Celebrating Wright State’s 50th: Inaugural Class of School of Medicine

In honor of today’s graduation ceremony for the Boonshoft School of Medicine, we thought we would share this video from the School of Medicine’s First Convocation, which took place on  September 14, 1976. Congratulations to members of the Class of 2017!

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June 5, 2017: Betty Darst will Present “Beyond the Pages”

The next meeting of the Huffman Prairie Aviation Historical Society will take place on Monday, June 5, at 7:00pm. All are welcome!

The program will be held at the East Interpretive Center, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, 2380 Memorial Road (intersection of State Route 444 and Kauffman Road), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

On Monday evening, June 5, Betty Darst will present “Beyond the Pages.”

Betty as Katharine Wright

Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough has given one million readers a remarkable glimpse into the life of Wilbur and Orville.  Betty takes us beyond the pages.

 Betty spent Sunday afternoons with Horace (Bus) Wright nephew of Orville and Wilbur – He said that he told her things he never told anyone else because no one ever asked him.  Betty gives a personal perspective to McCullough’s book that could never tell everything in less than 300 pages.  Beyond the Pages notes some of the significant people in the Wright story who did not make the book and a look at how the ending of the book could have been different.

For questions about the event, please call 937-775-2092 or email archives@www.libraries.wright.edu.

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Memorial Day Closing

Special Collections & Archives will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Memorial Day is a national holiday to commemorate the men and women who have died in military service for the United States.

The 322nd Field Artillery Regiment was formed on June 15, 1917, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana. The Regiment departed for Europe in June 1918 and remained overseas until April 1919. From September 1918 through the last day of the War on November 11, 1918, the 322nd participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

Upon their return veterans of the unit formed the 322nd Field Artillery Association and held reunions every summer from 1920-1981. The following pages are from the souvenir program for the fourth annual reunion held on July 26, 1924, in Eagles Park, Dayton, Ohio.

1924 Reunion Program, Box 2, File 3 (MS-100)

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