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SC-41

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Jakes, John W., Papers
1979-1991, 1 folder

Collection includes a letter written by Jakes to the WSU English Department chair and a thank you note.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Wright State University, Local History

MS-2

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James Middleton Cox Papers
1908-1957, 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, Dayton Daily News, Local History, Local History

MS-513

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Jarvi, Dennis W., Aviation Collection
1942-1997 (bulk 1965-1979), 3.4 lin. ft.

The collection consists of flight manuals, owner's manuals, handbooks, and pilot training materials for aircraft, many of which Jarvi piloted, including the jet fighter planes he flew during his distinguished career in the United States Air Force. Jarvi served with the 469 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) during the Vietnam War, completing 100 missions, and receiving the Third Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross. Complementing the flight manuals and handbooks are lithographs, photographs and posters of the aircraft, including the F-104 Starfighter, F-105 Thunderchief, and T-38 Talon.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-344

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Jefferies, Walter Matthews, Aviation Collection
1917-1999, 85.25 lin. ft.

The Walter Matthews Jefferies Aviation Collection consists of more than 15,000 photographs and over 1100 books, pamphlets, and journals. The bulk of the photographs pertain to aviation from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

MS-434

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Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Records
1910-2010, 150 lin. ft.

Founded in 1910, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton (JFGD) is a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization that furthers the welfare of the Jewish Community. Some activities of the organization include coordinating fundraising activities on a local and national level, fostering cooperation among Jewish organizations, and facilitating cultural, social, and educational programs. The records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, photographs, scrapbooks, newspapers, and multimedia.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

SC-287

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Job Ahead, The: Summary of the Report on the State of World War II, 1943
1943, 1 item

Collection consists of a two-page newspaper format publication in color printed by the Dayton Emergency Committee summarizing a report from "General Marshall, Chief of Staff and other high-ranking Army officers on the state of the war and the job that must be done to insure victory over the Axis." The publication includes the article "War Department Shows What it Will Take to Win" by Under Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson, as well as summaries of reports by high ranking Army officials on "The Strength of the Axis", "Strategic Bombing of Germany", "The Military Task", "Air Strategy Against Japan", "Air Bases", "Supply by Air", "Air Force Production", "Logistics", "Requirements", "The Will to Fight", "The Job on the Home Front", "The Pacific Area", and "Manpower".

Subject Area(s): Aviation, World War II

MFM-5

Jobe, T. Jeffery, Diary
1861, 1 reel

Diary of a Civil War soldier who served with the First Arkansas Infantry, Company B.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MS-177

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Johnson, Amy, Papers
1930-1958, 0.5 lin. ft.

Johnson, an English aviator, became an instant celebrity after piloting her de Havilland Gypsy Moth from London to Australia in 1930, a long distant flight no woman had ever attempted. Her papers include the manuscript of her unpublished biography, written by her sister, as well as correspondence, personal papers, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women

SC-198

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Jones Wright Brothers Collection
1934, 1 folder

Correspondence and information concerning Jones' effort in creating a Wright Brothers exhibit for the 1934 World's Fair in Chicago.

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

MS-387

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Jones, Erasmus, and Lavina Hatfield Kitchen, Collection
1834-1972 (bulk 1887-1907), 1 lin. ft.

The Erasmus Jones and Lavina Hatfield Kitchen Collection contains materials relating to the family history of the Abraham Kitchen and James Hatfield families, their homesteads, and their descendants in Green Township, Clark County, Ohio, spanning the period from the 1830s up to 1972. Also included in the collection are materials from members of both families whom moved outside Ohio during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

MS-476

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Joy, Warren, Collection
1945-1998, 1.5 lin. ft.

Warren Joy was an engineer with General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio, for 35 years and a veteran of World War II. His collection consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, maps, scrapbooks, and other documents.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-516

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Junior League of Dayton Records
1919-2015, 63 lin. ft.

The Junior League of Dayton Records document a nonprofit organization of women committed to educating the community, developing the potential of women, and improving the quality of life in the Miami Valley. Dayton's Junior League was the second of its kind in Ohio, in affiliation with the Junior League of America, and was established in 1920. Since its commencement, the League has provided support through member led volunteer work, educational opportunities, fundraisers, and monetary contributions to other nonprofit groups. The collection includes administrative records and publications that date back to the beginning of the organization. Ledgers were used to manage administrative, community, and other funds through the 1990s. Photographs, slides, and negatives of members, meetings, special events, and projects are included from every decade of the League's existence. The collection also contains newspaper clippings and event information, including extensive coverage of the Town Hall Lecture Series from 1956 to 2011. Floppy disks, video reels, CDs, and other forms of electronic media document events and projects from 1966 to 2014.

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