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Birthday Celebration for Milton Wright!

Friday, November 16, 2018


Special Collections & Archives

4th floor Paul Laurence Dunbar Library

Wright State University

Saturday, November 17, marks the 189th anniversary of the birth of Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers. Born in 1828 in Rush County, Indiana, he lived a long and full life as head of his family and as a leader and minister in the United Brethren in Christ Church.

Join us on Friday, November 16, to celebrate the 189th birthday of Bishop Milton Wright (1829-1917) and the release of his diaries in Wright State University’s online repository, CORE Scholar. Milton Wright’s diaries, spanning 1857-1917, chronicle his remarkable life and offer a unique insight into the Wright family, including his two famous sons Wilbur and Orville. The event will include exhibits of the original diaries, photographs, letters and other rare items documenting Milton’s life, as well as a demonstration of the diaries in CORE Scholar. For additional event and parking information, please call 937-775-2092 or email

Hosted by: Special Collections and Archives

Digital Initiatives and Repository Services

Wright State University Libraries

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