Category Archives: Wright Brothers

Fun with Wil and Orv

I was very excited to learn that two of my great nephews wanted to be Wilbur and Orville Wright for Halloween. They paid me a visit in Special Collections and Archives last week with their moms and siblings. Here are … Continue reading






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Archives hosts Wright Brothers Newspaper Open House

We hosted a special open house on Tuesday, September 29, to celebrate the digitization of the Wright Brothers Newspapers Digital Archive project, completed earlier this year. Attendees at the open house were invited to discover the history of the Wright … Continue reading






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Selfridge Crash Described in New Acquisition

On this day — September 17 — in 1908, Lt. Thomas Selfridge became the first person to die in a powered airplane crash. He was the passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, who was demonstrating the Wright Flyer … Continue reading






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