Digital Spotlight: World War I Glass Plate Stereoviews

We are pleased to share that the entire collection of World War I Glass Plate Stereoviews (MS-457) are now freely available online, anytime, through the Wright State University Campus Online Repository, at CORE Scholar: World War I Glass Plate Stereoviews.

The Relief Team (ms457_01_19)

The Relief Team (ms457_01_19)

The glass plate stereoview slides and viewer were purchased by Hugh O. Merron (1894-1966) in Paris, France. Merron served in the American Expeditionary Forces stationed in France during World War I. The collection includes a stereoviewer and accompanying glass plate stereoscopic photographs of war scenes from World War I. Stereoscopic photographs are double pictures of the same scene, side by side, which produces a three-dimensional effect when viewed through a stereoviewer.

The Sacred Way, Verdun (ms457_01_70)

The Sacred Way, Verdun (ms457_01_70)

This digital project has been a collaborative effort between the University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives and the University Libraries’ Digital Initiatives and Repository Services (DIRS) Department, which provided the digitization, metadata encoding, and uploading of digital content to CORE Scholar.

Please visit the Special Collections & Archives’ CORE Scholar page to browse additional digital collections. Don’t forget to check out the University Archives’ CORE Scholar page as well.

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Protect the Propeller Success!!!

A big thank you to all of you who helped us reach our goal and exceed it! We raised $8,043 to support the conservation of the 1912 Wright Brothers Bent End Propeller. The propeller will be delivered back to Wright State in a few weeks. Watch for our Propeller Party to welcome it home! All of us in Special Collections and Archives at Wright State University really appreciate your support. Hats off to all of your help with the Protect the Propeller campaign!

Spectators Wave at Orville Wright, August 1909 (MS1_18_8_44)

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Thank You to the Wright Brothers Family Foundation!

Special Collections and Archives at Wright State University sends a big thank you to the Wright Brothers Family Foundation for their support of the Protect the Propeller Campaign. As home to the largest collection of Wright Brothers manuscripts in the world, Wright State University is very fortunate to have the Wright Family as longtime friends and supporters. Their commitment to preserving and sharing the history of the Wright Brothers and the history of aviation in Dayton is very much appreciated. The Wright Brothers Family Foundation’s $2,000 donation helps us get closer to our goal!

Amanda Wright Lane and Stephen Wright, great grandniece and great grandnephew of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

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