Today Drexel's Business Librarian, Emily Missner, and I were present at the opening of the recently discovered Matheson Hall time capsule, making sure that the contents of the capsule were appropriately preserved. Fortunately, contents were in excellent condition, preserved inside a sealed lead box.
In case you're wondering what was inside the time capsule, here's an inventory:
- Brochure: Answers to your questions about Drexel and the Drexel Plan of Cooperative Education
- Drexel Institute of Technology Bulletin: Undergraduate Curricula 1965-66
To lend some historical perspective to National Hazing Prevention Week, photographs and documents from the Drexel University Archives are on display at the Creese Student Center until Friday, September 30. The items demonstrate changing socialization rituals at Drexel and are drawn from our fall 2010 exhibition, "Greetings on Thee Little Guys: A History of Freshman at Drexel."
Thanks for your patience over the past two weeks as we've been closed for post-flood repairs. We still aren't back to normal, but we're close enough that we'll be open our regular hours this week and for the rest of the term. Come visit us any weekday afternoon (that is, Monday-Friday between 1-5 p.m.) The records of 120 years of Drexel history are waiting for you to discover them.
The University Archives will be closed for the start of the fall term as we clean up from last week's flood on the Lower Level of Hagerty Library. Drexel Facilities is hard at work restoring the Lower Level, but it will be a few days before the Archives is back in business. Until then, the best way to reach us is by email: email@example.com.
Faculty, students and staff, we hope you enjoy the start of a new academic year!
During Drexel's break between summer and fall terms, September 6-16, the University Archives will be open by appointment only. If you want to do research on Drexel history, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We are closed for Labor Day on Monday September 5.
On the first day of fall classes, September 19, we will return to our regular session schedule: weekday afternoons from 1-5 and mornings by appointment.
Enjoy the break, students and teachers! We'll see you when you get back.
Our latest exhibition, "Researching Diversity at Drexel," opened August 10. This week we'll be hosting an opening reception with coffee and conversation about researching and documenting diversity. The reception will take place in the atrium of the W.W. Hagerty Library (33rd and Market Streets) on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 5 p.m. We hope to see you there!
Drexel opened its doors in 1891 as a technical school dedicated to educating men and women students of all races, religions, and backgrounds. However, the history of diversity at Drexel, as at any institution, is complex.
iSchool student and archives intern Phoebe Kowalewski writes about the joy of discovering something special in the archives.
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Here's a guest post from Archives intern Phoebe Kowalewski:
The papers of the late Belver Griffith have been processed and are now ready for research use.
A former professor at the iSchool, Belver Griffith is internationally recognized for his contributions in scientific communication, citation analysis and bibliometrics. He became a Drexel faculty member in 1969.
Here's a guest post from Archives intern Carolyn Halper:
The Drexel University Track and Cross-Country records have been processed and are now ready for research use.
This collection holds Drexel's Track and Field photos, newspaper clippings, and administrative records dating from 1946 to 1994. The collection includes a number of event results and rosters, sports memos, and track meet programs, including those from the ECC and IC4A.
The Archives will be closed to researchers on Friday, July 15. We'll return all your calls and email on Monday morning. Have a great weekend!