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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



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



Charles Colbert Papers
1966-1971, 1 lin. ft.

Papers consist of business correspondence, brochures, and working papers pertaining to Colbert's involvement with the Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium and the Wright State University Engineering Department. See also, MS-234.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Wright State University



Charles W. Ingler Papers
1937-2004 (bulk 1960s, 1990s), 2 lin. ft.

Ingler was one of the individuals responsible for Wright State Universityís groundbreaking in 1961 and was an important figure in Dayton. These papers chronicle the life of Ingler, and provide insight into the history of Wright State University and education in state institutions within the greater Miami Valley. This collection contains correspondence, photographs, news clippings, original writings, books written by Ingler, reports conducted by Ingler, information regarding the development of Wright State University, and biographical documents.

Subject Area(s): Wright State University



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 womenís rights groups of which she has been a part.

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



Thomas Macaulay Collection
1961-2014 (bulk 1970-1990), 16.5 lin. ft.

Wright State University Special Collections and Archive have partnered with the College of Liberal Arts Department of Art and Art History to document the history and development of art education at Wright State University. A key element in this project is to also collect the history of the departmentís wider relationship with the art community of Dayton and the Miami Valley. Thomas Macaulay, visual artist and WSU Professor Emeritus has exhibited his work throughout the Miami Valley, the state of Ohio and the nation. The collection includes exhibit catalogs, notes, sketches, photographs, videos and newspaper clippings documenting his numerous art exhibits and performances.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Education and Local Schools, Wright State University



Rockafield Family Papers
1863-1973, 1 folder

Reports and correspondence showing the history of ownership of Wright State University land during the 1800s, a listing of families buried in Rockafield Cemetery, and correspondence from the Rockafield's during their service in the Civil War.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civil War, Wright State University, Cemeteries



Donald Earl Lake Musical Score
1991, 1 folder

Cassette tape and two handwritten scores of the WSU Fight Song, "Stand Up and Cheer for the Raiders of WSU"

Subject Area(s): Wright State University, Arts



Joyce Carol Oates Letter
1977, 1 folder

Correspondence to and from Joyce Carol Oates from WSU concerning potential visit.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Wright State University



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



Phil Donahue Letter
1964, 1 folder

This is a letter to Fred White, Business Manager for the Miami-OSU Dayton Campus (forerunner of Wright State University), from Phil Donahue, thanking him for his appearance on Donahue's show on WHIO, dated March 24, 1964.

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



John W. Jakes Papers
1979-1991, 1 folder

Collection includes a letter written by Jakes to the WSU English Department chair and a thank you note.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Wright State University



Paul Laurence Dunbar Library Dedication Papers
1992, 1 folder

Programs, letters, and clippings relating to the dedication of the WSU library as the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library.

Subject Area(s): Wright State University