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Wright Brothers Legacy Archived At Wright State University

Pulitzer Prize winning author, David McCullough, has written a new book about the Wright Brothers – it’s a window into the world of the two young men who gave mankind one of it’s greatest achievements – flight.

McCullough was featured on this week's Book Nook with Vic Mickunas, but we wanted to take a look at the Wright Brothers' legacy in the Miami Valley. To do that, we spoke with Dawne Dewey at Wright State University – home to the largest collection of Wright Brothers artifacts in the world. In the following interview, Dewey, who is the head of special collections, tells us about the collection's history.

And take a look at the some of the items in the collection in our slide show.

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.