Author Archives: Lisa Rickey

New Collection: 1937 Flood Scrapbook

In January and February 1937, record rainfall caused significant, record-breaking flooding in Ohio, as well as Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky, especially along the Ohio River. Overall, the flood left a million people homeless, causing $500 million in property damage. In … Continue reading

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New Collection: Ivan R. Gates Collection

Ivan R. Gates was an Early Bird of Aviation, receiving his pilot’s license in 1911, and is credited with starting the first flying school on the west coast in California. The collection documents Gates’ aviation business enterprises, including the Gates … Continue reading

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New Collection: Kenneth Middaugh Scrapbook

Kenneth Middaugh (originally from Preble County, Ohio) was a jazz musician who played piano and who was a part of Marion McKay’s orchestra, sometimes referred to as the Greystone Orchestra, in Dayton, and he was a part of a few … Continue reading

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