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Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women of Dayton Collection

Identifier: MS-422

Scope and Content

The collection documents the lives and achievements of women in the Miami Valley of Ohio who have been recognized and awarded the Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women Award.This collection is arranged into three series.

Series I, Programs, consists of the printed programs from the annual award ceremony for the Ten Top Women of Dayton luncheon. In addition to the programs, there are also some program notes provided for various years. Also included in this series are formal invitations to the luncheon.

Series II, News Clipping, consists of newspaper articles relating to the Ten Top Women of Dayton awards. Every year, short biographies detailing the accomplishments of the women who were selected for this award in that particular year were printed in the Dayton Daily News. There are also advertisements to encourage people to nominate a woman, as well as public invitations to attend the award ceremonies.

Series III, Videos, consists of twelve video recordings of the annual luncheon program to honor the selected Ten Top Women of Dayton for that year. The videos in this series are from the years 1991-2002. Wanda Baer, the donor of the collection, produced the videos for Cable 20 DATV.


  • Creation: 1962-2008
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1982-2008


Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing materials in this collection.

Restrictions on 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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

History of Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women

Every year since 1962, the Dayton Daily News has honored ten women from the Miami Valley as the Ten Top Women of Dayton for that year. Each year, a selection committee chooses these ten Dayton area women from numerous nominations. Women are nominated on grounds of notable community, career, and/or personal achievements. The Dayton Daily News honors these women at a luncheon in order to formally recognize their achievements and outstanding contributions to society. Prior to the luncheon, the Dayton Daily News publishes brief biographies of the ten selected women in order to share with the community the reasons for which these women were selected to receive this local, prestigious award. In recent years, the Dayton Daily News has also printed the names of all previous Ten Top Women of Dayton.


0.5 linear feet

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This collection contains information regarding the Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women Awards which annually featured ten Dayton-area women who had been nominated for this award for professional, community, or personal achievements. Materials in this collection include newspaper articles with brief biographies about the award recipients and programs from the awards ceremony luncheons. Also included are video recordings of the luncheons where the women were honored for their achievements and selection for this award.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series:

  1. Series I: Programs
  2. Series II: News Clippings
  3. Series III: Videos

Acquisition Information

The Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women of Dayton Collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives by Wanda Baer on August 11, 2009.

Related Material

Dayton Daily News Collection


Guide to the Dayton Daily News Ten Top Women of Dayton Collection (MS-422)
Finding aid prepared by Patricia A. McEldowney, November 2010.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA