Category Archives: Local History

Boxplorations: Stumbling upon Home in a WWI letter

We usually try to write our blog posts without using too many first-person pronouns, but today I must deviate from that rule of thumb or else I would have no sensible way to share what I’d like to share with … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Phil Donahue’s Dayton Connection

Who hasn’t heard of Phil Donahue? Did you know that Phil Donahue has a pretty significant connection to Dayton, Ohio? The Phil Donahue Show, which revolutionized daytime television with its unique format, premiered on Dayton’s WLWD-TV in November 1967 and was … Continue reading

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Boxplorations: W. J. Blanchard Aeroproducts Collection

Here it is, “3/05″ (March 5th), and I wondered: What is in collection # 305? So I decided to try another “boxploration” into MS-305, the W. J. Blanchard Aeroproducts Inc. Collection (links to PDF finding aid). This collection contains personal … Continue reading

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