We hosted a special open house on Tuesday, September 29, to celebrate the digitization of the Wright Brothers Newspapers Digital Archive project, completed earlier this year.
Attendees at the open house were invited to discover the history of the Wright Brothers’ printing business (which they operated from 1889 to 1899), see the original newspapers and other items from the Wright Brothers Collection, learn about the digitization process, hear story highlights from the newspapers, and more.
The Wright Brothers Newspapers Digital Archive, a partnership project between the Wright State University Libraries and the Dayton Metro Library, comprises the most complete run of Wright Brothers’ newspapers available to date. It includes 132 total issues from three titles: The Midget (1 issue, April 1886), West Side News (53 issues, March 1889 – May 1890), and Evening Item (78 issues, April 30-June 14, 1890).
All existing issues are available online in CORE Scholar, Wright State University’s Campus Online Repository, and will also soon be available on Dayton Metro Library‘s digital repository, Dayton Remembers.
This project was made possible through a donation to the Communication Department at Wright State University from The Greenwood Family.
For more information about the project:
- All Wright Brothers Newspapers Now Online (Out of the Box, June 29, 2015)
- Newspapers published by Wright brothers now available in online archive (Wright State News Room, May 26, 2015)
- Special Collections and Dayton Metro Library Partner to Create Wright Brothers Newspapers Digital Archive (Out of the Box, May 11, 2015)
Thanks to everyone who came out to learn about our project. We were so glad to share it with you!