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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1913 Flood Survivors that You Can See Anytime

March 25, 2014
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The Great Flood of March 1913 was probably the worst disaster in Dayton’s history. Hundreds of people died in Dayton alone, but many lived to tell their tales of hardship and devastation. You can hear some of these stories in our 1913 Flood Survivors Oral History collection, MS-296 (watch videos online in CORE Scholar). However,...
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Donahue

March 4, 2014
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Donahue

Phil Donahue was born in Cleveland, OH, in 1935.  His show, aptly titled, The Phil Donahue Show, would change daytime television.  It premiered in Dayton in 1967 and ran for the next 29 years. The show introduced American daytime television audiences to a unique, new, daytime format and became a standard for a wide...
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