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

Now hiring: archival processing intern

We're looking for an archival processing intern to work on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia records processing project!  Here's the description:

Drexel University, in partnership with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, seeks an intern to help process the records of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Drexel Institute football game programs digitized (1963-64)

In honor of Alumni Weekend at Drexel, we've digitized two seasons of football programs. Sorry, Golden Dragons, we don't have the 1959-60 season (though we'd love to preserve yours if you have programs from that year). So we scanned the closest thing, the 1963 and 1964 seasons.

April 23 processing workshop is now full

14 people have registered for our April 23 processing workshop, with a few more on the waiting list.  We're excited that there is so much interest in arranging and describing archival records!

Please contact us if you'd like to be added to the list for our summer workshop (date to be determined).

Exhibition Opening Reception on Wednesday!

A Love for Everything: Education Untied at Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
Wednesday April 14, 4-6pm
W.W. Hagerty Library, Main Level

Anthony J. Drexel envisioned the Drexel Institute as a place for rapid, intensive and practical business and industrial education.

Join us for a hands-on processing workshop April 23

Update: the workshop is full.  Please e-mail us if you'd like to be on the list for our summer workshop.

Ready to go beyond reading books and articles about archives? Eager to get your hands dirty with genuine historical dust? Want to see how Archivists’ Toolkit works? Join the Drexel University Archives and DU College of Medicine Archives for a hands-on archives processing workshop at Hagerty Library on Friday, April 23, 2010, from 9-5.

While you were on break, Mario was working

Mario the dragon made good use of spring break, doing some research at the University Archives. As we feared, our white gloves wouldn't fit over this claws.

Make Your Own Book at Hagerty Library tomorrow (March 31)

From today's DREXEL DAILY DIGEST.  Be sure to join us for the Library's Welcome Back Week event! and cook up a masterpiece.

Make Your Own Book at Hagerty Library
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., W.W. Hagerty Library, first floor atrium (33rd and Market Streets)
Students can add to the Library's shelves with their own masterpiece.

Additional Saturday Hours

For a limited time the Archives will be offering Saturday hours!

We will be open for reference questions on:

March 13, 20 and April 3, 10, 17 and 24th from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

We will be closed Saturday March 27.

As always we are happy to help you with your archival rese

Engineers week concludes with a bang

A Toy Wagon to the Moon: Wernher von Braun and Rocket Engineering

By Martha Cornog

As a 12-year-old, little Wernher was hauled in by the police for setting off explosions on the street. The child had attached fireworks to his toy wagon, trying to make a rocket-propelled car like those developed by Max Valier and Fritz von Open. At school, he did not do well at math or physics until he realized the connection with space travel, which fascinated him.

Engineers Week in history: the first personal computer store in Texas

Two Sugars, Cream, and an Extra Napkin with That: Portia Isaacson and the First Computer Store

By Martha Cornog

The bar napkin and the airline napkin have long served to record innovation before the keyboard. And thus flying home from the First World Altair Convention, Portia Isaacson used a napkin to pencil in her business plan for a computer store. Her Micro Store opened in March 1976 right across the freeway from Texas Instruments, part of a transition in computing that was far from micro in scope or impact.

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