Author Archives: Lisa Rickey

100 Years Ago in Aviation: Harold Harris Parachute Jump

One hundred years ago this month – on October 20, 1922 – Lt. Harold R. Harris, a test pilot at McCook Field in Dayton, became the first person to successfully use a ripcord parachute to save himself during a real … Continue reading

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New Collection: Louis Lott Architecture Negatives

We are pleased to announce the availability of SC-381: Louis Lott Architecture Negatives. Louis J. P. Lott (1872-1934) was a prominent architect in Dayton, Ohio, the early 20th century. He is perhaps best remembered as the “master architect” of Schantz … Continue reading

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Grant received to Digitize Local Civil Rights Interview Program Videos

We are pleased to announce that Special Collections and Archives has been awarded a grant by the Ohio Historic Records Advisory Board (OHRAB) to preserve and make available video recordings of the local civil rights program “Like It Is.” The … Continue reading

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