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MS-496

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Macaulay, Thomas, Collection
1961-2014 (bulk 1970-1990), 16.5 lin. ft.

Wright State University Special Collections and Archive have partnered with the College of Liberal Arts Department of Art and Art History to document the history and development of art education at Wright State University. A key element in this project is to also collect the history of the department's wider relationship with the art community of Dayton and the Miami Valley. Thomas Macaulay, visual artist and WSU Professor Emeritus has exhibited his work throughout the Miami Valley, the state of Ohio and the nation. The collection includes exhibit catalogs, notes, sketches, photographs, videos and newspaper clippings documenting his numerous art exhibits and performances.

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

MS-291

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MacDonald, Zola Marie, Aviation Scrapbook
1935-1945, 1 scrapbook

Scrapbook containing articles and information on aviation crashes, women in aviation (including the search for Amelia Earhart), and aviation fiction, dating between 1935 and early 1940s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women

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MacGregor, Charles, M.D., Photographs
1886-1897, .25 lin. ft.

Dr. MacGregor graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1889 and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1890. He was a member of the Ohio State Medical Association and was a commissioned medical officer for the federal government. The collection consists of miscellaneous photographs.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Machine Tooling Catalogs
1926, Undated, 1 folder

This collection contains two catalogs. The first is on Turret Lathe Tools, manufactured by the Warner & Swasey Company in Cleveland, Ohio, dated 1926. The second concerns crank shapers, manufactured by the R.A. Kelly Company in Xenia, Ohio.

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

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Mann, Horace, Papers
1859, 1 folder

Contains the will and associated documents concerning Horace Mann, once President of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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

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Map of the State Highway System of Ohio
1932, 1 folder

A bound, fold-out map of Ohio's state highways including an index of cities and villages, dating from 1932.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-580

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Maranze, Julius Papers
1799-1971, bulk 1940-1958, 0.75 lin. ft.

The Julius Maranze Papers deal with the legal disputes surrounding Dayton's Old Courthouse and Cooper Park, resulting from the manner in which the properties were conveyed by Daniel C. Cooper in the early 19th century. Julius Maranze and his wife Pauline were leaders in the efforts to preserve the Old Courthouse and Cooper Park.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Politics

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Marks, A.A., Papers
Unknown, 1 folder

Order sheets for artificial legs and arms from the A.A. Marks Company of New York, New York.

Subject Area(s): Medical History

MS-53

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Marshall, Fred F., Papers
1912-1976, 11.7 lin. ft.

The Fred F. Marshall Papers reflect Marshall's career as an engineer, aviation journalist, photographer, environmentalist, and local historian. Marshall was attached to the Signal Corps in World War I; he then returned to Dayton to work at McCook Field where he was editor of the aviation journal, Slipstream. Retiring in 1955 after working for several engineering and aircraft firms, Marshall devoted his time to writing articles dealing with the history of the Yellow Springs, Clifton, and Cedarville areas of Greene County. The collection includes drafts and finalized copies of original stories, newspaper clippings, correspondence, certificates, awards, scrapbooks, as well as a large number of photographs both personal and related to military life in World War I. Marshall authored a number of local histories including a chronology of the Wright Brothers. A few items in the collection relate to Fred Marshall's wife, Faith Marshall.

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

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Martin, Glenn L., Company Records
1917, 1 folder

Information regarding Martin Company financial statements.

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

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Martin, Joshua (Dr.), Collection
1826, 2 items

Joshua Martin was born in London County, Virginia, on March 23, 1791. He graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1826 and opened a successful practice in Xenia, Ohio. The collection consists of two diplomas (both written in Latin) from Transylvania University, one signed by Daniel Drake.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Martin, Samuel (Dr.), Papers
1816-1879, 0.5 linear feet (26 items)

Samuel Martin was born in Ireland in 1796. He was educated at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin and the University of Glasgow in Scotland. He came to the United States following the death of his wife, and eventually bought a practice in Xenia, Ohio. He earned a diploma from the College of Medicine of Ohio in 1837 and became a member of the Ohio State Medical Society in 1853. The collection consists of personal papers, diplomas, student lecture tickets, and an 1865 case report of a ruptured uterus.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

MFM-54

Martini Church of Christ Records
1839-1941, 1 reel

Originally known as the German Evangelical Protestant St. Martin's Church of Lick Run, the Martini Church of Christ was founded in 1851. This collection contains two volumes of records. The first lists baptisms, confirmations, marriages, funerals, and communicants. The second is a transcription of funeral records from the first volume. All records are in German until 1913.

Subject Area(s): Religion

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Martz, George J., Medical Notebook
1890-1891, .25 lin. ft.

Dr. Martz graduated from the Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio in March 1891. He began his medical practice in Palestine, Darke County and eight years later moved his practice to Greenville, Ohio. The notebook contains detailed notes from his course work in Medical School. Written in longhand, notes are on a variety of medical ailments and treatments. Included in the back of the notebook is a list of prescriptions for various ailments including their ingredients. Included is a lengthy note on Typhoid Fever, presumably written by Dr. G. Jamieson Martz of German Township, Darke County, Ohio in May 1897.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

MS-248

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Matthews-Howard Family Papers
1908-1992, 4 lin. ft.

Graduates of Wilberforce University, Rev. Wesley Matthews and his wife, Ruth "Pat" Matthews, were active in civil rights, church work, and community organizing in the Dayton, Yellow Springs, and Urbana, Ohio areas. After Rev. Matthews died in 1978, Pat Matthews remarried Wendell Howard, a Springfield pharmacist. Papers in this collection include business and personal correspondence from both families, records from a depression-era WPA education program in Clark County, family photographs, a scrapbook and correspondence from Tuskegee Institute, a Tuskegee Airmen yearbook, and materials pertaining to the Matthews' various civic involvements.

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

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McCall/Dayton Press Photographs
1923-1967, 33 items

The collection contains 33 photographs taken by various photographers at the McCall Corporation building in Dayton, Ohio, between the years 1923-1967. Two of the images bear the photographer's stamp of William Preston Mayfield. Another was taken by Jackson W. Armstrong Photography. And a fourth image is marked "Kaufmann & Abry" for the famous architectural photography firm. The other images in the collection contain no descriptive or copyright information on the back though it is thought they were taken by a foreman at the plant named Robert Allen. Some of the photos have "crop" marks and are supposedly Allen's, taken for inclusion in the company newsletter McCall Spirit.

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

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McCarthy Family Photo Album
1921, 1 folder

Photo album containing images of a road trip from Dayton to California in 1921.

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

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

MS-198

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McCaslin, Walter, Papers
1944-1984, .5 lin. ft.

McCaslin was a well-known Dayton journalist who was the art critic and book reviewer for both the Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Journal Herald. His papers consist primarily of letters written by McCaslin to an old friend in Zanesville where he grew up. Subjects covered include McCaslin's World War II experiences, his opinions about contemporary politics and political leaders, as well as his day to day activities. Also included in the collection is a selection of clippings of McCaslin's published writings.

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

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McClellan, Benjamin R. (Dr.), Collection
1807-1934 (bulk 1843-1854), 0.25 lin. ft.

Benjamin Rush McClellan was born February 20, 1860, in Xenia, Ohio. He graduated from Wooster College in 1881 and from Miami Medical College in 1884. He established McClellan Hospital in 1898 and was president until 1934 when his son, Schuyler, became administrator. He was active in state and county medical societies and served in the Medical Reserve Corps during World War I. The collection consists of personal memorabilia and deeds for Greene County land holdings.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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McConnel, Nancy J., Photographs
1907-1917, 1 folder

Photographs of Nancy McConnel as a student nurse and posing outside the Centerville Hospital Training School for Nurses in Iowa.

Subject Area(s): Medical History

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McCook Field Engineering Division Inspection Report
1923, 1 folder

Photocopy of an inspection report conducted by Gen. Billy Mitchell on McCook Field's Air Service Engineering Division, 1923.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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McCook Field Photographs
1924, 11 items

This collection consists of eleven 2-3/4" x 4-3/4" black and white photographs documenting the overnight stop at McCook Field of the Douglas World Cruiser "Around the World" Flight in 1924. The photos are dated September 13, 1924 and were taken by Donovan Berlin.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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McCook Field Resignation Form
1923, 1 folder

This collection contains the official War Department resignation form for Domnick Greco from 1923.

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

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McFarland, Ross A., Papers, Vol 1
1849-1980, 210 lin. ft

Ross A. McFarland is regarded as the father of human factors in aviation. Author of the classic Human Factors in Air Transport Design, several other books and hundreds of articles, he was also a consultant to many federal agencies and corporations. In the 1930s and 1940s, McFarland was a researcher at the Fatigue Laboratory at Harvard University, and in 1947 he joined the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health. His research included studies of the effects of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and carbon monoxide on human performance; dark adaptation and visual thresholds; anoxia and high altitude physiology; stress and fatigue in pilots and other flight personnel; the physiological and psychological characteristics of airplane pilots; human factors in air and ground vehicle design; health and safety in air and ground transportation; accident prevention; and circadian rhythms in air travel. McFarland's papers are a source of information on these topics as well as the McFarland family history, the Guggenheim Chair of Aerospace Health and Safety at Harvard, the Aerospace Medical Association, Pan American Airlines, U.S. military research, the Human Factors Society, other researchers involved in similar studies, and a host of related topics. The collection also includes hundreds of photographs.

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

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McFarland, Ross A., Papers, Vol 2
1849-1980, 210 lin. ft

Ross A. McFarland is regarded as the father of human factors in aviation. Author of the classic Human Factors in Air Transport Design, several other books and hundreds of articles, he was also a consultant to many federal agencies and corporations. In the 1930s and 1940s, McFarland was a researcher at the Fatigue Laboratory at Harvard University, and in 1947 he joined the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health. His research included studies of the effects of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and carbon monoxide on human performance; dark adaptation and visual thresholds; anoxia and high altitude physiology; stress and fatigue in pilots and other flight personnel; the physiological and psychological characteristics of airplane pilots; human factors in air and ground vehicle design; health and safety in air and ground transportation; accident prevention; and circadian rhythms in air travel. McFarland's papers are a source of information on these topics as well as the McFarland family history, the Guggenheim Chair of Aerospace Health and Safety at Harvard, the Aerospace Medical Association, Pan American Airlines, U.S. military research, the Human Factors Society, other researchers involved in similar studies, and a host of related topics. The collection also includes hundreds of photographs.

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

MS-322

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McGee, James H., Papers
1929-1995, 5.25 lin. ft.

James Howell McGee was the first African-American mayor of Dayton, Ohio and one of the first African-American mayors of a major U.S. city. He practiced law in the Miami Valley and was involved in civil rights and Dayton city politics. His papers include speeches, correspondence, and photographs.

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

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McLin, C.J., Jr., Autobiography
1998, 1 folder

Transcript of an autobiography by C.J. McLin, Jr. Also available in published form in the Archives and the Libraries collections.

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

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Medical History Pamphlets
1911-1974, .5 lin. ft

The collection consists of published pamphlets on various topics in medical history.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Medical History Photographs
Various, 1 lin. ft.

The collection contains photographs and negatives of Miami Valley physicians, hospitals, and physicians' offices.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

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Messenger Family Collection
1755-1938, 1 lin. ft.

The collection contains diplomas, articles, obituaries, lecture tickets, and licenses relating to the Messenger family and early medical history of the Miami Valley. The Messengers (Asa, Harold Sr., and Harold Jr.) practiced medicine in the Dayton-Xenia area since the 19th century. The collection also includes information relating to John Hole, M.D., said to be the first physician to come to the Dayton area in the late 1700s.

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

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Meyer, Frederick, Papers
1837-1966, 1 folder

Collection contains the personal ledger book for Frederick Meyer from 1917 to 1966, with the back of the ledger containing information from as far back as 1837.

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

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Meyer, Walter W., Aviation Photographs
1918-1929, 1 folder

Photographs of a Ford Trimotor, DH-4, and a Curtiss Robin airplane.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Photographic Collections

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Miami Commercial College Papers
1865-1918, 1 folder

Contains a catalog, notebook, and correspondence pertaining to the Miami Jacobs Commercial College / Business College.

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

MFM-36

Miami Conservancy District Photographs
1866-1935, 7 reels

This collection is a microfilm edition of all available photographic images collected by the Miami Conservancy District up until 1935. Gathered from three repositories, the Arthur Morgan Papers at Antioch College, the Miami Conservancy District offices, and the Wright State University Archives, the 3600 images document early Dayton floods, the 1913 flood and its aftermath, the establishment of the Conservancy District, the construction of the flood protection works, the labor camps, engineering studies, and railroad relocations. There are also aerial views of the Miami Valley area as well as miscellaneous street scenes and images of early twentieth-century Dayton and the surrounding area. See also MS-128.

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

MS-128

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Miami Conservancy District Records
1897-2013, 69.5 lin. ft.

Records include the founding documents, minutes, financial records, and reports of the Dayton Citizen's Relief Commission and the Dayton Flood Prevention Committee, two early organizations formed to deal with the aftermath of the 1913 Dayton Flood. The remainder of the Conservancy records consist of administrative and financial reports, publications, files from the (Arthur) Morgan Engineering Company, legal materials, diaries, correspondence, files pertaining to the labor camps organized to construct the flood prevention works, and files pertaining to the relocation of the railroad lines. In addition, there are extensive subject files and technical reports. The scrapbooks cover the years 1913-1927 and consist of newspaper clippings from local and national papers covering such subjects as the 1913 Flood and its aftermath, the early movement for flood prevention, the formation of the Miami Conservancy District, opposition to its formation, and the construction of the Conservancy's flood prevention works. The 3500 photographs in this collection include many formats, including glass plates, negatives, prints, and lantern slides, and cover such subjects as flood damage, construction, labor camps, railroad relocation, aerial views, Conservancy personnel, and various street scenes and images of early 20th-century Dayton and the surrounding area. Note: restrictions may apply.

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

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Miami Military Institute Handbook
1909-1910, 1 folder

Miami Military Institute Handbook for 1909-1910 school year. See also MS-147.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-206

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Miami Valley Aero Historians Records
1962-1965, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of cassette tapes and programs from the meetings of an informal group of aviation historians in the Miami Valley. Meetings and guest speakers addressed various topics of interest pertaining to aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-43

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Miami Valley Arts Council Records
1960-1970, 1.5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1960, the purpose of the Miami Valley Arts Council was to facilitate communication between local arts organizations and to promote community support for cultural activities. The bulk of records in this collection fall in the late 1960's and include minutes of the board meetings, correspondence, clippings and news releases, membership lists, calendars of events, and information on the various groups associated with the Council.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

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Miami Valley Association of Health Sciences Library Records
1972-2001, 7 lin. ft.

Formed in 1973, the association's purpose was "to promote a wider knowledge and understanding of the role of the health sciences libraries in the provision of health care in the Miami Valley area and to promote better services to the users of these libraries through professional interchange, educational programs and reciprocity of services." The collection consists of bylaws, minutes, treasurers' reports, committee reports, correspondence, and newsletters.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

MS-484

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Miami Valley Atomic Energy Show Collection
1948, 0.25 lin. ft.

This collection contains papers and photographs regarding the Atomic Energy Show "Living with Atomic Energy" that was held April 29-May 1, 1948, in the auditorium and gymnasium of Miamisburg High School, Miamisburg, Ohio. The event was free and open to the public. This three-day event strove to inform the public of the development, tools and use of atomic energy. With the help of Monsanto Chemical Company and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, exhibits were developed and lectures given to make atomic energy easily understandable to the public.

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

MFM-8

Miami Valley Carpenter's District Council Records
1891-1980, 2 reels

Records consist of minute books of a Dayton-based organization of carpenter's unions. See also MS-93.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions

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Miami Valley Drive-in Theaters
ca. 1980s, 1 folder

Photographs of local drive-in theaters taken during the early 1980s by Ritchie Thomas.

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

MS-495

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Miami Valley Episcopal Russian Network
1995-2014, 2.09 lin. ft.

Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, documents about the organization's mission and projects, and publicity files (mainly newspaper articles). The Miami Valley Episcopal Russian Network (MVERN) of the Diocese of Southern Ohio is a unique ecumenical project between Episcopal and Orthodox Churches. Thirteen churches in southern Ohio, including eleven Episcopal churches and two Orthodox churches, have formed a parish partnership with St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, located in the village of Sablino, Russia, thirty miles south of St. Petersburg. From its founding in 1997 until 2014, MVERN has contributed twice to the enlargement of St. Nicholas Church, donated humanitarian supplies and funds in support of this outreach ministry, and sponsored 23 exchange trips for almost 340 American and Russian youth, laypersons, teachers, and clergy.

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

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Miami Valley Genealogical Society Papers
1784-1847, 1 folder

A diverse collection of business correspondence, court entries, writs, summons, affidavits and land warrants primarily dealing with property transactions in early 19th-century Ohio and Virginia.

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

MS-445

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Miami Valley Literacy Council Records
1964-2010 (bulk 1980-2010), 9.5 lin. ft.

The Miami Valley Literacy Council (MVLC) was organized in 1964 by a group of women who realized that many adults in the city of Dayton, Ohio, were unable to read. The collection includes board minutes, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, correspondence, student work, training manuals, photographs, a scrapbook, and newsletters. Most items are by or about the Miami Valley Literacy Council, a volunteer-based non-profit organization with the mission of helping individuals to achieve literacy. Some of the collection contains articles on general literacy, most of this can be found in the newspaper clippings and magazine articles.

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

MS-171

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Miami Valley Personnel and Guidance Association Records
1967-1987, .5 lin. ft.

Founded in 1967, the Miami Valley Personnel and Guidance Association was concerned with promoting and supporting personnel management professionals. Records include meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, printed materials, and membership lists.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-358

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Miami Valley School Records
1960-2010 (bulk 1980-2000), 31 lin. ft.

The collection includes administrative materials, such as meeting minutes, Board of Trustees files, faculty and parents' association information; development office materials, related to fundraising and special events; academics materials, such as course of study, student handbooks, academic programs, and commencement exercises; publications, such as the school newspapers, yearbooks, and other writings about the school; scrapbooks, mainly consisting of news articles; and photographs. All of the items in this collection relate directly to the Miami Valley School in some way, being either created by, for, or about the school or a member of its community. The Miami Valley School Collection dates from the 1960s through 2007. However, the vast majority of materials, especially the scrapbooks and photographs, date from the late 1980s through the 1990s. There are restrictions on the use of the Miami Valley School Collection. The Administrative series is restricted because it includes sensitive personal information about students and former students, such as grades, behavior issues, and home addresses.

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

MS-69

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Miamisburg Hydraulic Company Records
1867-1955 (bulk 1867-1924), 1 lin. ft. (1 volume)

This collection consists of one volume containing Board of Directors' minutes, and financial records from a Miamisburg-West Carrollton, Ohio water power company.

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

MS-42

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Middletown Hydraulic Canal Company Records
1818-1973 (bulk 1851-1969), 6 lin. ft.

Contains minutes of the Board of Trustees, articles of incorporation, business correspondence, and financial records including yearly tax returns for 1910-1967, and an itemized list of the cost of construction of the hydraulic during the years 1852-1854. Also included are legal files containing land agreements, leases, indentures, and a box of maps and drawings of the hydraulic at different locations.

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

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Military Rosette
ca. 1930s, 1 folder

Contains a military rosette, marked "Made in France," believed to be a society medal for service in World War I

Subject Area(s): World War I

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Miller, Ivonette Wright, Memorial Photograph Collection
Undated, 1 folder

Photographs of Henry Farman III biplane.

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

MS-216

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Miller, Ivonette Wright, Papers
1803-2007, 24.7 lin. ft.

Ivonette Wright Miller was a niece of Wilbur and Orville Wright, the daughter of the Wright Brothers older brother, Lorin Wright. The collection consists of materials about Orville and Wilbur Wright, the Wright Family, and early aviation collected by Ivonette. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles, photographs, photograph albums, and memorabilia. Many of the photographs are original prints of pioneer aviators, Wright Family members, and friends. Other papers pertain to the role of Mrs. Miller and her husband, Harold Miller, in representing the Wright Family at various official functions.

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

MS-345

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Miller, John William, Papers
1930-2005 (bulk 1950-1960s), 6.5 lin. ft.

This collection documents the testing and development of aircraft engines, helicopter transmissions, and other subsystem components, through Miller's life and career as an engineer and civil expert on the jet engine at Wright Patterson Air Force Base from 1941 to 1976. The collection includes engineering and technical reference materials, technical reports and notes, project reports, photographs and posters.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-500

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Miller, Roger, Aviation Slide Collection
1926-1993 (Bulk 1959-1988), 2 lin. ft.

The collection consists primarily of color slides depicting aircraft, mostly civilian planes at air fields throughout the Miami Valley, with the bulk dating from 1959 to 1988. The slides were in most cases created, and in some cases collected, by Roger Miller, an aviation enthusiast and local historian from Middletown, Ohio.

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

MS-15

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Minster Loan and Savings Company Records
1883-1939, 1.5 lin. ft.

Consists of annual reports and director's minutes of an Auglaize County, Ohio, bank that failed in 1937.

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

MS-52

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Miscellaneous Labor Union Collection
1908-1976 (bulk 1976), 0.5 lin. ft.

This is a miscellaneous collection of union records including a 1908-1919 minute book from the Dayton Pressmen's Union, Local 12, and oral history interviews from three IUE District Council 7 officials.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Local History

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Moler, Frederick, Farm Journal
1850-1878, 1 folder

This ledger book contains notations providing useful insight on Ohio farm life in the mid-19th century, dating between 1850 and 1878.

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

MS-254

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Montgomery County Historical Society Civil War Collection
1861-1938, .5 lin. ft.

Collection consists of an eclectic assortment of Civil War documents donated to the Montgomery County Historical Society by numerous individuals. Included are regimental rolls, morning reports, clippings, reunion notices, requisitions, and correspondence from the 1st, 2nd, and 93rd Regiments of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI).

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

MS-101

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Montgomery County Humane Society Records
1901-2002, 5.71 lin. ft.

The Montgomery County Humane Society Records detail the history of the Society including materials that mirror its transition from an organization that consisted of two major departments (the Children's Department and Animal's Department) to one which focused solely one department (the Animal's Department). Within this collection are meeting minutes, case studies, newspaper clippings and newsletters, and photographs and videos. These materials provide insight into the ways in which the organization (today known as the Humane Society of Greater Dayton) provides humane treatment for the animals it houses and the ways in which it attempts to have each animal adopted.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MFM-9

Montgomery County Park District Records
1962-1978, 1 reel

Includes correspondence, memos, resolutions, financial records, working papers, and minutes of the Montgomery County Park Commissioners.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations

MS-545

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office History Collection
1954-1981, 0.25 lin. ft.

The collection includes primarily interior and exterior photographs of both the Third Street jail and the newer Second Street jail, as well as correspondence with FBI regarding very specific cases. The collection does not include a comprehensive listing of case files, nor does it include the official records of the department.

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

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Montgomery County, Ohio, Municipal County Charter Draft
1976, 1 folder

Handwritten and typed draft of the Metropolitan County Charter for Dayton/Montgomery County, Ohio, dated February 1976.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MFM-82

Montgomery Universalist Church Records
1839-1943, 1 reel

Contains two volumes of church records which include a church constitution, membership listings, meeting minutes, and miscellaneous materials. The Montgomery Universalist Church is located in the town of Montgomery in Hamilton County.

Subject Area(s): Religion

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Moreo, Jean, Papers
1977, 1 folder

Collection contains copies of photographs and a newspaper article concerning Moreo, a WASP and a member of the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Women, World War II

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Morrison, Thomas, Papers
ca. 1792-1880, 1 folder

Handwritten and transcribed pages describing Morrison's experiences as an early settler in the Miami Valley.

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

MS-317

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Moser, Charles N., Collection
1942, .5 lin. ft.

Blueprints for ATM-1 2-Place Trainer aircraft

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-320

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Mosher, Dean, Collection

Pencil drawings of Wilbur and Orville Wright in flight; letter from Mosher to Wright State Archives; print titled "I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight"; "The Bishop's Boys"; "The Battle of Flamborough Head".

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

MS-283

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Moyer, Wilbur H., Collection
1937-1938, .5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of Stinson Aircraft Company magazines, Aero Industries Technical Institute (AITI) publications, and a brochure concerning the Fairchild 24 aircraft.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MFM-52

Mt. Auburn Baptist Church Records
1856-1985, 1 reel

Contains a membership record as well as a listing of ministers for this Cincinnati Baptist church.

Subject Area(s): Religion

MFM-40

Mt. Washington Cemetery Records
1855-1957, 1 reel

Consists of six volumes of records from a Cincinnati-area cemetery.

Subject Area(s): Cemeteries

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Mulkern Family Record
ca. 1868, 1 item

Family Record page for Michael Bernard Mulkern and Mary Ann O'Regan Mulkern and family, circa 1868.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers

MS-469

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Must, Ray, Collection
1965-2012, 5.5 lin. ft.

Ray Must was one of the original faculty members at Wright State University (WSU). He was an instructor at WSU from 1967 to 1991. This collection contains some of his work as an artist, including prints, sketches and etchings.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History