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Historical photographs and other interesting documents from the Archives' collections, as well as information about the Archives.

Pirate Party Today! Students Welcome to the Arrrchives Open House!

Aye Me Hearties,

Shiver me timbers! The Arrrchives Open House it be today! Hope to see ye swashbucklers join us here in Hagerty Library, down in the lower level from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn about the sweet trade of arrrchiving and see treasures abound. Thar be grub and grog on the house for ye all.

Fair winds

The Cap'n

Arrrchive Open House Pirate Party Tomorrow!

Ahoy Lads and Lasses of Fortune,

Thar be treasure, looting, pillaging and plunder tomorrow at the Arrrchives Open House Pirate Party. Aye, grub and grog thar be too.  Don't be Lilly-livered, we not be using the cat-o'-nine-tails on ye.  Join the sweet trade o' archiving piracy.

We on the aft side of the lower level of Hagerty Library.

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.

Students - Welcome Back Week! Pirate Party this Friday!

Ahoy me Brethren of the Coast,

Arrrchives Open House be this Friday, September 25th, from 4 to 6 p.m.  Ye landlubbers should come about the lower level of Hagerty 'nd get ye sea legs. Pillage, plunder, loot and become an old salt. Thar be treasures and grub for ye all.

Hope to see ye thar! Savvy?

The Cap'n

Today's Presidential Spotlight: Richard Breslin

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

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.

Antiques & Collecting Magazine article about our Mini Book Exhibit

This months issue of Antiques & Collecting Magazine features our rare book exhibition of Miniature Books in their Collector's Update.  The article is titled "Rare Book Exhibition at Hagerty Library." The full text of the article, including the images, is available online through Proquest Research Library.

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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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