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May 26, 2015
WYSO looks at the Wright brothers’ legacy in the Miami Valley in an interview with Dawne Dewey at Wright State University — home to the largest collection of Wright brothers artifacts in the world. In the following interview, Dewey, who is the head …
May 26, 2015
Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives and the Dayton Metro Library partner to create a searchable online archive of the most complete run of Wright brothers newspapers available to date.
May 5, 2015
Excerpt “They had this passion, this mission; they were obsessed to succeed,” said historian David McCullough. But though their plane is proudly displayed at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, historian David McCullough still believes the Wright Brothers …
May 4, 2015
Wright State's Special Collections and Archives hosted David McCullough and a "CBS Sunday Morning" crew for an interview on the author's new Wright brothers book.
Sep 4, 2014
Excerpt An effort to gather the stories of Wright Company factory workers has uncovered information about one of the first women in the world to work in the aircraft industry. Ida Holdgreve, born in Delphos, Ohio in 1881, worked as …
Jul 7, 2014
Newspaper columnist Dale Huffman will deliver the fifth annual “Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archives” lecture at Wright State July 18.
Jun 26, 2014
Online collection of early issues of Wright State's student newspaper provides an informative and easily accessible resource of the university's history.
Jun 11, 2014
Full-sized replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer was built by a group of skilled volunteers and has been hanging in Wright State’s Dunbar Library since 2001.

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