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

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.

Uncovering the Archives Hidden Collections

Archives often have backlogs of materials that have not been fully classified, described or indexed; these collections are called "hidden" because they are difficult or impossible for researchers to use.

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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Ellen Pyle, Drexel Alumna, the focus of New Publication and Exhibition

Ellen B. Thompson Pyle, who studied illustration at the Drexel Institute from 1895-99, is the subject of a new exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum.  "Illustrating Her World: Ellen B. T. Pyle," is on view until January 3, 2010. Can't make it to Wilmington for the show? Check out the exhibition catalogue in the University Archives.

Today's Presidential Spotlight: James MacAlister

Anthony J. Drexel and business partner George W. Childs selected Philadelphia public school superintendent James MacAlister (1840-1913) as the first president of their new Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry.  MacAlister oversaw the institute from its dedication on Dec.

Archives closed on Wednesday evening, August 26

Please note that the University Archives will not be open on Wednesday evening, August 26. We'll resume our Wednesday evening hours next week, September 2, 2009, until 8 p.m.

Summer Days at Drexel! Welcome Prospective College of Arts & Sciences Students!

No matter what your area of the Arts and Sciences you pursue, your bound to explore new horizons.


Come see a new exhibition in the lower level in Hagerty!

Visiting Hagerty Library?  A new display in the continuing series of exhibitions to highlight Drexel University’s Archives and Special Collections is now up!

The Past Personified: a Presidential History of Drexel

The exhibition, curated by Shaun Kirkpatrick, features photographs and documents pertaining to the lives of Drexel's ten full-time occupants in the office of President.  Providing biographical information about each President as well as noting the fundamental changes instituted under their leadership.

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Summer Days at Drexel! Welcome Prospective College of Nursing & Health, Goodwin College and School of Education Students!

Drexel University has been offering evening programs and courses in nursing and nutrition for over a hundred years.


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