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could you tell me how to find an old dayton newspaper from january 4th 1959 showing article and pictures of the old patterson one room school in osgood ohio. thanks kindly
We are on it! I will look it up and see what I can find.
I do not have ready access to go to the archives personally in Ohio, however, I was wondering if there is someone there who has access to the Dayton Daily News, January 28, 1999. I would greatly appreciate any response at all, even if it is not possible currently to obtain a copy at present; I don’t seem to be finding anything online despite my efforts to search, so this is my last effort of searching online. Any help at all would be so greatly appreciated!
If you know a date for the article you wish to find, the simplest way is to search the Dayton Daily News directly, by date, rather than the DDN Archive (which is organized by subject). Wright State University Libraries has the Dayton Daily News on microfilm, as well as access to articles from 1990-present in an electronic database. If you would like help in finding a specific article, please submit your request through the Archives’ Research Request Form: http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/research/request/.
how to find old dayton newspaper on 2nd january, 1981. showing article abaot William Stanley Milligan? thank’s a lot…
If you know a date for the article you wish to find, the simplest way is to search the Dayton Daily News directly, by date, rather than the DDN Archive (which is organized by subject). Wright State University Libraries has the Dayton Daily News on microfilm, as well as access to articles from 1990-present in an electronic database. If you would like help in finding a specific article, please submit your request through the Archives’ Research Request Form: http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/research/request/.,.
I am wondering if you could find a picture of Wilbur Wright’s death certificate.
The death certificate of Wilbur Wright can be viewed online at : https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X86Q-2HD (create a free account and login to see the image). This database contains Ohio death records from 1908-1953.
I am looking for photographs of a man named W.S. McIntosh, who was a civil rights leader from Dayton. Can you assist?
We’ll see what we can find!
About 10 years ago the Dayton Daily News published a Dayton pictorial history book with a title something like “The Dayton We Love”. Is that still available for purchase from the News? If not, the exact title if you have it, please, so I can try to track down a used copy. Many thanks. — Alan Berg
Hi, Alan, thanks for your comment! I believe you are referring to the book “For the Love of Dayton,” which was published in 1995 and reprinted in 2001 by the Dayton Daily News. It is a chronological picture book published around the city’s bicentennial; each page has pictures and stories from one year in Dayton’s history. I do not believe the book is still available for purchase new, but a quick Internet search shows that there are currently used copies available on Amazon and Ebay. Hope this helps!
The Loews Dayton image is from 1944, not 1955. Shirley Temple was not, among other things, making personal appearances in the mid-50′s. A quick search on IMDB identifies the first-run movie with the correct year.
Thanks for the correction, James! Yes, you are right!
Glad to assist!
I’m trying to find a DDN or Journal Herald article with photo from probably summer of 1970-1972. The subject was a war protest march and the photo caption was something like “Tot Toted for Peace”. I’d greatly appreciate any help finding this pic of myself and my son. Thanks.
We will see what we can find and email you.
I am looking for blueprints and or photos of the homes built for the Miami Conservancy Distric Germantown Dam project workers (1920 era). The area is on the Creek Road. There were standoff homes built that were not on the main campus. I am looking to restore/save an exsisting dwelling.
We’ll see what we can find out, and we will email you.
My great uncle Paul Horn was a photographer for your newspaper from 1945 till he retired at age 65 in 1971. I have a few a couple of clippings of him when he was actually part of the article. Was wondering if it possible to get other work he did or at least get dates for when the articles I do have were printed. thank you
We’ll see what we can find out! Thanks for stopping by!
THANKS SO MUCH AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT YOU FIND.
I’m looking for pictures of the Sherwood Drive-in, which became the Sherwood Twin, the Captain Kidd Drive-in and the Kon-Tiki theatre that I can use in a video I’m doing for FilmDayton about the Levin Family Foundation.
I have only until Monday to finish, so time is an issue, and I still have hope to get to the Levin archives as well. (Timing has not been on my side there.)
Oh, and pictures of the Rhino restaurant in downtown Dayton, or the 49er restaurant on Airway or “Cook Theater on Main St” would be great, too.
We’ll see if we can find any photos, and we will email you.
Where would I find a picture from the Dayton Daily News paper from September 27 or 28, 1947 with a picture of the last Streetcar run. The picture has the man who was driving that route standing next to his trolley! I would love to be able to find this picture!!
We’ll see what we can find, Katie, and we’ll email you!
My dad was a photographer for the dayton daily news his name was Jim Clauss he had taken pictures at the 1968 osu Michigan game and I am looking for any pictures from that I can find… Any suggestions??
Hi, Jessica – one of our archivists will email you about this!
I am writing a children’s book about Orville’s final flight on April 19,1944. He flew on the brand new Lockheed Constellation that had just set a transcontinental speed record. I have a few images of Orville viewing the plane on the ground and one of him in the plane, but I am wondering if there was a ceremony on the ground at Wright Field that day? It seems to me like it would have been a big deal to have the father of aviation riding on this big new plane. Can you help me find out if there was such an event? Also, are there any additional photographs that were taken by the Dayton Daily News? The images I have are from the War Department. Thank you so much!
We will see what we can find out, and we’ll email you.
I’m trying to locate an advertisement from on or before February 3 1971 for a concert at the University of Dayton for the band “Chicago” . Can someone look (maybe up to 3 days before?)
Thank you in advance!
Thank you Lisa
I’m looking for a few DDN articles covering the construction of the Kettering Tower, which was built as the Winters Tower. The two I’m looking for are from April 9th 1969, which was the date of the Winters Tower groundbreaking. The grand opening was May 22 1972. I read on a building database that a tower crane collapsed during the construction, I don’t know the date unfortunately. Any pictures of the building or skyline when it was being built would be useful as well! I’ll need anything you can find by the end of the month!
We’ll see what we can find, and we will email you.
On the cover of your daily paper on March 20, 1987 I was the 12 year old boy playing basketball in a photo to mark the kickoff of Spring.
Me and my family no longer have a copy of that paper, and would LOVE a copy/photo/print of it. Is there ANY way that can happen?
Hi, Matt- We will see what we can find, and we’ll email you.
Hello was owndering if you all could help find death certificate or announcment of his death in the dayton daily news paper or any other aricles relating to his tragic death bt Train. Not sure if it was the name of the paper back them . His name was Luther Durden and he resided at 24 Leroy Street Dayton Ohio Montgomery County. I was born and raised in Dayton as well and was always told the story about him of him being struck by a train after taking a morning scroll. I do not know when this took place but my Mom was about 5-7 years of age and is now 73 born in 1942. She remebers him well as they use to call him “Poor” and not because they were poor they owned their 1st home on Leroy Street he and my Great Grand Mother Annie L Durden . Please help.
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