Category Archives: Aviation

Will the ‘real’ First Flight Photo please stand up?

You’re probably already familiar with the following photograph… Arguably one of the most famous photographs in the world, the above photo is widely recognizable as “the” First Flight photograph. Its silhouette has even become the logo of Wright State University … Continue reading

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Boxplorations: Papers of John J. Rose, Aviation Engineer

This edition of Boxplorations explores the Papers of John J. Rose (MS-178), which date between 1914 and 1983 and consist of 1.5 linear feet of materials. The text below came from the collection finding aid, written by Stephen Kahn, circa … Continue reading

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Seeking Wright Factory Families

Wright State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives and the National Aviation Heritage AllianceĀ (NAHA) are currently undertaking a collaborative project to gather the stories of men and women who worked at the original Wright Company factory. These employees were the … Continue reading

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