Special Collections and Archives

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

Innovative spirit

Wright Brothers Day featured innovative research and demonstrations from Wright State faculty and students and local organizations. Continue reading

Annual Wright Brothers Day will celebrate campus and community innovators

Student flying slight simulator

Wright Brothers Day takes place Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium. Continue reading

Wright State receives grant to digitize local program featuring prominent civil rights figures

Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board, Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives will digitize videocassettes of the weekly television program, “Like It Is.” Continue reading

The Wright brothers’ mechanician

Charles “Charlie” Taylor, the Wrights’ mechanician, designed and built the engine used during the first successful flight. Continue reading

Historic photo collection of Rike’s holiday window displays housed in Wright State’s Special Collections and Archives

Rike’s donated the photos to the Special Collections and Archives in 1988. Continue reading

From the Stacks: 150 years of Paul Laurence Dunbar

The University Libraries will host several events into 2022 to celebrate 150 years of the life and work of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Continue reading

A woman’s crusade

Martha McClellan Brown and Ohio’s roots in the temperance movement

From the Stacks: A look at the Martha McClellan Brown collection in the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives. Continue reading

Wright State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives receives grant to improve its digitized Wright Brothers Collection

Special Collections and Archives will use the grant to prepare the Wright Brothers Collection for the Ohio Digital Network and the Digital Public Library of America. Continue reading

Online Wright Brothers Day will celebrate university and community innovators

Although the annual Wright Brothers Day shifted to a web-based format, the event will still celebrate innovative research from Wright State faculty and local organizations. Continue reading