Category Archives: Local History

Young Scholar Visits Wright State: Annabelle in the Archives

Special Collections and Archives gets all kinds of researchers. They include lawyers, scholars, genealogists, aerospace medicine experts, the news media, historians, students, filmmakers, archaeologists, authors, celebrities, and government officials. This summer we had a special researcher from New York. Annabelle, … Continue reading






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Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Representatives Visit Wright State Archives

Marci Vandersluis, Jodi Phares, Maryann Bernstein, and Alisa Thomas (left to right) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton enjoyed their visit to the archives today. They were here to do research in the collection for their annual meeting coming … Continue reading






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Flying Boats, Part II: “The Wright Brothers”

By Kyle Thede, former SC&A intern and recent graduate of the Wright State University Public History program By 1911, the Wilbur and Orville Wright had managed to prove that manned, powered flight was possible, practical, and profitable. They had secured … Continue reading






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