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MFM-37

Wright Brothers Collection Papers and Photographs
1853-1973, 23 reels

A microfilm edition of MS-1 without the published journals and printed materials, this collection consists of family letters and papers, financial records, school mementos, Wright Family genealogical materials, the church papers and diaries of the Wrights' father (Bishop Milton Wright), notebooks, correspondence, awards, and citations. The collection also includes nearly 4,000 photographs, many taken by the Wrights to document their early flying experiments. In addition there are extensive photographs of the Wright Family and of the Wrights' flying exhibitions in Europe and the United States.

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Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

MS-1

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Wright Brothers Collection
1853-1973, 19 lin. ft. and 203 volumes

A supplement to the main body of Orville and Wilbur Wright's papers located in the Library of Congress, this collection consists of family letters and papers, financial records, school mementos, genealogical material, the church papers and diaries of the Wrights' father (Bishop Milton Wright), notebooks, citations, awards, and the Wright's technical library which includes journals books, and pamphlets covering many aspects of early aeronautics. The collection also includes nearly 4,000 photographs, many of which are original prints taken by the Wrights to document their early flying experiments. In addition, there are extensive photographs of the Wright family and of the Wrights' flying exhibitions in Europe and the United States. The photographs and papers are available in a microfilm edition.

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Subject Area(s): Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Wright Brothers Collections, Inventors and Inventions, Photographic Collections

MS-145

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Axel Bahnsen Papers
1935-1977, 10 lin. ft.

Includes photographic prints, negatives, exhibit catalogues, and correspondence for an internationally known Yellow Springs, Ohio, photographer.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections

MS-151

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Jane Reece Photographs
1868-1961, 63 lin. ft.

Consists of the glass plate and film negatives of an internationally known Dayton photographer, an associate of Steiglitz and Steichen, and one of the first professional female photographers in the United States. Collection contains over 10,000 images and is roughly divided into two portions: the portraits, many of prominent individuals, by which Reece made her living; and the creative photographs of her salon.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Women

MS-152

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Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs
1918, 3 lin. ft.

A collection of 156 large format glass plate negatives showing workers, interior and exterior plant views, airplane assembly, and completed airplanes from a Dayton manufacturer of World War I aircraft.

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Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-155

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Ladley/Carr/Totten/Harris/ Odiorne Families Photographs
1855-1965, 3 lin. ft.

A collection of portraits, snapshots, tintypes, ambrotypes, carte de visites, stereographs, and glass negatives from an extended family in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Subjects include family groups, the Carr Nursery, Antioch College, and a set of autographed portraits and faculty at Ohio Wesleyan College in the 1870s.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

MS-166

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William H. Chisam Photographs
1915-1917, .5 lin. ft.

William Chisam learned to fly in civilian schools in Dayton, Ohio, and Augusta, Georgia before joining the Royal Naval Air Service and flying missions in France during World War I. This collection includes photographs of Chisam and his friends in flying school, military aircraft in France, flying squadrons, and war damaged buildings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I

MS-175

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Wright Brothers Addendum Photos
1895-1967, .5 lin. ft.

A collection of images of the Wright Brothers, their shops, family, and flights in Europe.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-185

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Richard Fullerton/ Jane Reece Collection
1924-1961, 1 lin. ft.

Richard Fullerton was a local photographer, historian and collector. His Jane Reece collection consists primarily of images which document the renovation of Reece's home and studio, an old firehouse on 834 Riverside Drive in Dayton, and photographs and information about the surrounding neighborhood. Also included are interior and exterior photographs of Reece's studio and a few examples of her artistic photography.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Women

MS-192

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Iddings' Wright Brothers Homecoming Collection
1909, 1 lin. ft.

Collection consists of 147 photographs, taken by Andrew S. Iddings, of the June 17-18, 1909 Dayton Homecoming Celebration to honor Orville and Wilbur Wright.

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Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-193

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Josephine Schwarz / Jane Reece Photograph Collection
1912-1944, 5 lin. ft.

Collection consists of 89 photographs of Dayton photographer, Jane Reece, owned by Josephine Schwarz. Included are images of Dayton Ballet founders, Josephine and Hermene Schwarz, the Schwarz Family, Reece self-portraits, and nature photographs.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Women

MS-204

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Charles Lewis Aviation Collection
ca. 1910-1918, 1 lin. ft.

A collection of glass lantern slides and postcards containing images of early aircraft through World War I. Prints are available in SC-129, and some images may be viewed online as part of our digital exhibits.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-213

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Richard Fullerton Photographic Collection
ca. 1870-1989, 5 lin. ft.

Richard Fullerton was a local photographer, historian and collector of historic photographs and materials about the history of photography. His collection contains prints, negatives, tintypes, carte de visites, and cabinet photos. There is also a collection of carte de visite images specifically by Dayton photographers with the name and address of each photographer stamped on the back. In addition, Fullerton collected photographs and other materials related to various local history subjects including Dayton railroad stations and traction lines, street scenes of Dayton, the Montgomery County Courthouse, the Dayton Fire Department, and the 1913 Dayton Flood.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, 1913 Flood History, Railroad and Canal History

MS-220

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Edward A. Korn Collection
1908-1979, 3.62 lin. ft.

This collection documents the aviation careers of early aviator Edward A. Korn and his brother Milton H. Korn. The bulk of the collection is comprised of aviation photographs. It also includes some of Korn’s correspondence about his experiences in aviation and selected clippings and articles that were published about him and other early aviators. It also documents Korn’s background in farming, including photographs, catalogs, and postcards related to farming and threshing machines.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-223

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William F. Yeager Aviation Collection
1925-1990, 69.2 lin. ft.

Collection consists of primarily photographs of aircraft. There is also a small amount of personal papers and correspondence relating to Yeager's career as a civilian and military pilot.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-224

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Philip Eid Aviation Collection
1918-1967, 0.25 lin. ft. (55 photographs)

The Philip Eid Collection consists of 55 photographs taken between 1918 and 1967. Seventeen photographs are of McCook Field, Ohio, and were taken between 1918 and 1927. Twenty-six photographs are of Wilbur Wright Field, Ohio, and are for the period 1918-1931. Five photographs are of Patterson Field, Ohio, from 1940 to 1967. Seven photographs are of the Fairfield Air Depot Reservation, Ohio, from 1923 to 1930.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-227

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Glenn Curtiss Photographs
1910-1924, 1 lin. ft.

Collection contains photographs once belonging to Glenn Curtiss, world famous aviator and early aircraft designer. The photographs document Curtiss' early aviation involvements and include images of Curtiss and other aviators of the period, aircraft he designed and built, hydroplane experiments, and photographs of the Curtiss factory in Hammondsport, New York.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-269

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William Preston Mayfield/Caporale Photo Collection
ca. 1880-1979, 1 lin. ft.

Contains 356 photographs collected by Michael Caporale. The collection consists of photographs taken by Dayton photographer William Preston Mayfield of Dayton scenes of the Flood of 1913, advertising images, building interiors and exteriors, street scenes, and people. Several other Mayfield photographs are of sports and other leisure activities such as soapbox derbies, boxing, (including a shot of Jack Dempsey), as well as magicians Harry Blackstone Sr., and Howard Thurston. This collection also includes the work of many well known photographers dating between the 1880s and the 1970s. Please note: permission to duplicate Mayfield photos is required.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, 1913 Flood History, Local Sports, Dayton Daily News

MS-271

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Peerless Mayfield Photograph Collection
1913-1979, 3 lin. ft.

William Preston Mayfield's primary interests were in aerial and aviation related photography. This collection includes many images of early Dayton and surrounding communities at a variety of angles from altitudes up to 20,000 feet. The majority of the aerial images are from a low oblique angle, taken at an altitude of under 1000 feet, excellent for close detail of urban industrial and commercial districts. Also included in this collection are photos of Dayton area homes and businesses, advertising art, and various people. Please note: permission to duplicate Mayfield photos is required.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Dayton Daily News

MS-274

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Georg Gunerman Photograph Album
1918-1936, .5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of one photographic album that depicts Georg Gunerman’s early flying career, from flight school to barnstorming.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-293

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91st Observation Squadron, American Expeditionary Force, Photographs
1918-1919, .25 lin. ft.

Contains photographs of the 91st Squadron, hangars and airfields, aerial views of German and French cities and fields, and the banner image of the 91st Squadron. This collection depicts the airmen and operations of the Squadron during the end of World War I and the months following.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I

MS-311

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Curtiss Day Photo Collection
early 1900s, .25 lin. ft.

Curtiss La Q. Day, an early American aviator, obtained his pilot's license at the Wright Brothers School in 1914. He was a flight instructor at several flight schools, including the Wright Flying School at Hempstead Plains, New York. Day was also a member of the Early Birds and his name appears on the Wright Memorial Plaque in Dayton. The collection consists of 79 photographs, 2 letters and a postcard.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I

MS-316

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Edmund Trissell Collection
1940-1995, 3.5 lin. ft.

The Edmund Trissell Collection chronicles the life of Dayton photographer Edmund William Trissell through negatives, photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from Mr. Trissell’s daily life and photographic assignments.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections, Aviation

MS-319

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Bergen Hardesty Collection
1910-1993, 23 lin. ft.

Bergen Hardesty (1915-1994) was a trained draughtsman and as a hobby built realistic model airplanes. The Bergen Hardesty Aviation Collection contains extensive research and accurate drawings on a large variety of aircraft focused on World War I and II military aircraft. The collection also contains many aircraft photographs, along with negatives, blueprints, correspondence, histories of WW I aviation units, newspaper clippings, and photograph albums.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-321

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International Symposium of Aviation Photographers Collection
ca. 2000, 37 photographs

The International Symposium of Aviation Photographers 3rd Annual Meeting (ISAP II) Photograph Collection is a collection of aviation photographs taken by twelve members of the International Society of Aviation Photographers. The photographs document a variety of subjects including wing walking, World War II aircraft, modern military aircraft, modern commercial aircraft, and missiles.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-326

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Ina Bicknell Collection
1933-1947, .5 lin. ft.

The Ina Bicknell collection consists of photographs relating to aviation. The photographs in this collection relate to topics such as pilots, airplanes, naval ships, and military personnel around the time of World War II. The collection also contains aerial photographs of city landscapes and of the 1937 flood in southwest Ohio and Kentucky.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, 1913 Flood History, World War II

MS-338

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Harvard Boston Aeromeet Collection
1910-1997, 6 lin. ft.

The collection consist of glass plate negatives, lantern slides, and photographs of pictures taken by Anthony Philpott, editor of the Boston Globe. Of particular interest are copies of newspaper clippings from 1910 and 1911 about the meets, as well as pictures of Wilbur Wright, Boston Mayor John F. Fitzgerald, President William H. Taft, Claude Grahame-White, Glenn Curtiss, and other distinguished people from that time period.

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Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-343

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WACO Aircraft Company Photographic Collection (also known as Raymond H. Brandly Collection)
1923-1965 (bulk 1923-1946), 5.5 lin. ft.

The WACO Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio produced aircraft from 1923 through WWII. During that period, the company maintained professional photography services to record images of their products. Following the company’s decision to cease all operation and during the liquidation of the original assets, Mr. Raymond H. Brandly legally acquired the WACO Aircraft Company’s original factory photo negatives from the management of the company. This large collection of negatives and prints contains the actual images recorded by WACO Aircraft Company photographers throughout the company’s history, during the manufacturing of WACO airplanes. Brandly used some of the images in his series of books, which were printed in the 1980s. At that time, Brandly had prints made of many of the negatives. Also included are 17 films, most of which are training films depicting WACO gliders.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-344

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Walter Matthew Jefferies Aviation Collection
1917-1999, 85.25 lin. ft.

The Walter Matthew Jefferies Aviation Collection consists of more than 15,000 photographs and over 1100 books, pamphlets, and journals. The bulk of the photographs pertain to aviation from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-348

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William Preston Mayfield Photograph Collection - Egbert
1910-1960, 3.5 lin. ft.

This collection visually documents early flight history in Dayton as well as the larger impact of the first flights on America and the world. It also contains vivid photographs of the growth of the city of Dayton and the homes in the area, as well as a vast collection of aerial photographs of Columbus, Ohio. Please note: permission to duplicate Mayfield photos is required.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Aviation, Dayton Daily News

MS-355

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Charles Wald Collection
1910-1916, 6 lin. ft.

This collection documents the training of an early American aviator at the Wright School of aviation, as well as the Wright Company’s early involvement in water-based aviation. The collection includes a flight diary and logs written by Charles Wald in 1912, and negatives taken by Wald.

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Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections

MS-359

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K.S. "Slim" Lindsay "Quiet Birdmen" Photograph Album
1930s-2007, 1 lin. ft.

The collection consists of one leather-bound book, dated May 1, 1936, housed in one clamshell Hollinger box spanning 1 linear foot. The Quiet Birdmen Book contains 640 photographs of “Quiet Birdmen” members displayed on 160 pages. Included in the book are photographs of such pilots as H.H. “Jimmie” Doolittle, E. E. “Pop” Cleveland, Roscoe Turner, Walter R. Brookins, Wiley Post, E.V. “Eddie” Rickenbacker, and C.A. “Slim” Lindbergh. In October 2007, a small addition was added to the collection consisting of several photographs and biographical information about Mr. Lindsay.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-365

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P.H. Richardson-Wright Field Photographs
1945, 1 lin. ft.

The P.H. Richardson Wright Field Photograph Collection features numerous black and white photos of aircraft and aircraft engines that were featured on display for the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Wright Field in October, 1945. Included are several detailed photos of the only Fairchild Ranger powered XAT-6 E built, and several photographs pertaining to Luftwaffe aircraft that were captured in Operation Lusty and brought to Wright Field for testing.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-380

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Dr. Sidney Peerless Photographic Collection
1898-1950s (bulk 1900-1940), 2.08 lin. ft.

The collection contains 574 photographs that were collected by Dr. Sidney Peerless. The collection contains photographs from Nancy Ford Cones, Cecil Carey, Richard Tepe, Fritz Henle, and U.S. Navy and Air Force photographers of aircraft. Note: restrictions may apply.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections

MS-398

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Wright Company Glass Plate Negatives
1901-1911 (bulk 1910-1911), 2.5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of 87 glass plate negatives, and 10 negatives relating to the Wright Company, the Wright School of Aviation, flights at Kitty Hawk, N.C., celebrations and aviation events, and a series of unidentified children.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

MS-412

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Hans Dam Aviation Collection
1912-1997, 29.2 lin. ft.

Hans Dam was a 50-year collector of aviation memorabilia, especially photographs and newspaper and magazine clippings. His primary areas of interest included air races and air shows, early flight, WACO aircraft, and the history of aviation in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. At the time of his death he was working on a book about aviation in southwestern Ohio which is included in the collection. The collection consists of twenty-nine albums containing more than 2500 photographs organized into three series.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-413

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Bill Sweet Collection
1928-1978, 19.78 lin. ft.

Bill Sweet, Announcer and Director of the National Air Shows, was well-known in the world of air racing and air shows from the 1930s until his death in 1978. His collection consists of air show programs and press releases, air show newspaper clipping scrapbooks from the 1930s and 1940s, more than a thousand photographs of air shows events, including air show stunts and personalities, film of a number of air races and air shows, and a variety of memorabilia, including certificates of recognition, badges, and a painted "Linco" sign Sweet posted on his announcer's podium during air shows.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-417

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Rollyn E. Puterbaugh Sr. Photograph Collection
mid-20th century

This collection contains photographs and negatives taken by Rollyn E. Puterbaugh Sr., a prominent twentieth-century Dayton photographer.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Family and Personal Papers

MS-418

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Glenn Curtiss Collection of Early Aviation Photographs
1908-1915, .5 lin. ft.

The Glenn Curtiss Collection of Early Aviation Photographs contains 174 photographs and photographic postcards showing the development of Glenn Curtiss’ aviation and aircraft construction careers between 1908 and 1915. Landmark events in Curtiss’ career, such as the 1910 Euclid Beach flight in Cleveland and the 1914 rebuild of the Langley Aerodrome, are featured in the collection. There are also photographs of a number of pilots—both civilian and military—whom Curtiss trained between 1911 and 1914, as well as photographs of other early aviation pioneers either associated with Curtiss or who flew Curtiss aircraft. A small number of non-Curtiss related photographs are also present in this collection.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-421

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Local History Glass Plate Negative Collection
ca. 1880-1910

This collection contains a set of glass plate negatives detailing Dayton's local history around the early 1900s.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

MS-424

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William F. Patterson Photograph Collection
1967-1993 (bulk 1980s), 14 lin. ft.

William F. Patterson, a prominent commercial photographer in the Dayton area, has been photographing the work of local architects, businesses, and events since the 1960s. This collection includes approximately 20,000 negatives, slides, transparencies, and photographs taken by Patterson for commercial clients and placement in books, advertisements, catalogs, and brochures. Patterson’s work also includes approximately 10,000 images from his travels throughout Europe and North America.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-436

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George "JR" Wedekind Aviation Collection
1955-2003 (bulk 1990-2000), 10.5 lin. ft.

The JR Wedekind Aviation Collection contains a variety of materials, primarily dealing with his work in aviation. The bulk of the collection pertains to the Dayton Air Show and the National Aviation Trail, both of which Wedekind played a vital role in making successful. There are a large number of VHS tapes of the Dayton Air Show and promotional videos for potential air show acts. Business documents, correspondence, photographs and slides tracing the origins and construction of the National Aviation Trail project make up another large portion of the collection. The collection also contains maintenance records and correspondence related to the Rona Village of Fairborn, Ohio Homeowners’ Association, of which Wedekind was a trustee.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-437

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Shivell Family, Jane Reece Collection
1911-1944, 1 lin. ft.

This collection highlights the work and family of Dayton poet, Paul Shivell. An accomplished poet published in the late 19th- and early 20th centuries, Shivell was recognized for his pastoral poems which were published in several books and collections. Included in the collection are several original portraits by noted Dayton photographer Jane Reece, who was a close family friend of the Shivells and who took portraits of them throughout several decades. Other documents note the Shivells’ activities in Dayton society and the arts. Of special interest is the 1916 letter to Shivell from Robert Frost, complimenting him on his recent publication, and a print of one of Jane Reece’s photographs of Matilda Dunbar, mother of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Family and Personal Papers, Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials

MS-438

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Dayton Cooperative High School Class of 1941 Photographs
1941, 1 lin. ft.

Individual 2 ¼" x 3 &frac;" black and white portraits of 234 members of the Dayton Cooperative High School graduating class of 1941. Principal Clare Sharkey and Class Advisor Ruth Werst are also included.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Education and Local Schools

MS-450

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James Keen Photographic Collection
1933-1946 (bulk 1941-1945), 12.5 lin. ft.

James Keen was a newspaper photographer for a number of newspapers throughout the country, including the Dayton Journal-Herald. This collection consists of approximately 9,300 black and white negatives and black and white photographs. These photographs were taken from 1937 to 1946 in and around the Miami Valley, including Dayton, Wright and Patterson Fields and other nearby Ohio areas. As a newspaper photographer, many of these photographs were taken to accompany news in the Dayton Journal Herald.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Dayton Daily News

MS-458

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Dayton Daily News Archive
1890-2004 (bulk 1930-1980), 2090 cubic feet

Photographs, negatives, and news clippings, span obituary, personality, and subject files generated by the Dayton Daily News and the former Journal Herald in the twentieth century. The collection documents the local and regional history of Dayton and the Miami Valley in Ohio, and its role on a national scale, particularly during the period 1930 to 1980. Dayton’s history is a rich example of American ingenuity and perseverance. Considered the cradle of invention in the early 1900s, Dayton generated more patents than any other city in America. Creativity in technology, local government, literature, music, and dance are documented in the photographs. Dayton was the site of the invention of the airplane, the creation and implementation of the city manager form of government, and the first cash register. The Archives documents a strong history of the women’s club movement, innovative industrial development, dynamic political figures, ground-breaking aviation technology, a vital military establishment, strong progressivism, and diplomatic milestones, such as the Dayton Peace Accords. Dayton was the first city to establish a conservancy district to protect against devastating flood waters. The spirit and history of Dayton’s innovators and the lives of its citizens are told in the photographs and stories recorded in the newspaper.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Education and Local Schools, Inventors and Inventions, Local Sports, Photographic Collections, Politics, Dayton Daily News

MS-485

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William Peters Aviation Photograph Collection
1903-1964 (bulk 1908-1930), 1.5 lin. ft.

The collection compiled by William H. Peters and given to Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn includes 53 photographs of famous aviators and aircrafts from the beginning of man-powered flight through the late 1930s. Included are images of the 1903 Wright Flyer, Glenn Curtiss, Benjamin Foulois, Fiorello Henry LaGuardia, and many others. This collection also contains many signed photographs and documents including signatures from Wilbur Wright, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Dr. Hugo Eckner, Edwin Levick, and M. Salmond.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

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Charles A. Hunn Collection
1917-1976, 1 folder

Collection consists of photos and paperwork relating to Charles Hunn's time in the Army guarding the Mexican border during World War I and his career as a commercial artist.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Aviation, World War I

SC-107

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Seth Furnas World War II Papers
1945-1946, 1 folder

Photographs, V-mail and letters from Furnas, who was stationed in Europe during World War II. He saw action at Remagen and witnessed Holocaust atrocities.

Subject Area(s): World War II, Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

SC-110

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Ivonette Wright Miller Memorial Photograph Collection
Undated, 1 folder

Photographs of Henry Farman III biplane.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

SC-111

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Aeronautical Wire Service Photos and Papers
ca. 1948, 1 folder

Variety of black and white aviation photos and newspaper clippings, some concerning the return of the Wright Flyer to the Smithsonian from England's Science Museum.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections

SC-114

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National Air Race Photographs
1948, 1 folder

Black and white photographs of the 1948 Cleveland Air Races

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-119

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Lebaudy-Julliot Airship Postcards
1903, 1 folder

Collection of photo postcards depicting several flights of the Lebaudy-Julliot airship in and around Paris in November 1903.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-121

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Wright Flyer Photos
1910, 1 folder

Photographs most likely taken May 1910 at Simms Station, Dayton, Ohio, during attempts to set altitude records.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-124

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Wright B Flyer Stereo Card
1910, 1 folder

Stereo card of the Wright B Flyer flying over Simms Station

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-125

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R. H. R. Atcherly 1932 Cleveland Air Races Photographs
1932, 1 folder

Photographs and copy of article concerning the 1932 Cleveland Air races. See MS-378 for a complete copy of the program.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-126

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Oakwood Extension (Kettering), Ohio Postcard
1913, 1 folder

Color lithograph postcard depicting an aerial view of Oakwood Extension, now part of Kettering, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections

SC-128

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Glenn Curtiss Cyanotype Postcard
ca. 1910, 1 folder

Cyanotype postcard depicting Glenn Curtiss preparing for a flight in an early Curtiss Pusher, circa 1910-1911.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-129

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MS-204 Digital Prints - Charles Lewis
ca. 1918, 1 folder

Digital prints of broken magic lantern slides that can be found in MS-204, depicting World War I aviation technology. Some items from the collection may be viewed online as part of our digital exhibits.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I

SC-130

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Charles Snyder Aeroplane Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Photos of an airplane designed and built by Charles Snyder of Osborn, Ohio

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-136

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Wright Brothers Aviation Postcards
1909-1970, 1 folder

American and European postcards depicting the Wrights, their planes, and monuments dedicated to them, dating between 1909 and 1970.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-138

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Miami Valley Drive-in Theaters
ca. 1980s, 1 folder

Photographs of local drive-in theaters taken during the early 1980s by Ritchie Thomas.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections

SC-140

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Wright and Patterson Fields Postcard Collection
Undated, 1 folder

Set of halftone postcards depicting Patterson and Wright Fields

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-142

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Reinhold Koch's War Memories Scrapbook
1917, 1 folder

Scrapbook of photos from Abteilung (Detachment) 212 in the German Air Force during World War I, Most depict daily life on base, but also include some German and Allied aircraft and observation balloons.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War I, Photographic Collections

SC-147

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Ronald E. Bowersock Aviation Photographs
ca.. 1940s-1950s, 1 folder

Aviation photographs, primarily taken during the 1940s and 1950s of propeller-driven commercial aircraft and helicopters.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-152

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F. Gillum Chromer Photographs
1910, 1 folder

The collection consists of 4 original negatives, and 8 original 2 ½” x 4” prints of a Wright Model A Flyer in flight at Huffman Prairie in early 1910.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections

SC-155

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Henry L. Booher Automobiles
1892-1900

Postcards and photograph of early automobiles, plus newspaper clipping reporting the death of Henry Lynn Booher, a pioneer automobile builder in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Photographic Collections

SC-156

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Parkmoor Drive-In Restaurant, Dayton, Ohio
1953-1988, 1 folder

Photographs, newspaper clippings, and newsletters concerning the Parkmoor Drive-In Restaurant chain.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Photographic Collections

SC-162

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Charles Crickmore Aviation Photograph Collection
1944-1952, 1 folder

Collection of photographs which appear to have been taken during the Korean War.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-166

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U.S. Naval Aircraft Photographs
ca. 1944, 1 folder

Contains twenty small photographs of various Navy aircraft.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-173

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Barney and Smith Dedication
1996, 1 folder

Photographs of the dedication ceremony of the Smith & Barney First Class Railroad Car at Carillon Park, Dayton, Ohio, 1996

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Photographic Collections

SC-183

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George W. Bucklin Collection
1943-1947, 1 folder

This collection contains documents and a photograph regarding George Bucklin’s position at Wright Field, patent information on Bucklin’s photographic process aid, genealogical information on the Bucklin family (including George’s unpublished autobiography), and family correspondence. Also, regarding McGuffey Homes, the collection includes neighborhood maps, McGuffey Homes Newsletters (7 April through 1 November 1944), neighborhood bylaws, neighborhood notices and flyers for special events, correspondence, a narrative describing some of the Bucklins’ experiences in the McGuffey Homes neighborhood, and photographs of the neighborhood and of Mr. and Mrs. Bucklin at their home.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-184

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Dayton Souvenir Books and Pamphlets
ca. 1905-1906, 1 folder

Books and pamphlets containing photographs, drawings, and maps of Dayton areas of interest.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections

SC-191

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Charlie Taylor Photographs and Articles
1924-1956, 1 folder

Photographs and newspapers concerning Charlie Taylor.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

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Aviation Photographs and Postcards
ca. 1930s, 1 folder

Contains miscellaneous aviation- and airplane-related photographs and postcards, many taken at various air shows, dating circa 1930s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-193

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Amelia Earhart and Wright Brothers Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Contains original photographs of Amelia Earhart and photographs of the Wright Brothers.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-194

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The Brown Patterson Field Collection
1920s-1940s, 1 folder

Contains various materials concerning Patterson Field's transportation squadrons and civilian guards.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-199

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Aeronca Photo and Negative
1935, 1 folder

Negative and print copy of a high wing No. AT1145 Aeronca Plane, dated August 1935, Miami, Florida.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-200

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Wright Brothers Glass Plate Negatives
Undated, 1 folder

Glass plate negatives and copy prints depicting the Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-201

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ODOT Historic American Engineering Record
2001, 1 folder

Study made as part of the Historic American Engineering Record concerning the bridge over the Stillwater River, Richland Township, Darke County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Civic Organizations

SC-204

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Autographed photo of Orville Wright
1948, 1 folder

Black and white photograph of Orville Wright, autographed to Joseph Buck, dated January 12, 1948.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Photographic Collections

SC-212

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Ervin J. Nutter Papers
1982-2000, 1 folder

Items relating to the life and work of Ervin J. Nutter.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

SC-217

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Dayton Family Photograph Album
Undated, 1 folder

Photograph album of an unknown Dayton family, depicting family life and a parade in Dayton. The location appears to be where Sinclair Community College is now located, as some photographs have Sacred Heart in the background.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Family and Personal Papers

SC-218

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Albert William Stevenson Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Ten oversize photographs taken by Lt. Col. Albert William Stevenson, include aerial photographs and aviation photographs.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections

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1913 Flood Postcards
1913, 1 folder

Collection contains postcards depicting the 1913 Dayton flood and its aftermath.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Photographic Collections

SC-222

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Elder-Beerman Staff Photos
1962, 1 folder

Two staff photographs from 1962 documenting the 20-Year and 25-year club members, who are identified under the photos.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Business and Industry

SC-228

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Airplane and Aircraft Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Collection of photographs of various airplanes and aircraft, most of which are identified by manufacturer and engine information.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-229

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Curtiss Airplane Photograph
1911, 1 folder

Photograph of a Curtiss airplane from 1911.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-231

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Curtiss H-16 and JN-4 Airplane Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Photographs and negatives of Curtiss H-16 and JN-4 airplanes.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-233

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Walter W. Meyer Aviation Photographs
1918-1929, 1 folder

Photographs of a Ford Trimotor, DH-4, and a Curtiss Robin airplane.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-238

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Dayton Photographs
1917-1920, 20 items

This small collection contains photographs of Dayton area events and attractions around the period of 1917-1920. The collection consists of a variety of photographs, listed below as they are captioned or labeled. Some of the photographs are undated.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-254

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Keystone Aviation Stereocards
1927-1931, 1 folder

This collection contains seven aviation-themed stereocards produced by the Keystone View Company. Six of the seven are of airships, including the USS Akron and the Graf Zeppelin.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

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Juan Biélovucic Flights in Peru Postcard Collection
ca. 1910, 1 folder

This collection contains a set of twenty photographic postcards depicting Juan Biélovucic’s flights in Peru, around 1910. The photographs include images of his plane on the ground and in flight, as well as images of the San Beatriz Racetrack in Lima, Peru.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Aviation

SC-268

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William Pitstick Xenia Tornado Photograph Collection
1974, 1 folder

This collection contains 31 images of the aftermath of the Xenia tornado in April 1974. William Pitstick was the telephone manager who was called in to start the repairs after the 1974 tornado. He shot several rolls of film documenting the damage at street level across Xenia. These photographs offer an in-depth look at the city in the immediate aftermath of the tornado, and the vast majority of the photographs are very thoroughly labeled.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

SC-277

Harrison Morton Bretz Photographs
1913, 38 items

This collection consists of 38 photographs of the Great 1913 Flood of Dayton, et al. In addition, there are photocopies of each image with a caption including location and approximate date. This collection was donated by Herbert V. Markle who is the grandson of Harrison Bretz in September, 2012.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Photographic Collections

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Susan Katherine Koerner Wright Photograph
Undated, 1 folder

Daguerreotype image of Susan Koerner Wright in wood frame and two copy prints of the image.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-60

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World War I Photos
ca. 1918, 1 folder

Contains photographs taken by an American soldier during World War I and a German album of photo postcards of battle conditions.

Subject Area(s): World War I, Photographic Collections

SC-63

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McCarthy Family Photo Album
1921, 1 folder

Photo album containing images of a road trip from Dayton to California in 1921.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Photographic Collections

SC-64

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Daguerreotypes
ca. 1850, 1 folder

Two Daguerreotypes of an unknown man.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections

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Yellow Springs Civil Rights Demonstration Photographs
1964, 1 folder

Contains photographs relating to a demonstration that occurred in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1964. Also includes copies of court cases that arose from the demonstration.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Photographic Collections

SC-74

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Jane Reece Studio Collection
ca. 1924, 1 folder

Collection of black and white photographs of the remodeling of 834 Riverside Terrace, the studio of Jane Reece. Many are duplicates of photographs located in MS-185 (Fullerton/Jane Reece).

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections

SC-76

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Catalogue from SITES "Early Flight" Exhibit
1984, 1 folder

Loose-leaf catalog from Smithsonian SITES exhibit on "Early Flight"

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

SC-78

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Randolph Edwards Photographs
ca. 19190, 1 folder

Photographs and postcards of Wright Flyers

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Wright Brothers Collections

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