Special Collections and Archives

Historical event

Campaign to create new home for Wright State University Archives and Special Collections off to a strong start

The Discover Your Story campaign will raise funds for a new home for Wright State’s world-renowned Special Collections and Archives and its 1,000 collections. Continue reading

Preserving history

Wright State University launches $6.5 million fundraising campaign to create a new home for priceless archives

Discover Your Story: The Campaign for the Wright State University Archives Center will provide a new home for the university’s world-renowned Special Collections and Archives. Continue reading

Wright State grad documents history of Cleveland Indians

2010 Wright State grad Jeremy Feador has front-row seat as Cleveland Indians chase history. Continue reading

Celebrating Wright State’s 50th: Emil Kmetec

Emil Kmetec arrived at Wright State in 1964 to help develop the university’s program and research effort in biological sciences. Continue reading

Mulholland drive

Discover the history of Wright State in new book by recent grad

New book, by alumna Rebekkah Mulholland, features more than 150 historical images and chronicles the history of Wright State. Continue reading

Celebrating Wright State’s 50th: How Hamilton Hall got its name

It turns out Hamilton was not a person at all, but rather a reference to a prehistoric river deep below the surface of the Miami Valley. Continue reading

Celebrating Wright State’s 50th: Alphonso Smith

Like many of his peers, Alphonso Smith planned to work at Wright State only a few years, but ended up staying for his entire career at the university that he helped build. Continue reading

Remembering Fred White, Wright State’s first employee

Well known for his kindness and easy demeanor, Fred White was a true architect for Wright State future and a most distinguished member of the university’s past. Continue reading

Grandson of Charles Lindbergh visits Wright State archives

Erik Lindbergh visited the Special Collections and Archives to pore over documents and photos and view a home movie of Charles Lindbergh’s meeting with Orville Wright in 1927. Continue reading

Wright State University to dedicate the Vishal Soin Innovation Park

Named in honor of former board chair, park will increase university's visibility along I-675 and provide new opportunities for business, industry collaborations

The park, supported by a gift from the Soin Family Foundation, is located on the south side of Colonel Glenn Highway, directly across from Wright State’s Dayton Campus. Continue reading