Monthly Archives: November 2018

The War is Over: Armistice Day, November 11, 1918

The “War to End All Wars,” which lasted over 4 years and cost almost 20 million lives, ended on November 11th, 1918, at 11 A.M. (6 A.M. here in Dayton). Headlines in the November 11 Dayton Daily News read “World’s Greatest War … Continue reading

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Missed It By One Day: Clair W. Welty, An American Soldier in WWI

As we near the end of the World War I centennial commemorations, I find myself thinking of Clair Wilbur Welty, who, towards the end of the war, was a 28-year-old pilot-trainer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps at Issoudun, France. … Continue reading

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SC&A Closed Monday, November 12, for Veterans Day

Special Collections & Archives will be closed on Monday, November 12, in honor of Veterans Day.  The reading room will open for normal hours on Tuesday, November 13, from 8:30am-5pm. We will also have extended hours on Wednesday evening until … Continue reading

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