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

The Foundations of our Special Collections: George M. Standish

Part one of a three part series

The core of Drexel University Libraries Special Collections consists of a several gifts of rare books donated to the Drexel Institute by Anthony J. Drexel, George W. Childs and George M. Standish.

Candid Campus, circa 1894

Calling all football enthusiasts!  Today's Candid Campus features a photograph of the 1894 Drexel Football team from the University Archives' collections.

Be sure to log in to Drexel One and vote for your favorite caption, or supply your own!

New Online Exhibition: Men's Basketball at Drexel

March Madness may be over, but it is always basketball season at the Drexel University Archives.  Check out out new online exhibition, Men's Basketball at Drexel.

Created by Stanley Alston, Archives volunteer and iSchool alumnus, the exhibition traces the history of hoops at Drexel's through photos, newspaper clippings, programs and other materials.

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New Online Exhibition: History of Drexel and Powelton Village

If you are interested in Philadelphia's history, particularly the recent history of our neighborhood here at Drexel, you will enjoy the Archives' new online exhibition, The History of Drexel and Powelton Village. Created by David Kruidenier, Archives intern and iSchool graduate student, the exhibition traces Drexel's growth into the residential neighborhood of Powelton and the conflicts that resulted.  The exhibition draws on the

Happy April Fools' Day!

If you like your humor historical and your pranks in print, then check out our online exhibition, Acute Angles: A Survey of Satire in the Triangle.

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Newman Center: first question of the spring quarter

Newman Center, 1979Newman Center, 1979

A student seeking an elevation of the Newman Center was the winner of the coveted "first walk-in reference question of the term" contest.  His prize?  A free jpeg of the photograph of his choice, conveniently e-mai

RIP Eddie Burke, Men's Basketball Coach 1977-1991

We were saddened to learn of the death on Monday of Eddie Burke, men's basketball coach at Drexel from 1977-1991. Coach Burke's teams won 205 games in his 14 seasons, including the win over Hofstra in the 1986 East Coast Conference championship game. That victory earned the team its first NCAA tournament appearance.

Feast of St. Katharine Drexel

March 3 is the Feast of St. Katharine Drexel, niece of Anthony J.

Happy Birthday MacIntosh!

Today is the 25th birthday of the Apple MacIntosh. Drexel students were among the first users of the little machine that revolutionized personal computing back in January 1984. Drexel was the first university to require its students to own and operate a personal computer, a story told in Professor D.B. Jones's film Going National, available at the University Archives.

Hillel at Drexel, Past and Present

Drexel Hillel, 1979Drexel Hillel, 1979

Meara Lebovitz of Drexel Hillel recently visited the University Archives to research the history of Jewish students at Drexel.

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