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Wright, Orville, 1871-1948


Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

William Preston Mayfield Photograph Collection-Egbert Donation (MS-348)

Identifier: MS-348
Abstract The collection consist of William Preston Mayfield Photographs of the Wright brothers' first flights; early pilots, early planes and helicopters; photos of Dayton area businesses, homes, churches, and monuments; as well as aerial shots of the Miami valley, downtown Columbus, and the Ohio State University. Also included are some photographs taken by F. Hermes. Postcards are of early flights, the Wright Flyer, The Wright Brothers Celebration, flights in Europe, other early pilots, European...
Dates: 1910-1960

McFarland Collection of Wright-Findley Correspondence (SC-323)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-323
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Katharine Wright Haskell and Earl N. Findley, as well as a typed copy of correspondence to Katharine from Lord Northcliffe. Also included are a few newspaper clippings, articles, and photographs. Topics of discussion between Katharine and Earl Findley include the possibility of Findley’s writing a book about the Wrights; the patent lawsuit with Glenn Curtiss; the Langley Aerodrome; visits to Dayton; and other (primarily...
Dates: 1910-1928

Dean Mosher Collection (MS-320)

Identifier: MS-320
Scope and Contents

This collection contains illustrations and correspondence concerning Mosher’s original painting, “The Bishop’s Boys” (2003), depicting the Wright Brothers in flight over Huffman Prairie on May 25, 1910, the only time the brothers ever flew together. The collection also includes materials concerning Mosher’s “Great Moments in U.S. Naval History” series (1997).

Dates: 1997-2003

Adelaide Patricia O'Brien Papers

Identifier: MS-170

A native of Sharonville, Ohio, Patricia O'Brien was a successful singer and actress in New York City during the early part of this century. She returned to Dayton in 1917 and became manager of the Dayton Symphony Association. She also worked as a promoter of local theatrical events. Her papers include correspondence, photographs, diaries, and miscellaneous items.

Dates: 1913-1980

Photograph of Orville and Wilbur Wright at Homecoming celebration, 1909

 Item — Folder: 1, Item: 2
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

Contains original photographs of Amelia Earhart and photographs of the Wright Brothers.

Dates: 1909

Henry Stout, Wright Brothers Collection

Identifier: MS-71

This collection includes clippings, articles, pamphlets, photographs, postcards, and correspondence pertaining to Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Dates: 1903-1973; Majority of material found within 1948-1971

Harry A. Toulmin's Wright Company Patent Litigation Volumes (MS-641)

Identifier: MS-641

The collection consists of nine bound volumes of patent litigation records for the lawsuits that the Wright Company brought against the Herring-Curtiss Company and Glenn H. Curtiss, Louis Paulhan, and Claude Grahame-White. These are the personal copies of the Wrights’ lawyer, Harry A. Toulmin, and the books contain many handwritten notes.

Dates: 1909 - 1913

Edmund Trissell Collection

Identifier: MS-316

The Edmund Trissell Collection chronicles the life of Dayton photographer Edmund William Trissell through negatives, photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from Mr. Trissell's daily life and photographic assignments.

Dates: 1940-1995

Charles Wald Collection

Identifier: MS-355
Abstract This collection documents the training of Charles Wald, an early American aviator. It also documents the Wright Company's early involvement in water-based aviation.The collection includes flight records and negatives. The flight diary and logs were written by Charles Wald in 1912 and the photographs were taken by him, with the exceptions of those in which he is shown, between 1910 and 1916. The images in this collection have been scanned and are available online in Wright State University's...
Dates: 1910-1916

Wright Brothers Addendum Photographs

Identifier: MS-175
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of postcards, primarily of Wilbur Wright's time in France demonstrating the Flyer; and photographs (some of which are copies) of flight demonstrations in France and Germany, the Wright B Flyer, and awards and celebrations that include the Dayton Home Days parade in June 1909.

Dates: 1899-1967