Update: the workshop is currently full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the waitlist.
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 for a hands-on archives processing workshop on Friday, February 5th, 2010, from 10-4.
"A Manner Worthy of their Importance": Drexel's Standish Collection of Rare Books
Reception Wednesday January 27th from 4 to 6 p.m
on the lower level of Hagerty Library.
In 1898 the Drexel Institute received a large donation of rare books from George Miles Standish. Starting as a campus treasure, over the decades the Standish collection became a burden to be disposed of, as confusion over the origin and purpose of the books mounted. As appreciation for the collection again rises, the collection's trials and tribulations shed light on shifting library culture and preferences
Drexel student Frank Masley placed first in the 1988 Olympic trials for luge.
At the beginning of winter quarter in 1980, multiple dorms were overbooked, leaving many students without rooms. Of the seventy students initially without housing, some commuted from home temporarily, while others were assigned to lounges in Van Ren, Kelly, Calhoun and the New Dorm (now Towers).
A holiday break is a great way to refresh and reenergize for the new term. Being a student (or a professor) is hard, but rewarding work. The start of a new term is always a bit exciting. Beginning new classes, meeting new people, and learning new things.
This photograph seemed to appropriately depict the way I suspect many feel upon the completion of a term. Joy, elation, relief, and a sublime sense of accomplish
*College of Medicine Archives & Special Collections*
*Wednesday December 2, 4-6pm*
On Wednesday afternoon a new exhibition went up in our display cases on the lower level of Hagerty Library and the Archives held an opening reception in honor of the new display. The exhibition titled:
It’s (Not) Always On-Line: Reference Materials from the Rare Books Collection.
Highlights reference books from the Rare Book Collection. The materials on display demonstrate the usefulness of printed books. While you may think all information is available online, it isn't necessarily the case.
The reception was lots of fun, it was great to see all who came out.
In the next few weeks, three of the Archives' largest unprocessed collections will have new finding aids* online. Two iSchool graduate students, Laurie Rizzo and Eric Rosenzweig, are processing three of our collections: Evening College records, College of Engineering records, and Library records. As mentioned in this space earlier this year