Records of Dayton Together: Advocating for Metro Government (MS-603)
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of organizational materials such as dissenting opinions, charter drafts, event flyers, and brand-related files on the organization. There are research studies, commissioned by them and external to the organization, that Dayton Together used. The collection also includes newspaper clippings regarding the organization and city consolidation.
Series I, Organizational Papers, contains charter materials, presentations, handouts, guides, and frequently asked questions used by the organization. There are several charter drafts, guidelines, and documents that helped support the charter. Noteworthy documents in this series are the different models and consolidation options OneDayton considered for their charter. Presentations and handouts in this series are supporting documents for why the organization wanted to present this charter regarding government consolidation. Other documents are press releases and correspondence which gauge the attitudes of the community and the organization. Records in this series date from 2012 to 2017.
Series II, Research and Studies, contains studies and maps pertaining to consolidating governments. Many studies and maps seem to have been requested by OneDayton from counties and colleges. Other studies are copies of older metropolitan research papers that the organization used to form their argument. An influential study on the consolidation on Louisville particularly seemed to be useful in OneDayton’s model. Records in this series date from 2012 to 2017.
Series III, Newspaper Articles, contains newspaper articles saved by the organization. The clippings range in topics from OneDayton to articles about metropolitan trends in the Cincinnati-Dayton area. There are also clippings regarding the Louisville consolidation. Notable articles include obstacles and opponents of the OneDayton charter. The actual files in this series date from 2013 to 2017, though some files include articles and informational content from as early as 1960. Filenames in the series reflect the date of the informational content (e.g., “20110417” indicates a news article from 2011-04-17 or April 17, 2011).
- Creation: 2012 - 2017
- Dayton Together (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no donor-imposed restrictions on accessing material in this collection. All electronic records listed in this finding aid are processed and available; however, researchers are requested to provide two days advance notice when requesting electronic records. Call (937) 775-2092 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Dayton Together was a 501(c)4 organization with a purpose to advocate for consolidating some or all of the townships, villages, and cities in Montgomery County into a metro government. The predecessor to Dayton Together was a research organization called OneDayton. It was headed by Dan Foley, Montgomery County Commissioner, and others, as a research organization to study options for local government reform. In 2015, OneDayton changed its name to Dayton Together. The consolidation effort received opposition from several groups and ultimately did not succeed.
Language of Materials
Dayton Together was a 501(c)4 organization with a purpose to advocate for consolidating some or all of the townships, villages, and cities in Montgomery County into a metro government. This collection consists of organizational materials such as dissenting opinions, charter drafts, event flyers, and brand-related files on the organization. There are research studies, commissioned by them and external to the organization, that Dayton Together used. The collection also includes newspaper clippings regarding the organization and city consolidation.
This collection is arranged into three series.
- Series I: Organization Papers, 2012-2017
- Series II: Research and Studies, 2012-2017
- Series III: Newspaper Articles, 2013-2017
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
A computer with software capable of reading *.PDF file format will be needed to view the electronic records in this collection. Original *.PPTX and *.DOCX files remain in the processed collection; however, a *.PDF has also been created for each as a preservation measure.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, by Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley, in July 2017.
Existence and Location of Copies
Materials from Series I and Series II are available online in Wright State University's institutional repository CORE Scholar: https://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_ms603/. In the online version, the documents are arranged chronologically, rather than separated by the two series.
There were duplicated materials removed from this collection.
- Guide to the Records of Dayton Together: Advocating for Metro Government (MS-603)
- Lisa Rickey
- 2019 Aug 30
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