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WSU. Wright State University

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Identifier: WSU
This classification groups together manuscript collections on Wright State University's history.

Found in 19 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

Charles Colbert Papers

Identifier: MS-258

Papers consist of business correspondence, brochures, and working papers pertaining to Colbert's involvement with the Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium and the Wright State University Engineering Department.

Dates: 1966-1971

Dr. Richard A. DeWall Papers (MS-584)

Identifier: MS-584

The Dr. Richard A. DeWall Papers contain material from Dr. DeWall’s lengthy career. Within the collection there are copies of publications, patent documentation, and presentation slides created by Dr. DeWall. The material mostly relates to Dr. DeWall’s invention of the bubble oxygenator. However, there are some materials from his efforts to create a medical school at Wright State University.

Dates: 1948-2016; Majority of material found within 1955-1989

Phil Donahue Letter (SC-26)

Identifier: SC-26
Scope and Contents

This is a letter to Fred White, Business Manager for the Miami-OSU Dayton Campus (forerunner of Wright State University), from Phil Donahue, thanking him for his appearance on Donahue's show on WHIO, dated March 24, 1964.

Dates: 1964 Mar 24

Donald Earl Lake Musical Score (SC-102)

Identifier: SC-102
Scope and Contents

Cassette tape and two handwritten scores of the WSU Fight Song, "Stand Up and Cheer for the Raiders of WSU"

Dates: 1991

Charles W. Ingler Papers

Identifier: MS-374
Abstract Ingler was one of the individuals responsible for Wright State University's groundbreaking in 1961 and was an important figure in Dayton. He wrote a book on Wright State University's history titled Founding and Fulfillment, published in 1987. These papers chronicle the life of Ingler, and provide insight into the history of Wright State University and education in state institutions within the greater Miami...
Dates: 1937-2004; Majority of material found within 1960-1999

It Happened on Maple Street Book (SC-253)

Identifier: SC-253
Scope and Contents Published in April 2011, It Happened on Maple Street is the true-life love story of USA Today bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn and her husband, Tim Barney. The two met while attending college at Wright State University in the fall of 1977. The book chronicles their story and is signed by the authors.Also included are exhibit text panels from the exhibit and book signing hosted by Special Collections and Archives in April 2011 as part of National Library Week “Create Your...
Dates: 2011

John W. Jakes Letters (SC-41)

Identifier: SC-41
Scope and Contents

Collection includes a letter written by Jakes to the WSU English Department chair and a thank you note.

John Jakes is a writer of historical fiction, known for such works as the "North and South" Trilogy. Items included in the collection are a letter written by Jakes to the English Department Chair at Wright State and a thank you card from Mr. Jakes.

Dates: 1979; 1991

Joyce Carol Oates Letter (SC-115)

Identifier: SC-115
Scope and Contents

Correspondence to and from Joyce Carol Oates from WSU concerning potential visit.

Dates: 1977

Thomas Macaulay Collection

Identifier: MS-496
Abstract Wright State University Special Collections and Archive have partnered with the College of Liberal Arts Department of Art and Art History to document the history and development of art education at Wright State University. A key element in this project is to also collect the history of the department's wider relationship with the art community of Dayton and the Miami Valley. Thomas Macaulay, visual artist and WSU Professor Emeritus has exhibited his work throughout the Miami Valley, the...
Dates: 1961-2014; Majority of material found within 1970-1990