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MFM-117

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Katharine Wright Haskell Papers
1922-1928, 2 reels

Papers consist of mainly correspondence from Katharine Wright (1874-1929) to her future husband, Henry J. Haskell. Letters cover a variety of personal matters including the opposition to her impending marriage by her brother, Orville Wright. Other subjects discussed include Oberlin College, the Kansas City Star, the Wright patent challenge, and Katharine's ideas about women's rights. These letters were microfilmed from originals loaned to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Kansas City, Missouri.

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

MFM-25

Dayton Female Bible Society Records
1819-1846, 1 reel

Records consist of the minutes of an early 19th-century Dayton women's religious society.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations, Religion

MFM-29

League of Women Voters, Dayton Area Chapter Records
1945-1981, 1 reel

Consists of the League's publication, The Voter's Guide, which profiles candidates and issues before each general election. See also MS-123.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women, Civic Organizations

MS-11

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Woman's Relief Corps. 195 Records
1902-1941, .5 lin. ft.

Contains the organization's minute books, membership lists, financial records, and officer's registers. Corps 195 served Auglaize County.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-119

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Dayton Women's Center Records
1973-1981, 7.5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1973 by a group of local feminists, the Dayton Women's Center was created to provide a space for local women to meet, organize, and share common interests and concerns. The records consist of founding and organizational papers, correspondence, minutes, financial records, subject files, membership lists, clippings, newsletters, photographs, and printed materials.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-123

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League of Women Voters, Dayton Area Chapter
1920-2000, 15.75 linear feet

Records include meeting minutes, annual reports, financial records, membership lists, newsletters, and files on local, state, national and international issues that the League studied. Finding aid available. See also MFM-29 for microfilm copies of the Voter's Guide, a League publication.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women

MS-124

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Suzanne Clauser Papers
1961-1983, 3.5 lin. ft.

Clauser is a Yellow Springs author who has written extensively for television and also published a novel. Her papers include copies of her earlier unpublished works as well as copies of several scripts written for the Bonanza television series, correspondence, material pertaining to her novel titled A Girl named Sooner, screenplays, biographical materials, and clippings. Note: Written permission from Mrs. Clauser is required for any publication or quotation for the material in this collection.

Subject Area(s): Women

MS-129

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Dayton Women Working Records
1974-1983, 2 lin. ft.

Organized in 1975, Dayton Women Working was a feminist organization concerned with insuring equal employment opportunities locally for women and minorities. The records consist of meeting minutes, by-laws, membership records, progress reports, newsletters, broadsides, and files documenting DWW's public programs and projects including a study of discrimination in three Dayton banks. There is also material pertaining to DWW's affiliation with other working women's organizations and the transcript of an interview with one of the organization's founders.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-131

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Four Seasons Garden Club Records
1928-2006, 7 lin. ft.

The Four Seasons Garden Club is a women's organization founded in 1928 to raise money for beautification projects around the Dayton area. The records contain meeting minutes, membership records, president's papers, annual reports, financial records, correspondence, program files, yearbooks, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-133

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Dayton Women's Liberation Records
1970-1975, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of a fairly complete run of the organization's newsletter which gives information about the group's meetings and activities and includes short articles discussing the politics and ideology of the Women's Movement. In addition, the collection contains leaflets, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-135

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Alice Griffith Carr Papers
1898-1968, 4 lin. ft.

Born and raised in Yellow Springs, Carr had a long, distinguished career working in Europe for the Red Cross and the Near East Foundation as a nurse and public health administrator. Her papers include extensive correspondence, journal articles, reports, working papers, clippings, genealogical materials, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women

MS-139

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Jerusha Hall Peacock Papers
1860-1878, .5 lin. ft.

Jerusha Peacock was a student at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio in the early 1860s, and later taught at Antioch's Preparatory School from 1865-1873. Her papers consist of letters written primarily to her mother and sisters, essays, a collection of her poetry, and a sketchbook. Peacock's letters colorfully describe her life at Antioch, her travels, acquaintances, and activities.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women

MS-141

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Socialist-Feminist Conference Records
1974-1975, .5 lin. ft.

Records in this collection document the planning and organization of a national Socialist-Feminist conference held in July, 1975, at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Materials include organizational papers, Steering Committee minutes, correspondence, working papers, registration details, women's movement pamphlets, and printed materials relating to the conference. Nine socialist-feminist organizations sponsored this event.

Subject Area(s): Women

MS-143

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Clara Weisenborn Papers
1960-1980, 3.5 lin. ft.

Weisenborn represented Montgomery County in the Ohio State Legislature for over 20 years. Her papers consist primarily of files connected with her legislative career and include working papers, committee reports, bills, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Weisenborn's most active areas of interest were the environment, health, and education. While detailing her work in the Ohio Legislature, the papers offer very little insight into her personal life.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women

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-161

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Louise Harris Odiorne Papers
1914-1975, 3.5 lin. ft.

Louise Odiorne was a landscape architect and planner working out of Yellow Springs, Ohio. The papers in this collection reflect her wide-ranging interests in community planning, environmental architecture, regenerative land use and conservation. Included are personal and professional papers, grants, papers pertaining to several land use projects in and around Yellow Springs, and materials concerned with Odiorne's most important work, the Life- Clime Project, an idea for establishing an indoor symbiotic relationship between plants and people.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women

MS-163

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Ladies Auxiliary Branch NO. 138 of the National Association of Letter Carriers Records
1914-1978, 2 lin. ft.

Consists of minutes, administrative records, financial records, correspondence, national and state convention proceedings, and a history of the Ladies Auxiliary #138 from 1926-1944. Branch #138 was located in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Women

MS-170

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Adalaide Patricia O’Brien Papers
1913-1980, .5 lin. ft.

A native of Sharonville, Ohio, Patricia O'Brien was a successful singer and actress in New York City during the early part of this century. She returned to Dayton in 1917 and became manager of the Dayton Symphony Association. She also worked as a promoter of local theatrical events. Her papers include correspondence, photographs, diaries, and miscellaneous items.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Family and Personal Papers, Women

MS-174

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Sarah Betts Wheeler Family Papers
1839-1921, 1.5 lin. ft.

A collection of 19th and early 20th century papers consisting mainly of the family correspondence of the Wheeler and Betts families as they moved around the Midwest. The correspondence is concerned with the health of family members, courtship, farm and crop information, and church matters. National events are mentioned occasionally.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women

MS-176

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Women, Inc. Records
1975-1986, .5 lin. ft.

Women, Inc. is a Yellow Springs, Ohio, organization of feminist women. The scrapbooks are a loosely arranged chronological record of the group's activities over an 11-year period. Included are minutes, newsletters, membership lists and flyers.

Subject Area(s): Women

MS-177

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Amy Johnson Papers
1930-1958, 1 lin. ft.

Johnson, an English aviator, became an instant celebrity after piloting her de Havilland Gypsy Moth from London to Australia in 1930, a long distant flight no woman had ever attempted. Her papers include the manuscript of her unpublished biography, written by her sister, as well as correspondence, personal papers, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women

MS-183

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Dayton Philharmonic Women's Organization, (Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer's Organization) Records
1976-1988, 2 lin. ft.

The Dayton Philharmonic Women's Organization functions as an auxiliary, helping arm of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The records include scrapbooks consisting of clippings, programs, and photographs, and Board of Trustees and Executive Board minutes.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-184

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Wright State Women Collection
1966-1987, 1 lin. ft.

Collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, program and activity information, and newsletters.

Subject Area(s): Women, Wright State University

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-187

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Dayton Federation of Women's Clubs Records
1907-2007, 4 lin. ft.

Records include annual reports, programs, meeting minutes, membership records, and scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs pertaining to the club's activities. Founded in 1907, the Dayton Federation of Women's Clubs is an amalgamation of Dayton area women's organizations and is engaged locally in charitable, educational and social activities.

Subject Area(s): Women

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-218

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Josephine Schwarz Papers
1876-2004, 28 lin. ft.

The Josephine Schwarz Papers consist of a collection of the personal correspondence, photographs, writings, and memorabilia of Josephine and, to a lesser extent, the personal papers of her sister Hermene Schwarz. The collection encompasses a wide range of topics, including the Schwarz School of Dance, the Dayton Ballet, correspondence concerning dance and ballet-related issues, personal correspondence with family, friends, and students, her journals, diaries, and scrapbooks, ballet and family photographs, and memorabilia.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Family and Personal Papers, Women, World War II

MS-228

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Helen Hunt Club Records
1891-1950, 1 lin. ft.

The Helen Hunt Club was a women's literary organization founded in 1891 by a group of Dayton school teachers. The group studied and read papers on literary subjects and produced a play each year. Records consist of a constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, club programs, correspondence, and the manuscript of a novel written by several club members ca. 1910.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-231

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Edith McClure Patterson Papers
1920-1959, 5 lin. ft.

Edith McClure Patterson served on the Dayton Board of Education during the early 1930s and from 1915-1939 she was the first woman to serve on the Ohio Board of Liquor Control. In 1932, she ran unsuccessfully for Congress. Patterson was active in welfare and education work, and made a lifelong study of problems affecting the home and children. Her papers and scrapbooks are a source of information about local Dayton education, budget and thrift, home management, women's clubs, and liquor control. Also included are materials pertaining to the National Cash Register Company. Mrs. Patterson was a niece, by marriage, of John H. Patterson, founder and first executive officer of NCR.

Subject Area(s): Women, Education and Local Schools

MS-233

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Young Women's League of Dayton Records
1895-1972, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Young Women's League of Dayton was founded in 1898 by former members of the local YWCA. It's purpose was to "promote the moral, mental, and physical welfare of young women" and its activities supported young working women in particular. Records include minutes, financial records, publications, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and materials pertaining to the League's operation of a boarding house for young women.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-238

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Grace A. Greene Normal School Alumnae Records
1884-1992, 1 lin. ft.

Collection consists of scrapbooks, memorabilia, lists of graduates, and reunion materials. Grace A. Greene Normal School first opened in 1869 as Dayton Normal School, and later became Dayton Teacher's College, before being named Grace A. Greene Normal School. The school gave rudimentary education to women who wished to become teachers in the Dayton area. It closed in 1931, but an active alumnae group continued for many years.

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, Women

MS-242

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Joyce Sweeney Papers
1974-1993, 3 lin. ft.

Sweeney is a writer of young adult fiction and a graduate of Wright State University. Her papers include typed manuscripts of several of her published works, journals, scrapbooks, college class papers, and correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Women, Wright State University

MS-244

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National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Jonathan Dayton Chapter Scrapbooks
1927-1995, 9.5 lin. ft.

Scrapbooks outline the history and activities of the Dayton, Ohio Chapter of the DAR and include clippings, photographs, programs, local histories, and genealogies.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-245

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Harrison Township Women's Republican Club Records
1944-1992, 1.5 lin. ft.

Organized in 1944, the Harrison Township Women's Republican Club is part of the Ohio and National Federation of Republican Women's Clubs. Records consist of minutes, financial records, correspondence, membership rolls, and information about the club's activities.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women

MS-249

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League of Women Voters of Yellow Springs Records
1946-1984, 2 lin. ft.

Materials include published and unpublished histories of national and local league programs, various organizational and administrative materials, newsletters, bulletins, and files covering various issues studied by the League.

Subject Area(s): Women, Politics

MS-280

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Marguerite Parrish Papers
1930-1980, 2.5 lin. ft.

Parrish was an active Democratic leader for over sixty years. She worked with the Democratic Party at the local, state, and national level. Through her work, she gained many acquaintances with leading political figures such as Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Her papers also include correspondence and informational materials on the workings of the Democratic Party. Some of the most extensive information deals with her work in the Federated Democratic Women of Ohio organization of which she was President.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women

MS-281

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Louise Kennedy Collection
1870-1947, 3 lin. ft.

Louise Achey Kennedy was a prominent member in Dayton society during the late 19th and early 20th century. She was a charter member of the Jonathan Dayton Chapter of the DAR, and a genealogical researcher. The collection consists of personal correspondence, travel souvenirs, religious pamphlets, photographs, and miscellaneous ephemera from the late 1880s to the early 1900s.

Subject Area(s): Women, Family and Personal Papers

MS-285

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Margaret Shardelow Young Papers
1913-1984, 3 lin. ft.

Dayton native, Margaret Shardelow Young, was a member of the Friday Afternoon Club, one of the city’s oldest women’s literary clubs. She was also a local school teacher and long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton. The collection includes her Friday Afternoon Club writings, schoolbooks, teaching notes, photographs, and greeting cards with her original poetry.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women, Education and Local Schools

MS-288

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Garden Club of Dayton Records
1903-2011, 15.25 lin. ft.

Katherine Talbot founded the Garden Club of Dayton in 1922. The Club's goal is to promote and encourage the beautification of not only their privately owned gardens, but also the gardens and environment of Oakwood and the surrounding Dayton area. This collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, publications, as well as information on community projects, and an administrative/organizational series. Note: must obtain permission to publish materials from this collection.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-290

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The Friday Afternoon Club Records
1893-2003, 4 lin. ft.

The Friday Afternoon Club was founded in 1893 as a literary club for women in the Dayton area. Aside from academic and literary studies, the Friday Afternoon club also enjoys social events such as lectures, plays and picnics. Still in existence, the club meets every other Friday at the homes of its members. The collection consists of minutes and membership rosters, financial records, yearly programs, and scrapbooks. Note: please check concerning restrictions on this collection.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-291

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Zola Marie MacDonald Aviation Scrapbook
1935-1945, 1 scrapbook

Scrapbook containing articles and information on aviation crashes, women in aviation (including the search for Amelia Earhart), and aviation fiction, dating between 1935 and early 1940s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women

MS-295

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Ann Cooper Collection
early 1900s-2002, 50 lin. ft.

Ann Cooper is a prolific author with over 600 published magazine articles and ten books on aviation notables to her credit. The research collection is an excellent source of information on women aviators such as Jessie Woods, Patty Wagstaff, Edna Gardner Whyte, Dorothy S. Lewis, and Nancy Hopkins Tier, as well as African American aviators including the Tuskegee Airmen

Subject Area(s): Aviation, African-Americans, Women

MS-301

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Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter Collection
1931-1995, 6 lin. ft.

The Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter Collection is rich in information on church music, especially handbells and hymnology. In addition, it contains many of her original literary writings such as poetry, essays, plays, and short stories.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Women, Religion

MS-306

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Edith Holsinger Papers
1958-1987, 5 lin. ft.

Edith Holsinger was an English teacher, teaching at both Fairmont West High School and Barnes Jr. High School. In 1964, Holsinger aided in the creation of the Kettering Teachers Union and was an active participant until her retirement. The collection consists of administration papers, newsletters, and personal correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Politics, Women, Education and Local Schools

MS-308

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Gladys Turner Finney Papers
1957-2000, 3 lin. ft.

Contains autobiographical articles, brochures, correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings and reports that document Gladys Finney’s career in social work in the Dayton, Ohio area. Also contains materials concerning her private life, her involvement with her church and personal interests, as well as material relating to her husband, Frederick Marshall Finney.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women, African-Americans

MS-31

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Dorothy K. White Papers
1920-1974, .5 lin. ft.

A collection of clippings, photographs, awards, literary sketches, and stage programs reflecting White's career as a stage and silent screen actress during the 1920s, and her later work in charitable and civic causes in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women

MS-313

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Widows Home of Dayton Records
1870-2002, 10 lin. ft.

The collection chronicles the history of the Widows Home through pictures, slides, deeds, daily census records, board minutes, newspaper clippings and administration records, including budgets and fund raising activities.

Subject Area(s): Women

MS-315

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College Women's Club of Dayton Records
1907-2012, 16 lin. ft.

Established in 1907, the College Women's Club of Dayton (CWC) continues to meet monthly during the fall, winter, and spring months for the purpose of uniting "alumnae of institutions of higher learning, and to foster an interest in higher education." The club continues to promote higher education, offer continuing education through study groups, and encourage service to the community. The collection contains financial, administrative, and membership records.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-329

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Christ Child Society Records
1887-2003, 3.5 lin. ft.

Mary Virginia Merrick founded the Christ Child Society in 1887 in Washington, D.C. to aid poor children. On October 11, 191,1 Marie and Helen Rotterman founded the Dayton Chapter of the Christ Child Society. The society began with fewer than 200 women, primarily Catholic, yet grew steadily throughout the century. The group's primary focus is to provide clothing and aid to needy women and children. The collection includes minutes, photographs, and committee files.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-340

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Juliet Stroh Blanchard Collection
1902-1996, 10.7 lin. ft.

The manuscript collection of Juliet Blanchard is a bountiful resource of primary materials for research relating to the social, educational, and philanthropic activities of a woman who made a significant contribution to Dayton and to the state of Ohio during the mid-20th century. Her collection is of special interest in the field of Women’s Studies as Blanchard challenged the boundaries of traditional homemaking. The collection also provides some insight on the activities of the organizations that she belonged to during her lifetime and on some of the historical events taking place both locally and worldwide during that same time period.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-349

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Progressive Mothers' Club Records
1923-2003 (bulk 1985-2003), 15.5 lin. ft.

The mission of the Progressive Mothers’ Club was to promote the role and education of mothers within the setting of a social group. The collection documents the club through yearly event books, financial records, membership records, scrapbooks, meeting minutes, photographs, and newspaper clippings. The collection also contains scrapbooks, attendance records, and meeting minutes from the Progressive Mothers’ Alumnae.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-40

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Newberry League of Woman Voters Collection
1956-1972, 5.5 lin. ft.

This collection was donated by Jane Newberry, an active member of the Dayton League of Women Voters. Included are various issues of the League's newsletters and an assortment of reports, papers, and surveys on such topics as education, welfare, mental health, foreign policy, prison reform, housing, taxes, and pollution. Also included are some administrative, financial, and membership records.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women

MS-404

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Katharine Kennedy Brown Collection (Lenz Additions)
1884-1970s, 20.5 lin. ft.

The collection contains documents, correspondence, photographs, and political materials related to Katharine Kennedy Brown’s personal and political life. Some documents and correspondence pertain to members of Brown’s family, including her brother Grafton Sherwood Kennedy, as well as extended family members. Other correspondence was generated by Mrs. Brown during her tenure as National Republican Committeewoman for Ohio from 1932 to 1968, as well as correspondence received by Mrs. Brown pertaining to her position, state and national Republican campaigns and conventions to which Mrs. Brown was a delegate. See also, MS-146.

Subject Area(s): Women, Politics

MS-408

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Woman's Literary Club Records
1889-2011, 8.7 lin. ft.

Records include yearbooks, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, and scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs pertaining to the club's activities. Founded in 1889, the Woman's Literary Club was the first women’s club in Dayton. The club’s purpose is the study of literature, but it has also engaged in charitable activities. It has evolved over the years to include creative writing as well as literary study.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-422

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Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women of Dayton Collection
1962-2008, .5 lin. ft.

This collection contains information regarding the Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women Awards which annually featured ten Dayton-area women who had been nominated for this award for professional, community, or personal achievements. Materials in this collection include newspaper articles with brief biographies about the award recipients and programs from the awards ceremony luncheons. Also included are video recordings of the luncheons where the women were honored for their achievements and selection for this award.

Subject Area(s): Women, Dayton Daily News

MS-428

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Beavercreek Women's League Records
1969-2012, 11 lin. ft.

Established in 1969, the Beavercreek Women’s League (BWL) is a civic organization that supports families, women, and their communities. It is an ongoing collection that includes administrative and organizational records including meeting agendas and minutes, monthly financial statements, end of the year reports, constitutions, by laws and code of regulations, correspondence, membership records, and program information; publicity and publication records including newsletters, newspaper clippings, and awards; and photographs and scrapbooks.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

MS-429

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Gladys Chaney Wessels Papers
1927-2009 (bulk 1940s-1970s), 6 lin. ft.

The Gladys Chaney Wessels Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and audiovisual materials, all relating to the life and work of Gladys Chaney Wessels, a prominent educator and social activist in the Dayton, Ohio area. The papers include items from her personal life as well as the numerous institutions and women’s rights groups of which she has been a part.

Subject Area(s): Women, Family and Personal Papers, Wright State University

MS-441

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Trotwood Women's Club Records
1936-2011, 3.5 lin. ft.

The collection includes minutes, treasury reports, program information, certificates, newspaper clippings, and a few photographs from the Trotwood Women's Club of Trotwood, Ohio. These items were collected by members of the Trotwood Women's Club and relate to the club's activities and community involvement from its creation in 1936 to 2011. The club is still active in the community today.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-452

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Dorothy Harbach Papers
1951-1978, 1.25 lin. ft.

The Dorothy Harbach Papers consists of materials from two of her places of employment (WLW-D Channel 2 and Rike’s Department Store). Many of the materials in this collection are advertisements and marketing techniques for the two businesses as Ms. Harbach was involved in their promotional offices. There are also materials which give insight into her professional career.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Women

MS-463

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Delphinium Garden Club of Dayton Records
1931-2012, 2.5 lin. ft.

The collection includes minutes, reports, notes, program information, newspaper clippings, and photographs from the Delphinium Garden Club of Dayton, Ohio. These items were collected by members of the Delphinium Garden Club of Dayton and document the organizations history, activity, and community involvement from its creation in 1931 until 2012. The club is still active in the community today.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

MS-479

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Dayton Women’s Health Center Records
1972-1997, 6 lin. ft.

Established in Kettering, Ohio, in September 1973, the Dayton Women’s Health Center provided a variety of women’s reproductive health services, including pregnancy tests, contraceptives, and abortions. This collection consists of the DWHC’s administrative records, legal records, newspaper clippings, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia. Also included are materials on the abortion debate, such as pro-choice and pro-life brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, and other literature; records of picketers at the clinic; and correspondence from the DWHC’s opponents and supporters.

Subject Area(s): Women

MS-8

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Carol H. Cline Papers
1939-1965, .5 lin. ft.

Correspondence, notes, news clippings, audio tapes, photographs, and a scrapbook relating to Ms. Cline's activities in civic affairs, public relations and radio broadcasting in the Dayton area.

Subject Area(s): Women

MS-91

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Ruth Herr Papers
1930-1945, .5 lin. ft.

Ruth Herr was an art teacher in the Dayton and Oakwood public schools. The materials in this collection reflect her interest in women's rights and include a constitution and bylaws for the National Woman's Party, a speech by Mrs. Herr, several copies of the National Woman's Party newspaper, Equal Rights, and clippings and miscellaneous material pertaining to the National Woman's Party.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women

SC-117

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Katharine Wright Letters
1911-1933, 1 folder

Original and transcribed copies of letters from Katharine Wright to various acquaintances, including Agnes Guthrie, a newspaper article concerning Orville Wright and a telegram from him.

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

SC-120

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"To Avoid Her is to Betray Her: The Letters of Jerusha Hall Peacock (1861-1878)"
1998, 1 folder

Student paper written by Megan Nealis in December 1998 concerning Jerusha Peacock. See MS-139.

Subject Area(s): Women, Family and Personal Papers

SC-132

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Margaret Van Cleve Reeder Autobiography
Undated, 1 folder

Three-page typed portion of an autobiography of Margaret Van Cleve, paternal grandmother of the Wright Brothers.

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

SC-160

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Zoology Lecture Notes, Irene Hardy, Antioch College
1876, 1 folder

Notebook from Irene Hardy containing her Zoology lecture notes from Antioch College, dated 1876

Subject Area(s): Education and Local Schools, Women

SC-2

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American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Post 330, Records
1921-1924, 1 folder

Consists of the minute book of an Auglaize county women's veterans society.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Women

SC-236

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"The Third Wright Brother, The Story of Katharine Wright" by Elizabeth Beck Rehling
ca. 2000, 1 folder

Collection consists of an unpublished manuscript by Elizabeth Beck Rehling, “The Third Wright Brother, The Story of Katharine Wright.” Elizabeth Rehling was the daughter of Agnes Osborne, a close friend of Katharine Wright. The double-spaced manuscript is 289 pages and 56,000 words. Elizabeth Rehling died in about 2008. Please note that there are restrictions on copying and quoting from this material.

Subject Area(s): Women, Wright Brothers Collections

SC-25

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State of Ohio v Alfred Artis
1852-1855, 1 folder

An official court report for a sexual assault case tried in Shelby County during the 1850s.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Women

SC-253

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It Happened on Maple Street Book
2011, 1 folder

Published in April 2011, It Happened on Maple Street is the true-life love story of USA Today bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn and her husband, Tim Barney. The two met while attending college at Wright State University in the fall of 1977. The book chronicles their story and utilizes information from the University Archives.

Subject Area(s): Wright State University, Arts, Women

SC-292

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Roz Young Manuscript
1994-1995, 2 items

Collection consists of one typed manuscript by Roz Young, titled Two Perfectly Marvelous Cats. It would be published in 1995. This early copy, along with a letter, also in the collection, dates from 1994 and was sent to a friend of Young’s named Francis Ryder.

Subject Area(s): Women, Arts

SC-35

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Eunice Pearson Papers
1877-1878, 1 folder

Diary dated 1877-1878, also includes information between 1839 to 1877 from other family members. Some sections of the diary have been transcribed.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women

SC-37

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Jean Moreo Papers
1977, 1 folder

Collection contains copies of photographs and a newspaper article concerning Moreo, a WASP and a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women, World War II

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Xenia Female College Records
1866-1873, 1 folder

Contains programs, articles, papers, and commencement materials for the Xenia Female College, dating between 1866 and 1873.

Subject Area(s): Women, Education and Local Schools

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Ohio Women's Peace Walk Records
1984-1986, 1 folder

Working papers, minutes, articles and a photograph concerning the Ohio Women's Peace Walk organization, dating in the 1980s.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations

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Ann Kirk Diary
1933-1934, 1 folder

Diary provides details on the foundation of the Dayton Chamber Orchestra, later the Dayton Philharmonic.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Women

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Bessie Coleman Photographs
ca. 1920s, 1 folder

Photocopy of portion of book about Bessie Coleman and copies of several photographs of Bessie Coleman.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women, African-Americans

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Nellie Van Mater Journal
1864, 1 folder

Journal of Nellie Van Mater who lived in Greene County and attended Antioch College in the 1860s.

Subject Area(s): Women, Family and Personal Papers, Education and Local Schools

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Margaret Smell Diary
1901-1915, 1 folder

Diary of Margaret Smell who was visiting Dayton from Michigan during the 1913 flood. Transcription of flood related sections available.

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Subject Area(s): Women, Family and Personal Papers, 1913 Flood History

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Katharine Wright's Correspondence with Agnes Beck
1908-1929, 1 folder

Eight letters written by Katharine Wright to her friend, Agnes Beck, discussing Orville and Wilbur Wright, their flights, the Wright family, and other personal matters. Of particular note is the letter of September 22, 1908, describing Orville's crash at Ft. Myer, Virginia and his subsequent convalescence.

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

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