Archive for May, 2011

Baseball in Dayton

May 24, 2011
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Baseball is called America’s pastime, and Dayton is not an exception to the rule. The onset of spring brings families to the diamond all across the Miami Valley. Dayton is home to the Dayton Dragons, and before them, the Ducks. The region is also home to many Major league all-stars; including Roger Clemens, Mike...
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Dayton Industries and Inventors

May 17, 2011
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Delco Delco was the automotive electronics design and manufacturing subsidiary of General Motors. The company was founded in Dayton by Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958) and Colonel Edward A. Deeds (1874-1960) in 1909 (originally with NCR, in 1915 Deeds left that company to devote himself fulltime to the new enterprise). Delco’s name was formed from...
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DDN Preservation

May 2, 2011
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As with any collection, the processing archivist needs to be mindful of preservation concerns. Luckily the DDN collection was maintained with some degree of professional standards. Collections that are not maintained by a trained archivist are often full of staples, adhesives, and other acidic material.  The staff at the paper was knowledgeable of basic...
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