Category Archives: Collections

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: 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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