Special Collections & Archives provides reference services to the public for a fee. To submit a reference request for materials from the Dayton Daily News Archive, please review the tips below, and then fill out our research request form.
- Provide as much detail as possible when requesting a photograph or news clipping. For example, if requesting information about a crime, try to provide the name of the victim or the perpetrator. If you know the exact date of the event in question, please include it. To request information on "a homicide from 1957" would be too vague.
- It is much easier to service requests about persons than subjects. For example, if searching for materials on a bank robbery, possible subjects under which those materials could be found might be Crime, Robbery, Bank Robbery, Banks, etc. Whereas if the robber was apprehended, a simple search of the Personality Files under the last name would yield clippings and photos on the person and the robbery.
For a sampling of the types of materials available in the Dayton Daily News Archive, including many interesting photographs, please read our Dayton Daily News Archive posts on the Out of the Box blog.