DDN Archives Materials Requested for “Carol” Film

January 26, 2016
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Wright State University President David Hopkins recently shared some interesting Wright State connections to the Academy Award-nominated film Carol (2015), starring Cate Blanchett. Among these connections are that the film’s production manager, Karri O’Reilly, is a 1994 WSU grad. Another 20 WSU grads and students also worked on the movie,...
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Dayton’s First Quadruplets

August 3, 2015
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Dayton’s First Quadruplets

The first set of quadruplets born in the Dayton area were the Deddens quads, born September 7, 1974, via cesarean section at Kettering Memorial Hospital. That was the day Oakwood residents, Bob Deddens, a 34-year-old lawyer (and later an Oakwood Municipal Court judge), and his wife Ruth, age 27,...
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Dayton Daily News Legend Dale Huffman passes away

July 27, 2015
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Dayton Daily News Legend Dale Huffman passes away

We were saddened to learn that longtime Dayton Daily News columnist Dale Huffman died Saturday evening, July 25, at Kettering Memorial Hospital. Huffman, age 79, had been battling kidney cancer and other ailments. Huffman had been a fixture in local news since 1968, sharing good news and happy stories from around...
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Soap Box Derby

July 9, 2015
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"Start of the heat" at the top of Burkhardt Hill at the first Soap Box Derby, Summer, 1933

Recently, my colleague here at Special Collections & Archives, Toni VandenBos, received an e-mail from CNN wanting any images we had of Dayton’s Soap Box Derby.  The images will be used in the Mike Rowe show, Somebody’s Got to Do It.  The upcoming show deals with the men and...
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Laura Bischoff to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on May 29

May 13, 2015
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Laura Bischoff to speak at Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News on May 29

Please join us for the 6th Annual Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive lecture, featuring Dayton Daily News investigative reporter Laura Bischoff, on Friday, May 29. This event is free & open to the public and will take place on the 4th floor of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library,...
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