Special Collections and Archives

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

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