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Closing President's Exhibition Reception is Six Days Away!

The reception for the exhibition, The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel,” currently on display in the W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets).

The reception will be on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the lower level of Hagerty Library.  It is open to all and includes complimentary homemade refreshments.

Today's Presidential Spotlight: William Gaither

William S. Gaither (b. 1932) served as the president of Drexel University from May 1984 through his resignation on Oct.

Today's Presidential Spotlight: William Hagerty

William Walsh Hagerty (1916-1986) served as president of Drexel from September 1, 1963, to his retirement in 1984 -- at nearly 21 years, Drexel's longest presidency.  Like his predecessor James Creese, Hagerty also oversaw a long period of expansion for Drexel; most notably, the school’s transformation from an institute of technology into Drexel University in 1970.

~Shaun Kirkpatrick

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Today's Presidential Spotlight: James Creese

James Creese (1896-1966) presided over the Drexel Institute of Technology from December 1945 to September 1963 -- Drexel's second-longest serving president.

~Shaun Kirkpatrick

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Banned Books Exhibition Reception in three weeks

Please make plans to attend a Reception for the exhibition "Banned Books, Banished Writers and Historic Bonfires: Tales from the Rare Book Collection." on Wednesday September 30th from 4 to 6 p.m on the lower level of Hagerty Library.

In conjunction with ALA’s Banned Books Week September 26 – October 3rd !  This exhibition, curated by Laurie Rizzo, displays written works that have been cause for conflict at one point in time or another. All the books in the exhibition are from Drexel’s Rare Books Collection.

Today's Presidential Spotlight: George Rea

George Peters Rea (1894-1978) presided over Drexel Institute of Technology from August 1, 1942, to August 31, 1944, during the worst years of World War II.

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Today's Presidential Spotlight: Parke Kolbe

Doctor Parke Rexford Kolbe (1881-1942) served as president of Drexel Institute from 1932 until his death in February 1942, guiding the school through the Great Depression and the start of World War II.

~ Shaun Kirkpatrick

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Reception for the Presidential Exhibition in Three Weeks!

Please make plans to attend a reception for the exhibition “The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel,” currently on display in the W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets). The reception will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events at the Archives!

Mark your calendars! As always there is a lot going on at the Archives.  Drexel University Archives will be hosting several events at the end of September. We hope you will be there!

The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel University

Reception Wednesday September 23rd from 4 to 6 p.m

on the lower level of Hagerty Library.

This exhibition, curated by Shaun Kirpatrick, illustrates the University's past leaders with images and documents from the Drexel Archives’ collections.

Today's Presidential Spotlight: Hollis Godfrey

Hollis Godfrey (1874-1936) served as president of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry from December 1, 1913, to October 1, 1921, transforming it into a formal collegiate institution.

~Shaun Kirkpatrick

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