Claudia Watson directs the Mongtomery County Historical Society Research Center which includes the NCR Archives, a nationally and internationally significant collection of over three million items. The NCS Archive contains a remarkable collection of 8 x 10 glass plate negatives documenting manufacturing, retail, urban life, international sales, and progressive reforms in the early 20 th Century as well as the equipment and oral histories from the crucial World War II code-breaking project at NCR. Claudia has shared the rich resources of these collections with the public through exhibits and publications. She is the author of Seizing the Light: The Photography of Dayton 's Albert Kern (2004) and Dayton Comes of Age: The City Through the Eyes of John H. Patterson (2002). She has actively promoted historical awareness and engagement in the Miami Valley through public programs, lectures, and workshops.