Category Archives: Local History

What Were You Doing on the Day of the First Flight?

Today marks the 113th anniversary of the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The events of that historic day, December 17, 1903, are well recorded, including Orville Wright’s observations in his diary. Orville closed the entry with the mention … Continue reading






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Now Available for Research: Judith Ezekiel “Feminism in the Heartland” Research Collection (MS-507)

We are pleased to announce that the Judith Ezekiel “Feminism in the Heartland” Research Collection (MS-507) is now available for research. The collection consists of materials created and collected by Judith Ezekiel in the course of her research to complete her … Continue reading






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Lorenz Publishing Company’s Female Editor

By Sarah Allison, archives student worker & Public History graduate student The Lorenz Publishing Company has been a Dayton staple since its creation in 1890 by the founder, E.S. Lorenz. The idea for his own publishing company came in 1889 … Continue reading






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