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FLD. 1913 Flood History Collections

 Topic Guide
Identifier: FLD
This classification groups manuscript and small collections on the topic of the 1913 Flood.

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

1913 Dayton Flood Survivors Oral Histories

Identifier: MS-296

The1913 Flood Survivors Oral Histories is a collection of video oral history interviews with survivors of the 1913 Dayton Flood. The videos were made in the 1990s and the participants tell their stories of survival as children during the flood.

Dates: 1995-1996

1913 Flood Postcards (SC-221)

Identifier: SC-221
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 56 postcards depicting the 1913 Dayton flood and its aftermath. Some of the postcards are real photo postcards. The information provided for each item is the caption on the postcard for 1-49, postcards 50-56 have no caption and the information is provided by processor. Six more postcards were added to the collection in July 2010, #57-62. They are identified by their captions, except the final one, which remains unidentified.

Dates: 1913

1937 Flood Scrapbook (MS-663)

Identifier: MS-663

The collection contains a scrapbook featuring newspaper clippings (articles, photographs, and advertisements) reporting the impact of the 1937 Ohio River flood on Cincinnati, Ohio, and surrounding areas in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. It also contains a special edition Cincinnati Times-Star newspaper about the flood.

Dates: 1937

Mildred Baker Papers

Identifier: MS-399

The collection includes photographs, registration cards, newspaper clippings, West Carrollton Reading Club records, postcards, and scrapbooks. It was created by Mildred Baker who lived in the Dayton area in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Dates: 1895-1931

Ina Bicknell Collection

Identifier: MS-326

Photographs relating to aviation in this collection depict topics such as pilots, airplanes, naval ships, and military personnel around the time of World War II. The collection also contains aerial photographs of city landscapes and of the 1937 flood in southwest Ohio and Kentucky. The majority of the photographs in the collection are not dated and most are unidentified.

Dates: 1933-1947

Boyer Mortuary in the 1913 Dayton Flood Booklet (SC-276)

Identifier: SC-276
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one booklet entitled Boyer Mortuary in the 1913 Dayton Flood. The booklet was written by Chip Boyer and is dated 2002. It consists of seven pages mostly of photos of the mortuary and writing on what the flood damage possibly may have been.

Dates: 2002

Congressman Edward G. Breen Collection

Identifier: MS-409
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Edward G. Breen, a Dayton, Ohio native and Democratic Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives for the third district of Ohio from 1949-1951. Before being elected to Congress, Breen served in the Air Force during World War II, he then served as mayor for the city of Dayton upon his return home from war. After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Breen was elected to the Board of Commissioners for Montgomery County. Three scrapbooks of...
Dates: 1908-2013; Majority of material found within 1940-1950

Harrison Morton Bretz Photographs (SC-277)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-277
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 38 original photographic prints (of 30 different pictures) in downtown Dayton, Ohio. About half of the photos depict damage following the Great 1913 Flood of Dayton, and the rest show various landmarks, buildings, and scenes of Dayton between 1913 and 1920 (several alluding to World War I). Landmarks shown include Memorial Hall, the "New" Courthouse, Union Station, the Third Street post office, the Dayton Daily News building, the Old Main Library, and the Miami...
Dates: 1913-1920

Dayton Flood Booklet (SC-113)

Identifier: SC-113
Scope and Contents

Booklet recounting the Dayton 1913 Flood, with copies of hand-colored photographs of flood and resident memories of the event.

Dates: 1915

Dayton Stories by the Abel Family (SC-286)

Identifier: SC-286
Abstract Four accounts written by four members of the Abel Family from Dayton, Ohio over three generations, and transcribed by Rita Mastbaum Hughes. Includes: Personal Recollections by Joseph F. Abel, circa 1900; Silver Anniversary Trip of Joseph J. Abel and M. Josephine Abel, June 19, 1925 to July 30, 1925; D. Herbert Abel, Ph.D. Autobiography, 1968; and Remembrances by Rosemarie Rita Abel Gabel, 1975. Collectively the collection documents social life and customs in Dayton, Ohio's history from the...
Dates: 1900-1975