We are pleased to announce that the much-anticipated digitization of the Wright Brothers Newspapers has been completed! All existing issues are now available online in CORE Scholar, Wright State University’s Campus Online Repository.
The Wright Brothers operated a printing business from 1889 to 1899, before they started their bicycle business, and before they tackled the challenge of flight.
The Wright Brothers Newspapers digital archive, a partnership project between the Wright State University Libraries and the Dayton Metro Library, comprises the most complete run of Wright Brothers’ newspapers available to date. It includes 132 total issues from three titles: The Midget (1 issue, April 1886), West Side News (53 issues, March 1889 – May 1890), and Evening Item (78 issues, April 30-June 14, 1890).
This project was made possible through a donation to the Communication Department at Wright State University from The Greenwood Family.
Questions about the project may be directed to: Dawne Dewey, Head of Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, at [email protected] or 937-775-2011; or Jamie McQuinn, Special Collections Manager, Dayton Metro Library, at [email protected] or 937-496-8650.