The Wright Brothers successfully flew a powered controlled aircraft on December 17, 1903. As we celebrate the 108th anniversary of that occasion, Special Collections and Archives will officially launch a brand new web site home page on Saturday, December 17, 2011. This new web site has new exciting features that make discovering information in the archives easier. The new website previewed today.
The new site features descriptions and finding aids for all of our manuscript collections, direct links to digital collections in CORE, the Campus Online Repository, quick access to two new blogs launched in 2011, the Dayton Daily News Blog and the Out of the Box Blog. The Dayton Daily News Blog features photographs and stories from the Dayton Journal Herald and Dayton Daily News over the last century. The new Out of the Box blog brings hidden local history stories and images to light, such as Civil War letters and diaries from the Patterson Family Papers and much more. Check out our online exhibits and see what new exhibits are in the library. The new site boasts better search capabilities for books, journals and manuscripts in the archives. Plans are underway for an enhanced Paul Laurence Dunbar site in early 2012.