Special Collections and Archives

Remote control

Wright State faculty, staff and students embrace remote delivery of classes

Wright State faculty, staff and students have come together to ensure lessons can be delivered remotely for the remainder of the spring semester. Continue reading

To vote is not enough

Digging into the collection of Dayton suffragette Katharine Kennedy Brown

Katharine Brown worked tirelessly for the betterment of women, both in the community and in the political arena. Continue reading

Young researchers dig into history at Wright State’s Archives

Miami Valley School students visited the Wright State Special Collections and Archives to research primary sources for school projects. Continue reading

Empowering student success and preservation of archives

Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation awarded a $75,000 grant to support the future Wright State Archives Center and Wright State students in engineering and business. Continue reading

GE features Wright State Special Collections and Archives in latest aviation blog post

Call it luck, coincidence or divine providence, but just up the road from GE Aviation’s Evendale, Ohio, headquarters sits Wright State University’s Special Collections and Archives, home to the Wright Brothers Collection. Continue reading

Unforgettable

Wright State Special Collections and Archives boast materials on Neil Armstrong’s historic moonwalk

To commemorate the 50th university of the first moon landing, Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives gathered materials related to the Apollo 11 mission from its collections. Continue reading

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