Dear Friends,

As you know, Dayton History Books Online is a 501(c)3  - EIN (Tax ID) 270311836). This means that you contributions to this site are tax deductible.

DHBO has already become much more than just a place to research books and booklets on Dayton’s great history. DHBO has a number of features on the site,  including  a special section on the Great Flood of 1913, over 1,000 books, booklets, and articles online, the now famous Dayton History Books Online FACEBOOK page, videos… all while staying up with the latest technology to make sure the millions of views DHBO has received could continue without interruption.

I look forward to working with you to make this site a better place to learn, share memories, meet new friends or rediscover old ones, and show everyone that history is NOT boring by any means!
Thank you for your continuing support!
Curt Dalton
President of Dayton History Books Online, Inc.


Site Philosophy and Approach

Our hope is to continue to build an encyclopedia of the history of Dayton and the Miami Valley area, including books, booklets, photographs, interviews and much more. 


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     3236 Wonderview Drive
     Dayton, OH 45414

Please contact us at if you have any questions. With your help, we can make books and other materials about Dayton available to children and the general public in a format that can easily be read and searched, for use in homework and personal projects.  It is our hope to create online the most complete collection of Dayton local histories possible.