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Daedalus Flyer Collection
1965-1974, 12 items

This collection contains 11 issues of the Daedalus Flyer, dating between 1965 and 1974, and one copy of the Roster of Members from January 1971.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

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Daguerreotypes
ca. 1850, 1 folder

Two Daguerreotypes of an unknown man.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections

MS-412

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Dam, Hans, Aviation Collection
1912-1997, 29.2 lin. ft.

Hans Dam was a 50-year collector of aviation memorabilia, especially photographs and newspaper and magazine clippings. His primary areas of interest included air races and air shows, early flight, WACO aircraft, and the history of aviation in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. At the time of his death he was working on a book about aviation in southwestern Ohio which is included in the collection. The collection consists of twenty-nine albums containing more than 2500 photographs organized into three series.

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

MS-67

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Darke County Records Papers
1868-1922, .5 lin. ft.

This collection consists of receipts, correspondence, executions, photographs, articles of agreement, etc., from Darke County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-208

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Davies Building Company Records
1915-1970, .25 lin. ft.

Records consist of Board of Directors' minutes for this Dayton-based company which was involved in building and maintaining commercial real estate properties in the Miami Valley region. Also included are the company's Articles of Incorporation, some correspondence, and legal documents.

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

MS-311

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Day, Curtiss, Photo Collection
early 1900s, .25 lin. ft.

Curtiss La Q. Day, an early American aviator, obtained his pilot's license at the Wright Brothers School in 1914. He was a flight instructor at several flight schools, including the Wright Flying School at Hempstead Plains, New York. Day was also a member of the Early Birds and his name appears on the Wright Memorial Plaque in Dayton. The collection consists of 79 photographs, 2 letters and a postcard.

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

MS-199

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Dayco Corporation Historical Collection
1934-1970, 6 lin. ft.

An eclectic collection of photographs, product catalogs, correspondence, memos, reports, personnel records, and financial records from a Dayton manufacturer of tire and rubber products.

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

MS-136

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Dayton Air Service Committee Records
1922-1943, .5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Air Service Committee was incorporated in 1922 to establish an air service experiment station in Dayton. The committee's records consist of articles of incorporation, Board of Trustees' minutes, correspondence, financial records, and information on the acquisition of land.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-529

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Dayton Alpha Phi Alumnae Collection
1953-1983 (bulk 1970-1983), 4 lin. ft.

The Alpha Phi sorority was first created at Syracuse University on October 10, 1872, to provide a "tie which unites, a circle of friends" for women young and old all around the world. The Dayton Alumnae Chapter was officially founded on January 4, 1956. The chapter exists to this day as a form of contact for the alumnae in the Dayton area. The collection contains scrapbooks documenting the Alpha Phi sorority alumnae from various universities who are either from or presently living in Dayton. It shows their involvements with the sorority and with other life endeavors.

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

MS-229

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Dayton Amateur Moviemakers Club Records
1943-1976, 1 lin. ft.

Formed in 1943 by a group of local film makers, the Dayton Amateur Movie Makers Club's records consist of meeting minutes, membership lists, newsletters containing club programs, correspondence, and several films produced by club members.

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

MS-368

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Dayton Area Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Records
1951-2007 (bulk 1970-2007), 2 lin. ft.

The collection includes minutes from meetings, financial statements, a scrapbook, some photographs, Who’s Who directories for Insurance Agents, speeches from presenters and presidents, and awards.

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

MS-309

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Dayton Area Baptist Association (DABA) Records
1949-2011, 5.63 lin. ft.

The Dayton Area Baptist Association (DABA) was formed in 1964 by a merger between the Upper Miami Baptist Association and the Dayton Baptist Union. Membership includes participating Dayton area Baptist churches, the Ohio Baptist Convention and the American Baptist Convention. The association’s active mission is the Dayton Christian Center, located on West Riverview Ave. The records are administrative (minutes, financial, etc.) and also related to the association’s mission, partners, and affiliated churches.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

MS-265

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Dayton Area Nutrition Council Records
1968-1994, .5 lin. ft.

Collection consists of various financial records such as Treasurer’s Reports, bank statements, and proposed budgets. There is also internal correspondence, which includes meeting agendas and minutes, letters, and handouts.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

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Dayton Aviation Postcards
1910-1912, 10 items

This collection contains a set of nine (9) postcards and one (1) small photograph depicting early Dayton aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

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Dayton Ballet Company Records
1920-1995, 34 lin. ft.

Records consist of organizational papers, annual reports, financial records, and performance programs for two early dance groups that predated the Dayton Ballet Company. Dayton Ballet Company records start in 1958 and include a constitution, minutes of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, officers and membership lists, annual reports, newsletters, financial records, an extensive collection of performance records and programs, correspondence, records of the Friends of the Dayton Ballet, press releases, clippings, and materials relating to the Dayton Ballet's membership in national and regional dance organizations. Also included are scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs, and programs which highlight the early careers of Dayton Ballet founders, Josephine and Hermene Schwarz, as well as the activities and performances of the Company.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

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Dayton Barbecue Song
ca. 1850s, 1 folder

A political jingle that references the Whig Party and Kentucky influence on Dayton politics, circa 1850s.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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Dayton Charity Worker's Case Book
1914-1915, 1 folder

An organized listing of cases handled by a caseworker for a Dayton charity, dated 1914-1915.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

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Dayton City Beautiful Council Records
1965-1987, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Dayton City Beautiful Council was organized in the mid-1960s as a volunteer adjunct to city government to help make Dayton a more livable, attractive community. Records consist of Executive Board, staff, and membership meeting minutes, and correspondence. Topics covered include recycling, urban beautification, and community planning.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-287

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Dayton Civic Music Association Collection Records
1940-1998, 2 lin. ft.

The Dayton Civic Music Association was founded in 1940 and presented twenty-eight concert seasons before its demise in 1968. The collection includes administrative records, newspaper clippings, programs, pamphlets, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.

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

MS-273

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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Records
1964-2002, 48.25 lin. ft.

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) was established in 1949 in order to provide dance education among Dayton's urban youth. Since that time, DCDC has grown to become a prestigious, internationally recognized minority dance company, which is committed to preserving and performing classic and contemporary works by great African American choreographers. The collection consists of administrative files, financial records, performance records, personnel files, programs, publicity materials, photographs, videos and other media.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-438

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Dayton Cooperative High School Class of 1941 Photographs
1941, 1 lin. ft.

Individual 2 ¼" x 3 &frac;" black and white portraits of 234 members of the Dayton Cooperative High School graduating class of 1941. Principal Clare Sharkey and Class Advisor Ruth Werst are also included.

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

MS-169

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Dayton Cooperative History Project Records
1968-1972, 2.5 lin. ft.

The purpose of the Dayton Cooperative History Project was to identify and locate the widely scattered and unindexed business, church, and other institutional records which document the history of Dayton. 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.

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

MS-289

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Dayton Corridor Development Committee Records
1969-1997, 5 lin. ft.

The River Corridor Development Committee was formed in 1968 and operated under the aegis of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Representatives of various public agencies, which had jurisdiction over river frontage development, made up its membership. The committee’s goal was to further development along the river frontages and enhance the recreational, aesthetic, and commercial potentialities of Dayton’s major natural resource. The collection consists of administrative activities, river corridor projects, brochures, magazines, photographs, books, maps and blueprints. Note: please check concerning restrictions on images in this collection.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-46

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Dayton Council on World Affairs Records
1947-1991, 74 volumes, 35 lin. ft.

Records consist of administrative files, Executive Board minutes, annual reports, membership records, correspondence, and financial records. There are also extensive records of the Council's public programs with photographs and scrapbooks of clippings. The files of the Junior Council on World Affairs, an offshoot of the parent organization for young people, contain administrative and program records.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-458

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Dayton Daily News Archive
1890-2004 (bulk 1930-1980), 2090 cubic feet

Photographs, negatives, and news clippings, span obituary, personality, and subject files generated by the Dayton Daily News and the former Journal Herald in the twentieth century. The collection documents the local and regional history of Dayton and the Miami Valley in Ohio, and its role on a national scale, particularly during the period 1930 to 1980. Dayton’s history is a rich example of American ingenuity and perseverance. Considered the cradle of invention in the early 1900s, Dayton generated more patents than any other city in America. Creativity in technology, local government, literature, music, and dance are documented in the photographs. Dayton was the site of the invention of the airplane, the creation and implementation of the city manager form of government, and the first cash register. The Archives documents a strong history of the women’s club movement, innovative industrial development, dynamic political figures, ground-breaking aviation technology, a vital military establishment, strong progressivism, and diplomatic milestones, such as the Dayton Peace Accords. Dayton was the first city to establish a conservancy district to protect against devastating flood waters. The spirit and history of Dayton’s innovators and the lives of its citizens are told in the photographs and stories recorded in the newspaper.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, Education and Local Schools, Inventors and Inventions, Local Sports, Photographic Collections, Politics, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-422

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Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women of Dayton Collection
1962-2008, .5 lin. ft.

This collection contains information regarding the Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women Awards which annually featured ten Dayton-area women who had been nominated for this award for professional, community, or personal achievements. Materials in this collection include newspaper articles with brief biographies about the award recipients and programs from the awards ceremony luncheons. Also included are video recordings of the luncheons where the women were honored for their achievements and selection for this award.

Subject Area(s): Women, Dayton Daily News, Local History

MS-209

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Dayton Electric Railway Historical Collection
1907-1930, .5 lin. ft.

An eclectic collection of materials related to Dayton's electric railway transit system in the early 20th century. Included are schedules, transit maps, franchise documents, scattered financial records, and advertisements. Of particular interest is a 1930 study of Dayton's interurban transit system, and papers relating to a labor dispute in 1918.

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

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Dayton Family Photograph Album
Undated, 1 folder

Photograph album of an unknown Dayton family, depicting family life and a parade in Dayton. The location appears to be where Sinclair Community College is now located, as some photographs have Sacred Heart in the background.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

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

MS-187

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Dayton Federation of Women's Clubs Records
1907-2007, 4 lin. ft.

Records include annual reports, programs, meeting minutes, membership records, and scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs pertaining to the club's activities. Founded in 1907, the Dayton Federation of Women's Clubs is an amalgamation of Dayton area women's organizations and is engaged locally in charitable, educational and social activities.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

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Dayton Female Bible Society Records
1819-1846, 1 reel

Records consist of the minutes of an early 19th-century Dayton women's religious society.

Subject Area(s): Women, Civic Organizations, Religion

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Dayton Flood Booklet
1915, 1 folder

Booklet recounting the Dayton 1913 Flood, with copies of hand-colored photographs of flood and resident memories of the event.

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

MS-130

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Dayton Foundation Records
1921-1983, 2.5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1921 with an endowment from the National Cash Register Company and John H. Patterson, the Dayton Foundation serves as a public trust fund and distributes grants to various community organizations and projects. Records consist of minutes of the Distribution Committee, financial records, annual reports, correspondence, and printed materials.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-107

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Dayton Gems Hockey Team Scrapbooks
1964-1977, 7 lin. ft.

Eleven volumes of scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, follow the history of the Dayton GEMS professional hockey organization in Dayton, Ohio, as a new team in the IHL (International Hockey League) in 1964. Edgar “Lefty” McFadden was instrumental in starting the team, and served as general manager.

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

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Dayton Gospel Mission Records
1922-1962 (bulk 1929-1945), 0.5 lin. ft.

Consists of records from the Dayton Gospel Mission while under the leadership of Frederick S. Hixon. Included are some of Hixon's sermons and poems, Sunday school records, attendance and financial records, a building ledger, service records, flyers, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

MS-480

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Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Collection
1880-2014, 22.25 lin. ft.

The Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Collection documents the experience of German-Americans for over one hundred years going back to 1890 through 2007. The evolution of the organization reflects both local and national changes. The activities and goals of the Dayton Chapter, as well as their involvement with other chapters, is documented. The collection includes organization histories, meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, membership records, publications, and programs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-148

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Dayton Malleable Iron Company Records
1882-1947, 15 lin. ft.

Includes business records consisting of journals, cash books, trial balances, ledgers, purchase records, production, shipping and sales records, and payroll books.

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

MS-202

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Dayton Manufacturing Company Records
1883-1956, 35 lin. ft.

The principle business of the Dayton Manufacturing Company was the manufacture of railway car hardware, although the company later branched out into electric and oil headlamps and brass works. Records in this collection include quarterly and annual reports, agreements and contracts with outside companies, legal documents concerning ownership and royalties from patents, extensive financial records which provide information about the daily operating activities of the company, and files containing correspondence with firms doing business with the Dayton Manufacturing Company. Also included are files which document the Metal Polisher's Union strike of 1900-1901. These records contain names and addresses of union members, police-blotters with brief accounts of union demonstrations, and newspaper clippings.

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

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Dayton Map
1925, 1 item

This collection contains a medium-sized fold-out map of the city of Dayton for 1925. The map also details demographic data for 1925 as well as a list of general business areas labeled where “Dayton Leads the World in Manufacture.” The map was produced by the Dayton Chamber of Commerce.

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

MS-393

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Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery & Mausoleum Collection
2003, .5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery & Mausoleum has offered services since 1923 and is located in Montgomery County, Ohio, on 8135 North Dixie Drive. The collection is composed of an alphabetized index of internments up until the index list was printed out on May 20, 2003. The index is arranged alphabetically by last name and provides the following information: Name of Deceased, Service #, Grdn, Section, Lot, Sb, Sp, Sex, Age, Service Date, Type, and Veteran. The cemetery is divided into several sections including: traditional burial grounds, in ground cremation, veterans section, Columbaria, Mausoleum Crypts, and an infant section. Notable internments include: U.S. Congressmen Walter Hugh Albaugh and Harry Nelson Routzohn, race car drivers Charles Engle, William “Bill Mackey” Gretsinger, and Edward Lewber, Actress Agnes Moorehead, test pilot Howard M. Rinehart, and Medal of Honor Recipient Joe Calvin Paul.

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

MS-59

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Dayton Municipal Airport Records
1926-1936, 1952, 0.5 lin. ft.

The collection consists primarily of correspondence from the Dayton City Manager’s files pertaining to the establishment of a municipally owned airport in Dayton, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-300

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Dayton Peace Action Committee Records
1969-1997, 5 lin. ft.

Established in Dayton, Ohio, in 1979, the Dayton Peace Action Committee (DPAC) is a faith-based and peace oriented anti-nuclear organization. DPAC works to cut spending for unnecessary military and nuclear weapons programs, arguing that funds should be invested in American education, housing, health, and environmental protection. The collection consists of administrative records, correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, programs, books, and Barrett’s personal notes concerning DPAC activities.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-314

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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Records
1933-2010 (bulk 1970-2001), 40 lin. ft.

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Paul Katz in 1933. It is recognized as one of Dayton's oldest and longest standing cultural institutions. The records of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra document the organization's history from founding to the recent past. Emphasis is on the 1970s and 1980s. This is an ongoing collection. The collection is rich in brochures and photographs, programs, administrative records, and marketing material.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-183

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Dayton Philharmonic Women's Organization, (Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer's Organization) Records
1956-2008, 5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Philharmonic Women's Organization functions as an auxiliary, helping arm of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The records contain a variety of materials, such as photographs, programs, fliers, brochures, scrapbooks, magazine and newspaper clippings, newsletters, financial records, yearbooks, membership lists, and meeting minutes.

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

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Dayton Photographs
1917-1920, 20 items

This small collection contains photographs of Dayton area events and attractions around the period of 1917-1920. The collection consists of a variety of photographs, listed below as they are captioned or labeled. Some of the photographs are undated.

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

MS-339

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Dayton Playhouse Collection
1954-2007, 40 lin. ft.

The Dayton Playhouse, which began as the City of Dayton operated, Dayton Community Theatre (DCT), has been an active community theatre since the fall of 1959.  Throughout the years other theatrical groups were added, including the Dayton Repertory Theatre, presenting more adult themed dramas, and Dayton Children’s and Teen Theatre, now called YouTheatre. At their current home, in the Riverbend Arts Center, the Dayton Playhouse, as it is now called, continues to present a variety of theatrical productions each season.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-181

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Dayton Police Department Historical Collection
1876-2010 (bulk 1910-1970), 4.17 lin. ft.

This collection was created through the efforts of several Dayton Police Department officers and the Dayton Police History Foundation, Inc. Included in the collection are the arrest files of many different criminals, most notably notorious criminals of the early twentieth century like John Dillinger and “Bugs” Moran. The bulk of the information includes Bertillon card photographs from the turn of the century, various personnel photos, many negatives, news-clippings saved by the D.P.D., and two “retired” police training DVDs from the middle of the 20th century. Also included are monthly assignment detail reports from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

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Dayton Police Souvenir Book
1902, 1 item

Souvenir book depicting the 1902 Dayton Police Department. This collection was owned by Albert and Charlotte Gray.

Subject Area(s): Politics, Local History

MS-168

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Dayton Power and Light Company Records
1933-1986, 2.5 lin. ft.

Consists of a scattered collection of Dayton Power and Light publications including the Forward (1933-1972), the DP&L News (1972-1975), DP&L People (1984-1986), and QP Today (1985-1986). Publications contain information about the history of DP&L, the utilities industry, and management and marketing trends within the industry.

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

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Dayton Ranger Buttonhole Medallion
ca. 1920s, 1 folder

Contains a buttonhole medal for the Dayton Rangers.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-328

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Dayton Section, American Chemical Society Collection
1959-2000, 3.5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Section of the American Chemical Society was founded in 1930. This collection contains administrative records, such as minute books, agendas, reports, and programs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

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Dayton Souvenir Books and Pamphlets
ca. 1905-1906, 1 folder

Books and pamphlets containing photographs, drawings, and maps of Dayton areas of interest.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Local History

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Dayton Stories by the Abel Family
1900-1975, 4 items

Four accounts written by four members of the Abel Family from Dayton, Ohio over three generations, and transcribed by Rita Mastbaum Hughes. Includes: Personal Recollections by Joseph F. Abel, circa 1900; Silver Anniversary Trip of Joseph J. Abel and M. Josephine Abel, June 19, 1925 to July 30, 1925; D. Herbert Abel, Ph.D. Autobiography, 1968; and Remembrances by Rosemarie Rita Abel Gabel, 1975. Collectively the collection documents social life and customs in Dayton, Ohio's history from the mid 1800s-mid 1900s. Among the topics discussed are presidential campaigns, Dayton during the Civil War including the burning of the Dayton Journal building, attending school in Dayton, the 1913 flood, celebrations at the end of World War I, and the influenza epidemic of 1917-1918.

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

MS-70

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Dayton Telephone Company Records
1923, 1 volume

A scrapbook containing 103 images of telephone pole lines in Dayton, photographed in March 1923. Each image is identified as to its exact location.

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

MS-41

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Dayton Typographical Union, Local 57 Records
1866-1977, 8 lin. ft.

Contains a fairly complete run of minutes for the years 1866-1968 as well as legal reports, financial ledgers and journals, membership records, correspondence, and a variety of printed materials. The minutes include reports from the Executive Board and various committees, and summary financial information. Membership records contain much information on the union's apprenticeship program.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-38

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Dayton Urban League Records
1947-1968, 18.5 lin. ft.

The Dayton Urban League was chartered in 1947. In conjunction with a nation-wide League Network, the Dayton Urban League made an important contribution to the general welfare of the local community through its services to African-Americans in Dayton. The League attempted to improve employment opportunities, accelerate guidance programs for young people, initiate greater participation of Blacks in the activities of other welfare agencies and civic organizations, and to improve the climate of race relations in Dayton. Includes Board of Directors' minutes, annual reports, financial records, extensive correspondence, committee reports, subject files, news releases, and other related materials.

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

MS-74

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Dayton Weather Bureau Records
1911-1985, 87 volumes

Volumes contain a detailed daily account of Dayton weather conditions including temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed, etc.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-129

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Dayton Women Working Records
1974-1983, 2 lin. ft.

Organized in 1975, Dayton Women Working was a feminist organization concerned with insuring equal employment opportunities locally for women and minorities. The records consist of meeting minutes, by-laws, membership records, progress reports, newsletters, broadsides, and files documenting DWW's public programs and projects including a study of discrimination in three Dayton banks. There is also material pertaining to DWW's affiliation with other working women's organizations and the transcript of an interview with one of the organization's founders.

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

MS-119

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Dayton Women's Center Records
1973-1981, 7.5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1973 by a group of local feminists, the Dayton Women's Center was created to provide a space for local women to meet, organize, and share common interests and concerns. The records consist of founding and organizational papers, correspondence, minutes, financial records, subject files, membership lists, clippings, newsletters, photographs, and printed materials.

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

MS-133

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Dayton Women's Liberation Records
1970-1975, 1984, 0.25 lin. ft.

Records consist of a fairly complete run of the organization's newsletter which gives information about the group's meetings and activities and includes short articles discussing the politics and ideology of the Women's Movement. In addition, the collection contains leaflets, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials.

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

MS-479

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Dayton Women’s Health Center Records
1972-1997, 6 lin. ft.

Established in Kettering, Ohio, in September 1973, the Dayton Women’s Health Center provided a variety of women’s reproductive health services, including pregnancy tests, contraceptives, and abortions. This collection consists of the DWHC’s administrative records, legal records, newspaper clippings, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia. Also included are materials on the abortion debate, such as pro-choice and pro-life brochures, pamphlets, newsletters, and other literature; records of picketers at the clinic; and correspondence from the DWHC’s opponents and supporters.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

MS-275

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Dayton YMCA Records
1878-1989, 128 lin. ft.

The Dayton YMCA Collection contains items pertaining to the history the Dayton area YMCAs. Administrative papers, newspaper clippings, and photographs constitute the bulk of the collection. The collection spans from the mid to late 1800s to the late 1980s. The bulk of the collection is between the periods of 1930-1980.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-36

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Dayton-Miami Valley AFL-CIO Records
1945-1973 (bulk 1950-1960), 2.5 lin. ft.

Includes correspondence, minutes, constitutions, financial records, and other materials relating to local AFL and CIO unions and their merger in 1959. Most of the material is from the Industrial Union Council during the years 1945-1959, and includes the constitution and charter of the Council, the minutes of the delegate and executive meetings, and reports of various committees. Also included are minutes, plans, and financial records from Lakewoods, a housing foundation for AFL-CIO senior citizens.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

MS-234

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Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium Records
1967-1980, 1 lin. ft.

A precursor to the Southwestern Ohio Council of Higher Education (SOCHE), the Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium was an affiliation of ten local colleges and universities seeking to increase cooperation and support. Records include minutes, financial reports, grant proposals, correspondence, and annual reports.

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

MS-55

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Dayton-Montgomery County Bicentennial Commission Records
1974-1976, 9 lin. ft.

Records document the official plans for celebrating the 1976 Bicentennial in the Dayton-Montgomery County area through minutes, correspondence, clippings, organizational papers, publications, broadsides, and working papers.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-45

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Dayton-Montgomery County Park District Records
1964-1974, 2.5 lin. ft.

Consists of correspondence, visitor's schedules, ranger reports, memos, and clippings pertaining to park operations and the District's involvement with historical sites. A large portion of the collection is material relating to the 1964, 1965, and 1974 tax levy campaigns. There is also material about the Old County Courthouse building and the Montgomery County Historical Society.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-152

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Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs
1918-1922 (bulk 1918), 3 lin. ft.

The collection contains 156 large format glass plate negatives and 63 nitrate negatives depicting factory workers, interior and exterior plant views, airplane assembly, and completed airplanes from a Dayton manufacturer of World War I aircraft.

To view items from this collection online, please visit CORE Scholar.

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

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Dayton-Wright Company Record of Employees
1922-1924, 1 folder

Information concerning seven employees of the Dayton-Wright Company between 1922 and 1924.

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

MS-411

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Dayton: A Peace Process Papers
1994-2001, 7.08 lin. ft.

The Dayton Peace Process was an offshoot of the Dayton Peace Accords that brought an end to the fighting in the former Yugoslavia. The Peace Process worked to bring Miami Valley businesses in contact with clients in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and several other Eastern European countries. Eventually Dayton: A Peace Process became the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The collection consists of papers generated by the Miami Valley Marketing Group, Inc. in its search for Dayton area companies looking for business opportunities in Eastern Europe. Some of the papers contain background information on the American companies and the areas in Europe where help is needed. The collection also contains meeting minutes and planning sessions for the Dayton Peace Accords Project as well as government papers from the United States State Department and other federal agencies.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

SC-308

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Delco Light Frigidaire Convention Badge with Ribbon
1927, 0.1 lin. ft. (1 item)

This collection contains a single metal badge with red ribbon. The badge is inscribed with the words “Delco Light Frigidaire Convention, 1927.” The ribbon was owned by H. H. McLellan, who sold Delco Light plants in Nebraska. He received the ribbon when he attended the convention in Dayton.

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

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Delco-Moraine Employee Sports Scrapbook
1946, 1 item

The collection consists of one scrapbook chronicling the Delco-Moraine Plant’s intramural sports events in 1946. The scrapbook is made up entirely of newspaper clippings.

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

MS-463

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Delphinium Garden Club of Dayton Records
1931-2012, 2.5 lin. ft.

The collection includes minutes, reports, notes, program information, newspaper clippings, and photographs from the Delphinium Garden Club of Dayton, Ohio. These items were collected by members of the Delphinium Garden Club of Dayton and document the organizations history, activity, and community involvement from its creation in 1931 until 2012. The club is still active in the community today.

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

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Diary of the House in the Woods, The
ca. 1918, 1 item

This collection consists of a single pamphlet titled “The Diary of the House in the Woods,” which was published by the Lowe Brothers Company in Dayton, Ohio. The pamphlet is a combination of two people’s diaries. Katherine McDowell and her husband Ned allowed their diaries to be published to explain the development of their house that they built and in which they lived in the woods. The diary entries begin in May of 1918 and continue through October of the same year. The couple also included some general advice on designing, finishing, and furnishing a home at the end of the pamphlet, and it also includes information about Lowe Brothers’ products.

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

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Discussion Club of Dayton Records
1934-1955, .5 lin. ft.

The Discussion Club of Dayton was founded in 1931 to provide a forum for civic leaders and professionals to meet and discuss the issues of the day. Records include correspondence, the club's monthly bulletin with information about program topics, and membership surveys.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

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Doan, Edward B., M.D., Papers
1898-1941, .25 lin. ft.

Dr. E.B. Doan attended the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College and graduated in 1899. He practiced in West Carrollton and Miamisburg, Ohio. The collection consists of class notes and obstetrical records from 1900 to 1941.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Donahue, Phil, Letter
1964, 1 folder

This is a letter to Fred White, Business Manager for the Miami-OSU Dayton Campus (forerunner of Wright State University), from Phil Donahue, thanking him for his appearance on Donahue's show on WHIO, dated March 24, 1964.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civic Organizations, Wright State University, Local History

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Doolittle’s Raiders Photos
Undated, 3 Items

This collection consists of three photos; two are reprints of Doolittle's Raiders taking off from the deck of the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet (CV-8). The other, larger, photo is a copy of Bud Golem's painting Memories which depicts the inside cockpit of a Doolittle Raider on takeoff.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

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Dressler, Harvey, Collection
1896-1966, 1.5 lin. ft.

Harvey Dressler was a civil engineer in the Dayton area owning the firm of Cellarius and Dressler Engineering. The Harvey Dressler Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, maps, books, and other documents related to Harvey Dressler, his wife Florence Bremberger Dressler, and daughter Mary Dressler Stansell.

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

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DuFour, Howard, Charlie Taylor Collection
1938-2004, 8 lin. ft.

Charlie Taylor designed and built the engine that powered the Wright Brothers’ historic flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1903. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, articles, aviation history books, an oral history, personal correspondence, photographs, and Howard DuFour’s drafts of "Charlie Taylor: The Wright Brothers Mechanician." The collection also contains materials on DuFour's building of the Wright 1903 Flyer Replica which hangs in Dunbar Library's atrium.

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

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Dunbar, Paul Laurence, First Day of Issue
1975, 3 items

This collection consists of three envelopes with images of Paul Laurence Dunbar printed on them. Each image is different. There is also a Paul Laurence Dunbar stamp on each envelope. Each stamp is the same. May 1, 1975, is the stamped date on each envelope, along with First Day of Issue.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials

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Dunbar, Paul Laurence, Newspaper Clippings
1934, 1 folder

Two Dunbar poems and newspaper articles concerning the death and funeral of Dunbar and his mother.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, African-Americans, Local History

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Dunbar, Paul Laurence, Papers
1872-1906, 1 folder

Contains several items pertaining to Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Local History

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Dunbar, Paul Laurence, Rain Songs Poems
2009, 1 item

This collection contains one copy of Rain Songs: Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Selected and Illustrated by Emily Burkman, printed by Apiary Press, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2009. This copy is number 7 of fifteen.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Arts, Local History

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Dunbar, Paul Laurence, To Anna C.
ca. 1900, 1 folder

Original handwritten and typed version of a poem, "To Anna C." written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, dating between 1900 and 1906.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, African-Americans, Arts, Local History

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Dunbar, Paul Laurence, Who Knows?
1915, 1 folder

Sheet music and RCA phonograph recording of "Who Knows" located in oversize collection materials.

Subject Area(s): Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Arts, African-Americans, Local History

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Dunbar, Paul, My Little Black Lamb
1922, 1 folder

Original voice and piano score for song written by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Subject Area(s): African-Americans, Arts, Paul Laurence Dunbar Materials, Local History

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Dunham, Seymour, Collection
1889-1993, 22 lin. ft.

The Seymour Dunham Collection contains personal correspondence of Mr. Dunham, information on aviation organizations to which he belonged, aircraft and missile research, work-related research from his time at Wright-Patterson AFB, and an extensive collection of articles, newspaper clippings and photographs concerning the Wright Brothers and other aspects of aviation history.

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

MS-251

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DURIRON Corporation Records
1912-1996, 77.5 lin. ft.

The DURIRON Corporation was founded in 1912 by Dayton foundry man, Pierce D. Schenk, and two associates, J. Richman Pitman, a DuPont explosives production engineer, and William F. Hall, a New York Financier. The company derives its name from a high silicon cast iron alloy, DURIRON, which rapidly became an industry standard for handling extremely corrosive materials. Their records consist of administrative records, sales records, manuals, newsletters, photographs, negatives, and multimedia.

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

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Durst, Edward, Collection
1903-1956, 1 folder

Variety of materials concerning Dayton, Ohio, including a Sunday School teacher's class book, first report of the Dayton Department of Public Safety, a report from the Dayton Fire Department, and from Durst Flour Corporation. Dates range from 1903 to 1956.

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

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Dustin/Dana Family Papers
1811-1870, .5 lin. ft.

A collection of papers from an early 19th century southwestern Ohio family containing letters, autograph books, and some related documents. The bulk of the letters were written to Rev. Mighill Dustin, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and his wife, Mary (Dana) Dustin, by various friends and family members. The letters discuss family affairs, religious life, politics, and business matters. Related documents include wills and excerpts copied from 19th century county histories.

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

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Dyme, Harry (Dr.), Papers
1950-1998 (Bulk 1950-1975), 1.75 lin. ft.

Dr. Harry Dyme was the chief of nutrition section of the Aero-Medical Laboratory on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He worked on the Air Force Base from the 1950s through the 1970s. The collection consists of research materials and photographs concerning cold weather survival and other aerospace medical studies he conducted in the 1950s.

Subject Area(s): Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, Cold War History, Local History