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

University Archives will close at 3:00 pm on Wednesday 11/26

The University Archives will close at 3:00 pm on Wednesday 11/26 because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Hagerty library closes at 5:00 p.m. We will resume our regular Wednesday evening hours on 12/3.  Please come visit us then!

Department of Performing Arts records now available for researchers

Wallace Heaton leads students in song

by Holly Frisbee

The records of the Department of Performing Arts have been processed and are ready for research use.

This collection consists of photos and administrative documents from the

What's in a Name? Disque Hall

Have you ever wondered whom Disque Hall is named after? R. C. Disque (1883-1968) began working at Drexel in 1918. During his long and varied career at Drexel, he was the dean of faculty, head of the electrical engineering department and dean of the School of Engineering.

Photo Contest Now Online

The photo contest we told you about in our last post is now online as a slideshow! Click on the title of this post to see the slideshow.

It's not too late to enter the contest! Guess what sites are featured in the photographs and win a print of your favorite photo from the Drexel University Archives.

New Drexel History Exhibit and Contest

The Drexel University Archives presents a new exhibit on the lower level of Hagerty Library.

Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster

The Archives just received a copy of Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeanette Howard Foster, by Joanne Passet. Foster taught library science at the Drexel Institute from 1937-1948 and is best known for her 1956 book, Sex variant women in literature; a historical and quantitative survey.

The Archives is Hiring!

The Drexel University Archives seeks to hire a Digital Archives Technician. This position will support the University Archivist in creating and maintaining the Archives' Digital Collections by arranging and describing collections, creating EAD finding aids and digitizing institutional archives and special collections materials.

To see a full job description or to apply for this job, please visit

Japanese art book collection available in the Archives

by Katelyn Wolfrom

Attention, students of Art, Japanese Studies and World History! Drexel's Japanese art book collection now ready for viewing in the Drexel University Archives!

The Kerr Cup

by Katelyn Wolfrom

On April 19, 2008, the Drexel University men’s crew team came in 1st place at the 51st annual Kerr Cup, a regatta with special ties to Drexel, as it is named in honor of the founder of the university’s crew team, Dr. Thomas Kerr. To commemorate his efforts and the fiftieth anniversary of the team he founded, the Drexel University archives takes a look back at Dr. Thomas Kerr.

Week of Writing - Maya literary magazine

by Katelyn Wolfrom

Despite a predominant focus on science and industry, Drexel has long had a vibrant writer’s community. To celebrate Drexel's Week of Writing, the Drexel University Archives takes a look at the history of Maya, Drexel’s long-running literary magazine.

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