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LH. Local History

 Topic Guide
Identifier: LH
Collections pertaining to the local history of the Miami Valley of Ohio.

Found in 879 Collections and/or Records:

Antioch College Publications

Identifier: MS-625

Antioch College, established in 1850, is a liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. This collection contains a series of Antioch documents and publications which range from Antioch’s articles of incorporation to general catalogues, advertising pamphlets, alumni directories, and yearbooks. This collection offers insight into the philosophy, history, and culture of Antioch College.

Dates: 1871-1978

Antioch Writers' Workshop Records

Identifier: MS-427

Founded in 1986, the Antioch Writers' Workshop is a nonprofit organization that encourages creative writing by offering classes and seminars. It has evolved over the years from a community of writers who mingled with faculty and students informally throughout the day into a fiscal agent of the Antioch College. The records include meeting minutes, correspondence, financial and membership records, photographs, posters, VHS, pamphlets, newsletters, and multimedia.

Dates: 1985-2010

Vincent G. Apple Papers

Identifier: MS-405

The Vincent G. Apple Papers is a collection of work and administrative records for Vincent G. Apple, a Dayton inventor. The collection contains numerous patents, patent applications, engineering drawings, journals, legal agreements and correspondence, business records and correspondence, and the Ford Trial records.

Dates: 1892-1977; Majority of material found within 1898-1940

Area Progress Council Records

Identifier: MS-459

The Area Progress Council was formed in 1961 with the common concern for the progress of the Miami Valley. The Council was instrumental in the establishment of Wright State University and its medical school. This collection contains administrative materials, primarily meeting minutes, presentations, reports, and correspondence; and financial records, including budgets and annual financial summaries.

Dates: 1961-2000

Ariel Club Dinner Photograph (SC-164)

Identifier: SC-164
Scope and Contents

Panoramic photograph (reproduction) entitled “Ariel Club Dinner, D.W. A. Co. The photograph shows 212 women outdoors with a small band in the background. Photo was taken by Sam R. Kremer of Dayton.

Dates: 1918 July 17

Edwin James Armstrong Collection

Identifier: MS-325
Abstract Edwin Armstrong was active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers between 1901 and 1921. He also had a passion for natural history and was an avid collector of fossils.The Edwin James Armstrong papers contain the personal and business papers of not only Edwin, but of his second wife Jessie Wheeler Armstrong, and her sister Mabel Wheeler. With the exception of ephemera from the Yellow Springs, Ohio area, most of the collection documents Edwin James Armstrong's life in the New York...
Dates: 1825-1958; Majority of material found within 1890-1924

William Armstrong Papers (SC-4)

Identifier: SC-4
Scope and Contents

Collection includes letters written to and from an army officer, mostly to his family in Vevay, Indiana, which cover his experiences in the early 19th century frontier army as well as his duty in the Mexican War where he was killed during the Battle of Molino del Ray.

Dates: 1815-1847

Arnold Family Papers (MS-599)

Identifier: MS-599
Abstract The Arnold Family Papers are a multi-generational account of the Kern, Baker, Arnold, Steinemann, Meyer, Enneking, and Decker families. These families included immigrants and individuals who resided in North America from before the Revolutionary War all the way until present day. Photographs, employment records, correspondence, school and legal documents, as well as Army documents from World War I and II tell the story of the lives of these people who settled in Fairfield, Franklin,...
Dates: 1800-2017

Artbeat Collection

Identifier: MS-260

ARTBEAT was a bi-monthly, half-hour radio program about the visual arts in the Miami Valley. Produced and hosted by Dayton artist, Susan Zurcher, the highlight of the program featured an interview with an artist currently showing in the Miami Valley. The program aired on several local Public Radio stations. The collection consists of tapes and transcripts of the broadcasts.

Dates: 1986-1993

John J. and Kathryn Beard Arthur Family Papers

Identifier: MS-385

The John J. and Kathryn Beard Arthur Family Papers consist of the papers collected by John J. and Kathryn Arthur. The bulk of the collection consists of family history. The couple lived in Mad River, Ohio.

Dates: 1850-2005; Majority of material found within 1940-1960