Category Archives: Local History

Young Love in the Archives

Inspired by Valentine’s Day, I want to share an item that I first saw in the archives years ago while researching an exhibit on children.  When I opened a folder in the Schenck Family Papers (MS-284), I discovered a pink … Continue reading






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Buried Treasure: Boyer Funeral Home Records

Get it? Funeral home records – buried treasure? Sorry, couldn’t resist a morbid joke. But if this post caught your eye, you’re probably a genealogist, and so little details that some might consider “morbid” are basically some of your favorite things. But let’s get … Continue reading






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A Gift From Rike’s Means So Much More: The Million in December Campaign of 1922

By Sarah Allison, archives student worker & Public History graduate student The Rike-Kumler Co. held it’s “A Million in December” campaign December 1st, 1922, at its downtown Dayton location. It was a feat that had not been matched in the … Continue reading






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