, along with a letter, also in the collection, dates from 1994 and was sent to a friend of Young’s named Francis Ryder.

Subject Area(s): Women, Arts, Local History

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Diary of Sarah Louise Reed Brown
Undated, 1 item

This diary, edited by Martha A. Gavin and Sarah H. Conrad, is a transcription of the original. Sarah Louise Reed Brown was the daughter-in-law of Martha McClellan Brown. See MS-147, the Martha McClellan Brown Papers.

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

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McCall/Dayton Press Photographs
1923-1967, 33 items

The collection contains 33 photographs taken by various photographers at the McCall Corporation building in Dayton, Ohio, between the years 1923-1967. Two of the images bear the photographer’s stamp of William Preston Mayfield. Another was taken by Jackson W. Armstrong Photography. And a fourth image is marked “Kaufmann & Abry” for the famous architectural photography firm. The other images in the collection contain no descriptive or copyright information on the back though it is thought they were taken by a foreman at the plant named Robert Allen. Some of the photos have “crop” marks and are supposedly Allen’s, taken for inclusion in the company newsletter McCall Spirit.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Photographic Collections, Local History

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William F. Geiger Aviation Photograph Collection
ca. 1905-1920, 38 items

This collection consists of 38 images total. 16 are stamped "Photo by H. M. Benner, Hammondsport NY" and show various Curtiss planes along with numerous other aircraft from approximately 1905-1920. Another 22 photographs are all stamped with the seal "Air Service/Engineering Division.” These images depict a variety of aircraft and all were collected by William F. Geiger a Centerville, OH, native and former Army Air Force aircraft armorer. The images are all thought to have been taken at McCook or Wright Fields in Dayton, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Aviation, Local History

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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, Local History

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Mary Winter Letter to Mrs. Tasker (Eleanor) Bliss
1908, 1 item

This two-page letter and accompanying envelope is from Mrs. Francis (Mary) Winter to Mrs. Tasker (Eleanor) Bliss. Mrs. Winter’s husband, Major Francis A. Winter, was the surgeon who cared for Orville Wright at the hospital at Fort Myer, Virginia, after Wright’s September 17, 1908 crash there. The accident resulted in the death of Wright’s passenger, U. S. Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, whose death is considered the first powered airplane fatality. In the letter Winter devotes an entire paragraph to describing the accident. Also included in this collection is a one-page transcript of the letter.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Local History

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National Museum of the United States Air Force Move Booklet
1971, 1 item

This booklet documents the moving of the Air Force Museum’s aircraft from their old location to their new home in 1971. It details the logistics of transporting the aircraft and also contains a number of photographs of each of the aircraft in various stages of the move. The booklet was the property of Robert Countrymen who worked at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and took part in the move.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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Robert Countryman World War II Collection
ca. 1944-1945, 1991, 1997, 5 items

The following items were the property of Robert Countryman, who served as an Army Ranger in WWII. Mr. Countryman was taken as a prisoner of war while fighting in Italy. The materials all stem from the post-war period.

Subject Area(s): World War II, Local History

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Clark County Surveyor's Diary
1876, 1 folder

A diary of an unknown land surveyor working in Clark County, Ohio, including logs of completed jobs and fees received, dated 1876.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Local History

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Piqua Voting Records
ca. 1880, 1 folder

An undated list of voting records containing over 300 names of voters in Piqua, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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Frederick Meyer Papers
1837-1966, 1 folder

Collection contains the personal ledger book for Frederick Meyer from 1917 to 1966, with the back of the ledger containing information from as far back as 1837.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Local History

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Eunice Pearson Papers
1877-1878, 1 folder

Diary dated 1877-1878, also includes information between 1839 to 1877 from other family members. Some sections of the diary have been transcribed.

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

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Frank Hamburger Papers
1909-1936, 1 folder

Frank Hamburger witnessed the Wright Brothers' first flight in Dayton. Collection contains several photographs of Hamburger as well as newspaper clippings recounting his involvement with the Wrights.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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Miami Valley Genealogical Society Papers
1784-1847, 1 folder

A diverse collection of business correspondence, court entries, writs, summons, affidavits and land warrants primarily dealing with property transactions in early 19th-century Ohio and Virginia.

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

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Land Survey for the Shelby and Auglaize County Line
1884-1885, 1 folder

Collection contains land surveys that were used to define border between Shelby and Auglaize Counties in Ohio.

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

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Laurence Richmond Papers
1948-1949, 1 folder

Richmond Papers contain information on development of radar technologies at WPAFB. Also includes some personal correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Cold War History, Local History

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John W. Jakes Papers
1979-1991, 1 folder

Collection includes a letter written by Jakes to the WSU English Department chair and a thank you note.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Wright State University, Local History

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Dayton Barbecue Song
ca. 1850s, 1 folder

A political jingle that references the Whig Party and Kentucky influence on Dayton politics, circa 1850s.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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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, Local History

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Wright-Glass Family Letters
1892-1906, 1 folder

Papers include personal correspondence between Bishop Milton Wright and his cousins, Oliver and Flora Glass.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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Orville Wright Letters
1918-1925, 1 folder

Collection contains photocopies of correspondence from Orville Wright to Karl Kimble and to F.O. Eichenberger.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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H.A. Billings Papers
1887, 1 folder

Transcription of a speech made by G. Blyth of Smith Barney Railroad Car Company addressing his foreman, Billings. Note: original is located at the Dayton and Montgomery County Library.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History

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Susan Katherine Koerner Wright Photograph
Undated, 1 folder

Daguerreotype image of Susan Koerner Wright in wood frame and two copy prints of the image.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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D. Watson Craig Papers
1853-1887, 1 folder

Consists of letters written by Craig to various members of his family. Craig traveled to Oregon and Panama, as well as spending time in Springfield, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. His letters cover his experiences, local and national politics, and family matters.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Politics, Local History

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Greene County Courthouse Building Commission Files
1806-1888, 1 folder

Copy of a late 19th-century photo of Greene County Commissioners as well as miscellaneous documents from the building commission.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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Xenia, Ohio Petition for Incorporation
1817, 1 folder

Contains Xenia's original petition for incorporation as well as photocopies of the document, dated 1817.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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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, Local History

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J. Edgar Scholl Diary
1901-1902, 1 folder

A transcription of Scholl's diary, includes brief information about his life and the weather, from Fayette County, Indiana.

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

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Joseph Hawking Letter
1846, 1 folder

Handwritten letter from Joseph Hawking to Charles Redman, pertaining to the people of Eaton, OH, erecting a monument to Major James Lowry, dated May 21, 1846.

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

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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, Local History

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Wilbur Wright in France
1908, 1 folder

Photocopies of French newspaper clippings concerning Wilbur Wright's 1908 visit to France.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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Glenn Osborn Wright Brothers Collection
1889-1915, 1 folder

Contains receipts from the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, copies of the Westside News, copy of a Wright stock certificate, and postcards sent by Katharine Wright to Glenn Osborn.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Business and Industry, Local History

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Springfield (Ohio) Municipal Airport Papers
1949, 1 folder

Contains papers regarding the construction of a new hanger at the local Springfield (Ohio) airport, dated 1949.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Aviation, Local History

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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, Local History

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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, Local History

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John Ireland's American Civil War Papers
1848-1861, 1 folder

A diverse collection of memos, muster lists, passes, and inspections relating to the 48th Ohio Volunteer Militia. Note: some material is located in the oversize collection.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

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McCarthy Family Photo Album
1921, 1 folder

Photo album containing images of a road trip from Dayton to California in 1921.

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Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Local History

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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, Local History

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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, Local History

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Ann Kirk Diary
1933-1934, 1 folder

Diary provides details on the foundation of the Dayton Chamber Orchestra, later the Dayton Philharmonic.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Women, Local History

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Erastus Smith Papers
1846-1853, 1 folder

Variety of materials concerning Erastus Smith, a Kentucky man who served as a Major in the Mexican War. Note: some materials are located in the oversize collection.

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

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Wilbur Wright Letter
1904, 1 folder

An original letter from Wilbur Wright to a New York publisher.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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Lincoln Day Banquet Program
1910, 1 folder

Program for the Lincoln Day banquet given February 12, 1910, at Memorial Hall in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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Horace Wright Papers
ca. 1980, 1 folder

Information concerning the Wright Brothers as shared by their nephew, Horace A. Wright, who lived from 1901-1990.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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Yellow Springs Civil Rights Demonstration Photographs
1964, 1 folder

Contains photographs relating to a demonstration that occurred in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1964. Also includes copies of court cases that arose from the demonstration.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Photographic Collections, Local History

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Henry H. Arnold Diary
1875-1903, 1 folder

Transcription of more than 400 pages of a diary belonging to Henry H. Arnold, a farmer in Montgomery County, Ohio.

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

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Jane Reece Studio Collection
ca. 1924, 1 folder

Collection of black and white photographs of the remodeling of 834 Riverside Terrace, the studio of Jane Reece. Many are duplicates of photographs located in MS-185 (Fullerton/Jane Reece).

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Local History

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William Reichard Notebook
1830, 1 folder

Math notebook from William Reichard, circa 1830.

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

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Randolph Edwards Photographs
ca. 19190, 1 folder

Photographs and postcards of Wright Flyers

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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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, Local History

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Paul Laurence Dunbar Papers
1872-1906, 1 folder

Contains several items pertaining to Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Local History

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David Procuniar's American Civil War Diary
1862-1863, 1 folder

Procuniar was a member of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry in both the 50th and 61st regiments. He fought at several major battles and died at camp in 1864. Contains a photocopy of his entire journal along with biographical data compiled by the family. Note: there are restrictions on photocopying and publication of this material.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

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Thomas Morrison Papers
ca. 1792-1880, 1 folder

Handwritten and transcribed pages describing Morrison's experiences as an early settler in the Miami Valley.

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

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C.J. McLin Jr. Autobiography
1998, 1 folder

Transcript of an autobiography by C.J. McLin, Jr. Also available in published form in the Archives and the Libraries collections.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, African-Americans, Local History

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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, Local History

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Paul Laurence Dunbar Library Dedication Papers
1992, 1 folder

Programs, letters, and clippings relating to the dedication of the WSU library as the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library.

Subject Area(s): Wright State University, Local History

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Margaret Smell Diary
1901-1915, 1 folder

Diary of Margaret Smell who was visiting Dayton from Michigan during the 1913 flood. Transcription of flood related sections available.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Women, Family and Personal Papers, 1913 Flood History, Local History

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"My Little Black Lamb" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
1922, 1 folder

Original voice and piano score for song written by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Arts, Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Local History

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"Ride the Wind" Collection
1991, 1 folder

Original typed screenplay about the Wright Brothers, written by Doug McIntyre.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History

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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, Local History

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Hamilton Waymire Collection
1862, 1 folder

Photograph and letter of Hamilton Waymire pertaining to activities during Civil War.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Family and Personal Papers, Local History

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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, Local History

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Pennsylvania Airline Company Records
ca. 1920, 1 folder

Photographs, map, and copies of records from the Pennsylvania Airline Company.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry, Local History

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Glenn L. Martin Company Records
1917, 1 folder

Information regarding Martin Company financial statements.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Aviation, Local History

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Harrington 1913 Dayton Flood collection
1913, 1 folder

Two accounts of the Dayton Flood.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, 1913 Flood History, Local History

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Randolph Township West Branch Quaker Meeting Records
1807-1859, 1 folder

Transcribed copies of Quaker meeting records dating between 1807 and 1859.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

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Victory Theater Playbill
ca. 1920, 1 folder

Playbill for "The Trial of Mary Dugan," at the Victory Theater, beginning circa January 6, 1920.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

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Katharine Wright's Correspondence with Agnes Beck
1908-1929, 1 folder

Eight letters written by Katharine Wright to her friend, Agnes Beck, discussing Orville and Wilbur Wright, their flights, the Wright family, and other personal matters. Of particular note is the letter of September 22, 1908, describing Orville's crash at Ft. Myer, Virginia and his subsequent convalescence.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Women, Aviation, Local History

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McCook Field Engineering Division Inspection Report
1923, 1 folder

Photocopy of an inspection report conducted by Gen. Billy Mitchell on McCook Field's Air Service Engineering Division, 1923.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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Alvin Weymouth Papers
1925, 1 folder

Photograph of Weymouth and his certificate from the National Aeronautic Association of the US, signed by Orville Wright, November 9, 1925.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Local History