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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:

Beta Phi Omega Fraternity History Collection (MS-601)

Identifier: MS-601
Scope and Contents Series I, Official Records, includes materials transferred from the active fraternity. Currently, this series includes only the most recent constitution and by-laws, dated 2018. An electronic version is also available in the E-Archive.Series II, Richard P. Roy, includes materials donated by Richard P. Roy, one of the fraternity’s founding members. It includes documents, photographs, news clippings, and objects from the organization’s early history, as well as materials from later...
Dates: 1967-2018; Majority of material found within 1967-1975

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

Bier American Civil War Letters (SC-205)

Identifier: SC-205
Scope and Contents

Collection contains photocopies of a ballad and letters relating to the American Civil War, written by Jacob Bier to his wife, Nancy.

Dates: 1860s

Irvin G. Bieser Sr. Papers

Identifier: MS-232

Papers reflect the civic involvements of Bieser, a Dayton attorney. Included are materials from several organizations including the Dayton Research Association, the Dayton Peace Council, the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, the Dayton Draft Board (1940-1946), the Public Library Advisory Committee, and Dayton City Improvement.

Dates: 1934-1961

Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., Dayton Wright Company Collection (SC-347)

Identifier: SC-347
Scope and Contents Wilbur F. H. Bigelow, Sr., was a foreman in the Mill department of Dayton-Wright Airplane Company factory at Moraine (Plant 1), during World War I. The collection consists primarily of 28 photographs, most of which relate to Bigelow’s work at the factory, including DH-4 aircraft, employees and factory scenes, air demonstration shows, and aerial photographs captured during a test flight. Photos unrelated to Dayton-Wright Airplane include: one photo depicts the Wright Brothers’ Homecoming in...
Dates: 1909-1941; Majority of material found within 1917-1919

Bill's World War II Aviation Scrapbook (MS-678)

Identifier: MS-678

The scrapbook contains approximately 62 original photographs depicting the Lincoln Airplane and Flying School in Lincoln, Nebraska; the Fairchild factory at Hagerstown, Maryland; as well as scenes at Niagara Falls and Dayton, Ohio. Also included are several clippings from The Philadelphia Inquirer's U.S. Warplane Series (Nos. 7-24).

Dates: 1939-1941

Bimel Buggy Company Records

Identifier: MS-35

Records consist of one book of minutes and one plant appraisal and inventory volume from the Bimel Buggy Company started by Lorenzo Bimel in Sidney, Ohio in 1854.

Dates: 1905-1916

Juliet Stroh Blanchard Collection

Identifier: MS-340
Abstract The manuscript collection of Juliet Blanchard is a bountiful resource of primary materials for research relating to the social, educational, and philanthropic activities of a woman who made a significant contribution to Dayton and to the state of Ohio during the mid-20th century. Her collection is of special interest in the field of Women's Studies as Blanchard challenged the boundaries of traditional homemaking. The collection also provides some insight on the activities of the...
Dates: 1902-1996

W.J. Blanchard, Aeroproducts Inc. Collection

Identifier: MS-305

W. J. Blanchard, an inventor and respected Dayton businessman, co-founded Engineering Products, Inc. in 1935. The company was the first to develop a new propeller known as the "aeroprop". In 1940, General Motors Corporation purchased Engineering Products, renamed it Aeroproducts, and instilled Blanchard as its first General Manager. The collection consists of administrative records, engineering blueprints, aviation handbooks, and personal materials.

Dates: 1925-1960

Dixie Blandy Papers

Identifier: MS-80

Papers document the life of Dayton flagpole sitter, Dixie Blandy. The bulk of the materials is comprised of newspaper clippings, photographs, advertisements, and promotional materials.

Dates: 1940-1973