Capturing the Moment: The Intersection of Dance and Photography
This exhibit highlights the exquisite connection between dance and photography as demonstrated in the work of Josephine and Hermene Schwarz, founders of the Dayton Ballet, and of Jane Reece, a renowned Dayton photographer. Come explore the intersection of artists on both sides of the lens!
Capturing the Moment: The Intersection of Poetry and Photography
In commemoration of National Poetry Month, this exhibit highlights the ability of both poetry and photography to capture moments of time. Highlighted in the exhibit are Dayton artists, poet Paul Shivell and photographer Jane Reece. Come explore the connections between the two artists by reading the poetry Shivell wrote for Jane Reece and the portraits of Shivell and his family taken by Jane Reece.
A bronze bust of Charles E. Taylor is on display near the Dunbar Library entrance. Taylor built the engine for the Wright brothers' 1903 flyer and is recognized for his achievements as the world's first airplane mechanic. The bust was presented in honor of Taylor and all aircraft mechanics by the Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Association (AMTA) in June of 2007.
Brain Games Collection
Interested in a break that will keep your mind active? Visit the collection of games available in the Group Study Room on the first floor of Dunbar Library.
The Engineers Club of Dayton
Founded in 1914 by Edward A. Deeds and Charles F. Kettering, the Engineers Club has grown into one of the Miami Valley's major cultural and scientific institutions. It has advanced the field of engineering through furnishing facilities where engineers, scientists, and business leaders could meet to share ideas, exchange information, and develop long-term relationships that would benefit members, the community, and society. Come learn more about Dayton's Engineers Club in this exhibit of photographs and materials from their collection in Special Collections and Archives.
Some of our favorite things to do in the summertime are highlighted in this exhibit. The exhibit case is located near the elevators.
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Kettering tower! Materials about one of the best known Dayton landmarks are on display in the Special Collections and Archives reading room.
Preserving Your Family Photographs
This exhibit highlights information about preserving family photographs. Learn some key tips and information about how to best preserve photographs, and see examples of what happens when preservation measures are not taken!
Inland Children's Chorus
Celebrate Spring with the Inland Children's Chorus. Programs, photographs, and phonograph albums from their collection on are display in this exhibit, as former members of the choir gather for their annual Spring Luncheon and celebration.
Learn more about the Wright Brothers' mechanician.
The Wright Brothers
While on the 4th floor, take in the view of the replica 1903 Wright Flyer hanging in the atrium and learn about the namesakes of our university. Also, several exhibit cases around the staircase area highlight the Wright Brothers, their family, and their work.
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