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Funeral of Orville Wright

February 2, 2015
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Funeral of Orville Wright

Orville Wright, who with his brother, Wilbur Wright, invented the first powered controlled aircraft, died on January 30, 1948, after suffering his second heart attack. He was 76. (Wilbur died in 1912 at the age of 45.) His niece, Ivonette Wright Miller, remembered his death and funeral in her reminiscences in 1978: “Uncle Orv’s...
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Whether You Like It or Not…Another Dayton Innovator: Larry Flynt

January 5, 2015
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Whether You Like It or Not…Another Dayton Innovator: Larry Flynt

In October, Lisa Flynt, the daughter of Hustler Magazine owner and one-time Dayton entrepreneur, Larry Flynt, died as a result of injuries sustained in a Riverside, OH, automobile accident. Her death here revealed the deep connection the Flynt family has not only to the Miami Valley, but also Central and Southwestern Ohio. The material...
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B-1 Bomber

December 2, 2014
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B-1 Bomber

The history of aviation, as well as the local history of the Miami Valley, are among our major collecting areas here at Wright State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives. And with the important role that aviation has played in the Miami Valley’s history—from the Wright Brothers to current aerospace research and development—it’s no...
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Deeds Carillon

September 26, 2014
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Deeds Carillon

The Deeds Carillon, for which Carillon Park was named, was built in 1942, at the request of Col. Edward A. Deeds and his wife Edith Wharton Deeds, to commemorate the Deeds family. Each bell was inscribed with the name of a Deeds family member. There were originally 23 bells; now there are 57. The...
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LBJ Reads DDN!

August 13, 2014
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LBJ Reads DDN!

Here is proof that President Johnson, who was famous for reading newspapers from across the country every morning, read our very own Dayton Daily News. Now knowing what we know about LBJ’s proclivities let’s not conjecture as to where he read the Dayton Daily News. Let’s just leave it alone and enjoy the fact...
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Dale Huffman draws crowd for Living Legends on July 18

July 22, 2014
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Dale Huffman draws crowd for Living Legends on July 18

A crowd of approximately 150 people attended our fifth annual Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive lecture on Friday, July 18, 2014. This year’s honoree was DDN columnist Dale Huffman, who has been sharing good news and happy stories from around Dayton since 1968. He has written for the Dayton Daily News for over 40 years, including...
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Dale Huffman to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on July 18

July 9, 2014
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Dale Huffman to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on July 18

Please join us for the 5th Annual Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive lecture, featuring Dayton Daily News columnist Dale Huffman, on Friday, July 18, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. This event is free & open to the public and will take place on the 4th floor of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library. Doors open...
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The King and the Gem City — Elvis in Dayton

May 22, 2014
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The King and the Gem City — Elvis in Dayton

I recently had the opportunity to assist a patron from the Victoria Theatre who was at Special Collections and Archives doing research for an upcoming show, Million Dollar Quartet.  Part of the Premier Health’s Broadway Series at the Schuster Center, this show focuses on the night of December 4, 1956 when Elvis Presley, Jerry...
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McCook Field

May 13, 2014
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McCook Field

McCook Field, named for Civil War General Alexander McDowell McCook (of the “Fighting McCooks”) who once owned a portion of the land on which it was situated, was established in October 1917. McCook Field was located just north of downtown Dayton, along the east side of the Great Miami River, west of Keowee and...
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The University of Dayton Flyers, 1983-84

March 27, 2014
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The University of Dayton Flyers, 1983-84

The University of Dayton Flyers are back in the NCAA tournament this year and doing better than many expected.  They play the Stanford Cardinals  tonight (3/27/2014) at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN.  Here is a look back at the last time they made it this far in the tournament, the 1983-84 Season.  In...
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