Special Collections and Archives

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

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