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Canal Society of Ohio Collection
1826-2015 (bulk 1960-1990), 0.5 lin. ft.

An eclectic group of materials pertaining to the history and lore of the Miami-Erie Canal in western Ohio, as well as other canals in neighboring states, the collection consists of pamphlets, maps, photographs, journal articles, newspaper clippings, and a run of the Canal Society of Ohio newsletter Towpaths. The activities of the Canal Society of Ohio, founded in 1961 to preserve and promote Ohio's canal history, are also documented through publications, tour guides and newspaper clippings.

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



Caniff, Milton, Drawings
1971, .25 lin. ft.

Consists of 66 drawings by cartoonist Milton Caniff and short biographies of 67 Aviation Hall of Fame inductees.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Arts, Local History



Caporale's William Preston Mayfield Photo Collection
ca. 1880-1979, 1 lin. ft.

Contains 356 photographs collected by Michael Caporale. The collection consists of photographs taken by Dayton photographer William Preston Mayfield of Dayton scenes of the Flood of 1913, advertising images, building interiors and exteriors, street scenes, and people. Several other Mayfield photographs are of sports and other leisure activities such as soapbox derbies, boxing, (including a shot of Jack Dempsey), as well as magicians Harry Blackstone Sr., and Howard Thurston. This collection also includes the work of many well known photographers dating between the 1880s and the 1970s. Please note: permission to duplicate Mayfield photos is required.

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



Carl Ultes Jr. Papers
1892-1943 (bulk 1908-1934), 8.5 lin. ft.

Carl Ultes, Jr. was an attorney, businessman and civic leader in Springfield, Ohio who eventually took over the O.S. Kelley Company from his father-in-law, O.W. Kelly. The collection consists of business papers, correspondence, news clippings, pamphlets, legal case files as well as materials relating to Ultes's memberships in various civic organizations, and his interest in stamp collecting.

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



Carpenter's Miami Valley District Council Records
1891-1970, 1.5 lin. ft.

Records consist of minutes, by-laws, NLRB rulings, negotiations and agreements, financial records, and correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History



Carr, Alice Griffith, Papers
1869-1968, 4 lin. ft.

Born and raised in Yellow Springs, Carr had a long, distinguished career working in Europe for the Red Cross and the Near East Foundation as a nurse and public health administrator. Her papers include extensive correspondence, journal articles, reports, working papers, clippings, genealogical materials, and photographs.

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



Carr, Oscar Edwin, Papers
1885-1966 (bulk 1888-1906), 1 lin. ft.

A life-long resident of Yellow Springs, Ohio, Carr attended Antioch College, then worked in his father's nursery business which he eventually took over in the 1920s. The bulk of his papers date from 1888 to 1906 and consist of correspondence from various family members and women friends.

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


Carthage United Church of Christ Records
1871-1948, 1 reel

These Cincinnati church records consist of two volumes of documents pertaining to baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and funerals. Records are in German until 1912.

Subject Area(s): Religion



Catalogue from SITES "Early Flight" Exhibit
1984, 1 folder

Loose-leaf catalog from Smithsonian SITES exhibit on "Early Flight"

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections



Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, Dayton Refugee Oral Histories
2019, 281 MB

The collection documents the stories of six (6) local Dayton area refugees who originated from Congo, Iraq, Burundi, and Ethiopia. It contains audio oral histories, transcripts, and project documentation. All interviews are available in CORE Scholar.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Oral History Collections, Local History


Catrow, George C., Diaries and Papers
1853-1897, 1 reel

George Catrow (1814-1897) taught in the rural schools of Butler, Montgomery, and Preble counties in the late-19th century. Collection consists of ten volumes of diaries, a Catrow Family history, personal papers, and newspaper clippings. The diaries record many events and names in the Germantown, Franklin, and Middletown, Ohio areas.

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



Cavanagh, Helen, Scrapbook Collection
1920-1999, 5 lin. ft.

This collection consists of scrapbooks, news clippings, and magazines that Helen Cavanagh collected. The primary topic areas of these materials are: Charles Lindbergh, John F. Kennedy, the Dayton blizzard of 1978, and the Space Program. The Space Program materials largely relate to Neil Armstrong and the 1969 moon landing; however, there is also information on the topics of John Glenn and the Challenger explosion.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History



Cavanagh, Robert L., Aviation Collection
1917-1999, 71.58 lin. ft.

Robert Cavanagh was a well-known aviation historian and authority on aircrafts of the First World War and the 1920s. The collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, film, slides, correspondence, books and journals, research files, new clippings, and albums. Of particular note is Mr. Cavanagh's extensive information on the P-12.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Cecil, Lester L. (Judge), Lincoln Collection
1861-1971, 3 lin. ft.

Judge Cecil's collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia contains pamphlets and clippings concerning Lincoln and his administration, letters from the members of Lincoln's cabinet including William Seward and Gideon Welles, photographs and prints of Lincoln and his family, and other miscellaneous items.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History



Centennial of Flight
2003, 1 folder

Information concerning the celebrations of the Centennial of Flight, 2003.

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



Centerville Garden Club Records
1930-2006 (bulk 1980-2006), 5.84 lin. ft.

The Centerville Garden Club, located near Dayton, Ohio, was established in 1930. The records consist almost entirely of scrapbooks with both internal and external material on the club. The materials are photographs, newspaper clippings, booklets containing a list of events, members and officers, certificates, awards and thank you notes.

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



Central Baptist Church, Oregon District, Records
1882-1964, 1 lin. ft.

Records include a collection of church histories and clippings, a constitution and by-laws, financial records, and ledgers containing a record of Sunday School attendance and other membership information.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History



Challenge '95 Papers
1988-1994, 2 lin. ft.

This collection documents the Challenge '95 Project of Wright State University's Center for Urban Planning and Public Affairs. It includes minutes, reports, forums and surveys from various subcommittees. Directories and Correspondence are also of interest to the researcher. There also is media with this collection including still photographs, audio and video of the sessions that took place from 1989-1991.

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



Chamber Music Yellow Springs Collection
1957-2010 (bulk 1980-2010), 9.8 lin. ft.

The materials contained in the Chamber Music Yellow Springs (CMYS) Records document both the original Yellow Springs chamber music organization (Chamber Music in Yellow Springs, 1957-62) and its successor group founded in the early 1980s (Chamber Music Yellow Springs). The Chamber Music Yellow Springs Records include concert programs and promotional materials; information about and contracts with chamber music artists; administrative materials, including board meeting information and board member correspondence, budgets and financial statements, and records of ticket sales and fund-raising activities; and a collection of recordings on compact disk of CMYS concerts and competitions.

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



Chamber of Commerce of Mans and Sarthe France, Letter
1969, 1 folder

Letter written in French concerning arrangements made for the anniversary of the Wrights' flight at Le Mans, dated September 1969.

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



Chamberlin, Willard D., Papers
1893-1919, 1 lin. ft.

The Willard D. Chamberlin Papers are a varied and interesting collection of photographs and clippings concerning the life of Chamberlin in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The material in this collection gives insight into the material culture, concerns, travels, and ideas of a leading Dayton, Ohio entrepreneur and businessman. The collection is divided into two series: Travel Photographs and Newspaper clippings.

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


Champaign County Cemeteries Records, 1955
1955, 1 reel

Consists of six volumes of Champaign County cemetery listings, compiled in 1955 by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The volumes are indexed.

Subject Area(s): Cemeteries



Chew, James A., Papers
1952-1963, 1.5 lin. ft.

James Chew was a prominent businessman and civic leader in Greene County. His papers consist primarily of business records from three Miami Valley newspapers, the Xenia Gazette, the Piqua Daily Call, and the Middletown Journal, which he owned and published. Records include balance sheets, bank statements, payroll reports, investment reports, profit and loss statements, circulation averages, and statistics. Also included are some papers pertaining to Chew's Xenia residence.

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



Child Guidance Center Records
1929-1977, 1 lin. ft.

Records consist of Board meeting minutes, financial reports, annual reports, clippings, photographs, and historical materials. The Child Guidance Center operated as a mental health facility for children and was affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Sinclair College.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History



Chisam, William H., Photographs
1915-1918, 0.5 lin. ft. (75 photographs)

The collection consists of seventy-five photographs from William H. Chisam's time learning to fly at the Wright School of Aviation in Dayton, Ohio, and Augusta, Georgia, and his service during World War I as a member of the No. 3 Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Service. Chisam flew missions in France during World War I. These photographs are of Chisam and his friends in flying school, military aircraft in France, flying squadrons, and war damaged buildings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections, World War I



Christ Child Society Records
1887-2003, 3.5 lin. ft.

Mary Virginia Merrick founded the Christ Child Society in 1887 in Washington, D.C. to aid poor children. On October 11, 191,1 Marie and Helen Rotterman founded the Dayton Chapter of the Christ Child Society. The society began with fewer than 200 women, primarily Catholic, yet grew steadily throughout the century. The group's primary focus is to provide clothing and aid to needy women and children. The collection includes minutes, photographs, and committee files.

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



Christman, Louis P., 1903 Wright Flyer Drawings
circa 1947-1951, 3 lin. ft.

Orville and Wilbur Wright never constructed a complete set of drawings for any of their flyers or gliders. In the mid-1940s, friend of the Wright's, Edward Deeds, commissioned Louis P. Christman, to complete, not only a set of drawings for the famous 1903 Flyer, but also the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders, and the 1903 and 1904 Flyers. This collection contains Christman's original drawings of the 1903 Flyer's Engine Support Rails and Wing Ribs. In addition, the collection also consists of 23 blue-line or "working" drawings of various parts of the 1903 Flyer.

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



Christy, Van Buren, Diaries
1863-1926, 1 lin. ft.

Van Buren Cristy served in an Iowa regiment during the Civil War, then lived in Montgomery County, Ohio where he was a minister. The diaries give an account of his time in the service, and a day to day account of his activities preparing sermons, making his rounds, gardening, and reading. From June 1923 until 1926, the diary entries are made by Cristy's daughter and chronicle Cristy's failing health and death as well as the final years and death of his wife, Susan.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History


Church of the Nativity Records
1892-1986, 1 reel

Consists of a church history and two volumes of records which list membership, baptisms, births, funerals, confirmations, and communicants. Church of the Nativity is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Religion


Cincinnati Cemetery Statistics Collection Records
ca. 1870-1985, 2 reels

A collection of cemetery statistics from the following Cincinnati cemeteries: New Haven, Old Baptist, Darby, Lee, Sand Run, Bevis, and Cedar Grove. Information includes name, date of death, place of death, marital status, birthplace, occupation, parents, cause of death, race, and last residence. Statistics are arranged alphabetically within each cemetery.

Subject Area(s): Cemeteries



Cincinnati in 1802 Article
1857, 1 folder

Contains an article from the Cincinnati Daily Gazette published on June 5, 1857, about what Cincinnati was like in 1802.

Subject Area(s): Politics



Cincinnati Parachute Club Collection
1940-1961, 1.15 lin. ft. (1 box and 1 oversize folder)

The Cincinnati Parachute Club was one of the first parachute clubs in the country. Their jumps were mostly at Western Hills Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection focuses on one member of the club, Quentin Honnert. The collection is composed of largely photographs from jumps in Ohio and Indiana. There is also pages from a logbook, a newspaper article page, and a member agreement for Honnert for the club.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Aviation



Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad Records
1840-1909 (bulk 1849-1877), 1 lin. ft.

Contains newspaper clippings, circulars, documents, and business correspondence from the scrapbook of Stephen Satterly L'Hommedieu (1806-1875), an early president of the C.H. and D. Railroad. Another group of materials consists of copies of articles from the American Railroad Journal (1847-1855) pertaining to railroads in the Miami Valley area.

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


Cincinnati, Hamilton, and Dayton Railroad Records
1840-1877, 1 reel

Contains newspaper clippings, circulars, documents, and business letters from the scrapbook of an early president of the CH and D Railroad. Another group of materials consists of copies of articles from the American Railroad Journal (1847-1855) which pertain to railroads in the Miami Valley. See also MS-6.

Subject Area(s): Railroad and Canal History



Citizen's State Bank Records
1907-1934, 7 lin. ft. (13 volumes)

Consists of 13 volumes of discount registers, journals and ledgers from an Auglaize County, Ohio bank that failed in 1934.

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



Civil Aeronautics Administration Records
1944-1952, .5 lin. ft.

The records in this collection were created from the Clayton Bruckner Papers (MS-109).

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Civil Aviation Medical Association Records
1948-2016 (bulk 1955-2008), 1.25 lin. ft. and 6.9 GB

The Civil Aviation Medical Association is a non-profit international medical association concerned with the safety of civil aviators. It is affiliated with the Aerospace Medical Association. The records generally consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, brochures, and the association's newsletter.

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



Clark County 1959 Flood Clippings
1959, 0.65 lin. ft. (1 oversize folder)

The collection consists of newspaper clippings, primarily from the Springfield Daily News, concerning flooding in Clark County, Ohio, in late January 1959.

Subject Area(s): Local History



Clark County Surveyor's Diary
1876, 1 folder

A diary of an unknown land surveyor working in Clark County, Ohio, including logs of completed jobs and fees received, dated 1876.

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



Class, Charles F., Papers
1931-1954, 2 lin. ft.

Materials include personal correspondence, as well as papers and letters related to Class' position as a Warren County (Ohio) Agricultural Agent, Federal Inspector of Seed and Crop Loans, and Federal Land Appraiser. Also included are news clippings from the Miami Valley Farmer, farmhouse plans, maps, and photographs.

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



Clauser, Suzanne, Papers
1961-1993 (Bulk 1961-1988), 3.5 lin. ft.

Suzanne Clauser was a Yellow Springs, Ohio author who wrote extensively for television and published a successful novel. Her papers include: copies of her earlier unpublished works, copies of several scripts written for the Bonanza television series, correspondence, material pertaining to her novel titled A Girl Named Sooner, screenplays, biographical materials, and clippings. Note: Restrictions exist for any publication or quotation of the material in this collection. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History


Clermont County Cemetery Statistics Records
1830-1950, 1 reel

Records consist of a card index file with the names and information about persons buried in several small cemeteries in Clermont County, Ohio. Information usually includes date of death, birthday, next of kin, as well as the name and location of the cemetery where the individual is buried.

Subject Area(s): Cemeteries



Cleveland Air Races Collection
1929-1934, .5 lin. ft.

The Cleveland Air Races Collection contains 39 black and white photos of 1929 Cleveland Air Races and associated festivities. The photos are reproductions of original materials housed at Cleveland State University's Special Collections. As well, there are 3 programs, photocopied in their entirety. These souvenir programs document the 1931, 1932, and 1934 Air Races.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Cleveland National Air Races Programs
1932-1938, 3 items

Collection consists of three souvenir programs from the National Air Races in Cleveland: 1) 1932 National Air Races Official Program; 2) 1937 Official Directory and Log; and 3) 1938 Official Directory and Log. The programs were obtained by a Mr. Allen Chapin who, as a boy, attended the races. They were donated to Special Collections and Archives by his daughter in 2014.

Subject Area(s): Aviation


Clifton Methodist Episcopal Church Records
1891-1930, 1 reel

The records for this Cincinnati church consist of membership lists as well as baptism and marriage records.

Subject Area(s): Religion



Cline, Abe, M.D., Case Studies
1931-1935, 1 lin. ft

Dr. Cline graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1921. He began practice in Dayton, Ohio, in 1923 and specialized in gynecology. He was a commissioned medical officer for the federal government and worked for a time in Budapest, Hungary. The collection consists of case studies and surgery performed in Europe.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History



Cline, Carol, Papers
1939-1966, 2.5 lin. ft.

Correspondence, notes, news clippings, photographs, public relations materials, audio reels of "Carol's Corner" radio broadcasts, and a scrapbook document Carol Cline's interest and acclaim in the Dayton radio community and the public relations industry. The collection also documents Cline's international travels and civic commitment.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History



Clothes That Work Collection
1998-2018, 2.31 lin. ft. and 1177.40 MB

Clothes That Work is an organization that provides clothing and training to people in and around Dayton to help them obtain jobs. The organization was started in 1998 by a group of eight women. The organization fundraises through events and collects clothing for interviews for everyone and dance attire for young women. This collection contains administrative files, event files and photos, and marketing materials.

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



Coen, Shirley Russell, Fairview High School Class of 1945 Collection
1943-2016, 3 lin. ft.

The collection consists of scrapbooks, school newspapers, and materials related to the graduating class of 1945 from Fairview High School in Dayton, Ohio. Fairview High School was built in 1929 and later became a middle school and elementary school before it was eventually demolished in 2010. The collection also includes information on class reunions.

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



Colbert, Charles, Papers
1966-1971, 1 lin. ft.

Papers consist of business correspondence, brochures, and working papers pertaining to Colbert's involvement with the Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium and the Wright State University Engineering Department. See also, MS-234.

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



Cold War Aerospace Technology Oral History Project Records
1936-2008, 6 lin. ft.

This collection contains the interviews and records of the Cold War Aerospace Technology Oral History project, a special project funded by a Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management grant. Interviews cover a variety of Cold War Aerospace technology.

Transcripts of the interviews are available online in CORE Scholar.

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



Coleman, Bessie, Photographs
ca. 1920s, 1 folder

Photocopy of portion of book about Bessie Coleman and copies of several photographs of Bessie Coleman.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women, African-Americans



College Women's Club of Dayton Records
1907-2018, 16.5 lin. ft.

Established in 1907, the College Women's Club of Dayton (CWC) continues to meet monthly during the fall, winter, and spring months for the purpose of uniting "alumnae of institutions of higher learning, and to foster an interest in higher education." The club continues to promote higher education, offer continuing education through study groups, and encourage service to the community. The collection contains financial, administrative, and membership records.

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


Committee to Preserve Waldruhe Park Records
1978-1980, 1 reel

Consists of reports, correspondence, newsletters, bulletins, legal briefs, and files of a citizen's group formed to prevent the City of Dayton from cutting trees in a city park.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Civic Organizations



Communications Workers of America, Local 4322 (Dayton, Ohio)
1936-1973, 4 lin. ft.

Records consist of minutes of monthly membership meetings, minutes of the National Executive Board of the CWA annual convention, Advisory Board reports, contracts, photographs, various informational pamphlets, and strike literature. Local 4322 is based in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History



Community Research Inc. Records
1957-1976, 4.5 lin. ft.

Community Research, Inc. was a privately funded think tank formed in 1957 to study and recommend solutions to problems facing metropolitan Dayton. Records include annual reports, Board meeting minutes, and evaluations of community programs. Another series of records focuses on the organization's role in the federal government's Pilot Cities Program in Dayton in the early 1970s and includes Board meeting minutes, correspondence, grant proposals, reports, and evaluations of funded programs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History



Compton, Arthur B., Jr., Trailsend Club Papers
1958-1964, 2 lin. ft.

Founded in 1958, Trails End was an exclusive social club in Dayton, Ohio for businessmen and their families. The collection contains photographs, membership lists, financial and administrative material.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History


Concordia Lutheran Church Records
1849-1963, 1 reel

The Concordia Lutheran Church in Cincinnati was created from a merger of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Emmaus Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1927. The Emmaus Church had originally split from Trinity in 1904 over internal disputes. This collection contains five volumes of church records including a history of the church (1849-1949) and an early listing of members as well as records of baptism, confirmation, marriage, and funerals. All records are written in German until 1924.

Subject Area(s): Religion



Conquistadores Del Cielo Records
1940-1975, 2 lin. ft.

Collection consists of yearbooks, correspondence, and printed materials. Conquistadores Del Cielo is an organization of aviation executives formed in 1937. Note: restrictions may apply.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Coombs-Learned Family Papers
1819-1985, 6.5 lin. ft.

A collection of 19th and early 20th century family papers of the Coombs and Learned extended families who lived in Michigan, California, and Ohio. Papers include extensive family correspondence, diaries, business and financial records, and over 300 photographs. Noteworthy among the contents are several letters written by President James A. Garfield to a family member when he was a young man, as well as Palmer Coombs' World War I diaries and papers.

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



Cooper, Ann, Collection
early 1900s-2002, 50 lin. ft.

Ann Cooper is a prolific author with over 600 published magazine articles and ten books on aviation notables to her credit. The research collection is an excellent source of information on women aviators such as Jessie Woods, Patty Wagstaff, Edna Gardner Whyte, Dorothy S. Lewis, and Nancy Hopkins Tier, as well as African American aviators including the Tuskegee Airmen

Subject Area(s): Aviation, African-Americans, Women



Cooperative Dayton History Project Records
1890-1975 (bulk 1968-1972), 2.5 lin. ft.

The Cooperative Dayton History Project was funded by a National Science Foundation grant in 1969 to identify and locate the widely scattered and unindexed business, church, and other institutional records which document the history of Dayton, Ohio from 1850-1950. This collection consists of papers and records gathered to prepare a preliminary inventory of available historical sources and includes pamphlets, brochures, correspondence, clippings, notes, and inventory forms. The project resulted in a published bibliography of sources for Dayton, Ohio compiled and edited by Carl M. Becker, Jacob H. Dorn, and Paul G. Merriam, in 1971.

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


Corinth Presbyterian Church Records
1927-1989, 1 reel

Consists of a church register which lists pastors, church officers, elders, and members as well as baptisms, marriages, communicants, and funerals. Also included is a church history and Session Meeting minutes. Corinth Presbyterian is located in Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Religion



Countryman, Robert, World War II Collection
ca. 1944-1945, 1991, 1997, 5 items

The following items were the property of Robert Countryman, who served as an Army Ranger in WWII. Mr. Countryman was taken as a prisoner of war while fighting in Italy. The materials all stem from the post-war period.

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



Cox, James Middleton, Papers
1908-1960, 21 lin. ft.

Consists of correspondence, reports, speeches, photographs, clippings, and other printed materials relating to Cox's long career as a journalist and politician. Cox was a U.S. Congressman representing Ohio's 3rd District from 1909-1913, and the governor of Ohio from 1913-1915 and from 1917-1921. In 1920 he was the Democratic nominee for President with Franklin D. Roosevelt as his running mate. Cox was also the owner and publisher of several newspapers including the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Journal Herald. The bulk of the material in this collection is correspondence covering such topics as local, national, and international politics, labor, monetary policy, economic matters, and journalism. A partial list of nationally known correspondents includes: William Jennings Bryan, Bernard Baruch, Josephus Daniels, James Farley, Cordell Hull, Walter Lippmann, Sam Rayburn, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, Harry Truman, Woodrow Wilson, and Orville and Wilbur Wright. The speeches include a number of radio campaign speeches (1920), speeches by Cox while Governor of Ohio (1913-1915), and speeches in support of Franklin Roosevelt and the policies of his administration.

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



Coy, Bennet, Miami Conservancy District Collection
1919-1970, 1 folder

Reports, pamphlets, and studies relating to the Miami Conservancy District.

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



Craig, D. Watson, Papers
1853-1887, 1 folder

Consists of letters written by Craig to various members of his family. Craig traveled to Oregon and Panama, as well as spending time in Springfield, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. His letters cover his experiences, local and national politics, and family matters.

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



Crawford, Don L., Papers
1918-2003, 2.5 lin. ft.

This collection includes newspaper clippings, magazine articles, scrapbooks, correspondence, speech notes and publicity, photographs, certificates, and campaign literature. Most items are by or about Don L. Crawford, Jr., one of Dayton's best-known African American leaders of the 1960s-1980s. A few items in the collection relate to other Crawford family members Don L., Sr., Agatha Crawford Payne, and Donella Crawford

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Politics, Local History



Crawford, Sgt. Jay H., World War I Diary
1918, 1 folder

Diary kept by Sergeant H. Crawford, band member in the 362nd Infantry, begins in Houston in 1918 and follows his journey to New York and eventually France. Includes information on caring for the wounded and dead and the aftermath of the Battle of Verdun.

Subject Area(s): World War I, Family and Personal Papers



Crickmore, Charles, Aviation Photograph Collection
1944-1952, 1 folder

Collection of photographs which appear to have been taken during the Korean War.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections



Crim, Kenneth J., Papers
1952-1985, 4 lin. ft.

Crim was a local teacher and school administrator who served as Superintendent of the Montgomery County Schools. His papers consist of meeting minutes for the Montgomery County School Board and the Montgomery Joint Vocational School Board, and various statistical reports and studies relating to local schools.

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



Cromer, F. Gillum, Photographs
1910, 1 folder

The collection consists of 4 original negatives, and 8 original 2 1/2" x 4" prints of a Wright Model A Flyer in flight at Huffman Prairie in early 1910.

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


Crosby United Methodist Church Records
1832-1985, 1 reel

Three volumes of records include a published history of the church, a listing of pastors, membership records, and an indexed record of burials in the church cemetery. Crosby United Methodist Church is located in New Haven, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Religion



Croswell, Jeannie, Letter
1876, 1 folder

Photocopy and transcribed letter written in 1876 by Jeannie Croswell describing the Centennial celebration that took place in Dayton.

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



Cryder, Benjamin F., Papers
1816-1886, 0.5 lin. ft.

Benjamin Cryder was the grandfather of Frederick White, one of Wright State University's early founders. His papers include survey maps of Ross County, Civil War bounty reenlistment records, correspondence, and essays on a variety of political and humorous subjects.

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



Curran, Charles J., Papers
1941-2006 (bulk 1990-2006), 3.5 lin. ft.

The collection includes correspondence, speeches, campaign information, photographs, certificates, advertisements, news clippings, and research documents. Most items are by or about Charles J. Curran and his time as Montgomery County Commissioner from 1983-2006. A few items in the collection relate to other local politicians or Curran family members.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History



Curtiss Airplane Photograph
1911, 1 folder

Photograph of a Curtiss airplane from 1911.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections



Curtiss Fly Leaf
1942, 1 folder

September-October 1942 issue of the Curtiss Fly Leaf, Volume XXV, No. 4.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Curtiss Flying Schools Booklet
Undated, 1 folder

Curtiss Flying Schools booklet details the courses offered through the Curtiss Flying Service bases. The item is undated

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Curtiss Flying Service Manual
1928, 1 folder

Special Ground Course manual.

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Curtiss H-16 and JN-4 Airplane Photographs
Undated, 1 folder

Photographs and negatives of Curtiss H-16 and JN-4 airplanes.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections



Curtiss, Glenn, Collection of Early Aviation Photographs
1908-1915, .5 lin. ft.

The Glenn Curtiss Collection of Early Aviation Photographs contains 174 photographs and photographic postcards showing the development of Glenn Curtiss' aviation and aircraft construction careers between 1908 and 1915. Landmark events in Curtiss' career, such as the 1910 Euclid Beach flight in Cleveland and the 1914 rebuild of the Langley Aerodrome, are featured in the collection. There are also photographs of a number of pilots--both civilian and military--whom Curtiss trained between 1911 and 1914, as well as photographs of other early aviation pioneers either associated with Curtiss or who flew Curtiss aircraft. A small number of non-Curtiss related photographs are also present in this collection.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections



Curtiss, Glenn, Cyanotype Postcard
ca. 1910, 1 folder

Cyanotype postcard depicting Glenn Curtiss preparing for a flight in an early Curtiss Pusher, circa 1910-1911.

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



Curtiss, Glenn, Photographs
1910-1924, 1 lin. ft.

Collection contains photographs once belonging to Glenn Curtiss, world famous aviator and early aircraft designer. The photographs document Curtiss' early aviation involvements and include images of Curtiss and other aviators of the period, aircraft he designed and built, hydroplane experiments, and photographs of the Curtiss factory in Hammondsport, New York.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections



Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engine Drawings
1920-1969, 387 lin. ft.

The Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical Engine Drawing Collection is a collection of over 50,000 aircraft engine part and power system drawings produced by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The collection consists of approximately 1300 rolls of microfilm containing thousands of engine part drawings, more than a thousand engine drawings, an index to the engine parts that were microfilmed, cards documenting tools used to make the engine parts, and a number of aircraft engine manuals. The collection does not contain a list of parts used to build specific aircraft engines. There are significant legal restrictions on the use of the drawings imposed by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation and researchers are required to sign a use agreement prior to release of any drawings

Subject Area(s): Aviation



Cushman, Harland B., Papers
1919-1921, .5 lin. ft.

Papers consist of letters written to Cushman by his fiancé, Stella Klein, who worked at McCook Field from 1919-1921. Letters contain mostly personal and family information, but also discuss events and people at McCook Field during the period.

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



Custer, Levitt Luzern, Collection
1886-1968, 2001, 9.25 lin. ft. and 8.08 GB

Levitt Luzern Custer was a Dayton-area aviator and inventor, and an associate of Orville Wright. During his lifetime he engaged in pioneering balloon experiments, served as an official timer for flight trials, collaborated with Orville Wright on various projects, and invented a wide range of mechanical machines from the statoscope to amusement park rides. The Levitt Luzern Custer Papers document many of his achievements as well as those of other early aviators, such as the Wright Brothers. There is information on early aviators such as the Early Birds who flew before 1916 are also preserved. Patents, blueprints, photographs, and correspondence are also a rich source of research.

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