Letters, photographs and objects from the collections of the University Archives are on display now through the end of May in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St). The exhibition, A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, brings together for the first time under one roof the art and historical treasures of Drexel's many special collections.
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:
Today is the start of Drexel's winter quarter and the campus is already bustling.
The University Archives will be closed from December 22 until January 1. We'll be open by appointment only January 2-4. We'll return to our regular schedule on Monday, January 7.
Happy New Year!
Today marks the 101th anniversary of the death of Howard Pyle, one of the great illustrators of the 20th century. Known for his books of Arthurian legends, Robin Hood stories and pirate tales, Pyle taught and headed the Drexel Institute's School of Illustration from 1894 to 1900.
The Archives is open today on our regular schedule. Hagerty Library experienced no flooding and our collections are safe and dry. We share the sentiments of Dean of Libraries, Danuta Nitecki, that we escaped damage "in large part due to the superb preparation and vigilant watch given us by members of campus Facilities."
The University Archives will be closed on Monday and Tuesday (October 29-30), due to Hurricane Sandy. We're ready for the storm to be over and look forward to answering your questions about Drexel history on Wednesday, October 31. Stay safe and dry!
The Archives staff are pleased as punch with the newly restored Lower Level of W. W. Hagerty Library. Stop by the Archives to learn about the history of Drexel, research historic newspapers, yearbooks and documents, or just check out the fancy new carpet.
Although the Lower Level of Hagerty is still under renovation, the Archives is open weekday afternoons from 1-5 and mornings by appointment. Please contact us to arrange a time to visit and explore our holdings of Drexel historical material or our rare book and special collections. We look forward to seeing you.
The Archives will be closed to the public today as we clean up from a weekend flood. There was no damage to our collections and we will reopen as soon as we can. You can still reach us by phone or email.