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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, Local History

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, Local History

MS-258

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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, Local History

MS-374

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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, Local History

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 womenís rights groups of which she has been a part.

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

MS-496

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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

SC-1

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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, Local History

SC-102

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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, Local History

SC-115

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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, Local History

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, Local History

SC-26

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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, Local History

SC-41

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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, Local History

SC-84

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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, Local History

UA-1

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Reed Smith Wright State University Peace Studies Collection
1972-1996 (bulk 1980-1992), 6 lin. ft.

Dr. Reed Smith was a professor at Wright State University from 1969-1995. In that time he built up a Peace Studies program at WSU and held several conferences on Peace Activism. This collection contains grant applications and proposals, biographies of speakers at conferences, research papers that he and others had written, and a large collection of periodicals on Peace Activism or relating to the Peace Movement.

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

UA-2

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Wright State University School of Professional Psychology Records
1973-2013, 4.5 lin. ft.

This collection is mostly comprised of documents that describe the history and development of the School of Professional Psychology of Wright State University. These documents include accreditation studies and other various necessities of the programís development. The collection also contains a large portion of graduation records and pamphlets.

Subject Area(s): University Archives, Wright State University, Education and Local Schools, Medical History

UA-3

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Wright State University Retirees Association (WSURA) Records
1993-2006, 2 lin. ft.

The Wright State University Retirees Association (WSURA) is a service-oriented organization devoted to serving the needs of WSU retirees. The collection includes business correspondence, executive meeting minutes, newsletters, and photographs.

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

UA-4

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Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Records
1970-2015, 72 lin. ft.

The Boonshoft School of Medicine contains documents from its inception to the present. These documents include the committee minutes to build the school, early correspondence files and school development files, annual reports, yearbooks, commencement records, and publications created by BSOM and its various offices. Among the departmental papers are class photographs and composites. The end of the collection contains documents for departments which are now defunct or merged into other units.

Subject Area(s): University Archives, Wright State University, Education and Local Schools, Medical History

UA-6

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Abe Bassett Wright State University Theater Collection
1970-1988, 3.25 lin. ft.

This collection contains slides, videos and published materials on Abe Bassett and the Wright State University Theater. The slides are of productions Bassett produced during his tenure in the Theater department. The published materials covers Bassettís time at the Theater Department and the other is an autobiography.

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

UA-7

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Wright State University College of Nursing and Health Records
1973-2010, 8.5 lin. ft.

The College of Nursing and Health contains documents from its inception to the present. These documents include the committee minutes to build the college, early correspondence files and school development files, annual reports, yearbooks, commencement records, and publications created by BSOM and its various offices. Among the departmental papers are class photographs and composites.

Subject Area(s): University Archives, Wright State University, Education and Local Schools, Medical History

UA-8

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Wright State University Public History Program Collection
1972-2015, 3 lin. ft.

In 1974 the Public History Program was developed as a new graduate program in the History Department at Wright State University. The collection documents the growth and development of the program. It includes written histories of the program, administrative files, curriculum, classes, symposiums, capstone projects, exhibitions and alumni files.

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