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Archives Open House

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.

Presidential Party

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.

Drexel Archives Kicks of Halloween

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 Freshmen of Yore

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.

Archives Reception

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.

A DU Birthday

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.

Welcome Back Week @ Hagerty

Drexel University Libraries are joining in the fun of Welcome Back Week, starting with a bookmaking event on Wednesday, March 31st from 10am to 4pm. Drop by Hagerty's main entrance and get inspired by dragon images and books from DU Archive's and Hagerty's collections.

Referencing the Past

We love electronic reference works (and we know you do too), but sometimes the only thing that will do is a book. Reference books have a very long history; learn all about it in a new exhibit from Drexel's Rare Books Collection displaying historic texts, including the Lexicon of Sextus Pompeius Festus, circa 1622.

Come celebrate our latest exhibit this Wednesday, November 18th from 4-6p.m.

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