Published June 22, 2020

Wright “Bee” Flyer

It’s National #PollinatorWeek and yes, we have a bee variety named “Wright Bee Flyer.” As if that isn’t amazing enough, the first written eye-witness account of the Wright brothers’ first flights wasn’t syndicated or published by a popular national paper. It was written by a beekeeper in a magazine he published for other beekeepers called […]

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Published April 10, 2020

Flight Logbooks Old and New

This story is based on a post written by Wright State University student and Special Collections & Archives researcher Brody Beaver. Not much has changed in the flight logbook since 1912. If you want proof, visit the Wright State University Special Collections and Archives and look at the 1912 logbook owned by Charles Wald. Throughout […]

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Published February 3, 2020

Bishop Milton Wright’s 41 Diaries

Thanks to Wright State University Special Collections and Archives for this story. All 41 diaries of Bishop Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers, have been digitized and are freely available online, anytime, through the Wright State University Campus Online Repository, at CORE Scholar: Milton Wright Diaries. Bishop Wright chronicled the daily activities of his […]

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