Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova Opens The Power of Civil Society Exhibit at W. W. Hagerty Library
On Wednesday, November 6th the Libraries unveiled a new exhibit hosted at W. W. Hagerty Library, The Power of Civil Society: The Fate of Jews in Bulgaria, which was introduced by the Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova. Ambassador Poptodorova discussed the situation in Bulgaria during the years before and after the Holocaust and the brave decisions made by some of the citizens to rescue nearly 50,000 Jews.
In November, W. W. Hagerty Library will host an exhibition titled, “The Power of Civil Society: the Fate of Jews in Bulgaria.” This documentary exhibition features 21 posters that detail through photographs, documents and text how 50,000 Bulgarian Jews were saved from Hitler’s grasp during the Holocaust. The exhibition covers the years 1940 – 1944 and is presented by the Republic of Bulgaria’s Institute for Culture in cooperation with the Centre for Jewish Studies at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” An opening event will be announced in the coming weeks.
In late October, Hahnemann Library will showcase illustrations from the Joe Bonham Project, a series of portraits of wounded US servicemen created at military hospitals around the country. The Joe Bonham Project represents efforts of wartime illustrators to document the struggles of U.S. service personal undergoing rehabilitation after traumatic front-line injuries.
The Project will be on display Tuesday, October 29th through Tuesday, November 12th and an opening event will be held in late October.
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.
Nearly 50 members of the Drexel faculty were celebrated for their contributions to scholarship at an event on Thursday, February 28th, which recognized books published in 2012. The cross-section of expertise at Drexel was showcased through the vast array of disciplines and topics covered by these authors and editors. President John A.
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.
On Wednesday, April 18th from 5 – 7 PM, Drexel University Archives will unveil a new exhibit, Inventing the Page: Student Literary Magazines at Drexel, with an opening event held at W. W. Hagerty Library. The event will feature readings from current Drexel writers, who identified their favorite works selected from literary magazines of the past (Echo, Gargoyle), present (Maya) and more.
January brought football to the Libraries for two Dragons on the Gridiron events on Wednesday, January 18th and Saturday, January 28th. This exhibition, tracing the history of football at Drexel University, was unveiled at 4 p.m. at the Opening Reception on January 18th to an audience of students, staff, and football alumni. Materials and memorabilia from the University Archives were used in the exhibit.
The opening reception featured a dynamic conversation about the evolving role and increased emphasis of athletics in higher education, and current Drexel director of athletics, Dr. Eric Zilmer, helped to add an insider perspective to the discussion.
Drexel University Libraries invites you to two exciting events marking the opening of a new exhibition on the history of football at Drexel.