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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:

Ray Must Collection

Identifier: MS-469

Ray Must was one of the original faculty members at Wright State University (WSU). He was an instructor at WSU from 1967 to 1991. This collection contains some of his work as an artist, including prints, sketches and etchings. Also incuded is a five part interview with the artist.

Dates: 1965-2012

Gary Pacernick Papers (MS-582)

Identifier: MS-582

This collection contains correspondence, publications, and paperwork documenting the career of Jewish poet and Wright State University English professor Gary Pacernick. Pacernick was one of the early members of Wright State’s English department faculty, serving from 1967 to 2009. Prominent in the collection are letters to Pacernick from poets and writers nationwide and worldwide.

Dates: 1965-2009

Paul Laurence Dunbar Library Dedication Papers (SC-84)

Identifier: SC-84
Scope and Contents

Programs, letters, and clippings relating to the dedication of the WSU library as the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library.

Dates: 1992

Dr. Robert Riordan Collection of Miami Valley Archaeological Surveys (MS-659)

Identifier: MS-659

This collection consists of approximately 70 archaeological surveys undertaken by Dr. Robert V. Riordan Professor Emeritus in the Wright State University Anthropology Department. A portion of the archaeological surveys were completed by Wright State University students through the Anthropology Department’s Archaeological Field School. Dr. Riordan completed the remaining surveys as a private contractor.

Dates: 1975-2014; Majority of material found within Bulk 1975-1998

Rockafield Family Papers (SC-1)

Identifier: SC-1

Photocopies of reports and correspondence showing the history of ownership of Wright State University land during the 1800s, a listing of families buried in the Rockafield Cemetery, and correspondence from Rockafield family members during their service in the Civil War.

Dates: 1973

Joyce Sweeney Papers

Identifier: MS-242

Sweeney is a writer of young adult fiction and a graduate of Wright State University. Her papers include typed manuscripts of several of her published works, journals, scrapbooks, college class papers, and correspondence.

Dates: 1973-2017

Gladys Chaney Wessels Papers

Identifier: MS-429

The Gladys Chaney Wessels Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and audiovisual materials, all relating to the life and work of Gladys Chaney Wessels, a prominent educator and social activist in the Dayton, Ohio area. The papers include items from her personal life as well as the numerous institutions and women's rights groups of which she has been a part.

Dates: 1927-2009; Majority of material found within 1940-1979

Wright State University Student Oral Histories, 2017 (SC-325)

Identifier: SC-325

The collection consists of video oral history interviews conducted with Wright State University students, primarily graduate students in the Public History concentration, as part of a History 7700: Local History course in Fall 2017. Students were asked a standard series of questions on topics such as why they chose Wright State University and what life has been like as a Wright State student. Each interview averages about 4.5 minutes in length.

Dates: 2017 Oct. 25-26; Modified: Videos, transcripts, and redacted release forms edited in 2020

Wright State Women Collection (MS-184)

Identifier: MS-184

The collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, program and activity information, and newsletters.

Dates: 1966-1987