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Guess Who (Round 4)

July 27, 2011
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Guess Who (Round 4)

Congratulations to Leah Miller who correctly guessed that the Dayton celebrity was Martin Sheen. In keeping with our aviation theme, let’s move on to round 4. Our next mystery person  graduated from Purdue University in 1955 with a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering. He was a Naval aviator from 1949-1952 and flew 78...
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Dayton Air Show

July 27, 2011
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Dayton Air Show

In keeping with its history as the birthplace of aviation, each year, Dayton hosts a spectacular air show. The Dayton Air Show, first held in 1974, is recognized as one of the country’s premier aviation events. The Air Show takes place in mid-July each year at the Dayton International Airport. This celebration of Dayton’s...
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200 Boxes Processed!

July 13, 2011
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Last week we processed the 200th record storage box of the collection. The last names of A-G from the Personality Files are integrated and ready for permanent placement on the shelves.  The time and effort required to complete the 200 boxes speaks to the volume of this collection; it is massive. We estimate that,...
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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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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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DDN Collection Series

April 4, 2011
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In March we began to minimally process the collection. Before we could get to this stage we had to create the series and subseries for the collection. The DDN collection is made up of the holdings of two separate newspapers; The Dayton Daily News (DDN) and the Dayton Journal Herald (JH). Each paper had...
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Guess Who (Round 3)

March 24, 2011
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Congratulations to Chris who correctly guessed the name of the last Guest Who mystery person. It was Ron “Hollywood” Harper. Also, congratulations to Jon, Ashley from Kettering, and Lisa who knew that Orville Wright was the first mystery person. Now on to round III: This mystery person is an actor, one of the biggest...
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Theater in Dayton

March 24, 2011
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Winter in Dayton has never been a time to stay at home. The thriving theater venues in town are a great place to escape the winter blues and enjoy first-rate performing arts. Dayton is fortunate to have a strong tradition of support for the arts. For instance, many of the city’s suburbs and small...
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The Blizzard of 1978

March 3, 2011
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The snow is melting and it appears that the worst of winter’s wrath is behind us.  Though this winter season was not too daunting, Dayton is no stranger to severe weather. The most notable is perhaps the Blizzard of 1978. In January and February of 1978, a series of three storms hit the Miami...
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Basketball in Dayton

February 3, 2011
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The onset of winter marks the return of one of Dayton’s favorite pastimes, basketball.  Dayton is home to two storied Division I college basketball teams, the Raiders of Wright State University and the University of Dayton Flyers. Combined, the men’s teams  have more than forty postseason appearances and four national championships (the Raiders won...
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