Author Archives: Lisa Rickey

Exhibits Recall 1913 Flood & Subsequent Flood Prevention

What would March in Dayton be without remembering the Great Flood of 1913? In commemoration of the event, we have a special exhibit of original flood postcards and photographs, from the Miami Conservancy District Records (MS-128), currently display in our … Continue reading






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The Story of Clair W. Welty: WWI Pilot Trainer

A couple of weeks ago, Special Collections & Archives hosted a special tour for which all members of the staff were asked to select some of their favorite materials from the collections to share with attendees. When choosing my “favorites” in … Continue reading






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Lincoln Reviews the Troops & Mr. Ladley

In honor of Presidents’ Day, we’d like to share with you an account written by Civil War soldier Oscar D. Ladley, from Yellow Springs, about the review of troops by President Abraham Lincoln in early April 1863. Oscar served from … Continue reading






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