Finding aid for the MS-363 The Kettering Family Papers


Title:
MS-363 The Kettering Family Papers
Repository:
Wright State University, Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092
http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/
Creator:
Kettering, Charles F., 1876-1958; Eugene W., 1908-1969; Virginia W., 1907-1969
Dates:
1876-2006
Bulk dates:
1930-1972
Quantity:
75 linear feet (136 Boxes)
Abstract:
The Kettering Family Papers contain materials documenting the life of Charles F. Kettering, as well as his son Eugene Kettering, daughter-in-law Virginia Kettering, and their children. The Kettering family was heavily involved in the industrial and, later, philanthropic make-up of the city of Dayton during the 20th century, and were greatly influential in the city's more recent history. Made up primarily of photographs, correspondence, family keepsakes such as holiday cards, photo albums and scrapbooks, the collection encompasses everything from births, marriages, and anniversaries, to travel and the everyday goings on of a 20th Century American family. At the same time the collection also chronicles the development of Dayton industries with national significance like DELCO, Frigidaire, NCR and other institutions and landmarks like the Winters Building (now Kettering Tower) and the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
Identification:
MS-363
Language:
The records are in English