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 (MS-296)

322nd Field Artillery Reunion Association Collection (MS-100)

50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

91st Observation Squadron Photographs (MS-293)

Aircraft Database

Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection (MS-192)

Charles F. Horn Papers (MS-629)

Charles Lewis French Aviation Postcards (MS-204)

Charles Wald Collection (MS-355)

Civil Aviation Medical Association Records (MS-526)

Civil War Collections

Cold War Aerospace Technology Oral Histories (MS-431)

Coombs-Learned Family Papers (MS-182)

Dayton Daily News Archive (MS-458)

Dayton Music History Project Records (MS-607)

Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs (MS-152)

Edward A. Korn Collection (MS-220)

Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection of Oral History Memoirs of the Holocaust (MS-215)

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

Fred F. Marshall Papers (MS-53)

Harvard-Boston Aero Meet Collection (MS-338)

Howard DuFour Collection (MS-286)

In the Archives Video Series

Ivonette Wright Miller Papers (MS-216)

James F. Overholser Papers (MS-5)

Katharine Kennedy Brown Papers (MS-146)

Lest We Forget (MS-396)

Local and Rare Books

Local Government Records

Martha McClellan Brown Papers (MS-147)

National Military Home of Dayton

Occupy Dayton Oral History Project (MS-499)

Oscar D. Ladley Papers (MS-138)

Patterson Family Papers (MS-236)

Prints for Purchase

Raoul Lufbery Collection (MS-502)

Ruth Herr Papers (MS-91)

Small Collections

The Miami Valley School (MS-358)

Wallace Family Papers (MS-92)

Walter Matthews Jefferies Aviation Photographs (MS-344)

William F. Yeager Collection (MS-223)

Women's Suffrage Collections

World War I Collections

World War I Glass Plate Stereoviews (MS-457)

Wright Brothers Collection (MS-1)

Wright Brothers Newspapers

Wright Company Glass Plate Negative Collection (MS-398)

Wright Company Patent Litigation