Author Archives: Toni Vanden Bos

About Toni Vanden Bos

I manage preservation efforts in our department, which includes implementing our preservation plan, monitoring environment, assessing collection conditions, improving housing, prioritizing reformatting of vulnerable materials, and developing and implementing the electronic records program with the Collections Manager. I also catalog our manuscript collections, and manage the gift books and journals. Additionally, I arrange and describe collections, provide reference assistance, create exhibits, give presentations, and assist with special events as needed.

Grant Supports Conservation of Wright Brothers Artifacts – See the Results!

Last fall, Special Collections & Archives received a LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) Conservation grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio to fund treatment for items in the … Continue reading

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Fly Girls author Keith O’Brien in Dayton on August 17!

If you are an aviation enthusiast and a book lover, you will not want to miss your chance to meet the author of the new book Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History.  Keith … Continue reading

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Wright 1912 Bent End Propeller Receiving Conservation Treatment

It was an exciting day in the Archives as we welcomed Stefan Dedecek, Conservator of Paintings, Murals and Polychrome Surfaces from McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory in Oberlin, Ohio.  Stefan arrived to work on one of the treasures seen by many … Continue reading

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