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Montgomery County (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter Records

Identifier: MS-121

Contains a variety of materials on the establishment and growth of the Red Cross in Dayton as well as the records of the Greene and Preble County Chapters prior to their merger with the Dayton Chapter in 1960. The collection includes Board of Directors and committee meeting minutes, annual reports, programs, extensive correspondence, financial records, audio materials, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1898-1998; Majority of material found within 1917-1981

Congressman Edward G. Breen Collection

Identifier: MS-409
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Edward G. Breen, a Dayton, Ohio native and Democratic Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives for the third district of Ohio from 1949-1951. Before being elected to Congress, Breen served in the Air Force during World War II, he then served as mayor for the city of Dayton upon his return home from war. After serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Breen was elected to the Board of Commissioners for Montgomery County. Three scrapbooks of...
Dates: 1908-2013; Majority of material found within 1940-1950

Van Buren Christy Diaries

Identifier: MS-235

Van Buren Cristy served in an Iowa regiment during the Civil War, then lived in Montgomery County, Ohio where he was a minister. The diaries give an account of his time in the service, and a day to day account of his activities preparing sermons, making his rounds, gardening, and reading. From June 1923 until 1926, the diary entries are made by Cristy's daughter and chronicle Cristy's failing health and death as well as the final years and death of his wife, Susan.

Dates: 1864-1926

Dayton Daily News Archive (MS-458)

Identifier: MS-458
Abstract This collection consists of over 2000 cubic feet of photographs, negatives, and news clippings spanning obituary, personality, and subject files generated by the Dayton Daily News and the former Journal Herald in the twentieth century. The newspaper was founded by James M. Cox, a three-term Ohio governor and presidential candidate. The archive documents the local and regional history of Dayton and the Miami Valley in Ohio and it role on a national scale, particularly during the period 1930...
Dates: 1890 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1980

Dayton-Montgomery County Bicentennial Commission Records

Identifier: MS-55

Records document the official plans for celebrating the 1976 Bicentennial in the Dayton-Montgomery County area through minutes, correspondence, clippings, organizational papers, publications, broadsides, and working papers.

Dates: 1974-1976

Bill Garlow Photographic Negatives Collection (MS-665)

Identifier: MS-665

Bill Garlow was an award-winning staff photographer for the Dayton Journal-Herald and later Dayton Daily News for over 40 years, from the mid-1960s to mid-2000s. The collection consists of thousands of film negatives (mostly 35mm), spanning a wide variety of topics, people, places, and events. The materials are arranged chronologically.

Dates: 1967 - 1998

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