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Oakwood Extension (Kettering), Ohio Postcard
1913, 1 folder

Color lithograph postcard depicting an aerial view of Oakwood Extension, now part of Kettering, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Local History

MS-475

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Oakwood Rotary Club Records
1980-2012, 2.5 lin. ft.

The Oakwood Rotary Club was founded on August 27, 1980. The records in this collection comprise administrative files such as meeting minutes, handbooks, club rosters, and correspondence, as well as newsletters spanning the history of the club from its inception in 1980 to 2012. It is possible that additional material of the same type will be added to the collection.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

SC-115

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Oates, Joyce Carol, Letter
1977, 1 folder

Correspondence to and from Joyce Carol Oates from WSU concerning potential visit.

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

SC-234

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Obksuffman, Mr. and Mrs., Anniversary Photograph
1955, 1 folder

Photo celebrating the 61st wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Obksuffman, April 1955

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers

MS-499

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Occupy Dayton Oral History Project
2014, 0.25 lin. ft. & 11.3 GB

The Occupy Dayton Oral History Project was a graduate capstone project initiated and completed by Wright State graduate student in history, Kyle Pitzer. Mr. Pitzer interviewed six participants and leaders of the Dayton manifestation of the Occupy Wall Street movement which began in New York City in late summer 2011. These demonstrations soon spread throughout the country with Dayton holding its first protest in early October, 2011. Three years later from January to May of 2014, Kyle Pitzer interviewed several of the key players in the Dayton movement.

Subject Area(s): Local History, Politics, Oral History Collections

MS-161

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Odiorne, Louise Harris, Papers
1914-1975, 3.5 lin. ft.

Louise Odiorne was a landscape architect and planner working out of Yellow Springs, Ohio. The papers in this collection reflect her wide-ranging interests in community planning, environmental architecture, regenerative land use and conservation. Included are personal and professional papers, grants, papers pertaining to several land use projects in and around Yellow Springs, and materials concerned with Odiorne's most important work, the Life- Clime Project, an idea for establishing an indoor symbiotic relationship between plants and people.

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

SC-201

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ODOT Historic American Engineering Record
2001, 1 folder

Study made as part of the Historic American Engineering Record concerning the bridge over the Stillwater River, Richland Township, Darke County, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Photographic Collections, Civic Organizations, Local History

SC-260

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ODOT Structure File: Stewart Street Bridge
2008, 1 folder

This collection contains an extensive study of the Stewart Street Bridge in Dayton, Ohio, completed by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in July 2008. The text contains an extremely thorough compilation of written historical and descriptive data and a bibliography of sources. Also included are 21 negatives and photographs which document the textual history of this Dayton structure.

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

MS-335

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Ohain, Hans von, Papers
1907-2003, 11 lin. ft.

Contains patents, correspondence, speeches, technical reports, scientific articles, awards and photographs. Dr. Hans von Ohain is the co-inventor of the first successful jet engine. Some documents are in German and French, but the majority of the collection is in English.

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

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Ohio 93rd Regimental History
Undated, 1 item

This collection contains a typed transcript of the history of the 93rd O.V.I , primarily drawn from a diary by Silas Crowell. The material is undated.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

SC-144

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Ohio Aeronautical Charts
2002-2005, 1 folder

Ohio aeronautical charts with pictures of Wrights in 1903 and 1905.

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

SC-246

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Ohio Air National Guard 162nd Fighter Squadron History
2004, 1 item

This collection contains a 14-page printed copy of the timeline and history of the 162nd fighter squadron and 178th fighter wing of the Air National Guard based in Springfield, Ohio. The material was printed in 2004.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

FSC-41

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Ohio Association of School Nurses Records
1949-2000, 13 .in. ft.

Founded in 1973, the Ohio Association of School Nurses provides a setting where school nurses can share their experiences and work together to achieve common health care goals. One of the association's earliest successes was obtaining the passage of a law requiring the certification of school nurses. Another significant goal that the Ohio Association of School Nurses struggled to achieve for several years was mandatory school health services. The collection consists of minutes, committee records, scrapbooks, and records documenting the organization and its relationship with other associations.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

MS-549

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Ohio Federation of Republican Women Records
1931-2014 (bulk 1990-2009), 3.5 lin. ft. and 1.5 MB

The Ohio Federation of Republican Women (OFRW), founded in 1929, is the smaller, state representation of the larger National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). Today OFRW is a volunteer based organization which seeks to support and cultivate Republican women of all ages in the state of Ohio. This collection contains the organization’s meeting minutes, member lists, correspondence, reports, fundraising materials, programs, photographs, awards, newsletters, and newspaper clippings.

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

SC-289

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Ohio Masonic Home Materials
1943, 1944, & 1986, 5 items

This small collection consists of the 1943 and 1944 Reports of Officers for the home and a brochure for the Grand Master's Appeal from 1986. In addition there are two blank certification cards for the Ohio Masonic Home Endowment Fund. The materials were donated to Special Collections and Archives by the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society in October, 2013.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

SC-181

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Ohio Medical Convention Program
1846, 1 folder

Proceedings of the Ohio Medical Convention, held in Columbus, May 12, 1846, which includes names of members, a detailed order of business, the Code of Medical Ethics, a report on typhoid fever and other member items.

Subject Area(s): Medical History, Local History

MFM-124

Ohio Pioneer Project Records
1835-1989, 5 reels

A selection of resource materials from the Collection of the LDS Family History Center of Cincinnati. Included are family pedigree charts, scattered cemetery records from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Biographical Annals of Ohio, Mrs. Devercaux's Blue Book, The Yearbook of the Son's of the American Revolution, a small collection of Warren County marriage records, Dearborn County, Indiana, wills, and many other items. A finding aid is included at the front of each reel.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers

MS-272

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Ohio Society Sons of the American Revolution Collection
1889-2009, 30.25 lin. ft.

The purpose of the Sons of the American Revolution is "to perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People." This collection contains records pertaining to the Ohio Society chapter, including applications for membership, yearbooks, meeting minutes, financial reports, membership indexes and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

SCV-6

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Ohio State University Graduating Class 1903
1903, 1 folder

Sepia photograph mounted on gray mat of Ohio State University's 1903 graduating class

Subject Area(s): Medical History

MS-95

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Ohio Theater Alliance Records
1972-1980, 4 lin. ft.

The Ohio Theater Alliance was founded in 1972 to bring together all levels of theater - professional, community, college, and school - to promote communications and take action on matters of concern. The records in this collection include organizational papers, meeting minutes, membership records, committee reports, conference records, financial records, and correspondence. Note: restrictions may apply.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Local History

MS-551

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Ohio Valley Chromatography Symposium Records
1965-1998 (bulk 1980-1989), 1.5 lin. ft.

The Gas Chromatography Discussion Group of Dayton, Ohio was established in 1961. Monthly discussions were held until it became too frequent, so in 1968 the group organized their first annual workshop. The three day symposiums provided an informal setting to discuss chromatography with speakers from different areas. They changed their name to the Ohio Valley Chromatography Symposium in 1974 to include a broader geographic area. This collection contains the administrative records of the organization, such as meeting minutes, agendas, financial statements, member lists, and correspondence. Information from the symposiums includes programs, registration and application forms, speaker abstracts and biographies, expenses, and photos.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

SC-61

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Ohio Women's Peace Walk Records
1984-1986, 1 folder

Working papers, minutes, articles and a photograph concerning the Ohio Women's Peace Walk organization, dating in the 1980s.

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

MS-9

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Ohler and Buchanan Livery Stable Records
1834-1852, 1893-1901, 0.41 lin. ft.

The Ohler & Buchanan Livery Stable Records document daily transactions including sales, expenses, services and customers of a Wapakoneta- St. Mary’s, Ohio, livery business in the 19th century.

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

SC-179

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Ohmart, Jack, Collection
1944, 1 folder

Instructions for the Dalton Dead Reckoning Computer Type E-6B, dated 1944, and typed explanation of the circular slide rule, containing handwritten notes and drawings.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry

MS-397

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Oliver, Fred, U.S. Space Program Collection
1965-1983, .25 lin. ft.

Assembled by Fred Oliver, this collection on the U.S. Space Program consists of color 8" x 10" glossy photographs, many of which were produced by NASA, and collected magazine articles primarily from Aviation Week and Technology. The collection spans the Gemini and Apollo programs from the late 1960s to early 1970s. Included are photos of crew members, shuttle launches, and astronauts at work in space. Of note are two photographs signed by crew members from Apollo 11 and Apollo 12. Also included is a print set of "The Space Shuttle Missions" produced by Rockwell International in the early 1980s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

MS-498

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Oregon Historic District Society Records
1921-2014 (bulk 1970-2014), 12.1 lin. ft.

The Oregon Historic District Society was formed in 1973. The constitution for the society reads, in part, “To create a sense of community; to help make neighborhood life secure and comfortable; to establish an atmosphere in which to live, work and recreate ourselves.” This collection contains administrative paperwork, photograph slides, compact discs, DVDs, newspaper articles, tour pamphlets, maps, licenses, permits, zoning issues, parking issues and neighborhood rehabilitation plans.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-299

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Organ, Kent, Dayton School Desegregation Papers
1977-2004, .25 lin. ft.

The Kent Organ Dayton School Desegregation Papers consist primarily of the final report of the Ad Hoc Committee to the Dayton Citizens Advisory Board on the Dayton School Desegregation Plan. The report was submitted to Judge Carl B. Rubin in August 1977 after being approved by the Dayton Citizens Advisory Board. Kent Organ was chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee.

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

MS-77

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Osborn Removal Company Records
1920-1928, 8 lin. ft.

The Osborn Removal Company was organized in 1920 to relocate the Greene County, Ohio, town of Osborn, which was situated on land marked by the Miami Conservancy District as part of its flood plain. The records contain papers retained after the company's dissolution in 1928, including the company's charter, minutes of all official meetings, maps, and papers concerning acquisition of lands, copies of purchase agreements, correspondence, tax information, copies of deeds and informational booklets. Please note restrictions prohibit publication for personal monetary gain.

Subject Area(s): Business and Industry, 1913 Flood History, Local History

SC-58

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Osborn, Glenn, Wright Brothers Collection
1889-1915, 1 folder

Contains receipts from the Wright Brothers' bicycle shop, copies of the Westside News, copy of a Wright stock certificate, and postcards sent by Katharine Wright to Glenn Osborn.

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

MS-264

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Osborne, Herbert C., Papers
1922-1927, .5 lin. ft.

Osborne held a variety of engineering positions at McCook Field in Dayton from 1918 until 1924. His papers include diaries covering the years 1922-1923, photographs taken while he was working at McCook, and a few miscellaneous papers about his career up until 1927. The diaries record his daily activities at the field and at home, and the 79 photographs include images of aircraft, dirigibles and individuals.

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

MS-5

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Overholser, James F., Papers
1861-1869 (bulk 1861-1865), 0.25 lin. ft.

Papers include diaries and letters which recount the personal experiences of Civil War Private James F. Overholser, who served with General Sherman on his March to the Sea. Overholser enlisted with Company D, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1862.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Local History

MS-170

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O’Brien, Adalaide Patricia, Papers
1913-1980, .5 lin. ft.

A native of Sharonville, Ohio, Patricia O'Brien was a successful singer and actress in New York City during the early part of this century. She returned to Dayton in 1917 and became manager of the Dayton Symphony Association. She also worked as a promoter of local theatrical events. Her papers include correspondence, photographs, diaries, and miscellaneous items.

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