We are pleased to announce the recent installation of a new exhibit in the lobby of Dunbar Library: Wright Brothers Print the News!
The exhibit presents highlights from the printing business of Orville and Wilbur Wright, which they operated from 1889 to 1899, before they started their bicycle business, and before they tackled the challenge of flight.
Among the items on exhibit are reproductions of newspapers published by the Wrights, including The Midget, West Side News, and The Evening Item, the digitization of which was recently completed through the Wright Brothers Newspapers Digital Archive project, a partnership between Wright State University Libraries and the Dayton Metro Library.
Additionally, some original materials from our Wright Brothers Collection are also included in the exhibit:
The above original items are just a few of the numerous materials Orville and Wilbur produced as job printers, in addition to publishing their newspapers.
This exhibit will be up at least through the end of the calendar year. It is located in the Alumni Case, just to the right of the elevators. We hope you’ll stop by and take a look!