Category Archives: Local History

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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Dunbar site reviewed in Journal of American History

We learned via social media today that a review of the Paul Laurence Dunbar section of the Special Collections & Archives web site has been published in the December 2015 issue of the Journal of American History, in the Digital History Reviews section. … Continue reading






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Dayton Peace Accords at 20

Twenty years ago this month, a conference was held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, to facilitate peace between Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia, and end the Bosnian War. An agreement, often referred to as the Dayton Peace Accords, was reached … Continue reading






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