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Wright newspapers to be digitized, preserved

Ryan O’Grady at overhead large format scanner

Excerpt Before they invented the airplane — before they even ran a business fixing bicycles — the Wright brothers wrote and published newspapers, of all things. As printers between 1889 and 1899, the brothers followed and wrote about local events … Continue reading

Wright Brothers legacy archived at Wright State University

David McCullough discussing a photo

WYSO looks at the Wright brothers’ legacy in the Miami Valley in an interview with Dawne Dewey at Wright State University — home to the largest collection of Wright brothers artifacts in the world. In the following interview, Dewey, who is the head … Continue reading

Newspapers published by Wright brothers now available in online archive

Newspapers published by the Wright brothers now available in online archive

Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives and the Dayton Metro Library partner to create a searchable online archive of the most complete run of Wright brothers newspapers available to date. Continue reading

The Wright brothers and the conquest of flight

Photo of Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Excerpt “They had this passion, this mission; they were obsessed to succeed,” said historian David McCullough. But though their plane is proudly displayed at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, historian David McCullough still believes the Wright Brothers … Continue reading

CBS Sunday Morning ‘Wright Brothers’ interview filmed at Wright State

David McCullough discussing a photo

Excerpt Historical author David McCullough’s book on the Wright brothers is set to be released by publisher Simon & Schuster Tuesday. But first, an interview with McCullough — a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling writer — … Continue reading

Wright Brothers Collection featured in ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ story

Dawne Dewey with David McCullough

Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives hosted David McCullough and a “CBS Sunday Morning” crew for an interview on the author’s new Wright brothers book. Continue reading

Wright State ERC director donates hundreds of books to Fairborn schools

Stephanie Bange

Stephanie Bange donates books she received as a member of the prestigious 2015 Newbery Award committee. Continue reading

Documentary producer to discuss, screen film on ‘Nazi Medicine’

John Michalczyk

Boston College film professor to screen documentary on Nazi doctors’ role in the Holocaust and lead discussion with Holocaust survivors and concentration camp liberators on March 19. Continue reading

Research roadmap

Dunbar Library offering innovative workshops to sharpen research skills
Mandy Shannon talking

Wright State University Libraries offers Research Toolkit: Better Research Faster, a series of workshops designed to improve student research skills. Continue reading

CSIC to Rise. Shine. with kickoff celebration Feb. 26

CSIC logo

Faculty, staff and retirees can donate to 1,600 scholarships and programs during the annual Campus Scholarship and Innovation Campaign “RISE. You Make Us SHINE.” Continue reading