Facing Dayton: Neighborhood Narratives

7″ x 7″
Digitally printed by: Progressive Printers Inc. on Accent® Opaque, text white smooth 70# and cover white smooth 100#. Dust jacket covers designed and produced in the Department of Art and Design.

This work has won Gold at the 2019 local Hermes ADDY awards and is archived at the Library of Congress and published on eCommons, allowing for global circulation. Tom Weckesser purchased 40 books for the Board of Trustees at the University of Dayton. Two limited edition copies were donated to the Special Collection and Local Author Collections (38/100 and 39/100) at the Dayton Metro Library, along with an additional 28 copies to be added for public circulation, reaching out regionally. Three copies were donated for general circulation ito Roesch Library with one remaining in the University Archives. (https://udayton.edu/artssciences/initiatives/facing-dayton/index.php).

Copies available for purchase by emailing Misty at:

Regular Copy: $25
Limited Edition Copy: $45


With support from an Ohio Campus Compact grant, the University of Dayton has partnered with Citywide Development and several Dayton neighborhood associations to bring the Facing Project to Dayton. Our project is titled “Facing Dayton: Neighborhood Narratives”. These are collected stories from community members who have grown up or lived in the Dayton neighborhoods. We wanted to capture the experience of living in Dayton. Putting these narratives into book form allows for greater dissemination to the public as it circulates throughout the Dayton Metro Libraries.

Photography Credit: Carolyn Kay Chema