Access to Collections
The Drexel University Archives makes every effort to promote open and equitable access to
its services and the records in its care without discrimination or preferential
treatment. Access to records is managed in accordance with legal requirements and
institutional policies. Due to the sensitive nature of some material, the Archives staff
reserves the right to keep portions of the Archives collection closed to
- Student and personnel records are closed to researchers for 80 years after their
creation, in order to protect the privacy of living individuals.
- Records other than personnel and student records are open to researchers with the
exception of records that have been closed through a special arrangement between the
records creator/owner and the Archives.
- Records without an agreed-upon period of closure will be made available at the
discretion of the Archives staff.
We encourage donors to make their material open for use, but may suggest clearly stated
restrictions of limited duration to protect privacy. Archives staff perform their
responsibilities in accordance with statutory authorizations and institutional policies.
If you have material that you believe contains sensitive information please discuss
options regarding the restriction of records with the Archives staff before transferring
the material to the Archives.
The Drexel University Archives adheres to the Society of American Archivists' Code of Ethics. Please contact the Archives at
215.895.6706 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to access policies and