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New Collections Available for Research, December 2023

We have new manuscript materials available for research! Click on the links to view the complete online finding aids: Newly processed collections: MS-458: Dayton Daily News Archive, Series IV: Negatives, Slides, and Microfiche, 31.83 linear feet. MS-579: Horace Wright Papers, … 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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The Dayton Air Show

Did you know theĀ first Dayton Air Show, then called the Air Fair, was held June 26-27, 1975, at the James M. Cox International Airport? The 44th annual Air Show will take place on June 23-24. Special Collections & Archives has … Continue reading

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