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Dayton Music Project and the Funk Hall of Fame and Museum

As part of its ongoing efforts to preserve local pop music history, Wright State Special Collections & Archives has partnered with the future Funk Hall of Fame and Museum.  This partnership provides for the collection and preservation of the historic … Continue reading

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New Collection: Louis P. Christman Drawings

Upon creating Carillon Park in the early 1940s, Colonel Edward Deeds wished to reconstruct the original Wright Brothers’ 1905 Flyer in one of the park’s buildings. As Orville and Wilbur Wright had never produced a complete set of drawings or … Continue reading

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Happy 40th Birthday Kettering Tower!

This month, Dayton’s Kettering Tower celebrates its 40th birthday.  Built by Dayton architectural firm, Lorenz Williams Inc., Winters Bank Tower, as it was known upon completion, had its grand opening May 22, 1972.  Instrumental in the development of this building … Continue reading

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