ThrowBack Thursday with celeb alum Eddie McClintock

A little bird—OK, it was Twitter—told us that celebrity alumnus Eddie McClintock (class of ’91) is returning to campus this Saturday, October 18, to serve as Master of Ceremonies of the kickoff gala for Rise. Shine. The Campaign for Wright State University.

McClintock is best known for playing Secret Service Agent Pete Lattimer on Syfy’s highly successful Warehouse 13. “Pete” even had several Wright State t-shirts; what a coincidence!

In honor of McClintock’s homecoming, we thought it would be fun to see if we could “find” him in the University Archives.

According to information from the gala invitation, McClintock graduated with a degree in communications studies in 1991 and was a member of the varsity wrestling team.

We did find his name and photos several times among our collection of wrestling team documents and photographs from the years 1986-87 and 1987-88.

Below are items from the 1986-1987 season:

Eddie McClintock, wrestling profile, 1986-1987

Eddie McClintock, wrestling profile, 1986-1987

Can you spot him in the 1986-1987 wrestling team photo below? Give it a try, then check the photo caption. (Click on the photo to view a larger version of it.)

WSU Wrestling Team, 1986-1987

WSU Wrestling Team, 1986-1987

And here are a couple of items from the 1987-1988 season:

Eddie McClintock, wrestling profile, 1987-1988

Eddie McClintock, wrestling profile, 1987-1988

Try finding him in this one, the 1987-1988 wrestling team photo, then check the caption.  (Click on the photo to view a larger version of it.)

WSU Wrestling Team, 1987-1988

WSU Wrestling Team, 1987-1988

And here are a few other items of interest, like team rosters and seasonal results (click on a thumbnail image to enlarge it):

We hope Mr. McClintock will see & enjoy this little trip down memory lane, and we hope the rest of you did as well! Welcome back, Eddie! We know you’ll be a great M.C. on Saturday, and thanks for all the Raider pride t-shirt love on Warehouse 13!

The above materials can be found in the University Archives under Athletics (series 02-07)–Publications & Publicity–Sports Events Information–Wrestling, 1986-1989.

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Early closing on Friday, Oct. 17

Special Collections & Archives will be open for limited hours on Friday, October 17, 2014.

We will open at 8:30 a.m. as usual but will close at 12:00 noon, so that staff may attend the Wright State Public History Alumni Symposium & 40th Anniversary celebration taking place on that day.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

If you are interested, please follow the event’s conversation on Twitter at #PH40WSU.

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Archives News – September 2014

By September, the fall semester is in full swing. Most of our staff members teach Public History courses as well as attending to their duties in Special Collections & Archives. Here’s what SC&A staff members are teaching this semester:

  • Dawne Dewey is teaching Introduction to Public History (HST 7500) and Local History (HST 7700);
  • John Armstrong and Chris Wydman are team-teaching Introduction to Archives (HST 7600);
  • Gino Pasi is teaching Historic Site Interpretation (HST 7820); and
  • Chris Wydman supervised a weekend field study trip to Columbus.

On September 5, a welcome party for new and returning Public History students and instructors was held at Rockafield House.

On September 6, Dawne and several Public History students represented Special Collections & Archives at the Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival.

Public History students staffing our table at the Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival while visitors check out our exhibit, Sept. 6, 2014

Public History students staffing our table at the Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival while visitors check out our exhibit, Sept. 6, 2014

(You can see additional photos from the Aero Carnival in our Facebook album.)

And speaking of Facebook…September 6 was also our one-year Facebook anniversary! We first published our Special Collections & Archives Facebook page on September 6, 2013. As of September 30, 2014, we’ve had 205 fans “like” our page, and we have reached over 50,000 people with Facebook.

Special Collections & Archives Facebook page, Oct. 2014

Special Collections & Archives Facebook page, Oct. 2014

If you are one of our Facebook fans, THANK YOU for following us! (If you are not, please take a moment to check out our Facebook page and consider liking it.) You might also be interested in our Twitter feed @WrightStArchive.

On September 25, historian David McCullough visited Special Collections & Archives to conduct research on the Wright Brothers for his upcoming book, Sky High.

SCA staff members with David McCullough, 25 Sept. 2014

SCA staff members with David McCullough, L-R: Toni Vanden Bos, John Armstrong, David McCullough, Dawne Dewey, Lisa Rickey, Gino Pasi, 25 Sept. 2014.

Also in September:

  • We announced recently digitized materials in the Aircraft Photo Gallery and Alumni Newsletters collection on CORE Scholar.
  • We continued seeking Wright Factory Families.
  • Gino Pasi gave a tour of our collections & services to an upper level history class, and John Armstrong gave a similar tour to a UH 1010 class.
  • Dawne Dewey gave presentations to members of Graceworks and to the Otterbein University Women’s Club of Dayton.

And in our August news post, with all the other goings-on, we missed one bit of that month’s news: Archivist John Armstrong received one of the University Libraries’ Staff Achievement & Recognition (StAR) awards. Congratulations & great job, John! (Read more about the StAR awards & see a photo of John with his award on the University Libraries’ Dunbar Wire blog.)

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