Category Archives: Local History

James H. McGee, Dayton’s First African-American Mayor

James H. McGee (1918-2006) was Dayton’s first African American mayor, serving in that capacity from 1970 to 1981. At the time he was appointed to the office in 1970, he was one of the first black major city mayors in … 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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The Bishop’s Comments on the 1914 Election

As you may have noticed, we’ve been sharing 100-years-ago-today social media postings from the diary of Bishop Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers. (You can see them on our Facebook page¬†and on our Twitter @WrightStArchive¬†under #MiltonWright.) On November 3 … Continue reading






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