Category Archives: Collections

New Collections Available for Research, October 2022

We have new manuscript materials available for research! Click on the links to view the complete online finding aids: Newly processed collections: MS-686: Montgomery County Medical Society Alliance Records, 27.76 linear feet. SC-360: Darke County Boy Newspapers, 1 linear foot. … Continue reading

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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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