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MS-343

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WACO Aircraft Company Photographic Collection (also known as Raymond H. Brandly Collection)
1923-1965 (bulk 1923-1946), 5.5 lin. ft.

The WACO Aircraft Company of Troy, Ohio produced aircraft from 1923 through WWII. During that period, the company maintained professional photography services to record images of their products. Following the company’s decision to cease all operation and during the liquidation of the original assets, Mr. Raymond H. Brandly legally acquired the WACO Aircraft Company’s original factory photo negatives from the management of the company. This large collection of negatives and prints contains the actual images recorded by WACO Aircraft Company photographers throughout the company’s history, during the manufacturing of WACO airplanes. Brandly used some of the images in his series of books, which were printed in the 1980s. At that time, Brandly had prints made of many of the negatives. Also included are 17 films, most of which are training films depicting WACO gliders.

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

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WACO Custom Cabins Parts Price Lists
ca. 1930s, 1 folder

Price booklets and instruction lists for WACO Custom Cabins from the late 1930s

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

MS-355

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Wald, Charles, Collection
1910-1916, 6 lin. ft.

This collection documents the training of an early American aviator at the Wright School of aviation, as well as the Wright Company’s early involvement in water-based aviation. The collection includes a flight diary and logs written by Charles Wald in 1912, and negatives taken by Wald.

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

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

MS-92

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Wallace Family Papers
1783-2007 (Bulk 1880-1970), 78 lin. ft.

The Wallace Family Papers chronicle the history of more than five generations of a farming family in Clark County, Ohio, during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The collection provides an almost continuous history of the Wallace family through letters, diaries, journals, financial records, photographs, newspaper clippings, books, and extensive genealogical information.

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

MFM-17

Wallace, Fred, Papers
1898, 1 reel

Consists of the letters of a Clark County soldier who served in the Spanish-American War.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers

MS-563

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Wallace, William C., Papers
1805-1995 (bulk 1927-1988), 2.5 lin. ft.

The collection covers William C. Wallace, a Merchant Marine and newspaper editor from Coshocton, OH; as well as his wife, Jean E. (Laird) Wallace, and daughter Mary L. (Wallace) Baker. It consists of correspondence, photographs, and the genealogy of the Wallace family in Coshocton, Ohio. They are relatives of the Wallace family of Medway, OH (MS-92 in the Special Collections and Archives).

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

MFM-81

Walnut Hills Cemetery Records
ca.1860-1930, 1 reel

Consists of an index and register for a Cincinnati-area cemetery. Early listings are in German.

Subject Area(s): Cemeteries

MS-19

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Wapakoneta Building and Saving Society Records
1900-1912, .5 lin. ft.

Records consist of two volumes of minutes of an Auglaize County financial institution.

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

MS-24

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Wapakoneta Farmer's Bank Records
1903-1922, 3 lin. ft. (12 volumes)

Contains financial records including cashbooks, journals, and discount registers of an Auglaize County, Ohio bank that failed in 1922.

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

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War Camp Community Service Song Sheet
ca. 1918, 1 folder

Song sheet published by the Dayton Evening Herald for use during community events, includes words for 34 songs.

Subject Area(s): Arts, World War I, Local History

MFM-70

Washington United Church of Christ Records
1874-1979, 1 reel

Consists of three volumes of baptisms, confirmation, marriage, and funeral records which are written in German until 1918. Beginning in 1880, Pastor Johannes Vos recorded events pertaining to people in Fairmont and Lick Run in the early church books for both this church (originally named Washington Evangelical and Reformed Church) and for the Martini Church (see MFM-54). He was pastor for both churches during their early years.

Subject Area(s): Religion

MS-191

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Watson, George, Family Papers
1851-1923, 0.25 lin. ft.

A small collection of 19th and early 20th century family papers from Xenia Township in Greene County, Ohio, consisting of correspondence, printed materials, business and legal papers.

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

MS-180

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Waymire Family Papers
ca. 1850-1950 (bulk 1920-1950), 3 lin. ft.

Collection consists primarily of genealogical papers gathered by John Waymire of Montgomery County, Ohio. Included are family and surname data for related families, correspondence, personal papers, and photographs.

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

MS-503

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Weaver , Noah Elwood Photograph Albums
1908-1937, 1.0 lin. ft. and 3.08 GB

This collection consists of five photo albums documenting the Weaver/Eicher families, during the early part of the twentieth century, including family vacations, recreation, and other aspects of their daily lives in the Miami Valley Region of Ohio and more specifically the town of West Carrollton.

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

MS-426

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Webb, Paul, Collection
1953-1993 (bulk 1972-1984), 21.2 lin. ft.

The Paul Webb Collection consists of records and files accumulated by the research firm Webb Associates during the course of experiments in human physiology and calorimetry between 1972 and 1984, as well as articles, book drafts, and other publications on similar topics, written by or citing Dr. Paul Webb. The collection also contains several Vari-Temp suits which were part of a calorimeter designed and used by Dr. Webb, as well as prototype space activity suits also designed by Webb.

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

MS-436

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Wedekind, George "JR", Aviation Collection
1955-2003 (bulk 1990-2000), 10.5 lin. ft.

The JR Wedekind Aviation Collection contains a variety of materials, primarily dealing with his work in aviation. The bulk of the collection pertains to the Dayton Air Show and the National Aviation Trail, both of which Wedekind played a vital role in making successful. There are a large number of VHS tapes of the Dayton Air Show and promotional videos for potential air show acts. Business documents, correspondence, photographs and slides tracing the origins and construction of the National Aviation Trail project make up another large portion of the collection. The collection also contains maintenance records and correspondence related to the Rona Village of Fairborn, Ohio Homeowners’ Association, of which Wedekind was a trustee.

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

MS-143

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Weisenborn, Clara, Papers
1960-1980, 3.5 lin. ft.

Weisenborn represented Montgomery County in the Ohio State Legislature for over 20 years. Her papers consist primarily of files connected with her legislative career and include working papers, committee reports, bills, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. Weisenborn's most active areas of interest were the environment, health, and education. While detailing her work in the Ohio Legislature, the papers offer very little insight into her personal life.

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

MS-196

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Welty, Clair Wilbur, Papers
1905-1922 (bulk 1917-1918), 0.25 lin. ft.

Clair Wilbur Welty (1890-1918) enlisted in the United States Army Signal Corps during World War I and served as a pilot-trainer. He died November 10, 1918, as a result of a mid-air collision at Issoudun, France. The collection includes academic records, military records and orders concerning Welty’s brief service as an Army officer, letters of condolence addressed to his mother Mary Welty following his death, and a few photographs.

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

MS-429

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Wessels, Gladys Chaney, Papers
1927-2009 (bulk 1940s-1970s), 6 lin. ft.

The Gladys Chaney Wessels Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and audiovisual materials, all relating to the life and work of Gladys Chaney Wessels, a prominent educator and social activist in the Dayton, Ohio area. The papers include items from her personal life as well as the numerous institutions and women’s rights groups of which she has been a part.

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

MFM-42

West Cincinnati Presbyterian Church Records
1859-1923, 1 reel

Originally called the Poplar Street Presbyterian Church, the records for this Cincinnati church include membership listings, records of baptism, marriage, and death, and lists of communicants and church officials.

Subject Area(s): Religion

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West Dayton Civic League
1915-1917, 1 folder

Ledger containing the hand-written minutes of the West Dayton Civic League, spanning 1915-1917.

Subject Area(s): Civic Organizations, Local History

MS-16

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West Liberty Wheel Company Records
1871-1876, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of one volume of minutes of a 19th-century Logan County wheel manufacturer.

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

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Western Ohio Railway Official Time Table
1922, 1 folder

Western Ohio Railway Official Time Table, effective October 23, 1922.

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

MS-276

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Westminster Presbyterian Church Records
1799-2016, 120 lin. ft.

The records document over two hundred years of the church, from its beginnings in 1799 as First Presbyterian Church, to its split into the resulting Third Street Presbyterian Church, to its merger in 1919 as Westminster Presbyterian Church. The records document all aspects of the three churches, including the administrative functions, buildings, education classes, finances, membership, ministers, worship services, and organizations and their work within the church and for the community. The collection is divided into three main subgroups: First Presbyterian Church, Third Street Presbyterian, and Westminster Presbyterian Church. Each subgroup is organized by function and format. Through its membership, buildings, and community programs the church has a long established presence in the heart of downtown Dayton.

Subject Area(s): Religion, Local History

MFM-43

Westminster Presbyterian Church Records
1883-1956, 1 reel

Consists of four volumes of church records including records of sessions, lists of pastors, elders, and deacons, lists of communicants, and registers of baptisms, marriages, and deaths. Westminster Presbyterian Church is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Religion

MFM-34

Westminster United Presbyterian Church Records
1850-1985, 3 reels

Contains membership lists, a register of Elders, Deacons, and Pastors, board minutes, the church register, and miscellaneous printed materials. Westminster United Presbyterian Church is located in Piqua, Ohio.

Subject Area(s): Religion

MFM-80

Westminster United Presbyterian Church Records
1817-1947, 1 reel

The records of this Piqua church include a chronology of church history, congregational minutes, church registers, and membership lists.

Subject Area(s): Religion

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Weymouth, Alvin, Papers
1925, 1 folder

Photograph of Weymouth and his certificate from the National Aeronautic Association of the US, signed by Orville Wright, November 9, 1925.

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

MS-174

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Wheeler, Sarah Betts, Family Papers
1839-1921, 1.5 lin. ft.

A collection of 19th and early 20th century papers consisting mainly of the family correspondence of the Wheeler and Betts families as they moved around the Midwest. The correspondence is concerned with the health of family members, courtship, farm and crop information, and church matters. National events are mentioned occasionally.

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

MS-31

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White, Dorothy K., Papers
1882-1976, 0.5 lin. ft.

Stage and silent screen actress during the 1920s, White was born in New Lebanon, Ohio April 27, 1882. During her middle and later years, she was involved in charitable and civic causes in Dayton, Ohio. The Dorothy K. White Papers are a collection of personal papers, photographs, and newspaper articles on music, screen and stage, and society. These papers reflect Dorothy’s active involvement in civic and community life and convey evidence of largely twentieth century social history, with sidelights on women’s fashion of the time.

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

MS-465

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White, Stanley C. (Dr.), Papers
1950-2000 (Bulk 1961-1979), 9 lin. ft.

Dr. Stanley C. White was a pioneer in the design of life support systems for space travel. He worked as an aerospace doctor with the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab programs. He was the president of both Aerospace Medical Association and International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. Dr. White’s collection contains photographs, slides, and papers from his career. Many of the photographs are from his work at NASA and his papers contain the selection of astronauts. There are many family photographs and slides.

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

MS-241

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Whittle, Frank, Papers
1936-1964, 1.7 lin. ft.

Sir Frank Whittle invented the jet propulsion engine, proposing the use of the gas turbine for jet propulsion in 1928. He patented his idea in 1930. The first jet aircraft flew in 1941. Whittle's engine technology was shared with the United States government and became the foundation for the American jet aircraft program. The papers in the collection document Whittle's invention of the jet engine and include correspondence, technical and design reports, photographs, charts, and engineering drawings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Inventors and Inventions

MS-313

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Widows Home of Dayton Records
1870-2002, 10 lin. ft.

The collection chronicles the history of the Widows Home through pictures, slides, deeds, daily census records, board minutes, newspaper clippings and administration records, including budgets and fund raising activities.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

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Wilbur Wright Field Christmas Book
1918, 1 folder

The collection consists of one copy of the “Wilbur Wright Field Christmas Book,” published and distributed by Post Exchange No. 1, Wilbur Wright Field for Christmas, 1918. The book primarily consists of advertisements for companies, retail stores, and hotels in the Dayton, Ohio area. Of interest in the book are a number of articles including: “Now that the War is Over;” “The War in the Air,” by Henry Woodhouse; “Air Service Now Made Into Six Districts;” “How I Made the Altitude Record of 28,900 Feet,” by Major R. W. Schroeder;” “U.S. Army Program Provides for Training 30,000 Aviators;” and “World’s Greatest Seaplane, With Pilot and 50 Passengers, Takes Air at Rockaway Point.”

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

MS-492

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Wild, William H., Papers
1942-2013, 2.25 lin. ft.

This collection contains the papers of William (Bill) H. Wild, a columnist and editor for numerous newspapers throughout his career, most notably as the editorial page editor of the Journal Herald in Dayton and associate editor for the Dayton Daily News. This collection includes many newspaper clippings, columns, speeches and materials, correspondence, photographs and other small projects that details Wild’s work throughout his career.

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

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Wilder, Joseph, Papers
1946-1971, .25 lin. ft.

Joseph Wilder was a practicing psychiatrist who was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1895. His papers consist of miscellaneous notes and correspondence

Subject Area(s): Medical History

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Williams Architectural Drawings
1926-1987, 1 folder

Three sets of architectural drawings of homes in the Dayton Area. Located in OS130, File 1

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

MS-376

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Williams, Robert E., Aviation Collection
1909-2002, 33.3 lin. ft.

This is the personal aviation collection of Robert E. Williams. The majority of this collection is composed of photographs of various aircraft, mostly external aerial shots. Along with the photos are a number are a number of unique photographs and items, including assembly line photos, schematics, and sales brochures along with commemorative memorabilia. Among these are a number of articles including those from the “Yesteryear” series in the Douglas company newsletter written by Williams himself. Many of the articles are accompanied by the rough drafts of the articles and diagrams/pictures in various stages of arrangement. These special items are most often located in files of aircraft produced by Douglas Aircraft (later McDonnell Douglas, then Boeing). Highlights of this collection include articles and photographs of several prototype aircraft produced by Douglas, including the XB-19, YC-15, XB-42, the original DC-8 (a pusher-prop airliner developed from the XB-42) and original DC-4 (later renamed the DC-4E).

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-301

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Winter, Mary, Letter to Mrs. Tasker (Eleanor) Bliss
1908, 1 item

This two-page letter and accompanying envelope is from Mrs. Francis (Mary) Winter to Mrs. Tasker (Eleanor) Bliss. Mrs. Winter’s husband, Major Francis A. Winter, was the surgeon who cared for Orville Wright at the hospital at Fort Myer, Virginia, after Wright’s September 17, 1908 crash there. The accident resulted in the death of Wright’s passenger, U. S. Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, whose death is considered the first powered airplane fatality. In the letter Winter devotes an entire paragraph to describing the accident. Also included in this collection is a one-page transcript of the letter.

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

MS-17

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Wolf and Wolf Segar Company Records
1867-1872, .5 lin. ft.

Consists of a minute book of a 19th-century Dayton cigar manufacturing company.

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

MS-126

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Wolpers, Charles O., Papers
1817-1865, .5 lin. ft.

Papers consist of early 19th century daybooks, journals, and financial ledgers from stores Wolpers owned in Bellefontaine and Germantown. Also included are letters written to Wolpers by his brother in Germany.

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

MS-408

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Woman's Literary Club Records
1889-2013, 9.4 lin. ft.

Records include yearbooks, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, and scrapbooks containing clippings and photographs pertaining to the club's activities. Founded in 1889, the Woman's Literary Club was the first women’s club in Dayton. The club’s purpose is the study of literature, but it has also engaged in charitable activities. It has evolved over the years to include creative writing as well as literary study.

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

MS-11

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Woman's Relief Corps No. 195 Records
1902-1941 (bulk 1902-1930), 0.8 lin. ft.

Contains the organization's minute books, membership lists, financial records, and officer's registers. Corps 195 served Auglaize County.

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

MS-176

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Women, Inc. Scrapbooks
1975-1986, .5 lin. ft.

Women, Inc. is a Yellow Springs, Ohio, organization of feminist women. The scrapbooks are a loosely arranged chronological record of the group's activities over an 11-year period. Included are minutes, newsletters, membership lists and flyers.

Subject Area(s): Women, Local History

MS-379

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Woodhull-Patterson Family Papers
1890-2003, 1.5 lin. ft.

The Woodhull-Patterson Family Papers consist primarily of genealogical information and photographs pertaining to the Woodhull and Patterson families. There are also materials related to the history of Dayton and the surrounding area.

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

MS-414

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Woodland Cemetery Collection
1841-2010, 114 lin. ft.

The Woodland Cemetery Collection contains materials relating to the organization and business ventures of the Woodland Cemetery Association. Materials such as organization histories, rules and regulations, meeting minutes, financial records, and correspondence provide a history of the organization while documents such as interment and cremation records provide insight into the function that the cemetery plays in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to these written documents, there are numerous visual documents such as photographs, negatives, and slides that illustrate Woodland Cemetery.

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

SC-127

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Wooten, Frank, Letters
1977-1989, 1 folder

Small collection of letters written by aviation artist Frank Wooten

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Arts

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World War I Aviation Medicine Photographs
1916-1919, 1 folder

This small collection contains 36 photographs taken during and just after World War I. The photographs show military posts, testing equipment, planes, and various buildings.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Medical History, Aerospace Medicine and Human Factors Engineering, World War I

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World War I Diary
1918, 1 folder

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

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

MS-457

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World War I Glass Plate Stereoview Collection
1914-1919, 0.62 lin. ft. (90 glass stereoview slides)

A set of 90 glass plate stereoview images depicting scenes from World War I. The images are accompanied by handwritten descriptions in French. The collection was owned by Hugh O. Merron, a World War I veteran. Also included is a stereoviewer made in Paris, France.

Subject Area(s): World War I

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World War I Photos
ca. 1918, 1 folder

Contains photographs taken by an American soldier during World War I and a German album of photo postcards of battle conditions.

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

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World War II Ration Book
1943, 1 folder

Ration book one, including certificate of registrar to Virgil J. Roush of Columbus, Ohio, issued March 1943.

Subject Area(s): World War II, Politics

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WPAFB and Its Master Plan, Pictograph
1948, 1 folder

This collection contains the oversize pictograph book of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its master plan, produced from data collected and edited by the Deputy of Air Installations in 1948. As stated on the first page, the purpose of the book was “to show certain facilities existing and certain facilities needed” at the base.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

SC-305

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Wright Aeronautical Corporation Binder
Undated, 0.1 lin. ft. (1 item)

The collection consists of the cover and spine from one Wright Aeronautical Corporation binder. The binder is labeled “Services Lectures: Wright Aircraft Engines, Paterson, N.J., U.S.A.” and includes the Wright Aircraft Engines logo.

Subject Area(s): Aviation

SC-140

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Wright and Patterson Fields Postcard Collection
Undated, 1 folder

Set of halftone postcards depicting Patterson and Wright Fields

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

SC-124

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Wright B Flyer Stereo Card
1910, 1 folder

Stereo card of the Wright B Flyer flying over Simms Station

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

MS-175

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Wright Brothers Addendum Photos
1895-1967, .5 lin. ft.

A collection of images of the Wright Brothers, their shops, family, and flights in Europe.

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

SC-136

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Wright Brothers Aviation Postcards
1909-1970, 1 folder

American and European postcards depicting the Wrights, their planes, and monuments dedicated to them, dating between 1909 and 1970.

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

MS-1

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Wright Brothers Collection
1853-1973, 19 lin. ft. and 203 volumes

A supplement to the main body of Orville and Wilbur Wright's papers located in the Library of Congress, this collection consists of family letters and papers, financial records, school mementos, genealogical material, the church papers and diaries of the Wrights' father (Bishop Milton Wright), notebooks, citations, awards, and the Wright's technical library which includes journals books, and pamphlets covering many aspects of early aeronautics. The collection also includes nearly 4,000 photographs, many of which are original prints taken by the Wrights to document their early flying experiments. In addition, there are extensive photographs of the Wright family and of the Wrights' flying exhibitions in Europe and the United States. The photographs and papers are available in a microfilm edition.

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

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

MFM-37

Wright Brothers Collection Papers and Photographs
1853-1973, 23 reels

A microfilm edition of MS-1 without the published journals and printed materials, this collection consists of family letters and papers, financial records, school mementos, Wright Family genealogical materials, the church papers and diaries of the Wrights' father (Bishop Milton Wright), notebooks, correspondence, awards, and citations. The collection also includes nearly 4,000 photographs, many taken by the Wrights to document their early flying experiments. In addition there are extensive photographs of the Wright Family and of the Wrights' flying exhibitions in Europe and the United States.

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

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

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Wright Brothers Comic Book
1969, 1 item

This collection consists of one comic book. The comic is entitled Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact. The first 6 pages of the comic tell the story of the Wright Brothers and the first flight. It dates from 20 February 1969.

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

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Wright Brothers Commemorative Stamp Collection
1928-1983, 1 folder

A collection of envelopes, stamps, and first day of issue cards commemorating the Wright Brothers.

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

SC-200

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Wright Brothers Glass Plate Negatives
Undated, 1 folder

Glass plate negatives and copy prints depicting the Wright Brothers at Huffman Prairie.

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

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Wright Brothers Woodcut Print "Thomas Grimalkin"
ca. 1886, 1 folder

Limited edition print of a woodcut by Wilbur Wright, originally distributed by the Oakwood Kiwanis Club, circa 1886.

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

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Wright Brothers' Wills
1912-1948, 1 folder

Contains copies of Orville and Wilbur Wright's last wills and testaments, and a copy of Orville Wright estate record and death certificate.

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

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Wright Brothers, and Their Work Booklet, The
1910, 1 folder

Report written by George Bia, the Wrights' representative in Belgium, which includes illustrations and technical drawings. Also includes photograph of Wilbur at controls of a flyer.

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

MS-398

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Wright Company Glass Plate Negatives
1901-1911 (bulk 1910-1911), 2.5 lin. ft.

The collection consists of 87 glass plate negatives, and 10 negatives relating to the Wright Company, the Wright School of Aviation, flights at Kitty Hawk, N.C., celebrations and aviation events, and a series of unidentified children.

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

MS-471

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Wright Company Records
1905-1917, 0.6 lin. ft.

The Wright Company was formed in November 1909 with Wilbur Wright as President and Orville Wright one of two Vice-Presidents. In 1915, Orville sold the company to a group of investors, which later merged the company with the Martin Company. The records consist of copies of material from the Wright Company Records held by the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. Included in the records are Wright Company board of directors meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and legal documents, including articles of incorporation, selling of the company, and the merger with the Martin Company. Also included are copies of ledgers that document a variety of financial transactions. The records do not include any information concerning Wright Company personnel.

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

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Wright Family Funerals, a Narrative
2002, 1 folder

Narrative and commentary on the Wright Family funerals, written and donated by Chip Boyer, whose family owned Boyer Mortuary and handled the funerals of Wilbur, Milton, Katharine, and Orville Wright.

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

MS-585

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Wright Family to Petree Family Correspondence
1900-1939 (bulk 1900-1917), 0.5 lin. ft.

The Wright Family to Petree Family Correspondence primarily contains letters written by Milton Wright to his niece Estella Harris Petree. The letters describe Wright family news and activities, but more importantly include specific references to Wilbur and Orville Wright’s bicycle business, flying experiments and success, Orville Wright’s accident at Ft. Myer in September 1908, the 1913 Dayton flood, and Milton’s flight with Orville in May 1910. There is also a very poignant letter written by Reuchlin Wright describing the death of his father, Milton, in 1917. Additional items include correspondence from Orville Wright and two photographs that appear to be clipped from publications.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Local History, 1913 Flood History, Aviation, Family and Personal Papers

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Wright Field Dedication Program and Pamphlets
1927-1930s, 1 folder

Program concerning the dedication of Wright Field in 1927 and pamphlets concerning the Field during the 1930s.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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Wright Field, Material Division Field and Hangar Pass
Undated, 1 folder

Field and hangar pass for Wright Field

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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Wright Flyer Photos
1910, 1 folder

Photographs most likely taken May 1910 at Simms Station, Dayton, Ohio, during attempts to set altitude records.

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

MS-134

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Wright Memorial Commission Records
1912-1943, 0.4 lin. ft.

The Wright Memorial Commission was organized in 1912 to build a monument near Huffman Prairie in honor of the Wright Brothers' contribution to aviation. Records include minutes, financial reports, correspondence, and other materials that document the physical development of the monument.

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

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Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Records
1970-2015, 72 lin. ft.

The Boonshoft School of Medicine contains documents from its inception to the present. These documents include the committee minutes to build the school, early correspondence files and school development files, annual reports, yearbooks, commencement records, and publications created by BSOM and its various offices. Among the departmental papers are class photographs and composites. The end of the collection contains documents for departments which are now defunct or merged into other units.

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

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Wright State University College of Nursing and Health Records
1973-2010, 8.5 lin. ft.

The College of Nursing and Health contains documents from its inception to the present. These documents include the committee minutes to build the college, early correspondence files and school development files, annual reports, yearbooks, commencement records, and publications created by BSOM and its various offices. Among the departmental papers are class photographs and composites.

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

UA-8

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Wright State University Public History Program Collection
1972-2016, 3 lin. ft.

In 1974 the Public History Program was developed as a new graduate program in the History Department at Wright State University. The collection documents the growth and development of the program. It includes written histories of the program, administrative files, curriculum, classes, symposiums, capstone projects, exhibitions and alumni files.

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

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Wright State University Retirees Association (WSURA) Records
1993-2006, 2 lin. ft.

The Wright State University Retirees Association (WSURA) is a service-oriented organization devoted to serving the needs of WSU retirees. The collection includes business correspondence, executive meeting minutes, newsletters, and photographs.

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

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Wright State University School of Professional Psychology Records
1973-2013, 4.5 lin. ft.

This collection is mostly comprised of documents that describe the history and development of the School of Professional Psychology of Wright State University. These documents include accreditation studies and other various necessities of the program’s development. The collection also contains a large portion of graduation records and pamphlets.

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

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Wright State Women Collection
1966-1987, 1 lin. ft.

Collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, program and activity information, and newsletters.

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

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Wright, Ellis, First Flight Anniversary Scrapbook
1909-1970, 0.5 lin. ft.

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, programs, first day issue Wright Brothers stamps, invitations, and photographs documenting Ellis Wright’s participation in the 45th anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1949. Ellis Wright was a first cousin to Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation

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Wright, Horace, Papers
ca. 1980, 1 folder

Information concerning the Wright Brothers as shared by their nephew, Horace A. Wright, who lived from 1901-1990.

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

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Wright, Katharine, Correspondence with Agnes Beck
1908-1929, 1 folder

Eight letters written by Katharine Wright to her friend, Agnes Beck, discussing Orville and Wilbur Wright, their flights, the Wright family, and other personal matters. Of particular note is the letter of September 22, 1908, describing Orville's crash at Ft. Myer, Virginia and his subsequent convalescence.

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

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Wright, Katharine, Letters
1911-1933, 1 folder

Original and transcribed copies of letters from Katharine Wright to various acquaintances, including Agnes Guthrie, a newspaper article concerning Orville Wright and a telegram from him.

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

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Wright, Milton, Papers
1779-1973, 3 reels

Consists of genealogical notes and working papers collected by Bishop Milton Wright (1828-1917), the father of the Wright Brothers. The materials cover the following families: Reeder, Wright, Brown, Koerner, Croddy, Brader, Andrews, Freeman, Harris, Benham, Stokes, Convenhoven, Van Cleve, Swaynie, Fry, Porter, Moody, Lake, Eudaly, Dover, Holt, Baker, and Gano. Filmed for the Genealogical Society of Utah from MS-1, Wright Brothers Collection.

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

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Wright, Orville and Wilbur, Papers
1800-1948, 15 reels

Papers include notebooks, diaries, scrapbooks, and selected correspondence from the Wright Brothers Papers in the Library of Congress collection. A published guide is available. See also, MS-1, Wright Brothers Collection

Subject Area(s): Wright Brothers Collections, Aviation

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Wright, Orville, Autographed Photo
1948, 1 folder

Black and white photograph of Orville Wright, autographed to Joseph Buck, dated January 12, 1948.

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

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Wright, Orville, Letters
1918-1925, 1 folder

Collection contains photocopies of correspondence from Orville Wright to Karl Kimble and to F.O. Eichenberger.

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

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Wright, Orville, Telegram
1946, 1 folder

Christmas telegram from Orville Wright, circa 1946.

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

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Wright, Susan Katherine Koerner, Photograph
Undated, 1 folder

Daguerreotype image of Susan Koerner Wright in wood frame and two copy prints of the image.

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

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Wright, The Third Wright Brother, The Story of Katharine Wright, by Elizabeth Beck Rehling
ca. 2000, 1 folder

Collection consists of an unpublished manuscript by Elizabeth Beck Rehling, “The Third Wright Brother, The Story of Katharine Wright.” Elizabeth Rehling was the daughter of Agnes Osborne, a close friend of Katharine Wright. The double-spaced manuscript is 289 pages and 56,000 words. Elizabeth Rehling died in about 2008. Please note that there are restrictions on copying and quoting from this material.

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

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Wright, Wilbur, Birthplace Commemorative Postcards
2003, 1 folder

Contains postcards from the Wilbur Wright birthplace commemorating the Centennial of Flight.

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

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Wright, Wilbur, Flight at Le Mans, Account of
1908, 1 folder

Contains two copies of a translated account of a 9-year-old French boy who was present at a demonstration flight by Wilbur Wright near Le Mans, France, in 1908.

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

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Wright, Wilbur, in France
1908, 1 folder

Photocopies of French newspaper clippings concerning Wilbur Wright's 1908 visit to France.

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

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Wright, Wilbur, Letter
1904, 1 folder

An original letter from Wilbur Wright to a New York publisher.

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

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Wright-Glass Family Letters
1892-1906, 1 folder

Papers include personal correspondence between Bishop Milton Wright and his cousins, Oliver and Flora Glass.

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

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Wyen, Aloys J., Papers
1910-1988, .25 lin. ft.

Aloys J. Wyen was an early aviation pioneer associated with the Wright Brothers, first in their bicycle shop in Dayton, and later at Huffman Prairie as a mechanic. He was with them at Belmont Park in 1910, then flew in Los Angeles, California from 1911-1916. He later worked as a mechanic with the WACO Aircraft Company in Troy, Ohio, and Aeronca in Middletown. His papers include family photographs as well as correspondence and photographs documenting his long career in aviation.

Subject Area(s): Aviation, Local History

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Wyoming Baptist Church Records
1883-1936, 1 reel

Records consist of two volumes of documents from this Cincinnati-area church which lists memberships, deaths, and baptisms.

Subject Area(s): Religion