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Lorenz Publishing Company’s Female Editor

By Sarah Allison, archives student worker & Public History graduate student The Lorenz Publishing Company has been a Dayton staple since its creation in 1890 by the founder, E.S. Lorenz. The idea for his own publishing company came in 1889 … Continue reading






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New Acquisition: 1927 Delco Light Frigidaire Convention Badge

Today we received a donation of this 1927 Delco Light Frigidaire Convention badge with attached ribbon: The donor stated that the badge belonged to her father-in-law, H. H. McLellan, who sold Delco Light plants in Nebraska. She said it was probably … Continue reading






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Dr. Joshua Martin: Pioneer Physician of the Miami Valley

By Sarah Allison, archives student worker & Public History graduate student Imagine a time without anesthesia, where unnecessary amputations happened every day, and the common cold could kill you. Modern era physicians don’t have to worry because of the results … Continue reading






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