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Project Details
Quality of Life
Wright State University Archives Facility Upgrades
The Archives Project will provide an appropriate home and showplace for our aviation and regional history collection. This will renovate existing space to consolidate the collection into a single location, ensure long-term preservation of collections, and provide opportunities for community engagement. The project includes environmental upgrades and control, fire suppression, security system, consolidated collections areas, and public engagement spaces.
Organization Details
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio. 45435
Greene
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Government
Organization Contact Details
Daniel Palmer
Director, Government Affairs
Wright State University
(937) 831-9544
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, Ohio. 45435
Greene
Jane Wildermuth
Head, Special Collections and Archives
(937) 775-3927
Jane.Wildermuth@wright.edu

Bill Bigham
Vice President, University Advancement
(937) 775-3694
Bill.Bigham@wright.edu

Karen Wilhoit
Librarian, University Libraries
(937) 775-3039
Karen.Wilhoit@wright.edu
Location Details
Dayton
Greene
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
730000
1810000
This project has significant support from the local community. To date, $1,080,024 has been given or pledged by multiple donors. The project is in active fundraising mode.
Notable gifts/commitments to the plus many more smaller individual gifts.
Individual Donor $250,000
Kettering Family Philanthropies $200,000
State Capital Appropriation $100,000
The Wright State University Foundation $100,000
Dayton Power and Light Foundation (AES) $100,000
Don Wallace Family $100,000 (pending)
Makino, Inc. $30,000
The Toulmin Foundation $25,000
WSU Faculty/Staff $25,000
Individual Donor $10,000
Individual donor $5,000
Individual donor $10,000
Individual Donor $10,000
Construction or Capital
Yes
This project has significant support from the local community. To date, $1,080,024 has been given or pledged by multiple donors. The project is in active fundraising mode.
Notable gifts/commitments to the plus many more smaller individual gifts.
Individual Donor $250,000
Kettering Family Philanthropies $200,000
State Capital Appropriation $100,000
The Wright State University Foundation $100,000
Dayton Power and Light Foundation (AES) $100,000
Don Wallace Family $100,000 (pending)
Makino, Inc. $30,000
The Toulmin Foundation $25,000
WSU Faculty/Staff $25,000
Individual Donor $10,000
Individual donor $5,000
Individual donor $10,000
Individual Donor $10,000
Yes
Immediately
We are exploring and evaluating other sources and grant opportunities, such as the Institute of Museum & Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Community Details
Special Collections and Archives is a leader in the collection, preservation, and dissemination of the history of the Miami Valley and a premier repository for aviation history worldwide. It is a strong partner in the National Aviation Heritage Alliance and a magnet for worldwide attention to the Wright Brothers story and aviation history and heritage. It is also the leading archives in the Dayton and Miami Valley region in preserving the history of organizations, business and industry, the arts, individuals and families, and a wide variety of other topics resulting in a rich resource that creates and fosters innovation, identity, and pride in our communities. It serves hundreds of local and regional organizations, conducts outreach programs, collaborates with regional organizations on celebrations and exhibits and has partnered with the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Dayton History, Inc., and the Dayton Regional STEM School. A resource such as the Archives is a treasure for the Wright State University campus, but is also a valuable resource for the entire region, state, and world. Our current collection is stored in various areas of campus and is not adequately protected from the environment degradation which decreases the longevity of these treasured and historically important items. The Archives Facilities Project seeks to bring these materials under one roof and provide appropriate fire suppression and environmental controls for protection of the collection and availability for future generations.
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The Archives Department includes 4 archivists, 1 librarian, 1 para-professional, and 8 student workers, and 8 community volunteers. The archivists, librarian, and paraprofessionals specialize in various aspects of the collections. We offer meaningful job opportunities for student assistant work positions, graduate student internships and for community volunteers. The Archives also serves as a learning laboratory and job training facility for Wright State’s graduate program in Public History, training individuals for the archives and museum field.
$50,000-$75,000
No
No
Greene
Additional Details
No
Daniel Palmer
(937) 831-9544
daniel.palmer@wright.edu
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