Category Archives: Local History

New Collection: Garard-Getter Family Collection

The Garard-Getter Family Collection consists primarily of the personal photographs of a Dayton, Ohio, family in the early 20th century: Jesse and Catharine (Getter) Garard and their two daughters Wilma and Mae (nicknamed “Major”). A few items date to as … Continue reading

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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: 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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