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

"The Regulars": Photography by a Drexel alumna

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

Powelton Village photographs

Two researchers from the Powelton Village Civic Association visited the Archives recently and found a number of interesting images of the neighborhood in our Buildings and Campus Photographs Collection.  You can read more about that photograph collection in its finding aid.

To learn more about the history of Powelton Village, check out the

Miniature book reception tomorrow!

We hope to see you tomorrow at the "Many Littles Make a Much" reception.  This event focuses on our soon-to-close exhibition of Miniature Books from Drexel University's collection. The reception will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, from 4 to 5 p.m. on the lower level of W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets). It is open to all and includes complimentary miniature refreshments in the spirit of the miniature books.

Miniature book reception in 5 days!

Please make plans to attend a reception for the exhibition "Many Littles Make a Much: A Selection of Miniature Books from Drexel University's Special Collection," currently on display in the W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets). The reception will take place on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, from 4 to 5 p.m. on the lower level of Hagerty Library.

A researcher's view of the archives

We are always interested in hearing patrons' views of archives, so this blog post was of special interest. Elesha Coffman, a history professor at Waynesburg University, shares her four keys to effective archives work in "The Art of the Archive."

Miniature Book Reception July 22, Online Exhibition now!

The current exhibition Many Littles Make a Much: A Selection of Miniature Books from Drexel University's Special Collection has been on display for a couple of weeks now, and has received a fair share of admiration.

A reception for the show is planned for July 22.  Watch this space for more details.

In addition to the physical exhibition, an online version is now available.

On your next trip to the Lower-Level

Next time you swing by the Lower Level of Hagerty Library, be sure to check out the Drexel University's Special Collection exhibition: "Many Littles Make a Much" -- a collection of miniature books.

The exhibition cases have recently been moved to make room for the periodicals, now also located in the Lower Level. The exhibition is now along the north wall.

Be sure to pass by often to see new exhibitions as they happen!

For more information about the Special Collection, contact the University Archives.

No evening hours this Wednesday (June 17)

This week is Drexel's break between sessions, so the University Archives will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17.  We will resume our regular Wednesday evening hours next week, June 24.  Hope to see you then!

New Exhibition: Many Littles Make a Much

“Many Littles Make a Much: A Selection of Miniature Books from Drexel University’s Special Collection" is Drexel University Archives' newest exhibition. All the books in this show measure three or fewer inches in any dimension, and represent a cross-section of the world of miniature books. The show spans books from practical mini-dictionaries on one end, to a conceptually-driven sculptural mini-book.

Exhibitions to Showcase Special Collections

In an effort to let the Drexel community and the public at large learn more about the treasures in the Drexel University Special Collections, we're gearing up for a number of exhibitions.

The exhibitions will feature materials that the staff think will be of wide appeal, and will be in the cases along the south wall in the lower level of Hagerty Library.

The first exhibition is being installed today - watch this space tomorrow for an announcement.

For more information about the schedule, to make suggestions for exhibitions or to just say hello, contact the Drexel University Archives at

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