Special Collections and Archives

Strolling down memory lane

Retired Wright State professor Gary Barlow helps preserve the university’s priceless history with his gift to the Archives Center

In appreciation of his gift to the Discover Your Story campaign, one of the rooms in the Archives Center will be named the Dr. Gary Barlow Conference Room. Continue reading

Saving our history

Linda Black-Kurek ’78 fulfills her passion for the Dayton community and her alma mater by supporting the new Wright State University Archives Center

The exhibit gallery in the future Archives Center will be named the Linda Black-Kurek Family Foundation Exhibit Gallery where rotating exhibitions will showcase the depth of the collections. Continue reading

Historical handwriting

Wright State Archives giving the world online access to the diaries of Wright brothers’ father, Milton

Sixty years of diary entries by Milton Wright, father of Wilbur and Orville, will be published online by Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives. Continue reading

Bringing history to life

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

Discover Your Story will transform the former corporate headquarters of the Wright-Patt Credit Union at 2455 Presidential Drive into the new home of Special Collections and Archives. Continue reading

Dissenting opinion

Wright State part of national effort to archive history of student activism and dissent

Wright State is participating in Project STAND, which will create an online clearinghouse of digital and analog papers, manuscripts, diaries, photographs and other content related to student activism and dissent. Continue reading

Propeller prescription

Wright State Archives’ historic 1912 Wright brothers propeller gets a makeover

Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives holds a successful fundraising campaign to preserve a 1912 Wright Flyer propeller. Continue reading

Wright State grad Ann Weisgarber to give keynote at annual Public History Symposium

The seventh annual Public History Symposium takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Discovery Room of the Student Union. Continue reading

Wright State’s archives receives one-of-a-kind bust of acclaimed poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar

The bust will be displayed along with exhibits of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s works at Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives during a reception and program on Feb. 21 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Continue reading

A place to shine

Wright State University graduates Rob and Ann Weisgarber help create a new home for university’s priceless archives

Wright State graduates Rob and Ann Weisgarber are among the first donors to support the campaign to build a new home for Special Collections and Archives. Continue reading

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