Category Archives: Aviation

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 Alliance (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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TDIH 1914: Orville Wright nearly drowns

On August 20, 1914, Orville Wright and student pilot U.S. Navy Lt. Kenneth Whiting were trying out a modified Wright Model G Aeroboat on the Great Miami River in Dayton. Orville was at the controls and 30 feet in the air … Continue reading

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