DDN and Dayton

Society of the Friends of Lizzie Borden

December 14, 2012
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Society of the Friends of Lizzie Borden

The Dayton Daily News collection here at Wright State usually contains items that one would expect to find in a newspaper collection- old clippings, photographs used in articles, etc. However, every once in a while we come across something strange and out of place. One great example is a series of editorials that we...
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Wright-Patterson AFB

December 11, 2012
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Wright-Patterson AFB

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has long been a center of research and development. For years, the base was the center of both theoretical research and flight test for the Air Force. Even though flight testing is today conducted at Edwards Air Force Base in California, much research and experimentation continue to take place here...
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World War II Pictures

December 7, 2012
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World War II Pictures

Within the DDN collection, there are a number of folders containing pictures that cover various campaigns of the Second World War. These pictures were used in the newspaper for stories and often times still have the original captions still attached to them. I decided to pick a couple of themes and post some pictures...
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Cedarville University Through the Years

December 6, 2012
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I have only had a short time to go through the Dayton Daily News Archive, but Bill found a folder of my Alma Mater, Cedarville University.  At the time it was Cedarville College, and it was fascinating to go through and look at the pictures and to see how much the school has changed...
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President Truman in Dayton

November 19, 2012
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The final installment of the DDN Presidential Series is the 33rd President of the United States, Harry Truman. President Truman’s legacy has gone through an evolution since he left office in 1953. His approval rating was in the low 20% (in some polls, even lower than Nixon when he left office). However in the...
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President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Dayton

October 29, 2012
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The next Commander in Chief in our Presidential Series is the 36th POTUS, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. President Johnson is described as one the most politically astute and canny politicians of the 20th century. He began his political career in his home state of Texas, running for the House as a New Deal Democrat....
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UFOs, Unicorns and other spooky things

October 29, 2012
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Late October is filled with thoughts of ghouls and goblins. Last year we published photos of trick-or-treaters and Halloween costumes. This year we looked for photos and stories related to mythical creatures and aliens. We actually found quite a lot of material. Of course UFOs are a very big topic in Dayton because of...
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Kennedys in Dayton

October 18, 2012
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No political family has captured the national attention like the Kennedys. The family boasts numerous senators, successful businessmen, and a US President. The focus of this installment of the DDN Presidential Series is JFK and the Kennedy family. Because of their national prominence many Kennedys have visited the Miami Valley. The DDN collection contains...
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The Presidential Campaign of Governor Romney

October 3, 2012
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Governor Mitt Romney is preparing for tonight’s first of three presidential debates to take place before the November election. Governor Romney has been in the national spotlight since 2008 when he began his first run at the Presidency. Mr. Romney is no stranger to politics as his father, George Romney, ran for the Republican...
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President Clinton in Dayton

September 21, 2012
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The third President in our series is the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton. President Clinton is one of the youngest to ever hold the office and he was the first of the Baby Boomer generation to win the Presidency. He is known as a “New” Democrat in that he advocate...
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