Category Archives: Wright Brothers

December 17, 1903: “Success Four Flights…”

At 10:35 a.m. on December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers achieved the impossible, the first powered flight. On the first attempt, Orville would fly a distance of 120 feet in 12 seconds. The brothers would go on to make 3 … 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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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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