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Aug 29, 2023
The Special Collections and Archives preserves the history of Dayton’s visual and performing arts organizations, giving researchers access to photographs, recordings, costume designs and business records.
Aug 11, 2023
The century-old collection of photographs from around Dayton was created by architect Louis J. P Lott, and donated to Wright State by the Dayton Art Institute in 2022.
Jun 28, 2023
Rare, first-edition books by Paul Laurence Dunbar can now be safely viewed and studied in Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives after undergoing conservation treatment.
Apr 5, 2023
Photos documenting the locations of telephone poles and lines in Dayton and rural Montgomery County in 1923 provide snapshots in time, often depicting major road intersections and the surrounding land and buildings.
Oct 10, 2022
From the Stacks: Learn about Dayton entrepreneur Ermal Fraze, who designed the pull-off tab and push-in and fold-back tab on aluminum cans.
Oct 7, 2022
Wright Brothers Day featured innovative research and demonstrations from Wright State faculty and students and local organizations.
Sep 30, 2022
Wright Brothers Day takes place Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium.
May 26, 2022
Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, Wright State's Special Collections and Archives will digitize videocassettes of the weekly television program, “Like It Is.”
May 5, 2022
Charles “Charlie” Taylor, the Wrights’ mechanician, designed and built the engine used during the first successful flight.
Dec 8, 2021
Rike’s donated the photos to the Special Collections and Archives in 1988.