Head of Special Collections and Archives: Dawne Dewey

Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) collects, preserves, and makes available primary sources on the history of aviation, local and regional history, and the history of Wright State University. Outreach programs include exhibits, presentations, tours, conferences, class orientations, and online access to collections. SC&A is home to the largest Wright Brothers Collection in the world, the Dayton Daily News Archive, and hundreds of other collections documenting the history of aviation worldwide, and the people, events, and landscape of the city of Dayton and the Miami Valley. SC&A is also a learning laboratory for WSU's Public History Graduate Program.


Browse the Special Collections and Archives Collections:

1913 Flood Survivors Oral Histories

91st Observation Squadron Photographs

Aircraft Database

Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection

Charles Wald Collection

Civil War

Cold War Aerospace Technology Oral Histories

Coombs-Learned Family Papers

Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs

Edward A. Korn Collection

Following in the Footsteps of the Wright Brothers: Their Sites and Stories

Harvard-Boston Aero Meet Collection

Howard DuFour Collection

James F. Overholser Papers

Lest We Forget

Local and Rare Books

Martha McClellan Brown Papers

Miami Valley School

National Military Home of Dayton

Oscar D. Ladley Papers

Patterson Family Papers

Small Collections

Wallace Family Papers

William F. Yeager Collection

Wright Brothers Collection

Wright Company Patent Litigation