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Education and Local Schools

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MFM-30

George C. Catrow Diaries and Papers
1853-1897, 1 reel

George Catrow (1814-1897) taught in the rural schools of Butler, Montgomery, and Preble counties in the late-19th century. Collection consists of ten volumes of diaries, a Catrow Family history, personal papers, and newspaper clippings. The diaries record many events and names in the Germantown, Franklin, and Middletown, Ohio areas.

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

MS-211

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Kenneth J. Crim Papers
1952-1985, 4 lin. ft.

Crim was a local teacher and school administrator who served as Superintendent of the Montgomery County Schools. His papers consist of meeting minutes for the Montgomery County School Board and the Montgomery Joint Vocational School Board, and various statistical reports and studies relating to local schools.

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

MS-231

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Edith McClure Patterson Papers
1920-1959, 5 lin. ft.

Edith McClure Patterson served on the Dayton Board of Education during the early 1930s and from 1915-1939 she was the first woman to serve on the Ohio Board of Liquor Control. In 1932, she ran unsuccessfully for Congress. Patterson was active in welfare and education work, and made a lifelong study of problems affecting the home and children. Her papers and scrapbooks are a source of information about local Dayton education, budget and thrift, home management, women's clubs, and liquor control. Also included are materials pertaining to the National Cash Register Company. Mrs. Patterson was a niece, by marriage, of John H. Patterson, founder and first executive officer of NCR.

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

MS-234

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

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

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

MS-238

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Grace A. Greene Normal School Alumnae Records
1884-1992, 1 lin. ft.

Collection consists of scrapbooks, memorabilia, lists of graduates, and reunion materials. Grace A. Greene Normal School first opened in 1869 as Dayton Normal School, and later became Dayton Teacher's College, before being named Grace A. Greene Normal School. The school gave rudimentary education to women who wished to become teachers in the Dayton area. It closed in 1931, but an active alumnae group continued for many years.

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

MS-285

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Margaret Shardelow Young Papers
1913-1984, 3 lin. ft.

Dayton native, Margaret Shardelow Young, was a member of the Friday Afternoon Club, one of the city's oldest women's literary clubs. She was also a local school teacher and long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Dayton. The collection includes her Friday Afternoon Club writings, schoolbooks, teaching notes, photographs, and greeting cards with her original poetry.

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

MS-299

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Kent Organ 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-306

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Edith Holsinger Papers
1958-1987, 5 lin. ft.

Edith Holsinger was an English teacher, teaching at both Fairmont West High School and Barnes Jr. High School. In 1964, Holsinger aided in the creation of the Kettering Teachers Union and was an active participant until her retirement. The collection consists of administration papers, newsletters, and personal correspondence.

Subject Area(s): Labor Unions, Politics, Women, Education and Local Schools, Local History

MS-307

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Living Arts Center Records
1964-1972, 2.5 lin. ft.

In 1967, the Dayton Board of Education received a grant to promote the creativity and self-expression of its students (grades five through twelve) through creative writing, drama, dance, music and visual arts. The collection consists of administration papers, newspaper and magazine articles, publicity pamphlets, and photographs.

Subject Area(s): Arts, Education and Local Schools, 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-438

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

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

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

MS-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-448

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Belmont Bison High School Alumni Association Records
1956-2006, 6 lin. ft.

This collection contains materials assembled by the Belmont Bison (High School) Alumni Association, Dayton, Ohio, covering the history of the school, focusing primarily on student and alumni activities. The majority of the collection is comprised of photographs and slides, but also includes newsletters and newspaper articles along with award plaques and miscellaneous memorabilia.

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

MS-458

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

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

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

MS-472

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Lovetta R. Blanke Collection
1936-2012, 4.77 lin. ft.

Blanke (1919-2012), RN, B.S., M.A., was a school nurse, public health nurse, nurse educator, Dayton philanthropist, patron of the arts, and advocate for the profession of nursing. She advocated for children's health, health education, and other issues relevant to school nurses, such as school nurse certification. In 2008, she was named Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Dayton Region Chapter. This collection documents Mrs. Blanke's career as a student, naval officer, school nurse, public health official, and philanthropist. In addition to her personal and professional papers, a selection of her awards and honors is included in this collection. Furthermore, the collection contains a few documents from her husband's experiences as an army officer/ reservist, chemist, and pilot. Also included is a copy of Bertram's death certificate and a copy of the death certificate of her mother Rose Dixon, as well as copies of the birth certificates of both of her parents, Joseph Dixon and Rose (Ingram) Dixon.

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

MS-496

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Thomas Macaulay 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-497

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St. Elizabeth Hospital Records
1878-2000 (bulk 1940-2000), 34 lin. ft.

The St. Elizabeth Hospital Records document the growth and expansion of the Franciscan Health Network in Dayton. The hospital was established in 1878 and founded as Dayton's first community hospital by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. Expansion and construction began in 1882 and continued throughout the hospital's existence. The collection includes photographs and negatives documenting this development overtime. The Nursing School was established at St. Elizabeth Hospital in 1929 and closed permanently in 1974. Class photographs of nursing school students are included in the main collection. St. Elizabeth Hospital became St. Elizabeth Medical Center in 1969, creating new publications and departments. Nineteen handwritten ledgers were used from 1878 through 1940 to document the admission, diagnosis, and discharge of patients. The collection also includes news articles, minutes for various meetings, financial reports, and additional photographs and negatives covering the period from 1878 to 2000. The hospital officially closed in 1999 and is now the Medical Center at Elizabeth Place. The collection does not include medical records.

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

MS-527

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Shirley Russell Coen Fairview High School Class of 1945 Collection
1943-2016, 3 lin. ft.

The collection consists of scrapbooks, school newspapers, and materials related to the graduating class of 1945 from Fairview High School in Dayton, Ohio. Fairview High School was built in 1929 and later became a middle school and elementary school before it was eventually demolished in 2010. The collection also includes information on class reunions.

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

MS-529

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

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

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

MS-564

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Wilbur Wright High School Alumni Collection
1925-2012, 26.5 lin. ft. (8 oversize drawers & 6 boxes)

This collection contains materials assembled by the Wilbur Wright High School, Dayton, Ohio, covering the history of the school, focusing primarily on student and alumni activities. The majority of the collection is comprised of photographs and newspaper clippings, as well as programs, school newspapers, and other items. Of particular note are the large mounted class portrait collages, which date from 1947-1982.

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

MS-578

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Esther Leona Hofferbert Miami Valley Hospital Scrapbooks
1952-2016, 1 lin. ft.

Esther Leona Hofferbert was a registered nurse, psychologist, and nursing home administrator in Dayton and Xenia for over 40 years in the late 20th century. She was a graduate of the Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing and spent much of her professional career at Miami Valley Hospital as well. The collection consists of 3 scrapbooks focused primarily on the activities of the Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association and, to a lesser extent, the life and work of Hofferbert herself.

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

MS-581

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Alpha Delta Kappa Epsilon Scrapbooks
1957-2012, 3.5 lin. ft. & 1.2 GB

Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary fraternal organization for women educators, was founded in 1947. The Ohio Epsilon Chapter was established in Dayton, Ohio, in 1957.The Epsilon Chapter holds monthly meetings and participates in several events. Since their founding, they have regularly hosted guest speakers and attended state conventions. This collection consists of thirteen scrapbooks documenting meetings and events held by the Ohio Epsilon Chapter and include photographs, programs, newspaper clippings, member lists, and letters.

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

SC-109

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Stivers High School Directories
1934-1937, 1 folder

Created by the Ten Tigers Club, the Stivers Directories contain advertisements from surrounding businesses and information about the graduating class.

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

SC-116

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Stivers High School Directory
1927, 1 folder

Stivers directory from 1927.

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

SC-14

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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

SC-160

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Zoology Lecture Notes, Irene Hardy, Antioch College
1876, 1 folder

Notebook from Irene Hardy containing her Zoology lecture notes from Antioch College, dated 1876

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

SC-167

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Roosevelt High School Collection
1924-1925, 1 folder

The dedication program and 2 yearbooks (1924, 1925) from Roosevelt High School, Dayton, Ohio, originally owned by Harold Williams.

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

SC-256

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Steele High School Class of 1915 Portraits
1915, 1 folder

This collection contains one large composite print containing the portraits of the Class of 1915 from Steele High School in Dayton, Ohio. No pictures are identified.

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

SC-262

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Leo Lucas Oral History Interview
1975, 1 folder

This collection contains a cassette tape of an oral history interview of Leo Lucas. Lucas was a member of the Dayton School Board during the battle over bussing students for desegregation.

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

SC-307

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"Freedom Libraries: Mississippi Summer Project, 1964" Materials
1964-1965, 1996, 0.1 lin. ft.

This collection contains materials pertaining to the Freedom Libraries project undertaken by Virginia Steele during Freedom Summer of 1964. The materials were assembled by Mary Steele Morgan, Virginia's sister. The collection consists primarily of journal articles about the project.

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

SC-52

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Xenia Female College Records
1866-1873, 1 folder

Contains programs, articles, papers, and commencement materials for the Xenia Female College, dating between 1866 and 1873.

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

SC-66

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Antioch College Musical Program
1854, 1 folder

Musical program for a concert held on November 30, 1854, at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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

SC-83

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Nellie Van Mater Journal
1864, 1 folder

Journal of Nellie Van Mater who lived in Greene County and attended Antioch College in the 1860s.

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

SC-9

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George Little Letter
1876, 1 folder

A child's letter written to a friend in Xenia, Ohio. The letter is written to "Hodge" expressing concerns and thoughts about school. It is dated December 11, 1876.

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

UA-1

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Reed Smith Wright State University Peace Studies Collection
1972-1996 (bulk 1980-1992), 6 lin. ft.

Dr. Reed Smith was a professor at Wright State University from 1969-1995. In that time he built up a Peace Studies program at WSU and held several conferences on Peace Activism. This collection contains grant applications and proposals, biographies of speakers at conferences, research papers that he and others had written, and a large collection of periodicals on Peace Activism or relating to the Peace Movement.

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

UA-2

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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

UA-3

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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

UA-4

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Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Records
1970-2017, 45 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

UA-5

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Challenge '95 Papers
1988-1994, 2 lin. ft.

This collection documents the Challenge '95 Project of Wright State University's Center for Urban Planning and Public Affairs. It includes minutes, reports, forums and surveys from various subcommittees. Directories and Correspondence are also of interest to the researcher. There also is media with this collection including still photographs, audio and video of the sessions that took place from 1989-1991.

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

UA-6

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Abe Bassett Wright State University Theatre Collection
1970-1988, 3.25 lin. ft.

This collection contains slides, videos and published materials on Abe Bassett and the Wright State University Theater. The slides are of productions Bassett produced during his tenure in the Theater department. The published materials covers Bassett's time at the Theater Department and the other is an autobiography.

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

UA-7

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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

UA-9

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Nick Piediscalzi Papers
1951-2013, 4 lin. ft.

The collected research and written works of Nick Piediscalzi regarding the topic of religion and teaching as it relates to public education. Collection also includes materials related to the founding of the WSU Dept. of Religion and the Public Education Religious Studies Center (PERSC).

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