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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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Thanksgiving at Base Hospital No. 18, Bazoilles-sur-Meuse, 1918

On Thursday, November 28, 1918, Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, and there was much to be thankful for indeed. Men and women in many other nations were probably feeling quite thankful around that time as well! The armistice, signed two weeks earlier on November 11, … Continue reading






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