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Bagnall, Stanley, Oral History Interview
2007, 1 folder

This collection contains a DVD of an oral history interview of Stanley Bagnall concerning his experience as a pilot in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The interview was conducted by Professor Sam Wilson on November 15, 2007.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II, Oral History Collections



Bahnsen, Axel, Papers
1937-1977, 9.0 lin. ft.

Axel Bahnsen was an internationally known photographer who lived in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Bahnsen became known for his portraits, pictorial studies, and nature scenes. Bahnsen's photography features scenes from his home in Ohio to Mexico, France and more. This collection contains 345 prints from Bahnsen's work from 1937-1977, most with exhibit and salon stamps, and exhibition catalogs and brochures from 1947-1977.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Photographic Collections, Local History



Baker, Max, Aviation Collection
1904-1967, 2.5 lin. ft.

Max Baker was an engineer with a keen interest in the Wright Brothers and early aviation. His collection includes copies of his research papers on technical aspects of the invention of flight, copies of Wilbur Wright's diaries and correspondence with Chanute, copies of the Wrights' patents, photographs of Wright propellers, wind tunnels, and various other experimental equipment, Baker's correspondence with aviation experts and enthusiasts, and drawings and blueprints of Wright aircraft and equipment, including a drawing of the engine Charles Taylor designed and built for the 1903 Wright Flyer.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Wright Brothers Related



Baker, Mildred, Papers
1895-1931, .5 lin. ft.

The Mildred Baker Papers is a collection including photographs, registration cards, newspaper clippings, West Carrolton Reading Club records, postcards, and scrapbook. It was created by Mildred Baker who lived in the Dayton area in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, 1913 Flood History, Local History



Baker, Newton, Letter
1918, 1 folder

Mimeographed letter from Secretary of War Newton Baker to Mr. Talbott, President of Dayton-Wright Airplane Company, 1918.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry, Politics, Local History



Baldwin, Ira, M.D., Papers
1862-1896, .25 lin. ft.

Ira Baldwin graduated from the Ohio College of Medicine in 1867 and practiced medicine in Xenia, Ohio. The collection includes lecture tickets and his medical diploma and license.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History



Baldwin, William Badger, Biplane Postcard
ca. 1911, 1 folder

Black and white postcard of William Badger at the controls of a Baldwin biplane at an aviation meet in Chicago. Badger was killed in August 1911.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Ball, Robert S., Papers
1911-1982, .5 lin. ft.

Ball was a newspaper reporter and editor who specialized in space and aviation. He spent the major portion of his career writing for the Detroit Free Press. Papers include news articles pertaining to various aviation subjects, correspondence, an autographed photograph of Amelia Earhart, and fabric from the wing of the first airplane to complete a trans-continental flight (1911).

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Barbers' Union, Local 26 Records
1918, 1949-1973, 0.5 lin. ft.

The collection includes records of the Journeymen Barbers, Hairdressers, Cosmetologists, and Proprietors' International Union of America (often referred to simply as the Barbers' Union), Local 26, including a minute book, financial records, and miscellaneous papers. Barbers' Local 26 was located in Springfield, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History



Barnard, Dr. Russell, Duplicate Marriage Licenses
1924-1944, 0.25 lin. ft.

This collection consists of duplicate marriage licenses for marriage ceremonies performed by Reverend Dr. Russell D. Barnard, pastor of First Brethren Church in Dayton, Ohio. Most, but not all, licenses are from Montgomery County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Religion



Barney and Smith Dedication
1996, 1 folder

Photographs of the dedication ceremony of the Smith & Barney First Class Railroad Car at Carillon Park, Dayton, Ohio, 1996

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Photographic Collections, Local History



Barrett, Harold F., Papers
1938-1990, 1.5 lin. ft.

A Dayton native, Barrett was a toolmaker, technical writer, teacher, and political activist involved in labor organizing in the Miami Valley area. He also founded and directed the Labor Studies Department at Sinclair College. His papers include materials pertaining to his labor organizing efforts, his newspaper editorials, music he composed as well as his drawings and poetry.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Labor Unions, Local History



Bassett, Abe, Wright State University Theatre Collection
1970-1988, 3.25 lin. ft.

This collection contains slides, videos and published materials on Abe Bassett and the Wright State University Theater. The slides are of productions Bassett produced during his tenure in the Theater department. The published materials covers Bassett's time at the Theater Department and the other is an autobiography.

Subject Area(s): University Archives, Wright State University, Education and Local Schools, Arts



Battle of Cambrin Postcard Booklet
ca. 1914-1919, 1 folder

These postcards show different areas of the French city of Cambrin before and after a battle during World War I. In the back of the booklet are two postcard of military cemeteries.

Subject Area(s): World War I


Bavarian Beneficial Society Records
1875-1924, 1 reel

Founded in 1875, the Bavarian Beneficial Society served families of Cincinnati's German community during times of sickness and death. Four volumes of records include membership rolls (listing name, age, occupation, and address), names of officers and trustees, obituaries of deceased members, and reports of the Illness Committee which lists name, age, and address of the individual who was served. The records are in German.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations



Bayliff, Alexandria, COVID-19 Experience
2020, 16 MB

The collection consists of a single Adobe Spark project entitled "Insta Fresh Corona Thyme #COVID19: The Life of an Instacart Shopper During COVID19." The project includes 11 photographs, with captions, describing a trip to the grocery store Fresh Thyme, while working as a shopper for the grocery delivery service Instacart, near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in March 2020. The final photograph also shows damage still being repaired from the May 2019 Dayton tornadoes.

Subject Area(s): COVID-19, Local History, Medical History



Beason, John C, Papers
1940-2016; bulk 1940-1945, 0.5 lin. ft.

The collection consists primarily of materials pertaining to Beason's service during World War II in the Western Pacific, including several photographs, a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, and rosters of personnel who also served in the 37th Division Artillery from the group's reunions. Copies of sketches by Edward J. Dollriehs of the Western Pacific are also included.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, World War II, Local History



Beaver Creek Wetlands Association Records
1987-2007 (bulk 1987-1999), 6 lin. ft.

The Beaver Creek Wetlands Association (BCWA) Collection documents the incorporation and first ten years of an organization committed to protecting the environment. The collection includes business materials, meeting minutes, agendas, reports from the various committees that ran the organization, as well as some news clippings, brochures, maps, and newsletters created by and about the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History, Nature and Parks



Beavercreek Committee of Eleven, Inc. Records
1956-1980; 2016 (Bulk 1964-1980), 1.25 lin. ft.

Records document a 15-year struggle by a citizens' committee to prevent neighboring cities from annexing portions of Beavercreek Township in Greene County and secure incorporation for Beavercreek as a village. Included are minutes, membership lists, correspondence, legal papers, petitions, community attitude surveys, fund raising materials, and newspaper clippings.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History


Beavercreek Committee of Eleven, Inc., Records
1965-1980, 3 reels

The records in this collection document a 15-year struggle by a local citizen's committee to prevent neighboring municipalities from annexing portions of Beavercreek Township in Greene County. The committee also worked to secure incorporation for Beavercreek as a village. Included are minutes of Trustees' meetings, membership lists, general and legal correspondence, legal briefs, petitions for incorporation, community attitude surveys, fund-raising materials, and clippings. See also, MS-112.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Politics



Beavercreek Women's League Records
1969-2012, 11 lin. ft.

Established in 1969, the Beavercreek Women's League (BWL) is a civic organization that supports families, women, and their communities. It is an ongoing collection that includes administrative and organizational records including meeting agendas and minutes, monthly financial statements, end of the year reports, constitutions, by laws and code of regulations, correspondence, membership records, and program information; publicity and publication records including newsletters, newspaper clippings, and awards; and photographs and scrapbooks.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations, Local History



Belmont Bison High School Alumni Association Records
1956-2006, 6 lin. ft.

This collection contains materials assembled by the Belmont Bison (High School) Alumni Association, Dayton, Ohio, covering the history of the school, focusing primarily on student and alumni activities. The majority of the collection is comprised of photographs and slides, but also includes newsletters and newspaper articles along with award plaques and miscellaneous memorabilia.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Education and Local Schools, Local History



Bennett, T.E., Aviation Collection
1917-1923, .4 lin. ft.

The T. E. Bennett Aviation Collection is a small collection of World War I and Post-World War I related documents collected by Mr. Bennett. The collection is divided into two major series: Dayton Aero Club papers and U.S. Army publications.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History



Bentley, Freeman F., Papers
1937-2006 (bulk 1955-1975), 37 lin. ft.

The collection consists of papers covering Freeman Bentley's life, focusing on his scientific career and his research in spectroscopy. The majority of the material in this collection is scientific in nature and includes test results, data sheets, technical reports and articles. Bentley authored many of the technical reports and articles in this collection. His writings and reports are especially important considering Bentley was a pioneer in the field of far infrared spectroscopy. In addition to these materials, information on the types of machinery he used in his lab as well as papers from the numerous conferences he attended and the professional organizations in which he was a member are included in the collection.

Subject Area(s): Cold War History, Inventors and Inventions, Local History



Benzinger, Theodore, Papers
1934-1984, .5 lin. ft.

Dr. Theodore Benzinger was in charge of a research laboratory in Rechlin, Germany. His high altitude research included decompression studies and work in an altitude chamber to stratosphere equivalent altitudes. In 1947, he began working at the U.S. Navy Medical Research Institute and at the National Bureau of Standards. The collection consists of copies of research papers, letters, and depositions.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, World War II



Berndt, Rudi, Papers
1927-2003 (bulk 1937-1953), 2.5 lin. ft. and 135.5 megabytes

Berndt was a German scientist who came to the U.S.A. as part of Operation Paperclip at the close of WWII. His collection primarily documents his work in parachute development, in both Germany and the United States, from the WWII era through the Cold War. Materials include photographs, scientific test notes, educational records, security investigation reports, German identification papers, resumes, memoir, and other documents.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History, World War II



Berry, L. M., Collection of Midwest Interurban Schedules
1907-1911, 1918, 2.68 lin. ft.

The collection consists of interurban train schedules for cities in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The schedules include information about the train lines, arrival and departure times, stations, distances, and sometimes fares, as well as advertisements and often a short business directory for the particular city. The advertisements were sold by L. M. Berry, later founder of L. M. Berry and Company, an extremely successful telephone directory publishing company.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Railroad and Canal History



Berryhill, Samuel, Account Settlement
1852, 1 folder

Handwritten documentation of settlement of debts of Samuel Berryhill, following his death. Dated April 12, 1852.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Local History



Beta Phi Omega Fraternity History Collection
1967-2018 (bulk 1967-1975), 1 lin. ft. and 6.09 GB

The collection includes records of one of Wright State University's earliest fraternities, with most of the contents pertaining to the organization's founding and early years, as well as materials from later reunions. Materials include constitutions and articles of incorporation, scrapbook, photographs, news clippings, and objects.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Education and Local Schools, Wright State University, Civic Organizations



Biélovucic, Juan, Flights in Peru Postcard Collection
ca. 1910, 1 folder

This collection contains a set of twenty photographic postcards depicting Juan Biélovucic's flights in Peru, around 1910. The photographs include images of his plane on the ground and in flight, as well as images of the San Beatriz Racetrack in Lima, Peru.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Aviation



Bicknell, Ina, Collection
1933-1947, .5 lin. ft.

The Ina Bicknell collection consists of photographs relating to aviation. The photographs in this collection relate to topics such as pilots, airplanes, naval ships, and military personnel around the time of World War II. The collection also contains aerial photographs of city landscapes and of the 1937 flood in southwest Ohio and Kentucky.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, 1913 Flood History, World War II, Local History



Bier American Civil War Letters
1860s, 1 folder

Collection contains photocopies of a ballad and letters relating to the American Civil War, written by Jacob Bier to his wife, Nancy. Bier was from Auglaize County, Ohio, and served in the 180th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Division of the 23rd Army Corps.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Family and Personal Papers, Local History



Bieser, Irvin G., Sr., Papers
1934-1961, 2.5 lin. ft.

Papers reflect the civic involvements of Bieser, a Dayton attorney. Included are materials from several organizations including the Dayton Research Association, the Dayton Peace Council, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, the Dayton Draft Board (1940-1946), the Public Library Advisory Committee, and Dayton City Improvement.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History



Bigelow, Wilbur F. H., Sr., Dayton-Wright Company Collection
1909-1941 (bulk 1917-1919), 0.1 linear foot (33 items, including 28 photographs)

Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., was a foreman in the Mill department of Dayton-Wright Airplane Company factory at Moraine (Plant 1), during World War I. The collection consists primarily of 28 photographs, most of which relate to Bigelow's work at the factory, including DH-4 aircraft, employees and factory scenes, air demonstration shows, and aerial photographs captured during a test flight. Photos unrelated to Dayton-Wright Airplane include: one photo depicts the Wright Brothers' Homecoming in June 1909, one depicting a crash at McCook Field in 1917, one of Hills and Dales Country Club, and five at an unidentified outdoor location. Individuals in the photographs include Wilbur's wife, Helen; his daughter, Janice Pahnke; mechanic Charles Irwin, and pilot Bernard Whelan. Also included are three documents related to Bigelow's WWI draft status, a piece of wing fabric from an aircraft that crashed in Dayton in 1928, and a commemorative coin from the Dayton "Frontiers of Freedom" celebration in 1941.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History, Wright Brothers Related, World War I



Bilek, Vic, Aviation Research Collection
1920-1950, 1 lin. ft.

The collection contains research notes, including newspaper and journal articles, handwritten notes, drawings, and photographs. The photos and notebook are predominantly Curtiss aircraft.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Bill's World War II Aviation Scrapbook
1939-1941, 0.5 lin. ft. (1 scrapbook)

The scrapbook contains approximately 62 original photographs depicting the Lincoln Airplane and Flying School in Lincoln, Nebraska; the Fairchild factory at Hagerstown, Maryland; as well as scenes at Niagara Falls and Dayton, Ohio. Also included are several clippings from The Philadelphia Inquirer's U.S. Warplane Series (Nos. 7-24).

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II, Local History



Billings, H.A., Papers
1887, 1 folder

Transcription of a speech made by G. Blyth of Smith Barney Railroad Car Company addressing his foreman, Billings. Note: original is located at the Dayton and Montgomery County Library.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History



Bimel Buggy Company Records
1905-1916, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of one book of minutes and one plant appraisal and inventory volume.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History



Blackwell, Anna Gee, Autobiography, He's All I Need: My Life Story
Undated, 1 item

This collection consists of a self-published autobiography by Anna Gee Blackwell titled He's All I Need: My Life Story. The book not only details Ms. Blackwell's life, but also serves as a chronicle of mid-to-late 20th Century middle-class African-American experience in the Miami Valley.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Local History, Family and Personal Papers



Blanchard, Juliet Stroh, Collection
1902-1996, 10.7 lin. ft.

The manuscript collection of Juliet Blanchard is a bountiful resource of primary materials for research relating to the social, educational, and philanthropic activities of a woman who made a significant contribution to Dayton and to the state of Ohio during the mid-20th century. Her collection is of special interest in the field of Women's Studies as Blanchard challenged the boundaries of traditional homemaking. The collection also provides some insight on the activities of the organizations that she belonged to during her lifetime and on some of the historical events taking place both locally and worldwide during that same time period.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations, Local History



Blanchard, W. J., Aeroproducts, Inc. Collection
1925-1960, 3.5 lin. ft.

W. J. Blanchard, an inventor and respected Dayton businessman, co-founded Engineering Products, Inc. in 1935. The company was the first to develop a new propeller known as the "aeroprop". In 1940, General Motors Corporation purchased Engineering Products, renamed it Aeroproducts, and instilled Blanchard as its first General Manager. The collection consists of administrative records, engineering blueprints, aviation handbooks, and personal materials.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Aviation, Local History



Blandy, Dixie, Papers
1940-1973, .5 lin. ft.

Papers document the life of Dayton flagpole sitter, Dixie Blandy. The bulk of the materials is comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, advertisements, and promotional materials.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Local History



Blanke, Lovetta R., Collection
1936-2012, 4.77 lin. ft.

Blanke (1919-2012), RN, B.S., M.A., was a school nurse, public health nurse, nurse educator, Dayton philanthropist, patron of the arts, and advocate for the profession of nursing. She advocated for children's health, health education, and other issues relevant to school nurses, such as school nurse certification. In 2008, she was named Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Dayton Region Chapter. This collection documents Mrs. Blanke's career as a student, naval officer, school nurse, public health official, and philanthropist. In addition to her personal and professional papers, a selection of her awards and honors is included in this collection. Furthermore, the collection contains a few documents from her husband's experiences as an army officer/ reservist, chemist, and pilot. Also included is a copy of Bertram's death certificate and a copy of the death certificate of her mother Rose Dixon, as well as copies of the birth certificates of both of her parents, Joseph Dixon and Rose (Ingram) Dixon.

Subject Area(s): Women, Medical History, Education and Local Schools, Local History



Blanton, Major, NASA Patch Collection
1981-2002, 1 lin. ft.

The greater portion of the collection relates to space shuttle missions. The mission patches span the beginning of the space shuttle program with Space Transport System, STS-1 in April, 1981 through STS-63 in February of 1995. As well, there is the mission patch for STS-110 of April, 2002. The remaining series in the collection contain other space related patches, military patches, and a number of novelty patches, many pertaining to aircraft and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama Collection
1974 2010, 25 lin. ft.

The Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama Collection includes the records and files accumulated by the production company, First Frontier, Inc during the development and production of Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama between 1974 and 2010. These records consist of administrative and financial records of First Frontier, Inc., as well as the research, production, publicity, marketing, fundraising, and performance of Blue Jacket Outdoor Drama. The collection also includes related photographs, computer files, and video recordings.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History



Blunden, Jeraldyne, Papers
1960-2000, 12.5 lin. ft.

This collection consists of correspondence, schedules, notebooks, and business and financial records from Jeraldyne Blunden the founder of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and the creator of Jeraldyne's School of the Dance. There are also personal papers in the collection such as family reunion and wedding materials, insurance information and awards. Also included are scrapbook photos taken for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Tour from 1962-1972.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History



Boeing 247 Photograph
Undated, 1 folder

Black and white photograph of Boeing 247, with inline engines and an unidentified man standing beside it.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Bohn, M.G., Scrapbook
1879-1881, .25 lin. ft.

M.G. Bohn was a druggist and pharmacist in Miamisburg, Ohio. The scrapbook contains handwritten prescriptions from several area physicians. Prices of prescriptions begin at $.70.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History



Booher, Henry L., Automobiles

Postcards and photograph of early automobiles, plus newspaper clipping reporting the death of Henry Lynn Booher, a pioneer automobile builder in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Photographic Collections, Local History



Bost, Charles and Grace, Papers
1935-1943 (bulk 1942), .5 lin. ft

The Charles and Grace Bost Papers consist of World War II-era correspondence. There are 67 letters between Charles and Grace of Springfield, Ohio. Charles entered the service in July 1942 and was stationed in Tennessee while Grace remained in Springfield, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): World War II, Family and Personal Papers, Local History



Bowersock, Ronald E., Aviation Photographs
ca.. 1940s-1950s, 1 folder

Aviation photographs, primarily taken during the 1940s and 1950s of propeller-driven commercial aircraft and helicopters.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections



Boyer Funeral Home Records
1905-1999 (bulk 1920-1978), 14 lin. ft.

This collection documents the financial transactions and specifications by the Boyer Funeral Home, which was established in Dayton, Ohio in the mid-1800s, and which may have been the first undertaking establishment in Dayton. The collection includes Mortuary Records spanning the years 1922-1978. Additional records include account books dating from 1905-1973.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Local History


Boyer Mortuary in the 1913 Dayton Flood
2002, 1 item

This collection consists of one booklet entitled Boyer Mortuary in the 1913 Dayton Flood. The booklet was written by Chip Boyer and is dated 2002. It consists of seven pages mostly of photos of the mortuary and writing on what the flood damage possibly may have been.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Local History



Boyer's, the Circus and Other Historical Reminiscences
2003, 1 folder

Paper written by Chip Boyer containing information on the Boyer family, famous patrons of the Boyer business, and the families' involvement with the funeral business.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Wright Brothers Related, Local History


Braken County, Kentucky, Cemetery Statistics Records
ca. 1800-1950, 1 reel

Collection consists of an alphabetically arranged card file with name, date of death, and spouse's name for those buried in Braken County, Kentucky, cemeteries. In earlier records, name(s) of bondsmen or bondswomen are included.

Subject Area(s): Cemeteries



Breen, Edward G. (Congressman), Collection
1908-2013 (Bulk 1940-1950), 7.75 lin. ft.

This collection contains the papers of Edward G. Breen, a Dayton, Ohio native and Democratic Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives for the third district of Ohio from 1949-1951. Before being elected to Congress, Breen served in the Air Force during World War II, he then served as mayor for the city of Dayton upon his return home from war. After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Breen was elected to the Board of Commissioners for Montgomery County. Three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings from the 1940s document Breen's media coverage as hotel manager, Dayton mayor, and Montgomery County Commissioner. A fourth scrapbook contains materials relating to the family life of the Breen's, including wedding photos, newspaper clippings, and family photos. The collection also contains a variety of memorabilia including personal photographs, awards, certificates, posters and a Silent Butler.

Subject Area(s): Politics, 1913 Flood History, Local History



Breidenbach Family Album
circa 1882-1930, 0.2 lin. ft. (1 album)

The collection consists of a single album, containing primarily photographs, as well as news clippings, documents, and mementoes, concerning Dayton pharmacist and physician Dr. Carl Henry Breidenbach (1867-1926) and his family. In addition to family photographs and a few medical scenes, other notable topics of the photographs include the Dayton flood of 1913, bicyclists, and the President Rutherford B. Hayes home in Fremont.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Local History, Medical History, Photographic Collections



Bretz, Harrison Morton, Photographs
1913-1920, .08 lin. ft. (38 photographs)

This collection consists of 38 photographs of the Great 1913 Flood of Dayton, et al. In addition, there are photocopies of each image with a caption including location and approximate date. This collection was donated by Herbert V. Markle who is the grandson of Harrison Bretz in September, 2012.

Subject Area(s): 1913 Flood History, Photographic Collections, Local History


Bridgetown Cemetery Association Records
1875-1932, 1 reel

Records consist of a listing of the burials for each year. This Cincinnati area cemetery was formerly known as the German Bridgetown Cemetery and the records were kept in German until 1906.

Subject Area(s): Cemeteries



Brooks AFB 50th Anniversary Papers
ca. 1968, 1 folder

This small collection contains pamphlets, press releases, and photographs celebrating the Brooks Air Force Base Golden Anniversary. The photographs depict various testing devices for pilots.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering



Brower, Dorothy, Medical Illustrator, Collection
1925-1991, 13 lin. ft.

Dorothy Brower was a medical illustrator. She began her career at Johns Hopkins University, studying under Max Brödel, who is considered the father of modern medical illustration. Brower's career brought her to Dayton in 1955 to illustrate for the medical team working with the first group of astronauts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. When she retired, she stayed in Dayton working as a freelance artist until her death in 1992. The collection consists of her original art, photography, wax sculptures, correspondence, and other personal papers.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, Medical History, Arts, Local History, Local History



Brown Patterson Field Collection, The
1920s-1940s, 1 folder

Contains various materials concerning Patterson Field's transportation squadrons and civilian guards.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History



Brown, Florence, Diaries
1926-1933, 1 lin. ft.

The Florence Brown Diaries consist of eight diaries kept by a young middle-class Dayton woman in the 1920s and 1930s. These journals detail the daily goings-on in her life from mundane musings on the weather, to more serious topics like the death of her mother.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Local History



Brown, Garnet C., Papers
1890-1976, 4.5 lin. ft.

Brown, a native of Springfield, Ohio, was a local engineer and designer who helped pioneer several inventions in the aviation and automobile industries. His papers consist of engineering notebooks, personal and business correspondence, blueprints, photographs, original stories and poems, clippings, and a collection of printed materials reflecting his various interests and hobbies.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Inventors and Inventions, Local History



Brown, Katharine Kennedy, Collection (Lenz Additions)
1884-1970s, 20.5 lin. ft.

The collection contains documents, correspondence, photographs, and political materials related to Katharine Kennedy Brown's personal and political life. Some documents and correspondence pertain to members of Brown's family, including her brother Grafton Sherwood Kennedy, as well as extended family members. Other correspondence was generated by Mrs. Brown during her tenure as National Republican Committeewoman for Ohio from 1932 to 1968, as well as correspondence received by Mrs. Brown pertaining to her position, state and national Republican campaigns and conventions to which Mrs. Brown was a delegate. See also, MS-146.

Subject Area(s): Women, Politics, Local History



Brown, Katharine Kennedy, Papers
1778-2006 (bulk 1900-1976), 52 lin. ft.

Brown was an important figure in the Republican Party from 1920 until 1968. The bulk of materials in this collection are connected with her activities as the National Republican Party Committee Woman from Ohio. Political materials include correspondence, publications, campaign records, convention and election memorabilia, photographs, and records reflecting her activities with state and national GOP women's organizations. Correspondents include major Republican leaders and presidents Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Eisenhower, and Nixon. Her papers also include personal and family materials consisting of diaries, correspondence, and financial records dating from the 1830s.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Politics, Local History, Women



Brown, Martha McClellan and William Kennedy (Rev.), Papers
1764-1916, 8.5 lin. ft.

A nationally known leader in the temperance movement as well as a strong advocate of women's rights and suffrage, Martha McClellan Brown lectured widely in the United States and Great Britain and held important posts in the Independent Order of Good Templars and the National Prohibition Party. She was also one of the founders of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and edited a weekly temperance newspaper. Her papers include copies of her published talks and articles, handwritten drafts of lectures, personal correspondence, temperance and suffrage publications, photographs, memorabilia, and a small collection of materials reflecting her interest in Spiritualism. Also included are papers belonging to Brown's husband, Rev. William K. Brown, a Methodist minister with a strong interest in women's rights and the temperance movement. His papers include sermons, published articles, correspondence, church papers, and two books he authored.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Politics, Religion, Local History, Women



Brown, Sarah Louise Reed, Diary
Undated, 1 item

This diary, edited by Martha A. Gavin and Sarah H. Conrad, is a transcription of the original. Sarah Louise Reed Brown was the daughter-in-law of Martha McClellan Brown. See MS-147, the Martha McClellan Brown Papers.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Women, Local History


Brubaker, Daniel, Papers
1953-1956, 1 reel

Scrapbooks of Daniel Brubaker (1915-1976), the first mayor of Kettering, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Politics



Brukner, Clayton J., Papers
1929-1963, 21 lin. ft.

Collection consists primarily of business records from the WACO Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, which was owned by Brukner, and various printed materials relating to aviation. The business records include minutes of the WACO Board of Directors and stockholders meetings, extensive financial records, photographs, administrative files pertaining to WACO's manufacture of World War II aircraft, and materials related to Bruckner's membership in the Aircraft Manufacturer's Association. Also included are patent case files and product information with instruction manuals and parts lists.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Business and Industry, Local History



Bucklin, George W., Collection
1943-1947, 1 folder

This collection contains documents and a photograph regarding George Bucklin's position at Wright Field, patent information on Bucklin's photographic process aid, genealogical information on the Bucklin family (including George's unpublished autobiography), and family correspondence. Also, regarding McGuffey Homes, the collection includes neighborhood maps, McGuffey Homes Newsletters (7 April through 1 November 1944), neighborhood bylaws, neighborhood notices and flyers for special events, correspondence, a narrative describing some of the Bucklins' experiences in the McGuffey Homes neighborhood, and photographs of the neighborhood and of Mr. and Mrs. Bucklin at their home.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, Local History



Burgess, Gelett, Goop Tales Book
1916, 1 folder

Children's book of manners and etiquette, given by Katharine Wright to Elizabeth Beck Rehling, daughter of Agnes Beck, at her birth in 1916

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Related, Family and Personal Papers, Local History



Burns-Jackson Project Records
1966-1974, .5 lin. ft.

Collection includes the articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, correspondence, clippings, publications, and working papers of a group formed in 1965 to restore and preserve the Oregon District/Burns-Jackson area of Dayton, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History



Busch, Henry, Photographs
1914-1960, 1 folder

This collection contains photographs and copies of photographs of Brookville and Dayton, Ohio, most dating around 1914, though some are as late as 1960. Many of the photographs are labeled and identified, and the primary subjects are Elden Hemp and Henry Busch.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Aviation, Business and Industry, Local History



Business Ledger Records
1867-1868, 1 folder

A cash ledger from an unknown general store listing household goods sold to various individuals.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry



Butler, William, Aircraft Maintenance Collection
1953-2000 (bulk 1983-1990), 3.75 lin. ft.

The collection includes a variety of aircraft maintenance materials including manuals, handbooks, pilot's guides, troubleshooting guides, educational materials and study guides. The collection also includes a run of Aerospace American aviation journal from 1987-1988, as well a few issues of Aircraft Maintenance Technology from 2000. Finally, there are VHS training tapes concerning maintenance topics primarily for the Boeing 737.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



BW Greenway Records
1998-2007, 5 lin. ft.

The organization works to connect Greene County's Beaver Creek Wetlands with Clark County's Wenrick Wetlands to create a strategic link in the Greater Dayton Greenbelt. They work to foster a spirit of cooperation and partnership between citizens, landowners, and local governments to build a sense of place based on concern for the improvement of natural and cultural environments. The B-WGC lies in the towns of Beavercreek and Fairborn, the townships of Bath, Beavercreek and Mad River, and the counties of Clark and Greene. The records contain the organization's newsletter "The Great Heart", Board of Trustee's minutes, and original artwork done by a member.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History, Nature and Parks