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Save the date: May 11 exhibition opening reception

Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, "Access for Everyone: Computing at Drexel, 1946 – 1984" on Wednesday, May 11th from 4 to 6 PM in W. W. Hagerty Library. The reception is free and open to the public and includes refreshments and a live demo of vintage computers, co-sponsored by TechServ.

Drexel University made history with its Microcomputer Project in 1984, which required all incoming freshman to purchase a personal computer.

New exhibition opens tomorrow: "Greetings on Thee, Little Guys: A History of Freshmen at Drexel"

Intrigued by those mysterious, covered display cases on the first floor of Hagerty Library? Tomorrow at 4 p.m., all will be revealed. The University Archives proudly presents our newest exhibition, "Greetings on Thee, Little Guys: A History of Freshmen at Drexel" at Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets). An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the library on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The exhibition covers a century of the new student experience, featuring photos, handbooks and more from the past hundred years.

Brigadier General Herman Haupt

As the 1862 Railroad Act placed the railroad and telegraph lines under government jurisdiction, civilian railroad experts were given military status. One such man was Herman Haupt (1817-1863), a native of Philadelphia and civil engineer well-known for his genius.

A Reception for a New Exhibition!

"A Manner Worthy of their Importance": Drexel's Standish Collection of Rare Books
Reception Wednesday January 27th from 4 to 6 p.m
on the lower level of Hagerty Library.

In 1898 the Drexel Institute received a large donation of rare books from George Miles Standish.  Starting as a campus treasure, over the decades the Standish collection became a burden to be disposed of, as confusion over the origin and purpose of the books mounted.  As appreciation for the collection again rises, the collection's trials and tribulations shed light on shifting library culture and preferences

November 18, 2009 exhibition reception at Hagerty

Mark your calendars!  The University Archives will host an opening reception for the new exhibition, It's [Not] Always Online. Curated by Estelle Markel-Joyet, Archives intern and iSchool student, the exhibition focuses on reference books of the last 500 years.  The reception runs from 4-6 p.m. on the Lower Level of Hagerty Library, 33rd and Market Streets.

Veterans' Day exhibition now on display in the Main Building

Next time you're in Main, be sure to step up to the third floor to see the University Archives' newest exhibition,  Scholars who Served: a History of Drexel's Veterans.

Banned Books Exhibition Reception Tomorrow!

This week is Banned Books Week! A new exhibition titled,

"Banned Books, Banished Writers and Historic Bonfires:

Tales from the Rare Book Collection"

Today's Presidential Spotlight: Constantine Papadakis

Constantine Papadakis (1946-2009) served as president of Drexel University from Aug.

Presidential Exhibition Reception Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow, September 23rd, for a reception for the exhibition "The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel", curated by Shaun Kirtpartrick. This exhibit highlights some of the many images and items the Drexel Archives holds from the terms of the university's past leaders.

The reception will be held in W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets) on the lower level of Hagerty Library.  It is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.

Today's Presidential Spotlight: Richard Breslin

Richard David Breslin (b. 1937/38) served as president of Drexel University from Sept.

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