Special Collections and Archives

Search unearths story of Wright factory seamstress

Photo of Wright Company employee Ida Holdgreve

Excerpt An effort to gather the stories of Wright Company factory workers has uncovered information about one of the first women in the world to work in the aircraft industry. Ida Holdgreve, born in Delphos, Ohio in 1881, worked as … Continue reading

Dayton Daily News columnist Dale Huffman to lecture at Wright State

Newspaper columnist Dale Huffman

Newspaper columnist Dale Huffman will deliver the fifth annual “Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archives” lecture at Wright State July 18. Continue reading

Online newspaper collection offers view of Wright State history

Digitization specialist Ryan O’Grady reviews an old issue of The Guardian in the Office of Digital Services, which is digitizing the newspaper's past issues for a new online collection.

Online collection of early issues of Wright State’s student newspaper provides an informative and easily accessible resource of the university’s history. Continue reading

Dunbar Library’s 1903 Wright Flyer ‘lands’ safely for cleaning

1903 Flyer lands safely

Full-sized replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer was built by a group of skilled volunteers and has been hanging in Wright State’s Dunbar Library since 2001. Continue reading