Category Archives: Local History

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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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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