A story in The Atlantic online by Rebecca J. Rosen today made me appreciate our small but lovely miniature book collection even more.
Letters, photographs and objects from the collections of the University Archives are on display now through the end of May in the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery (3401 Filbert St). The exhibition, A Legacy of Art, Science & Industry: Highlights from the Collections of Drexel University, brings together for the first time under one roof the art and historical treasures of Drexel's many special collections.
View photographs from the University Archives’ Early Photographs Collection as well as excerpts from speeches given during the dedication of the Drexel Institute at an exhibition currently on display on the first floor of Main Building. This exhibition will remain on display through the Winter Quarter.
The Tales of the Dragon project beg
The Libraries launched an oral histories program to build audio records for the University Archives. It has acquired a computer, professional grade microphones, audio software and a large sound booth [donated by Westphal College], all located in the W.W. Hagerty Library. Staff is arranging interviews with Drexel alumni and opportunities for capturing "Story Board" like reflections among students and groups on campus. Recording will be preserved as well as transcribed to create an archival record about Drexel. These "Tales of the Dragon" will be a new dimension for documenting Drexel's history.
Staff are also exploring applications for this equipment for support of student projects. Any Drexel student, faculty or staff who are interested in making good quality recordings, please contact John Wiggins. To sign up for the equipment and use the space, please contact John Wiggins at the Library Assistance Desk at W. W. Hagerty Library by phone at 215.895.2767, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Library Chat icon on the Libraries’ home page.
On Thursday, May 17th, Drexel University Libraries hosted the inaugural meeting of Archivist Being Awesome (ABA), a Philadelphia-based information setting for archivists to talk about their projects happenings of interest and ideas. ABA was founded by Drexel iSchool alumni Laurie Rizzo and Scott Ziegler and around 20 people attended the first meeting held at W. W. Hagerty Library, where they listened to three archivists present on current work and interests.
Drexel University Libraries hosted a Writing Challenge on Tuesday, May 22nd as a part of the University Archives’ Inventing the Page exhibition and the 2012 Week of Writing activities, sponsored by the Drexel Publishing Group. The challenge, held in the Libraries’ Bookmark Café, welcomed over thirty writers who were tasked with creating themed six-word stories.
Tuesday, May 22nd from 4:30 - 6 PM
W. W. Hagerty Library's Bookmark Cafe
Sharpen your pencils and gather your favorite writing utensils to celebrate the Week of Writing at the Drexel University Libraries’ upcoming Writing Challenge event on Tuesday, May 22nd! Attendees will compete in a two-round writing challenge to compose the best six-word story.