Special Collections and Archives

Hanks for the memories

Academy Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hanks leaves lasting imprint on Dayton, Wright State University
Hanks for the memories

An in-depth review of Tom Hanks’s whirlwind visit to Dayton and Wright State University. Continue reading

Author David McCullough discusses Wright brothers’ legacy at master class

Author David McCullough discusses Wrights' legacy at master class

Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discussed the legacy of Wilbur and Orville Wright during a master class at Wright State April 19. Continue reading

David McCullough tours Wright brothers’ sites, gives master class at Wright State

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough discussed the Wright brothers’ legacy during a master class at Wright State. Continue reading

Actor Tom Hanks dedicates Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures at Wright State University

During his visit to Wright State, Tom Hanks met with Hanks Scholarship recipients, from left: Rachel Lann, Scotti Stoneburner, Bailey Rose, Law Dunford, Jasmine Easler and Esha Ford. (Photo by Will Jones)

Acclaimed actor, producer and director Tom Hanks paid a visit to Wright State University to dedicate the Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures. Continue reading

Ambassador of India says education, partnerships key to future during stop at Wright State

Arun Kumar Singh speaking to students

The ambassador of India to the United States toured the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building, Special Collections and Archives and the Raj Soin College of Business and gave a talk at a reception at Wright State. Continue reading

Former DDN columnist donates more than $250K to Wright State archives

Newspaper columnist Dale Huffman

Excerpt Former Dayton Daily News columnist Dale Huffman left more than $250,000 following his death to set up a charitable fund to provide annual help to the Wright State University Libraries Special Collections and Archives, Dayton Foundation officials announced. The … Continue reading

Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives hosts national aviation writers

Gino Pasi pointing to archive item

Exposing writers to Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives and Dayton’s rich aviation legacy promotes increased interest, tourism and more efforts to preserve that history. Continue reading

Fifth annual Wright Brothers Day celebrates innovative spirit

Student flying slight simulator

Wright State will celebrate the innovative spirit of its namesakes and researchers working on campus today with the annual Wright Brothers Day Oct. 8. Continue reading

Looking to the future of saving the past

Dawne Dewey with David McCullough

Excerpt We’ve read a lot lately about how the digital world is changing the business of collecting and preserving the past. What does the saving of history look like in the future? We had a discussion about it with Dawne … Continue reading

Photo effect

Image from Dunbar Library archives inspires Wright State’s Gino Pasi to make a movie
Gino Pasi in the archives

An image from Special Collections and Archives inspires Wright State archivist Gino Pasi to make a movie. Continue reading