Friends of the Libraries Luncheon to feature ‘Book Nook’ host Vick Mickunas

Vick Mickunas, host of the “Book Nook” on WYSO Public Radio, will be a featured speaker at the annual Friends of the Libraries Luncheon at Wright State on April 24. Continue reading

Wright State University Libraries celebrates Friends of the Libraries Week Oct. 15–21

Wright State Friends of the Libraries is a group of faculty, staff, retirees, alumni and community members committed to supporting the unique needs of the University Libraries and its patrons. Continue reading

A special collection, indeed

Wright State University is home to region’s rich history in the arts

The Special Collections and Archives preserves the history of Dayton’s visual and performing arts organizations, giving researchers access to photographs, recordings, costume designs and business records. Continue reading

Century-old architectural photographs of Dayton made available to public by Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives

The century-old collection of photographs from around Dayton was created by architect Louis J. P Lott, and donated to Wright State by the Dayton Art Institute in 2022. Continue reading

Wright State Special Collections and Archives conserves rare books by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Rare, first-edition books by Paul Laurence Dunbar can now be safely viewed and studied in Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives after undergoing conservation treatment. Continue reading

Friends of the Libraries’ Luncheon to feature Wright State professor, author Erin Flanagan

Erin Flanagan, professor of English, will discuss how creativity provides tools to process the world at the Friends of the Libraries’ Annual Luncheon on April 26. Continue reading

From the Stacks: A View of Dayton

Lining up telephone poles and the landscape

Photos documenting the locations of telephone poles and lines in Dayton and rural Montgomery County in 1923 provide snapshots in time, often depicting major road intersections and the surrounding land and buildings. Continue reading

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott to give lecture at Wright State on Nov. 14

Andrea Elliott, a journalist and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will give a lecture on her book “Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival and Hope in an American City.” Continue reading

Renate Frydman to give online talk on Kristallnacht and Dayton Holocaust Resource Center

“Understand, Educate and Heal: Renate Frydman, Ph.D., and the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center” will be livestreamed on WSU-TV on Thursday, Oct. 20. Continue reading

Ermal Fraze: the essence of a ‘can’-do entrepreneur

From the Stacks: Learn about Dayton entrepreneur Ermal Fraze, who designed the pull-off tab and push-in and fold-back tab on aluminum cans. Continue reading