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.
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.
No matter what your area of the Arts and Sciences you pursue, your bound to explore new horizons.
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.
Please stop by the lobby of the Creese Student Center to see an exhibition titled:
The Enriched Collegiate Experience: Historical Photographs of Student Clubs, Teams, Organizations, and Events.
Drexel has been fostering innovative and creative artistic disciplines since being founded in 1891.
Curtis Hall was completed in 1928. Biomedical Engineering programs began in 1961, and the College of Engineering dates back to Drexel's founding in 1981.
While you can still cruise around the Rush Building, your accounting class will probably look a little different.
Drexel alumna Sarah Stolfa has recently published a book of her photographs of patrons of McGlinchey’s tavern in Philadelphia. Her book, The Regulars is available for your perusal on the Drexel Authors shelf of the Archives reading room (on the Lower Level of Hagerty Library).
See more of Sarah Stolfa's photographs at