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Dayton (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

1913 Dayton Flood Survivors Oral Histories

Identifier: MS-296

The1913 Flood Survivors Oral Histories is a collection of video oral history interviews with survivors of the 1913 Dayton Flood. The videos were made in the 1990s and the participants tell their stories of survival as children during the flood.

Dates: 1995-1996

Garard-Getter Family Collection (MS-668)

Identifier: MS-668

The collection consists primarily of the personal photographs of a Dayton, Ohio, family in the early 20th century. Subjects include leisure activities (hunting, boating, camping, and playing music, etc.), travel (throughout Ohio and beyond), and family reunions.

Dates: circa 1890-1955; Majority of material found within 1920-1935

Frank Hamburger Papers (SC-36)

Identifier: SC-36

Frank Hamburger witnessed the Wright Brothers' first flight in Dayton. Collection contains several photographs of Hamburger as well as newspaper clippings recounting his involvement with the Wrights.

Dates: 1909 - 1936

Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Collection

Identifier: MS-192

Collection consists of negatives with accompanying contact prints, taken by Andrew S. Iddings, of the June 17-18, 1909 Dayton Homecoming Celebration to honor Orville and Wilbur Wright for their achievements in flight. In addition to members of the Wright family, other notable figures in the photographs are Ohio Governor Judson Harmon, Dayton Mayor Edward E. Burkhardt, General James Allen, and Lt. Frank Lahm.

Dates: June 1909

Leo Lucas Oral History Interview (SC-262)

Identifier: SC-262

The collection consists of an oral history interview audio recording with Leo Lucas, a member of the Dayton City School Board during the battle over busing students for desegregation. The interview was conducted in the summer of 1975 by high school student Mark Benbow.

Dates: 1975

National Association of Letter Carriers. Branch 182 Records

Identifier: MS-164

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), Branch 182 was organized in Dayton, Ohio in 1891. The branch has also been referred to as the “Gem City Branch” of NALC and serves to protect the labor rights of letter carriers in Dayton. The collection includes membership meeting minutes, membership records, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous materials.

Dates: 1917 - 1979

National Association of Letter Carriers, Ladies Auxiliary Branch 138 Records

Identifier: MS-163
Abstract Ladies Auxiliary Branch 138 of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is a reorganization of the earlier Ladies Auxiliary Branch 84, which existed from 1914-1915. Ladies Auxiliary Branch 138 was organized in Dayton in 1920. The records consists of administrative records, financial documents, correspondence, convention materials, and histories of the organization, and document the organization’s structure, activities, membership, and finances from its beginning through the late...
Dates: 1914 - 1978

Adelaide Patricia O'Brien Papers

Identifier: MS-170

A native of Sharonville, Ohio, Patricia O'Brien was a successful singer and actress in New York City during the early part of this century. She returned to Dayton in 1917 and became manager of the Dayton Symphony Association. She also worked as a promoter of local theatrical events. Her papers include correspondence, photographs, diaries, and miscellaneous items.

Dates: 1913-1980

Public Opinion Center (Dayton, Ohio) Records

Identifier: MS-110

The Public Opinion Center Records contains surveys conducted in the Dayton area between 1970 and 1975. The breadth of the surveys is wide covering topics on schools, government, housing, health, and a number of other social, political, and economic issues. Some surveys contain the full raw dataset while others in the collection are summaries compiled by the center for public release.

Dates: 1970-1975

Elizabeth Beck Rehling Papers (MS-593)

Identifier: MS-593

The Elizabeth Beck Rehling Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, and photographs related to her research on the relationship between her mother, Agnes Osborn Beck and Katharine Wright, sister of the Wright Brothers. It also includes her unpublished manuscript, The Third Wright Brother, about Katharine Wright, based on her memories as told to her by her mother Agnes and her own research.

Dates: 1899-2001