Recently the Archives was contacted by the granddaughter of alumnus Charles E. Dougherty '23, who found his Drexel diploma in some family papers. "On a whim," she writes, "I decided to look at your archives online. Imagine my surprise to see him in the photo."
Mr. Dougherty earned a diploma in Civil Engineering from Drexel's Evening School. He is, according to his granddaughter, "the dapper gentleman in the lower right corner" of the photo. Here's a closer look:
We’re just bursting with pride over Drexel’s new partnership with the Academy of Natural Sciences.
To show our school spirit, we’re putting on a show—or rather an exhibit—of rare natural history books from Drexel Archive’s special collections.
The exhibit was put together by Archives volunteer and iSchool grad student Phoebe Kowalewski.
Want to see some old computers in action? Stop by Hagerty Library, Wednesday, May 11th, 4 - 6pm.
While you're there, grab a snack, socialize with fellow enthusiasts, and learn about the history of computing.
It's all happening at Drexel Archives' opening reception for its latest exhibit: “Access for Everyone: Computing at Drexel, 1946 – 1984.″
Drexel University made history with its Microcomputer Project in 1984, which required all incoming freshman to purchase a personal computer.
What secrets lurk in the heart of Hagerty's lower level? Only the Drexel Archives know!
And maybe they'll tell you if you come to their open house, this afternoon from 5-7pm. Archives staff will be displaying some of their favorite materials from the collections, including rare books, early photos of Drexel and the library school, and 19th-century correspondence. Come meet the Archives staff and learn about their services and upcoming events.
Raise a glass to the Drexel's presidents past at Hagerty Library, today from 4-6p.m.
Drexel University Archives will be celebrating the opening of its most recent exhibit: "Dear Mr. President: Letters to and from the Drexel Presidents." Find the party and the exhibit this afternoon from 4-6p.m. near the stair well on Hagerty's first floor.
The exhibit includes correspondence to and from students, parents, faculty, alumni and the public, and demonstrates the changing role of academic leaders since the founding of the Drexel Institute 120 years ago.
On Friday, 10/29, Drexel University Archives will kick off the Halloween weekend with a Zombie Party.
What's a zombie party you ask?
Drexel University Archives welcomes everyone to campus with an exhibit called “Greetings on Thee, Little Guys: A History of Freshmen at Drexel”
Stop by Hagerty's atrium and wax nostalgic with a peek at photographs and artifacts reflecting the history of freshman life at Drexel.
The opening reception for this exhibit is today, from 4 to 6p.m. in the Hagerty atrium.
Come for the refreshments, stay for the history.
This Wednesday, June 30th, the Drexel University Archives will celebrate the opening of its latest exhibit, "The Rebels, the Russian and the Railroad: The Life and Times of Frank Thomson."
Through Thomson's own words, documents, and photographs, the exhibit will tell the story of the sixth president of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It will feature correspondence regarding the Civil War and the United States Military Railroads, ephemera from the Grand Duke's tour, photographs and other materials from Thomson's career with the Pennsylvania Railroad. The exhibition can be seen at Drexel's W.W.
Did you know that today is the birthday of George W. Childs? Childs was one of Anthony Drexel's great friends and an important founder of our fair university. And he was born on this date in 1829.
Drexel Archives is throwing George Childs a birthday party this afternoon from 4 to 6pm. Drop by Hagerty's lower level, have some birthday cake, and browse the highlights from Childs collection.