Tag Archives: Orville Wright

New Collection: Louis P. Christman Drawings

Upon creating Carillon Park in the early 1940s, Colonel Edward Deeds wished to reconstruct the original Wright Brothers’ 1905 Flyer in one of the park’s buildings. As Orville and Wilbur Wright had never produced a complete set of drawings or … Continue reading

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Katharine Wright’s Legacy

Special Collections and Archives in the Wright State University Libraries holds one of the most complete collections of Wright Brothers material in the world. This collection documents the story of the invention of powered flight by two brothers from Dayton, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: ‘First in Flight’ film showing on Aug. 16

A special showing of the 30-minute American Film Institute movie, “First in Flight,” examining the Wright brothers’ relationship and the impact of Wilbur’s death, will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, from noon-1:00 on the Dunbar Library 4th floor, room 441. … Continue reading

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