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Memorial Day Observance

Special Collections & Archives will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Memorial Day. We apologize for any inconvenience. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering those who have died in service of the armed forces. Special Collections … Continue reading






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New Exhibit: Vintage Valentines

In honor of Valentine’s Day this month, we have a special new exhibit of original vintage valentines out in our reading room: The valentines are from the Pedrick Family Papers (MS-243) and are believed to date to the early 1900s. While some … 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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